As part of their ACORNS Enterprise for this term, pupils ran a Pop-up Jam and Jelly Stall. Using locally sourced ingredients – rowans, brambles and apples, pupils made a selection of jams and jellies to sell at the stall. P5-7 pupils also wrote their own ‘Rowan Tree’ poems as part of their literacy lesson to tie in with the enterprise project.
A very big thank you to Ann McGowan who worked with the pupils to produce the fabulous jams and jellies. Thank you also to everyone who turned out to support us and buy our produce – we hope you enjoy it!
Pupils at Raasay Primary School decided to raise money for the JIA Charity. JIA stands for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis which causes inflammation in a child’s joints. It refers to a number of different types of arthritis that occur under the age of 16 and it appears to affect about 1 : 1000 children, with 1 : 10000 children being diagnosed each year – that would be about 1500 children diagnosed with JIA in the UK every year!
Pupils chose to do a Charity Walk/Run with the theme of ‘Wear Purple for JIA’ to raise money and awareness of JIA. Despite the weather they all successfully completed the run and, in doing so, raised a fantastic £341.90!
Thank you to everyone who donated and turned out on the day to cheer us on our way. The money has now been donated to the JIA Charity.
This session, pupils at Raasay Primary School will be studying the life of Calum ‘The Road’ MacLeod. As part of their topic, they decided to have an end of term trip to the road to see what Calum achieved over a number of years. The pupils enjoyed walking the road and exploring various places of interest on the way – including Brochel Castle and the cairn in memory of Calum. The day was finished off with a fish and chip take-away from Raasay House – it definitely got a thumbs up!
A word from the school kitchen – “the Walled Garden are now supplying the school with a box of their fabulous vegetables every Monday. The children get to see the fresh vegetables as they arrive and then eat them raw and cooked at lunchtime. A huge well done to the kids for their enthusiasm – they are eating twice the amount of super healthy vegetables now!” Annabelle, School Cook
“This is marvellous news! It is heartwarming to see local produce on our pupils’ plates and also to see the uptake in school meals increasing and with that there seems to be an increased consumption of vegetables too which is excellent. Thank you to Annabelle and Tekela for encouraging the healthy eating ethos in our school whilst also supporting our Eco aspirations and to The Walled Garden for their wonderful local produce which now has pride of place on our menus.” Wilma Duncan, Head Teacher
The pupils sent a thank you letter to the Walled Garden to thank them for all their hard work and wonderful produce.
Pupils were delighted to be able to go along to see former pupil Emma getting married to her groom, Sandy at the local church last week. The happy couple were blessed with a fabulous sunny day and it was a beautiful occasion for all.
Pupils at Raasay Primary School undertook an enterprise project selling apples which they had harvested from the school garden. The apples had to be collected (which involved some tree climbing!), washed and sorted before being bagged up for sale. Pupils also created their own recipe cards to inspire people as to what they might bake using the delicious apples. The packaging was then stamped with our A.C.O.R.N.S. (All Children Of Raasay Nursery & School) logo. Pupils will be recording the money taken on the stall and they have identified that they wish to use it to fund an end of term outing. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us – we hope you enjoyed your apples!
We couldn’t sent our P7’s off to High School without a proper send off – so we put on our own version of ‘I’m a Celebrity Get me Outta Here!’ called ‘I’m a P7 Get me Outta Here!’. Our P7 pupils faced various challenges such as ‘Swamp Dunk’, ‘Jungle Buffet’ which included fish eyes, monkey snot, jungle juice and bird poop, ‘Wet Wellie Walk’ and ‘Mud Slide’. We even had our own ‘Ant and Dec’! Both boys faced all the challenges and were fantastic sports! Wishing them all the best as they move on to High School.
For their last full day of Primary School Thomas and Noah decided to be ‘teachers’ for the day and staff had to come to school as ‘pupils’. They had organised a full morning of activities including rounders and penalty shoot outs – they had even provided refreshments for half time!