Eco activities and competitions

Huge 'Thank You' For Response To Food Bank Appeal

We were absolutely delighted with the response to the Craigavon Area Food Bank Appeal once again. Thank you for supporting the school in this most practical way.

We hope to receive a Certificate of Thanks from the Food Bank soon which in turn we will post on the website and display in the mall trophy cabinet.

Thank you once again!

Harvest Food Bank Appeal

Dear parents                                                                                                                                           

As part of our focus on Harvest in school we seek to continue our link with the Craigavon Food Bank Harvest Collection.

Many of you will already be aware of the good work of the Food Bank and perhaps already contribute to this charitable work through your own church however, we still wish to collect food for this charity on Friday 18 October as part of our Primary Five (Mrs Peacocke's) Harvest Assembly.

With this in mind, please consider sending your child into school with a non-perishable food item / s as part of this appeal.  A list of recommended items has been included below.  The Food Bank is thankful for any food donations that are provided to help meet the needs of people in emergency and crisis situations.

All schools which take part in the Harvest Collection will be issued with a certificate by the Food Bank.

If you wish to view the Craigavon Area Food Bank website please click on the following link: www.craigavonareafoodbank.com.

C McCambley

(Principal)

 

A typical food parcel includes:

breakfast cereal

soup

pasta

rice

pasta sauce

baked beans

tinned meat

tinned vegetables

instant mash

UHT milk

tea

coffee

sugar

tinned dessert

biscuits

Key Stage 1 take part in The Daily Mile

 

On Friday 20 September, some of our Key Stage 1 pupils took part in the Daily Mile (along with several other schools in Northern Ireland) in conjunction with the BPS (The British Psychological Society) to encourage our children to walk, jog or run out of doors with friends for just 15 minutes every day.

Professor Nichola Rooney, the chair of the BPS Northern Ireland Branch, said:

“The Daily Mile is a fantastic initiative as it is fully inclusive - every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability can succeed at The Daily Mile. It also instils constructive habits from a young age which will continue to generate positive behaviour as the child develops.

“The Daily Mile research report finds that children feel happier, more awake and calmer after doing completing the one-mile challenge. And on self-assessment questionnaires, self-esteem, wellbeing and satisfaction all improved. These skills are essential skills that will ultimately help children’s ability to learn.”

It was great to take part in this event, and hopefully our pupils will remember their days of doing 'The Daily Mile.'

N.I. Water visit P4 and P6

As part of our ongoing eco related curriculum work, P4 and P6 had a visit from N.I. Water. The children learnt about water conservation and how important it is for us to try and save water where we can. The children also learnt that drinking water is so good for us, as it helps to:

  • boost energy levels
  • keep mentally alert
  • keep organs healthy
  • concentrate
  • stop headaches
  • have healthy skin
  • have fresher breath
  • flush waste from our bodies

Last year N.I. Water provided each of our children with a drip free water bottle which we would still encourage them to use. We also received a new water butt which is now in our FS playground, and enough 'save a flush' toilet cistern bags for each of the toilet cisterns in school.