On Wednesday 22nd May Raasay and Struan pupils attended the annual Inter School Sports Day at Carbost Primary. After weeks of dry weather, the day started off a bit damp but we managed to have an enjoyable and midge-free afternoon! All the pupils competed in mixed-school teams and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Many thanks to David Carslaw for the photographs.
The Skye Schools’ annual Cross Country event took place this year on Tuesday 14th May at the beautiful setting of Armadale Castle grounds. Thomas and Nelly did a fantastic job of representing the school and all that training on the ferry path paid off! Luckily the weather was kind to us this year with a stunning, sunny day – well done to Thomas and Nelly and all the other competitors.
Always good to have a visit from our Police liaison Officer, PC Nina Zielke – she spoke to the pupils about staying safe when out and about at this time of year. As you can see, they all enjoyed learning about what her job entails.
As part of our Enterprise for the Craft Fair, pupils were busy making beautiful, scented soy wax candles. They each designed the decoration for the votive and chose scents from various scented oils. The results look amazing – so make sure you pop along to the hall on Thursday 30th!
On Friday 17th May pupils took part in an activity afternoon with Raasay House. This is part of their Interdisciplinary learning where children have the opportunity to experience a sense of achievement through participating in outdoor adventure within our community through carefully planned activities. The activities have been organised to support topic work in other areas of the curriculum, specifically learning about Raasay and Scotland. It also supports and encourages pupils’ appreciation of the importance of looking after our island environment for work and play and to value the experiences offered and their impact in pupil confidence. It also looks a lot of fun! As always – thank you to Raasay House for organising and running a fantastic session.
Before the Easter holiday, pupils planted courgettes at the Raasay Walled Garden. We were delighted to see the amazing growth in the plants when Kate brought them in last week and pupils will be planting them out in our polytunnel soon. The pupils will also have the opportunity to attend some after school gardening sessions in order to get our planting for the season underway. They will be planting tomatoes, lettuce, rhubarb, spring onions and herbs.
Pupils in Nursery have been learning about planting and growing. They have planted some flower and vegetable seeds and will be observing their growth over the next few weeks and months. Ebba enjoyed painting her own flower picture.