Raasay Primary School has signed up to take part in the ‘Big Battery Hunt’ which is the UK’s biggest battery recycling programme. Last year it managed to recycle 4 million batteries. We would like to encourage people to think about the importance of recycling. The challenge is to collect as many used batteries as we can and recycle more than ever before! Pupils have already started bringing in used batteries from home and, if you would like to help, then please drop off used batteries at the school, Raasay Stores or Raasay House.
Pupils are preparing for the local Craft Fair – due to take place at the Community Hall on Thursday 30th May. This year, as part of their Enterprise, they have been making Beeswax wraps. These are a fantastic alternative to plastic bags, wrappings and clingfilm and are, therefore, very environmentally friendly. As you can see, they also look fabulous!
On Friday 26th April, we welcomed Dr Chris Leigh of the Astrophysics Research Institute to the school. Dr Leigh presented a whole day of Science workshops which included: Earth, Moon and Stars; Stars and Constellations; Nature of Light; The Modern Telescope; Introduction to Gravity and Space Exploration. The workshop was engaging and really informative and the children had opportunity for some quality hands-on experiences.
Another birthday, another cake! We were delighted to wish Tabby ‘Happy Birthday’ this week. Nelly, very kindly, brought in a cake for Tabby which she had made by herself – complete with beautiful decoration and crystallised edible flowers. Needless to say the cake didn’t last very long – it was so yummy!
We were delighted to receive this comment from Michael of North Shields who so appreciated Tabitha’s Poppy Day poem. Tabitha excelled in her writing this year and particularly embraced the poetry aspect of the WW1 topic. Congratulations Tabitha!
I just happened to stumble across Tabitha’s beautiful and moving poem while doing some research. I am both a veteran who has been at the ‘sharp end’ and an award winning copywriter — and I could not even begin to conceive of, let alone compose, anything so lovely. Please convey my respects to Tabitha. You have a creative genius on your hands. Warmest wishes: Michael Cameron (North Shields)
We are delighted to have Ebba joining Alexander in the Nursery this term and it looks like they are having a lot of fun getting to know each other and enjoying the fabulous spring weather!
Pupils took part in a K’Nex Workshop at the Hall on Wednesday 24th April. Working in pairs, the challenge was to design and build their own ‘Wind Buggy’. Once they had designed their buggies the challenge was to see whose buggy would travel the furthest under wind (fan) power.