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Harvest Service on Ulva

We had a glorious sunny day on Wednesday 30th September for our trip over to Ulva for the Harvest Service led by Liz Gibson and Jan Sutch Pickard. The children had prepared posters showing the fruits of the spirit which they held whilst singing The Garden of Creation.

 

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Harvest Service

Ulva Harvest Service

Fruitful lives

 

Morning of Weds 2 Oct: 11am-12 noon

with the children of Ulva Ferry School

Ferry from 10 am; gather at the Boathouse;

walk together to the church (with a lift for those

who need it most)

Come prepared for rough tracks and all weathers!

Join in lively worship and joyful singing

ALL WELCOME

 

 

 

Fishy Friends

After the MOD performances, the children were able to take opportunity of being in Tobermory to visit the Aquarium.

Ruby gave us all a tour of the aquarium, where we learnt about each animals habitat, food habits and details about how they survive and what their bodies can do.

At the end of the tour, the children were given the chance to use the touch pool – everybody was able to touch starfishes, scallops, crabs and urchins!

The children enjoyed their experience with the sea creatures, their favourites included: the crabs, the starfishes, the octopus, the sea urchins and the dog fish!

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 29: Goals of Education

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as……the environment.

Article 31: Leisure, Play and Culture

Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in  a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Article 13: Freedom of Expression

Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information as long as it is within the law.

MOD 2019

After months of practising and the help of Rhiona, the children were fully prepared to head to Tobermory for this year’s MOD performance.

The children worked really hard on their performance, the creation of their props and their wonderful singing!

The MOD experience was rounded up with all of the schools performing on the beach together.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 31 Leisure, Play and Culture

Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

 

P7 Engineering Workshop

On Thursday the P7’s from both Ulva and Lochdonhead PS were invited to Tobermory High School for an Engineering Workshop.

A representative from the Sea Cadets spoke to the children about the prospects of focussing on Engineering for a career.

Within the talk, they learnt how engineering effects everyday life and in the coming years there will be 2000 jobs available!! To help open their engineering minds, the children were involved in various practical activities discussing density, displacement and buoyancy – using different materials to see whether they would float. One of these activities included a competition to try to change the density of a plasticine ball to see whether it would float.

The workshop concluded with the children being given the opportuity to create a boat that would be able to hold marbles in a tank of water – their goal was to build a boat substantial enough to hold a record number of marbles before sinking.

The materials were one sheet of A3 card, some tin foil and sellotape with a brief of specific measurements to adhere to….

Related articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

  • Article 29 – Goals of education: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.  It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.

 

 

An afternoon of outdoor learning

Here at Ulva Primary School we know how lucky we are to be based in such beautiful surroundings, and we make the most of this whenever we can.

Yesterday afternoon, we took a walk down to our local beach in the glorious sunshine.

The children had some time to play and explore, finding treasures including sparkly rocks and rocks with faces 🙂

They also found some giant feathers and together decided these were most likely from a big Gull or a Heron.  We admired a Buzzard soaring up above in the blue sky, spotted by our P7 Issy and identified by our P6 Kate.

While we were at the beach, we collected any big bits of rubbish we found too, to continue in our beach cleaning work.  We took these back to the school to dispose of.

 

We sat together to share in our current class book – Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ and then practiced our Gaelic singing in preparation for next year’s MOD competition.

  

 

 

Related articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

  • Article 29 – Goals of education: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.  It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.
  • Article 31 – Leisure, Play & Culture: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities