‘Lucy’s Blue Day’ by Chris Duke – Author Visit

This year, as part of our school improvement plan, we are continuing to focus on the health and wellbeing of all our pupils.

‘Lucy’s Blue Day’ is a story book which focuses on children’s mental health. It was written by a Scottish dad called Chris Duke. The story is about a little girl called Lucy with magical hair. It changes colour to reflect how she feels: yellow when she’s happy; purple when she’s excited and red when she’s angry. One day she wakes up and her hair has turned blue; a new colour she’s never felt before. The book helps children to understand that sometimes it’s ok not to be ok!

We are pleased to announce that Chris will be visiting our school on Wednesday 23rd October. He will be delivering assemblies to all of our primary and nursery children. If anyone would like to buy the book (or any other resources) our school has been offered a 20% discount. Please find the website details and discount code below. Chris will bring any pre-orders with him when he comes to our school on 23rd October.

Thanks for your continued support.

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Forest Group – Week 1

On Tuesday, Mrs Alexander and Mrs Shearer went to the forest with a group of children. They walked to the woods and planned some activities for the following weeks visit. They then returned to school and cooked marshmallows and made s’mores on the fire and also boiled the Kelly Kettle to make hot chocolate. They planned which food they would like to cook in the following weeks. They finished with some relaxing yoga, making the yoga moves fit the story of  ‘The Inquisitive Fox’.

The children will be visiting the forest and the school grounds on alternate weeks, with next Wednesday being the forest week.

A great time was had by all!

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Parent Council AGM – 28th August

Our Parent Council AGM is tomorrow night  (Wednesday 28th August) at 6.30pm in the staffroom.  All parents/carers are very welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

We will appoint the new committee. New members are always welcome. Please consider coming along to join us. We would value your opinion and welcome new talents.

If you are unable to come along to Parent Council meetings but would like to help with events such as the Christmas Fair please let us know. We are always looking for extra help.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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P4/5 Marie Curie Tea Party

This afternoon we held a tea party in aid of Marie Curie. We welcomed our family, friends and members of the community to the school and we were absolutely delighted with the massive turn out! Tea, coffee, juice and lots and lots of cakes were on offer. Thank you so much to everyone who baked cakes and biscuits for the event! The children did a great job of helping to organise the tea party and decorate the hall. We had lots of work on display – artwork, writing and pictures of our learning from this term! The boys and girls were very responsible when running our ‘Guess the Bear’s Birthday’, ‘Tea Quiz’ and ‘Donation Station’ stalls. We were all so happy to see everyone donating and enjoying their afternoon. The class also sang two songs to our visitors. We have raised over £260 (and counting!) so far and hope to confirm the final total in the next couple of days. We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to support our class and Marie Curie today, we are all thrilled with how well the afternoon went and can’t thank everyone enough for their donations. DSCF6331

Working Hard!

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Delicious Cakes!

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Summer Rugby Camp 2019

 

 

Biggar RFC are running a Summer Rugby Camp from 5th to 9th August 2019.

Drop off at Biggar RFC is from 9.00am -9.30am and pick up is from 4.00pm until 4.30pm. The cost of the camp is £100.00 for Non Members and £80.00 for Club Members.

The nature of the camp is first and foremost to have fun and meet new friends in a rugby environment.

The context of the camp will be the following:

  • Improve fitness for the start of the new season
  • Improve skills
  • Understanding of the game
  • Improve passing, kicking, catching, breakdown technique, scrummaging, lineout lifting and jumping
  • Strength and Conditioning sessions (S3 onwards)
  • Athletic Ability Assessments (P6-S2)
  • Speed Agility Quickness
  • Controlled small sided games

The children need to bring rugby/gym equipment with them: boots, trainers, gum shield, water proof clothing, packed lunch, water bottle, sun cream and lots of enthusiasm.

Medical

If a child has any medical needs or has any medicine this must be brought to the camp, where it will be kept with the first aid officer in a safe area.

Where

Biggar Rugby Football Club, Hartree Mill, Biggar, ML126JJ

The camp will be a fantastic place for your child to meet new friends in a welcoming and safe environment!

Please find the application form on the link below and make all Cheques payable to Biggar RFC and return to Ioni McPherson, Modern Apprentice Biggar RFC.

Kind regards,

Andy Barnett

Biggar RFC Development Officer

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Summer Rugby Club Letter and Consent Forms