We have had our first sharing assembly as part of our Building Resilience project. Children from each class were asked to share the work they had been doing either in class or at home for the family task. We had a huge variety of work shared and wonderful stories about the people that inspire us with their resilience. A very moving and uplifting experience for us all! Our next resilience work will focus on ‘Keeping Connected.’
Thank you to the 200 of you that came along for Breakfast to mark the end of The Big Pedal. Our Junior Road Safety Officers did a fantastic job organising the food and running the event. We were just pipped into 2nd place in Edinburgh but came a very impressive 16th in the whole of Scotland with over 40% of our school population cycling and scooting to school over the two weeks. Well done everyone who took part!
Having applied for Food for Thought funding last year, we were awarded £3000. We bought tonnes of gardening equipment, fruit trees and herbs and have developed our Centenary Garden into a sensory garden, full of wonderful smells! Some of our P6s and 7s helped clear the beds and P5A planted all of the new plants, some of them even working on into the evening at After School Club. It looks wonderful and we hope we can use some of the produce in our own teaching kitchen.
Check out our new School Charter written by our Pupil Parliament using The United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child. This will form the basis of our new Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy and is the start of a revamp of our whole behaviour system. We think the Pupil Parliament has done an incredible job!
Benmore was a wonderful experience for everyone involved. The children all did themselves proud, challenging themselves with activities they had never done before, overcoming fears both physical and emotional. For some it may have been the first time away from home for a week, for some they may never have made a bed and for other’s they managed to push themselves to do things up high, in water, in the dark or on their own. What was wonderful to see was not only their individual will power and resilience but also their team work, cooperation and ability to encourage each other. They were truly a wonderful group to take away. Huge thank you and well done to the children and to Mr Digan, Miss Welsh, Mrs McMahon and Miss Frater who were there to support them and cheer them on every step of the way!
We have just heard from Keep Scotland Beautiful that we have achieved Green Flag status! We are all delighted as it has been a long time coming and is down to the hard work and commitment of the Eco Committee along with the whole school community to make lasting improvements in the areas of Litter, Bio-diversity and Waste Management. Eco Schools has changed recently and will now be linked to the Global Goals. The Green Flag status has to be reaccredited every two years so the work does not stop here and we look forward to making Craiglockhart, the local community and the planet a greener, cleaner, more equitable place!