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.
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.