• Room 10 Make Their Mark

    Room 10 Make Their Mark

    Room 10 have been enjoying ‘Making their marks’ in class and are getting better and more independent in it each...
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    Maths Week 2021

    Maths Week 2021

    Last week it was Maths Week across Scotland. We asked classes to share work that they had been doing in...
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    Enjoying the Outdoors in PE

    Enjoying the Outdoors in PE

    Room 18 has been enjoying PE outside this term. We have been developing our ball and racquet skills by performing...
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    Rock on!!!

    Rock on!!!

    Room 14 have been enjoying creating music with Drake Music Scotland using technology. We have been learning skills in taking...
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    Walking The West Highland Way

    Walking The West Highland Way

    Oor former heedie, Caroline has completed her fundraising walk along the West Highland Way in aid of Friends of Orchard...
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    Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2021

    Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2021

    As a school we feel that it is very important for our students to support others within the wider community...
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    Relaxing In Room 2

    Relaxing In Room 2

    On a Tuesday afternoons, Room 2 pupils have been learning how to participate and engage in relaxation sessions as part...
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    Room 3 Are ‘Off To See The Wizard’

    Room 3 Are ‘Off To See The Wizard’

    As part of their topic work, pupils in Room 3 have been exploring 'Colours and Textures' using the story of...
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    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Room 17 have been combining our work on reusing and recycling with our numeracy work looking at shapes.  We’ve reused...
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    Bramble Jam

    Bramble Jam

    Room 12 had a great time picking brambles and making jam. Pupils used the bread maker to cook the jam....
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Our Eco Achievements

Over the last year everyone at Orchard Brae has working very hard on developing our Eco awareness as part of our Eco Schools journey and we have participated in a range of activities based around the topics of Litter, Waste Minimisation and Food and the Environment.

We conducted litter picks in the local area as well as in the school grounds, planted seeds and bulbs and cared for the plants, and made soup from our bumper crop of tatties grown in the school garden. The work that classes put into the Rag Bag scheme and Orchard Brae Fashion Boutique was recognised with a nomination for the Aberdeen City Council EcoCity Waste and Recycling Champions Award and while we were not the winners of the categories, we were rewarded with a certificate for our hard work and effort.

We are absolutely delighted that all of our hard work and effort has been recognised and we have reached the gold standard and been awarded our first Green Flag!

The Green Flag Award is presented to nurseries and schools which have demonstrated a commitment to Eco-Schools Scotland programme and usually takes place over two years. We are so proud that our Eco work has managed to get our first Green flag awarded in just one year!

We have been truly amazed by the comments we received from the Eco-School Scotland Team who noted that our action plan and evidence ‘was innovative and engaging’, ‘demonstrated a true commitment to improve the environment’ and ‘our dedication to embedding sustainability within the curriculum’.  They also highlighted aspects of our work as ‘examples of good practice’ which may be used as future case studies to support other schools.

A huge well done to all the students and staff for their on-going work and effort in enabling us to achieve our first Green Flag in one year.

 

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