Category Archives: Making a Difference

Miss Murray’s Welcoming Team!

Finally, Ms Fair has uploaded the video created by Miss Murray’s welcoming team!  Here it is, enjoy:

Please note: When watching this piece of child-owned learning you may notice some ways in which we can improve.  We use errors as one way to increase understanding and consolidate rules and concepts.  Thank you for your feedback.

Making a Difference at Marie Curie

Mrs George took three children to the Marie Curie Hospice, in Frogston Road West, yesterday to meet and spend some time with residents and deliver their Christmas decorations.  Everyone had a lovely, festive time.  They chatted with their new friends and enjoyed sharing their wreaths, reindeer and stars they had made during their ‘Making a Difference’ sessions.  The children definitely brought good will and festive cheer and Mrs George was very proud of them!

Here are a few photos from their trip:

Visit to the Neonatal Unit at Simpsons Maternity Unit

Ms F took two children, a P4 and a P6, to the Neonatal Unit this morning to have a look around and deliver their woollen hats.  The group had knitted a little hat each and then Isla and her granny had knitted a lot more at home!

We were met by Hillary who showed the girls the different incubators they have in the Unit for the premature babies.  Then we had a look at the laundry room and saw the clothes with velcro everywhere to make it easier to dress and undress the babies in their incubators.  The nappies were tiny!

Then we were able to look through the window into the nursery and we saw wee babies wrapped up snugly under blankets lifting their little hands and kicking their little feet.

The girls were given a little teddy bear and a badge each with the Simpsons special care babies logo.  It was a really worthwhile visit and the girls were really appreciated for their efforts.  They are looking forward to sharing the positive feedback with the rest of the team and Mrs Campbell.

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Advertising Children’s Rights in the Local Community

This morning Ms Fair and a few children from Primary 6 and 7 drove to the Buckstone Shops where they met the Postmaster, Mr John Dunn.

The children explained why they had made the posters: to advertise the Right to Leisure, Play and Culture – Article 31 where every child has the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities.

Mr Dunn allowed them to put the posters up in the Post Office and Currency Exchange premises.  They will be on display in there until Christmas if you would like to go along and have a look at them!

 

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Next we drove up to the Braids Medical Practice and gave the staff a poster for their noticeboard.

Thank you to Mr Dunn and Braids Medical Practice for their support.

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Playground Games

The way that Mr Beardon was trying to make a difference was by making up and teaching children how to play different playground games so that nobody was left out in the playground and so people would have lots of fun.  Come back soon for a slide show which will have pictures of what they were doing!

 

Christmas decorations

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Mrs George our school administrator worked with children and parent helpers to create different Christmas decorations which are going to be donated to Marie Curie to give people something lovely to look at during the festive period.

Today they made stars using different materials:

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