Have you heard of the Edinburgh School Uniform Bank? This organisation aims to help children in schools by providing school uniforms to families in need of financial support.
From their website:
“… we started a school uniform bank to help children and young people affected by poverty have the start they need for a good education. We aim to promote pride, dignity and self-esteem in children from families experiencing financial hardship in Edinburgh by providing good-quality school uniform and other clothing, equipment and supplies required for the school day.”
They are also looking for volunteers and donations.
Visit their website for more information: Edinburgh School Uniform Bank
We had a fabulous visit to the Botanics on Wednesday 24th May. We were learning about how living things survive. Here is a sneak peek. Come along to the Primary 2 Showcase next week to find out more!
May has been a busy month in the nursery – so far! We have set up our mud kitchen and the children have been doing lots of enthusiastic mixing in the sunshine.
We have also thoroughly enjoyed watching our eggs hatch into chicks as part of a joint project with P3. Today we also had hens in the nursery.
Our caterpillars have built cocoons and we are waiting for them to hatch into butterflies any day now!
A day of mixed emotions in Nursery and Primary 3 as we bid farewell to our chicks. They are being adopted by Alan, who will take good care of them and also keep us up to date with how they are getting on. But Alan did not come to collect the chicks on his own. He brought with him two of his prize winners, a hen and a cockerel. The children were amazed to see how big they were compared to our chicks. See for yourself in these photos below. We all look forward to meeting up with our chickens again as Alan has promised to bring them back for a visit in a few months.
In French, Primary 5 have been learning French food vocabulary. To practice what we have learning we had a French breakfast where the children had to ask for their food using the French vocabulary they have learnt. We had a lovely time showing off our amazing accents and enjoying the delicious food!
Take a look at this amazing time lapse of our final two chicks hatching out of their eggs. Thank you chicks for waiting until all the pupils were there to see it. After a day of drying off their down in the incubator the chicks are all now enjoying life in the brooder box with their friends. We will watch them grow over the next week and keep you posted.