Friday, 30 October 2015

Rag bag collection & Blythswood shoebox appeal updates

We have just received our first payment for the Rag bag collection we started this year.  They have sent us a cheque for £71.60.  The community on the Isle has been fabulous at supporting us with their contributions and Primary children are emptying the bin on a weekly basis.

The school was involved with the Kirk and the Blythswood shoebox appeal this year; opening it's doors to any contributions and putting boxes in the shops for further collections.  These were then collated and put into shoeboxes and the children and staff were involved in sorting, organising and filling the boxes.  We filled 29 shoeboxes which were then stacked into my Land Rover (see photo) and taken to the Kirk.  In total the Isle filled 40 shoeboxes (see further photo) with generous contributions from local knitters, members of the congregation and local shoppers.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

"Dahlicious" Day (28/09/15)

A big thank you to all who dressed up and donated! Our fundraising day was held on Monday 28th September and ...
We raised fantastic £67.80!

"Outredgeous!!!" * (Part 1)

*("Outredgeous" is the name for the variety of red romaine "rocket" lettuce used for the experiment)

We have recently made an application to take part in Rocket Science. I am delighted to inform you that our application has been successful!
Tim Peake, a British astronaut is visiting the international space station.  As part of his mission he has taken 2kg of Rocket Lettuce seeds with him.  On their return to Earth, our class will be taking part in an experiment to see how their time in space may have affected them.

 When will we get the seeds?

The seeds will be sent out next year after the Easter holidays (as long as they make it back!). We will receive one Rocket Science folder for our school containing a step by step illustrated guide to the experiment, a wallchart for us to record our results and share them with our school and community, two packs of seeds (one containing seeds that have been to space, one with seeds that have remained on earth), a door sticker and individual stickers for the children.

 While we’re waiting…

-       There are some websites you may wish to explore, one is the new Principia website created by the UK Space Agency and European Space Agency (ESA): on the ESERO (European Space Education Resource Office) website:  There are a variety of activities to celebrate British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s mission to the ISS.

-       The seeds are currently on board the International Space Station (ISS) and will stay there until March. You can track the ISS online here and wave at them as it flies over!  I believe there will be a sighting for 1 minute tonight, 7th October at 8.25pm 10o above SSW, a slightly longer sighting of 4 mins on the 10th October: 7.23pm 10o above SSW.  Good luck with that!

-       Add to the excitement by watching this video of the rocket launch that delivered our seeds to the ISS: We have had a sneaky peek already but would definitely enjoy watching it again.

 Kind regards,

 Sarah Evans

Interim timetable - Term 2

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Origami with the Upper Primary pupils

Upper primary have been learning origami in art lessons with Mrs Brown.  They put their work together to create this colourful mural.