On Thursday 6th February Elgol School joined us for a day of ICT skills development and online safety training led by Robert Quigley, Digital Learning and Online Safety Officer. This was a fantastic opportunity to learn together and also to continue to strengthen our links and friendships with other schools. The pupils not only had a very useful ICT training in various Apps including Jamboard, Soundtrap, Book Creator and Padlet but also some very important lessons in how to stay safe online. After school, Robert led a workshop on e-safety for staff and parents. At lunchtime the Elgol pupils and staff joined the Raasay pupils and staff for one of Annabelle’s delicious school lunches.
Pupils at Raasay Primary School will shortly be undertaking a project to make a short film about Raasay. They will be looking at all aspects of life on the island; tourism, jobs, the environment, community life etc. In order to make a quality production, they have recently purchased a film/video camera using some of the funds raised from the Coffee Day. They will be learning how to use the camera and then to edit the film to produce the finished article. We look forward to sharing our film with you when it is complete.
On Friday 24th January Raasay pupils celebrated Chinese New Year. As part of the celebrations, pupils helped to prepare a Chinese themed lunch with Annabelle. Based on their menu choices, previously discussed in class, the menu consisted of: chicken in black bean sauce, vegetable stir fry, vegetable noodles and vegetable spring rolls. For pudding it was bite-sized banana fritters. As you can see it was extremely yummy and pupils had the opportunity to practise using chopsticks – as we discovered they take a lot of practice! Pupils also made their own Chinese lanterns and traditional dragon masks and also learnt about the history of the Chinese zodiac. Pupils also researched how Chinese New Year was celebrated in China and were surprised to discover that the celebrations go on for 15 days!
Pupils at Raasay Primary School had their Christmas Party on Tuesday 17th December and were delighted to welcome a very special visitor! Thank you to Santa for taking time out of his very busy schedule to join our party and deliver some presents. Merry Christmas!
On Friday 13th December, Raasay Primary School pupils performed their annual school Christmas Show – which, this year, was Cinderella. With this classic fairytale as inspiration, we came up with our own ‘Raasay’ version and follow the story of the beautiful Ella as she contends with the trials and tribulations of life with her new stepfamily.
Pupils performed to a packed audience who thoroughly enjoyed the performance. You will find a link to the video of the show on the right hand side of our webpage – video credit Calum Gillies.
Well done to our amazing pupils!
Photos credit David Carslaw
Rehearsals are now well under way for the Raasay Primary School Christmas Show which, this year, is going to be a production of ‘Cinderella’. We hope you will all come along and enjoy the show!
Pupils in Raasay Primary took part in the Joe Wicks’ Fitness Challenge for the recent Children in Need. They raised the fantastic total of £56.00.