Room 19 follow a very practical programme to develop life skills and independence. This term we have young people out and about in school and the community on work placements. We are enjoying these opportunities and they are helping us to develop our confidence and social skills.
On Monday Room 18 and some friends from Room 16 and 19 watched Scotland play Samoa in the Rugby World Cup. The World Cup is being held in Japan. We learned about Japan in Drama with Sam. Scotland scored lots of tries and won the match! We enjoyed watching the game.
Howes Hoose, supported by their friends from Room 19, led a very successful coffee afternoon today. Well done to all of the pupils and staff involved in making this such a successful event, and thank you to everyone that came along to join in the fun and support Macmillan Cancer Support. Our pupils were very busy throughout the afternoon, setting up, keeping the tables cleared, and topping up the cups. Hopefully they all had time to have a chat with their guests too!
Thank you for joining us and making our afternoon such a success!
Our senior pupils had a fantastic day at the swimming gala! We are very proud of them all for working hard to achieve the times required to represent Orchard Brae at the gala, and for swimming their best during their events.
They returned to school with a number of achievements. For some, it was their first gala and they swam brilliantly, doing their very best for the occasion. Another pupil, also at their first gala, attempted to compete but found the water was too cold … maybe next year.
Those fortunate enough to win medals came away with quite a haul between them:
Bronze Medal for 25 m Backstroke for a pupil competing in their first gala;
Gold Medal 25 m Backstroke for one of our more accomplished swimmers;
Gold Medal 25 m Front Crawl for a youngster at their first gala;
3 Gold Medals for 25 m Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke, again for a more experienced competitor;
and finally, 3 Gold Medals for 50 m Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke for an advanced swimmer.
Congratulations to each and every one of our swimmers for going to the gala and competing at a high level! You were all stars!