Pupils enjoyed their final school lunch of the term – which included a fantastic ‘Santa Pancake’ pudding! Tekela, our school cook, showed the pupils an example using pancakes, cream, strawberries, grapes and fondant icing and then they all had fun making their own versions – and even more fun eating them!
Pupils in Raasay Primary School wrote and produced their own Christmas Video – ‘Shine a Light’ instead of their usual live Christmas Show. The video was premiered on the Raasay Residents’ Facebook page at 7pm on Monday 21st December. This was a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to share in a celebration of Christmas and to spread a little joy and light over the Festive period. From the feedback and comments we received, it seems that everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and it brought a smile to all. Thank you to the community and our friends and families for all your support throughout the year – A Merry Christmas to all!
This year, given the current restrictions, the pupils enjoyed some online Christmas fun including an online Panto – Robin Hood and his Socially Distanced Men! They then joined lots of schools across the highlands for a live, interactive production from Eden Court called ‘A Christmas Cracker’. The pupils were able to send in some of their Christmas jokes beforehand and they were lucky enough to have some of them read and out and shared with the audience!
After a fabulous Christmas lunch produced by our wonderful cook, Tekela – the children all enjoyed the usual party fun. They had planned their own party and decided on the games and running order. The day was then rounded off by that amazing visit from Santa!
Each year Raasay Primary School provides a fabulous hamper of goodies – all sourced from our local Community Shop – as a free prize draw to one lucky winner. The names of each household on the island were put into a hat and the draw was made this morning – we will be delivering the hamper on Monday after quarantining. Thank you to our wonderful community members who support us throughout the year, we all wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We all know that this year Christmas is going to be very different – however, Santa still found a way to pay the Raasay School Children a visit! He took time out of his very busy schedule to make a quick stop at the school to wish us all a Merry Christmas. Breaking from tradition – he arrived on his scooter, with teddy riding pillion!
Santa made sure that he adhered to the rules by wearing a jolly red face mask and not coming in to the school. Fortunately, on a fly past with Rudolph, he had dropped his presents somewhere in the school grounds for pupils to find – it didn’t take our pupils long to find the hidden sack of toys!
Thank you to Santa and his helpers for his lovely visit and, from all of us at Raasay Primary School, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Earlier in the term pupils had been involved in a Country Side Ramble organised by parent Katherine Gillies which took place at the start of the October holidays and which raised more than £500 for Children in Need. On Friday 13th November, pupils came to school dressed in spotty clothes/hairstyles/Pudsey ears and took part in the final half hour of Joe Wicks’ 24hr Workout Challenge. In the afternoon pupils will be watching the live ‘Duckrace Sweepstake’ as they have all chosen ducks for the race. All funds raised will be sent on to the Children in Need appeal – well done to all, a great effort!
This year, due to the COVID restrictions, we will not be able to have our annual Christmas show in the hall. The pupils are therefore working on a video project which they hope to be able to share with the community before the Christmas break. In order to become familiar with the equipment, pupils watched an online tutorial produced by Calum Gillies of Raasay Distillery. Pupils were then able to put into practice the skills they had learnt. A big thank you to Calum for a very engaging and informative presentation.
Thursday 3rd December: YMI
Wednesdays and Thursdays 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th December: Christmas Craft orders can be phoned in to the school.
Friday 11th December: Christmas Jumper Day
Monday 14th December: Christmas Crafts delivered to customers.
Thursday 17th December: Christmas lunch and party
Friday 18th December: Christmas Video - watch this space!
Monday 21st December: Draw for Christmas Hamper
Tuesday 22nd December: Pyjama Day
School closes on Tuesday 22nd at 3pm and reopens on Wednesday 6th January 2021