This term pupils will be studying ‘Micro-organisms’ and ‘Materials’. During the study of Micro-organisms pupils set up experiments to discover how decomposition takes places under difference conditions. They will be finding out how long it takes for mould to grow on bread under different conditions and also how decomposition sets in with different items buried in the garden. They have also been looking at the properties of Materials.
World Braille Day is held every January 4th – Birthday of Louis Braille. Pupils took part in an Assembly which recognised the experiences of people with visual impairment. After researching Louis Braille and his life, they created their own messages using the Braille system.
Rounding off our term with a Christmas Visit to Robert MacRae’s Deer Park at Borve. The pupils had a lovely time learning all about the deer and how they are managed. They also had the opportunity to feed and stroke the deer and visited the young deer in the shed. Robert also showed the pupils some of the farm equipment and the processing of logs.
A huge thank you to Robert and his wife Jeanette who made us so welcome.
Raasay Primary School T-shirts are in production for those who ordered them. Such is the demand that some orders won’t be ready before the holidays but we will be working on the list and get them out early next term.
Raasay pupils enjoyed a visit from a very special person this morning when Santa made an appearance at their Christmas party! As you can see – when Santa comes to Raasay he has a very special mode of transport!
The annual Community Christmas Lunch will be taking place at Sligachan Hotel today and this beautiful hamper is awaiting the winner of the free prize draw! The hamper has lots of lovely Christmas treats to the value of £50 bought from Raasay Community Stores. This has been donated by Raasay Primary School as a thank you to the community for their support throughout the year.
Good luck and Merry Christmas to you all!
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Christmas Show on Friday 14th December. The school decided to base their Christmas performance this year on their World War 1 topic with the story being set on Raasay and in France in 1914. The night was dedicated to all those who lay down their lives for the freedom of future generations.
The story starts set in Umachan on the Isle of Raasay and follows the story of a local family and how the outbreak of war impacts on them and the lives of those around them. The Raasay story was specifically written for the children and used local place names. The songs were written and adapted especially for the play and the theme was of hope, love and peace and mankind’s ability to face fear and adversity to safeguard these three things for future generations.
Wilma Duncan Head Teacher said “We are all so proud of our pupils and what they achieved on the night. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house and they performed to a packed audience and rave reviews! For a school of only 8 pupils, some of whom are very young, the level of skill, ability and dedication shown by them all was incredible but most pleasing of all was to see the enjoyment and ownership they had of the story.
Thanks to all parents, staff, community members and community groups for supporting the production and ensuring a fantastic night of entertainment for all.”
Here are some photographs of the night for you to enjoy – thank you to David Carslaw for the photographs.