Roman Lunch and Feast

Our last day of term had a distinctly ‘Roman’ feel as the pupils had been studying the Romans as their topic this term. Our fantastic cook, Ann, very kindly (and creatively) produced a ‘Vesuvius’ sausage and mash which went down a storm with the pupils! Pupils then had a Roman feast where they reclined in their togas and enjoyed some of the foods the Romans might have eaten including: olives, fish, grapes, cheese, breads, salads, nuts, honey and olive oil. Ann also brought in her photographs of a visit to Pompeii to share with pupils.

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Easter Egg Hunt

On the last day of term, pupils enjoyed a fun Easter Egg Hunt which involved them following the clues hidden all around the playground to eventually find a stash of Easter Eggs!

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Walled Garden Produce

Pupils at Raasay Primary School are very fortunate to get locally grown, fresh produce supplied by the fantastic Raasay House Walled Garden. Every week our cook gets a delivery of seasonal produce which she can incorporate into her menus. We have noticed an uptake in meals and pupils enjoying a wider variety of different vegetables. Pictured is Rona delivering our supplies. Thank you to all at the Walled Garden for their fantastic work throughout the year.

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Assembly for Ukraine

At our recent assembly, pupils learnt about the effects on people living in Ukraine during the ongoing war. Pupils wanted to express their support for all Ukrainians and particularly young people like themselves. They created this beautiful sunflower using the colours of the Ukrainian flag as a symbol of their hope for peace. As a school we hope to hold a fundraiser for Ukraine and will keep you updated once we have set a date for that.

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Bird Boxes

During some after school club sessions held at the Walled Garden, pupils have been working on making their own bird boxes to hang in the school grounds or in their own gardens. As you can see, they have created some lovely designs using the burnt etching tool. A big thank you to Darryl Simpson who very kindly gave of his time to help the pupils with this. Thank you also to parents and the Walled Garden for accommodating the activity which was very much enjoyed by all. The boxes will now, hopefully, be providing new homes for some of our nesting birds – in gardens and the school grounds.

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Red Nose Day

Pupils at Raasay Primary School took part in the annual Red Nose Day event in aid of Comic Relief. Pupils were able to come to school in non-uniform or wearing something red in exchange for a donation. We also had some fun activities such as ‘dooking for apples’! – this was suggested by our Nursery pupil Eachann and was a hit with all the pupils! Staff, pupils and parents also participated in the ‘Take the Cake’ lotto and our fabulous cook Ann very kindly made some amazing Red Nose Day cakes to round off the fun. Thank you to all who contributed and helped to raise the amazing total of £64 which has been donated to Comic Relief.

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Coal Raffle

Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent Coal Raffle – the lucky winner was Milly Tamati who won 10 bags of coal with second place going to Sandy MacLeod who won eight bags. A big thank you to RDT and The Pit for the donation of coal and to Raasay Community Stores for hosting the raffle sheet and posters. Proceeds will go to ACORNS Enterprise.

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Treoir Project

Pupils will be working with Anne Martin and Cailean MacLean over the next few weeks as part of the Treoir Project. The project is part of the ‘Year of Storytelling’ and pupils will be learning about how people on Raasay lived in the past. Their first fieldtrip was to the ruins of the settlements at Fearns where pupils studied the ruins to understand how people lived and what challenges they faced. They noted that the best preserved ruin was that which was used as the shop.

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Beach Clean

On Saturday 5th February, the Raasay Eco Warriors took to the shore line below Creagan Beaga to carry out a community beach clean. The children were tasked to design a poster advertising the event as an after school club last month and pupils, parents and community members met up on a somewhat wet and windy Saturday to clean up an area of the shore line. This is the second of what will hopefully be many beach cleans going forward.

Many thanks to all the volunteers for their fantastic efforts to keep our island beautiful!

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School Sign

Last term the children got creative with Kate after school and created a colourful sign which would greet visitors on entering School Park. We think you will agree that it’s very jolly and certainly brightens our day. Huge thank you to Kate and Nelly for organising these workshops with the children after school. We are currently awaiting new signage from Highland Council who are in the process of following this up.

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