Cluster Pupil Council Meeting a great success

Primary 6 and 7 Pupil council representatives met their cluster peers at Holyrood High yesterday and had a very informative and successful conversation about how children are involved in the life of the school. Mr Hunter, Headteacher at St Catherine’s, was delighted with the contribution from all our reps and thought the children were a credit to their cluster schools.

Aila-Noor worked with Mrs Wilson and other Pupil council reps to explore school mission statements whilst the other reps supported by staff and pupils from the High school shared examples of clubs after school, opportunities to learn about the world of work and how pupil voice is used in school.

Well done to all the St John’s Pupil Council representatives who attended yesterday, we are very proud of you all!

Go Kart Build Update

Yesterday we were attaching the seat to the Kart and we have also started to attach the rollcage. We are beginning to see how the Go Kart will look after it is built. There a few things to do yet, including the wiring and check the steering and a general quality inspection.

We would appreciate the services of a mechanic or someone mechanically minded to help us with our final checks some time after Easter!

STEM Go kart update

This week we built the motor cage, attached the motor belt to the rear axle and attached the motor cage to the chassis. We worked well as a team to communicate and problem solve. Harry solved the issue of attaching the belt to the axle and the whole team confidently used spanners to secure the bolts. Next time we plan to insert the seat and attach the rollcage to the go kart chassis.

Outdoor Education Group Visits Holyrood Park

We went to Holyrood Park on a bus.

We walked into the park and we met the ranger, he was called Gordon and then we walked up the hills in the rain!

We learnt that a part of Arthur’s Seat used to be a beach and there was a bit that was slanted which lava went down, but that was a long time ago.

The volcano last erupted hundreds of millions of years ago.

It used to be covered by a glacier which was much higher than Scotland’s biggest mountain.

When the volcano explodes, the lava can turn into rock, and we got to have a look at some lava rocks.

By Lexi and Ella