The produce in our polytunnel has been coming on well and, in conjunction with the Wall Garden, pupils harvested some beautiful lettuce and broad beans. These were added to the produce being sold in Raasay Stores by the Walled Garden Group. We hope to have some more over the coming weeks.
Nursery pupils were delighted to be invited to visit Ann and Donnie’s croft to see how the chicks had grown. Alexander and Ebba thoroughly enjoyed feeding the hens and seeing all the animals on the croft – including some cute new calves! Thanks again to Ann and Donnie for a lovely visit.
On Friday 31st July pupils from Raasay Primary School took part in the local Mod in Portree. The pupils all put in a tremendous effort in preparing for the Mod and all came away with excellent results and comments. Nelly won the Gold medal for the singing competition and Silver medal for her amazing rendition of ‘Hallaig’ by Sorley MacLean. Hamish was awarded the Silver medal for poetry and Calum the Bronze. Tabby, Noah ,Thomas and Tamsin performed their poems beautifully and were marked very highly.
Well done to them all! Pictured are the pupils with their medals – missing from the photograph is Tabby.
Pupils at Raasay Primary School undertook an Enterprise initiative which involved making products to sell at the local craft fair. The children came up with some wonderful ideas and even created their own logo for ‘ACORNS’ – All Children Of Raasay Nursery and School. They made some beautiful, scented bath bombs, eco-friendly beeswax wraps, soya wax candles, hand-made cards and some truly delicious ‘Mrs MacAulay’s Roly Poly Balls’ – from a recipe given to us by our supply teacher Mrs Strachan. The stall was very popular and the pupils took in approximately £240 – from which they have to deduct some expenses. Thank you to all who helped to organise the event.
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.