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Maxi Construction Poster Competition
Maxi Construction company who are working on building our new nursery ran a competition for all the children in the school. Children were asked to design a safety poster. The company then picked a winner from each class. The winning designs have been made in to a large banner which you will be able to view in the school playground. Thank you to Robert who came and presented our winners with the banner, a waterbottle each, an Amazon gift voucher and a certificate. All children who entered a design will receive a certificate and pencil.
P1 and P7 - JRSO Update
Primary 1 and Primary 7 worked together this year as part of the Junior Road Safety Officers leadership group. We thought about some of the problems we have around the school and we wanted to make some safety videos to encourage parents not to park near the school. We also wanted to encourage everyone to be safe on the roads. Both classes got together and then split up into 6 groups. Each group wrote a script and a storyboard. Next, we rehearsed our safety videos and then filmed them. Sam in P7 edited the videos together. We would like parents to watch our short video clips. You can see them on the home page of our school website. https://www.strathblaneps.com/
From the Junior Road Safety Officers (P1 and P7)
We had a lovely day at the Drymen show on 28th May and another very successful show for Strathblane Primary. One of our football teams came first in the football tournament after some hard fought battles throughout the day. Well done to all the boys and girls that took part in that tournament. We also did very well in the schools tent with many first, second and third place ribbons as well as merits. Congratulations to Eva Todd in P1 who won the school shield for her art work. Also congratulations to Max Neil who's art work has been chosen to be the front cover of the 2023 Drymen show! Unfortunately, there has been a mix up somewhere and Strathblane's writing didn't make it to the show, despite being handed in well before the deadline. There were many disappointed children and parents (and staff) who went along specially to see this work. It will be judged separately and we will look in to how best to display this work so that it is still enjoyed. We know how much work all the children put in to their work for the show. Thanks to all who brought their children along for either football or to see the work in the tent.
Transient Art House Competition
During our outdoor learning day, the P7 House and Vice captains organised a Transient Art House Competition. Everyone from P1 to P7 got into their house groups outside. The captains asked everyone for their transient art ideas related to the Queen's Jubilee. The houses used natural resources to create the art such as leaves, stones, sand, grass and flowers.
The results were:
1st Place - Mugdock (1000 house points)
2nd Place - Edenkill (600 house points)
3rd Place - Netherton (200 house points).
P7 House and Vice Captains
Thank you so much to all the volunteers who came along to help out on our welly day. It was great to see so many people coming together again to work in the school grounds. Work has started in 'Chelsea's Fairy Garden' which will have signs and fairy gardens added to it. Our new buddy bench has been positioned and looks amazing. Children can come and sit here and wait for someone to come and play with them or for some quiet time out. The children worked hard to move the big pile of bark in to the nursery gardens and stones over to the memorial garden. There was a huge amount of weeding done around the entire playground and plants added to the pond. The gaga ball pit was repainted and the matting around the tunnels was reattached. It was a busy day and lots of fantastic work was done. Thank you to everyone who has helped in the planning of this day. Particular thanks to all of our grounds group who work tirelessly to ensure our grounds not only look great but are a safe and happy environment for our children.
SPS Talent Show
Friday 13th May 2022 was a monumental day for us as a school. This was the first time in over 2 years that the whole school had been able to gather together and first time ever for P1 and P2s. We were treated to some wonderful performances from talented pupils in our talent show. Thank you to the House Captains and Mrs Benson who pulled it all together. Congratulations to all those who took part in the auditions on Wednesday and the top 5 from each house who performed in today's finals. Our final three winners were Kasper (p6) in 1st place playing the nova drums, Isla (p6) in 2nd place playing the piano and Eva (p1) third place singing Spring Chicken. As the results were being counted we were treated to a singalong with everyone joining in to sing some Disney classics.
Cross Country - Springburn Harriers
On 24th April over 40 children from Strathblane Primary and Nursery took part in the Springburn Harriers cross country races. All of our runners did really well and completed their races. We had three children who had podium finishes and one that very narrowly missed out! Jessica Taylor got 3rd place in the preschool race, Alister Morris finished 1st in the P1 and P2 race and Isla Shearman finished 3rd in the P3 and P4 race. Well done to all of these children! Special mention to Ailsa Symonds who came fourth and battled it out right to the end with Isla. They were both so close at the end. Thank you to everyone who came along to represent our school.
Glasgow Clan Ice Hockey
On 13th April we had a brilliant night thanks to the Glasgow Clan. They gave us 135 tickets to watch the game against the Sheffield Steelers. All the children had a brilliant time and cheered loudly. It obviously did the trick as the home team won the game 2-0 and helped them to secure a play off spot. Tasha said "I want to go back every week and I loved shouting Let's go Glasgow at the top of my voice with my friends." Jack said he loved singing O Flower of Scotland and Annie liked getting her picture taken with Clangus the mascot.
By Tasha P1
By Jack P1
Brain Tumour Charity Fundraiser
Lewis Reynolds organised a charity fundraiser day on 25th March to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity. "I wanted to arrange a fundraiser because my sister’s friend, Rhudi Baume- Kennedy, who used to come to Strathblane Primary contracted a brain tumour not long after he left the school. Thankfully, after treatment, Rhudi made a good recovery and is now doing well at university. Rhudi is now a young ambassador for The Brain Tumour Charity. Due to the pandemic Rhudi has not been able to do a lot of fundraising and that is why I would like to help him." Children brought in money and were able to participate in either the obstacle course or a football game which was organised by Lewis and the Sports leaders. Thank you to Neil Thompson from Active Stirling for helping to run the event. It was a great day and we will let you know our total next week.
Strathblane Primary School has been on the current site since the mid sixties. The building is set in beautiful countryside with easy access to the natural world for environmental studies projects. Pupils enjoy spacious accommodation with classrooms, general purpose room, and hall with stage and P.E. facilities, separate dining area and a computer suite. Outdoors there are generous playing areas, both hard and grassed. The Parent Council and local businesses have been very supportive in helping to raise funds to improve the school grounds. Parents, friends and the school’s pupil leadership groups have planted trees, shrubs, bulbs and other plants to enhance the environment. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard and at least two PCs available for the curricular use.
More information is available in our handbook.
Thank you to those in the community who provided Jubilee medals for all of our children.
Wee spuds - Thanks to those who have helped with our wee spuds group all year. Here is what they have been up to.