Budding photographers

Last year, Room 19 entered the ‘My Place Photography Competition’. Pupils were encouraged through the competition to explore their surroundings and share photographs. Room 19’s photos are being displaying in a public exhibition, you can see their photos here:

https://myplacescotland.org.uk/mpp-gallery/?ag=secondary&ye=2021&mi=225

The group took photos in school and out in the community using iPads.

I am sure you will agree there are some fantastic photos in the group.

Well done to all

Outdoor Learning does water play

Over the last few weeks classes have been exploring water in Outdoor Education lessons.  We have poured, splashed, sprayed, puddled about and giggled.  Everyone found a way to play with water that they enjoyed.  Throwing large bucket of water around the playground and watching it fall and then make a loud splat noise was the grand finale for most classes. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed playing with water.

Welcome back to Room 17!

Welcome Back!

Room 17 have enjoyed settling back into a new school year after the summer holidays. We have really enjoyed seeing all our friends again and welcoming some new faces into the classroom too. Over the last few weeks, we have been familiarising ourselves with school and class routines. In the mornings, we have focused on our communication skills and getting to know one another. We especially like it when we hear stories from home about what everyone has been doing so we can share them with each other!  We have all settled in really well and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the term brings.

Homemade Ice Cream: Is there no end to Room 19’s culinary expertise?

In all this hot weather we have been experimenting with cool summer treats.  The flavoured iced tea did not go down well with pupils.  Shouts of “disgusting” and “Gads” were heard all down the corridor.  Making our own ice cream went marginally better until we burst the bag and the salt mixed with the ice cream mixture.  So the following week we just got ice cream from the supermarket!  IF you want to try making your own ice-cream follow the link here:

Happy summer holidays everyone! May your holidays be filled with ice-cream! 

School Leavers

This week we had the opportunity to say a fond farewell to our school leavers from both Session 2020-21 and last year, Session 2019-20. Due to the current restrictions that we’re operating under we were unable to have the send off we’d hoped for, but we made the best of it in true Orchard Brae style. Our Howes Hoose team and former Howes Hoose staff went out and about on a delivery run. Then we had a virtual Leavers’ Ceremony online to celebrate the success of all of our Leavers. A great effort from everyone involved. Thank you!

Room 13 Review the Year

Can’t believe that that’s another school year gone by!

It has been a very strange and unsettling year but we’ve all come through it, hopefully stronger and wiser for it.

The students wanted to post their favourite photo of themselves for the year, so here goes!

Wishing everyone a very happy, calm and well deserved holiday.

From all in Room 13