As part of our ‘farewell’ to Tamsin, she was given the opportunity to decide on a whole day of activities and a theme of her choice. It was no surprise that the dress code was ‘pink’! and Tamsin had very clearly laid out her plan for the day which included yoga, painting with different materials, a disco and signing her t-shirt. She also chose spelling tests, phonics and Sumdog Maths! Here are a few photos from the day – we all wish Tamsin all the best in her new school and we look forward to hearing how she is getting on.
On Wednesday 3rd July we held our annual Prizegiving to celebrate pupils’ successes and achievements over the course of the year. We were delighted to welcome Deputy Lord Lieutenant John Laing as our special guest. He presented the children with a certificate in recognition of the work undertaken by them in their World War 1 project at the beginning of the year. Raasay Primary was one of only two schools in the are who received this special certificate and we were delighted that he came to present it to us. Our Prizegiving was also a chance to wish Tabby a fond farewell as she finishes Primary 7 and also Tamsin who will be moving away with her family in August. We will miss them both but look forward to hearing how they are getting on and hope that they will visit us often.
On Monday 1st July, Elgol Primary School joined Raasay Primary for a joint activity and fun day which involved Kayaking, beach games and a bonfire with Raasay House. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The next day, Raasay Primary visited Elgol on a reciprocal visit. Elgol Primary had organised a fantastic day out which involved beach art, abseiling and playground games. This has been a great chance for the children to get to know one another and both schools are keen to build on the partnerships to date.
This year we had a Scottish theme for our local Sports Day which consisted of a mini Highland Games. The pupils, dressed in their kilts and tartan tammies, were piped down to the pitch by Duncan which set the scene beautifully for the day. The events included toss the caber, throw the hammer and shot put – as well as the much anticipated ‘Dress the Highlander’! Thank you to David Carslaw for the fantastic photographs, to Duncan for the wonderful piping and to the Parent Council for the much appreciated refreshments. Also thank you to our ‘Highlanders’ for being such good sports – we think they enjoyed it really!
Pupils of Raasay Primary School had identified that they would like to support their Local Fire Service by holding a Community Fundraising Walk with the proceeds going to the ‘Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust’. Members of the local community joined us for a walk round the ‘loop’ with a special stop off at the Fire Station where crew members very kindly gave the children a tour of their new Fire Appliance. Thank you to all who turned out and donated and to the local Fire Service for their support. The total raised was over £144.00 with more money still coming in! Thank you!
Pupils at Raasay Primary School held their annual Summer Picnic on Tuesday 25th June. The weather was perfect for the occasion and all enjoyed the lovely spread which included various sandwich rolls, fruit skewers, popcorn and fresh garden salad. The event also served as a ‘farewell’ to Otto and Ebba who have been part of our school family for the last term. As they return to Germany we wish them all the best and hope to see them when they visit Raasay again.
As part of their topic ‘Scotland and Raasay’, pupils visited our own unique Broch. They have been finding out what brochs were used for, when they were built and where they were situated. During the field trip pupils sketched the broch and took photographs.