P7 Film – What kind of Scotland?

 

Please see both links below, to the film P7A created in conjunction with Children’s Parliament:  What Kind of Scotland?  We are sure you will agree they were outstanding and did themselves proud. They spoke articulately and respectfully while stating their own views and the rights they adhere to.  The film was launched at a National Conference by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.  The Scottish Government will upload them onto their site associated with the work on Scotland’s National Outcomes.

Mrs Kelly

ECO meeting notes June 2018

ECO meeting Tuesday 12th June

REGISTER

Apologies –None

Mr Burgess welcomed all the ECO reps to the meeting and explained that the purpose of today’s gathering was to share our evidence of Global Goals that we have gathered over the course of the session.

P3 began by sharing their wonderful litter collecting book which included maths work and also supported SCIAF. Emilia and Murray explained what the children had enjoyed about their challenge and how they had made a difference to the life of the school. Mr Burgess thanked the Primary 3 pupils very much and asked the children to pass on his thanks to their teachers for all their hard work.

Primary 5 shared their Sewage recycling poster and talked about their visit from Mark Keast, manager at the Seafield Sewage works. Both Sam and Teemo spoke clearly as they explained the process of recycling our sewage and the benefits of using the gases to create electricity to run the plant. Mr Burgess thanked the P5 pupils for their input and again passed on his thanks to the Primary 5 teachers.

Primary 6 shared their letters to football companies with the group. These persuasive letters were composed in order to highlight the benefits of Fairtrade and tackle the Reduce Inequalities Global Goal. Hannah, Gabriela, Skye and Anna explained that they had had some responses from companies which weren’t very clear or easy to understand. Mr Burgess thanked the girls for sharing their work with the group.

Primary 7 shared their adverts and posters about renewable energy, Joe, Himmat, Kerry, Misha and Julia all shared their work and explained a little about how Geo thermal energy is a good way of producing renewable energy. The children in the group were able to name the other main renewable energy types including solar, wind, wave and hydro power. Mr Burgess thanked the pupils and their teachers for their work.

Mr Burgess explained that the evidence would be put together with other pieces of work to highlight the ECO teams efforts over the course of this year and last year. This would include pictures from the garden which is looking lovely this year. This would take the form of a Powerpoint which will be submitted to KeepScotlandBeautiful in the hope we would qualify for another Green Flag.

The children talked about the new school and the importance of ensuring no litter was dropped. Lots of ideas were shared about how to make sure children were responsible.

Mr Burgess thanked all the Eco reps for their hard work and closed the final meeting of the year.

 

 

P6 enjoy STEM transition visit to Holyrood

P6 enjoyed a great morning of STEM lessons at Holyrood HS as part of the transition process. Children enjoyed making keyrings in DET, exploring light using mirrors and lasers and taking part in active science experiments studying sound.

After a quick march up to the High school children were warmly greeted by staff and S1 pupils. Our guides showed children to their respective classrooms and over the next 2 hours all the children had an opportunity to participate in the four lessons. Parents were invivted to gain an insight into life in Holyrood High School and joined the pupils in some of the science lessons.

Before long it was time to return to school, the children were ready for lunch once they returned and the feedback from both classes has been very positive.

Thank you to all the staff and pupils at Holyrood who made us feel very welcome today, as well as the mums and dads who supported us by walking up and back to school this morning. Your continued support is most appreciated.

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Quidditch Success for St John’s Team

Today we got a coach up to Holy Rood High school to compete in a ‘Quidditch’ tournament, run by the school librarian at Holy Rood. There were two other schools, St. Catherine’s and St. Ninian’s. The first match we played was against the S1s from Holyrood but that was the only match that we lost. The second match we played was against St. Catherine’s, which we won. After that we played St. Ninian’s, we won that match as well. Then we played the final against St. Ninian’s, which we won, by quite a lot. We got a very shiny gold trophy and everyone who participated received a medal. Then we went back up to the library, had our lunch and then left. When we got back everyone was really happy that we had won, and we were all really happy that we had managed to win, as it was our first time playing Quidditch. It was a great experience and I think everyone who went that is going to Holyrood will join next year.

 

By Mia and Freya

Interscholastic Glory for St John’s

The interscholastics was really fun but I was incredibly nervous for my race. I was doing the 600 metres and it was the longest race to do in the Interscholastics. We waited around for quite a bit and then I was called up to do the 600m and I became extremely nervous. The race started and I got a pretty fast start and I was out in front! A guy overtook me on the first lap and he was leading for quite a bit. On the second lap I sprinted away from him and was nearly out of gas but I kept running and won the race!

About two hours later I was in the final and was racing another 600 metres. Again I got off to a quick start and was about fourth. The race went on and I slipped into second with a guy just centimetres in front of me I started sprinting the last 100 metres trying to overtake him on the bend he just got ahead of me but then I ran my hardest and beat him by about two millimetres. I won a gold medal and was waiting to get called up and then an announcer with a megaphone called out my name and my school and I was really proud of myself.

Finlay McWilliam