A Message from our science expert Miss Williamson

Please and thank you!

As you will have seen from the blog post in December, we are desperately trying to find sponsorship/donations to allow us to purchase two digital, Nikon B700 cameras and all their essentials, to allow our Mad Scientist, Miss Williamson, to set up and run a Camera Club.

This club is being set up to link in with the very public push towards encouraging children to engage with the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

We have big ideas for these cameras!

  • Camera club: During this after school club, the children will learn all about photography and editing. They will be able to take exciting pictures and edit them using specialist software on our Chromebooks. They will also be able to create short films and stop motion animation.
  • Outdoor learning: During outdoor learning sessions, classes or groups will be able to use the cameras to take nature shots or films to get to know the woodland and marshy areas around us up close and personally. These shots could include macros (up close, detailed shots) of our surroundings and all-encompassing shots of what we are getting up to. There is also the opportunity for small groups to create films about their special projects to show the rest of their class or the whole school.

These cameras can give children the chance to learn new skills, get excited about a potential new hobby, discover a talent they never knew they had, become enthused about the outdoors or animation or even just have a great time getting snap-happy! With photography qualifications now being offered in some secondary schools, this is an unmissable chance for children to get started and develop solid grass roots that can propel them towards a potential career!

We have set up a crowd funding page to allow anyone who might be able to help, to do so. The link to this is: https://spsr.me/f62D  

We have had a few responses from people offering donations to a raffle or sale, but in this specific instance we are looking for contributions via the crowd funding page.

Many thanks in advance.

Fantastic Writing!

I had a lovely visit from Isla and Lacey from P5/6, who came to share their amazing writing that they had completed this morning.

They had both written superb pieces about the famous tortoise, Esio Trot, by Roald Dahl.

They were both so proud of their writing!

Anyone for a New Year’s Day Dip?!!

Take a look at Monica and Zara who came to visit me to tell me about their exciting adventure on New Year’s Day as they took part in the annual Loony Dook dip into the Firth of Forth! They told me that it was very cold and that it took them a long time to thaw out!!! Well done, girls!

What a Load of Rubbish!

On the first day back at school, a group of very willing and enthusiastic young ladies took upon themselves to do an impromptu litter pick around the MUGA. It is fantastic to see such fantastic initiative from a group of P4 pupils! Sadly, it is a shame that the litter had gathered so much and as you can see from the bag collected, they did a brilliant job.

Merry Christmas from all at MOL

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On behalf of everyone at MOL, we would like to wish all pupils, families and friends of the school a very merry Christmas and happy new year. We hope everyone will have a restful holiday together wherever you may be, and look forward to seeing you back raring to go early in 2019!

Read all about the highlights of Term 2 by following the link below.

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Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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P7 Party

Just a wee reminder that P7 are invited back to school this evening for their Christmas Party.

We have lots of exciting games, challenges, dances and good tunes planned. It’s sure to be a night to remember.

P7 are welcome to dress as they please. A reminder that we can not have stiletto heels in the gym hall as it damages the floor.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Carriages for 8pm.

Pupils will not be able to leave the party before 8pm unless collected by a parent or previously arranged with a P7 class teacher.

There is no charge for this event. 🙂

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