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!
On Tuesday 22nd June pupils enjoyed a summer picnic on the lawn – thank you to Annabelle our fabulous cook for her very personal touch to the picnic.
As our end of term day out this year, pupils had the opportunity to have a boat trip with Stardust Boat Trips from Portree followed by an afternoon on the beach with a scavenger hunt, sandcastle building, beach art and bonfire with toasted marshmallows! The weather was fantastic and the boys really enjoyed the trip – particularly steering the boat! We did try a bit of fishing – but no luck on this occasion. Thank you to Stardust Boat Trips for a fantastic experience on the boat.
Sailing Taster Session for P7’s
P7 pupils from Skye and Raasay schools were given the opportunity to take part in a sailing taster session at Portree Sailing Club. Raasay pupils attended on Tuesday 15th June and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Being towed behind the fast boat was definitely a highlight!
The Vikings are Coming!
This year, due to Covid restrictions, our annual Sports Day had to take a slightly different format. Unfortunately, parents and friends were unable to join us – however, pupils planned their own ‘Viking’ themed event with a variety of challenges. There were various challenges from welly throwing to ‘Vikes on Bikes’! The weather might have seemed more like October than June but even some rain – and quite a bit of wind – couldn’t damped our spirits! Well done to all for a fantastic and memorable event!
Wee Schools Beach Day
On Wednesday 9th June P7 pupils from Raasay, Struan, Knockbreck, Elgol and Carbost Primaries came together for a ‘Beach Day’ at Raasay as part of their Transition to High School. Pupils engaged in ‘Getting to Know You’ and warm up activities, as well as a beach scavenger hunt and a seaweed search; where they found and learnt about various types of seaweed around our shores. The group enjoyed the opportunity to ‘gel’ and form friendships before going up to High School. There was a lovely visit to the Walled Garden where they took their lunch, had some chill out time and then played a game of hide and seek. The afternoon was spent on the beach, rounded off with a bonfire and toasted marshmallows! The pupils all thoroughly enjoyed the day and are now looking forward to meeting up again on their High School Transition Day on Friday 18th June.
On Tuesday 1st June pupils were invited to visit Raasay Walled Garden to plant flower seeds and flower bombs. Pupils were given a tour of the garden including the polytunnels and orchard area. They were also shown all the produce which is being grown for the community. They then had the opportunity to sow the flower seeds in one of the garden beds and hope to come back to see the results later in the summer. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit – the highlight was getting to taste the beautiful strawberries and freshly picked carrots – delicious!
Thank you to all at the Walled Garden for creating such an amazing, productive and stunningly beautiful place for us all to enjoy.
Over two sessions this term, pupils will be undertaking Bikeability training. The first session was delivered by Sarah Ross, Active Schools’ Coordinator who took the pupils through some aspects of the Level One and Level Two training. Pupils learnt how to store their bike safely, mount and dismount the bike and do some basic checks which included: checking the tyres, handlebars, brakes, chains and saddle. The lessons also focus on road safety, emergency braking, balance and control and changing gears. Level two takes the pupils through: road safety and positioning, road signs and Highway Code for cycling. Next Friday, Emma Garden from Bikeability Scotland will present the second session and will take the older pupils out on the roads to practise their skills.
On Thursday 27th May pupils took part in a 5K URWAY Charity run for Blythswood Charity. We were especially lucky to have our Police Liaison Officers – PC Nicola Grant and Aileen Logan, who provided a police escort and helped to support the safety aspects of the event. Pupils had been training for the event for the last few weeks and put in an amazing performance on the day. Thank you to all who very generously donated to this very good cause. The total raised was a fantastic £216.23! A very big thank you to Malcolm Beharrel, who very kindly donated our official running numbers – and some lovely medals which were presented to the pupils by the Police Officers at the end of the run.