All children from Nursery to Primary 7 take part in Community Groups. Nursery, Primary 1 and Primary 2 are the Eco Warriors. The rest of the school from Primary 3 to Primary 7 are mixed up into the other Community Groups.
If you would like to support our Community Groups then we would love to hear from you! Our Community Groups are every second Tuesday. Please get in touch with the school office if you would like to get involved.
This year our Community Groups are:
The Book Buddies aim to promote reading for enjoyment by organising book-related events and fun challenges to encourage reading. We want to improve our school library and encourage everyone to respect books and keep our library tidy. This year the book buddies have organised events for everyone in the school to enjoy during Scottish Book Week and World Book Day. We have worked with Ms MacDonald to help prepare reading challenges and displays for the library and have enjoyed finding out about different authors.
The Eco Explorers are working hard to help the school to be green! We organise everyday things like the litter rota and special events like Switch Off Fortnight. Part of our job is to let everyone know what to do by holding special assemblies and by making posters. We know that what we do is very important because we are helping to save the planet! We can’t do this important job all by ourselves so sometimes we work with the Eco Warriors, the Outsiders and the Health Promoting Schools.
Playground peace makers are here to make the playground a safe and happy place to be. We encourage people not to bully and to be friendly. If there is a fall out we try to sort it out by having a good attitude. We use problem soloing methods to sort out disagreements. Buddies are primary3/4 they play games with people who might be lonely or are struggling to find someone to play with.
Our group is for children who love being outside and finding out about nature, no matter what the weather’s like. We’ll be investigating the animals and plants that live in our school grounds and thinking of things that the school can do to make this a really good home for them. We`ll also be working in Maggie`s garden, helping to grow food for school dinners and big learning cookery classes.
Health heroes are responsible for keeping the school healthy , happy and safe. We hold assemblies, we organise events such as the big pedal where we have a cycle to school week. We have 2 junior road safety officers who teach pupils how to cross the road safely. We have a buddy bench which we look after to help people who don`t have someone to play with. This year the Health Heroes Community Group have been learning about safe and unsafe situations. They have also learned importance of hi-visibility clothing and items as well as self-regulation. More recently the Health Heroes have been discussing people who help us, both inside and outside of school. Health heroes help you out!