S1 pupils visit Butterfly World

img_1688r img_1699r img_1718r img_1754r img_5627r img_9297rS1 Art and Design pupils were given the opportunity to visit Butterfly World just before the October break. This allowed the pupils to contextualise the learning that has taken place in the classroom since August, as the theme of our project was ‘Reptiles’. They freely explored the rainforest area, handled a number of different insects and reptiles and finally they were given the opportunity to do some observational drawing of their favourite species. Based on the feedback gathered from pupils, they seemed to thoroughly enjoy this experience and it was clear that this trip helped to enrich their learning as well as enhance their understanding of reptiles as a whole. Butterfly World staff and the photographs may suggest that the teachers seemed to enjoy it just as much as the pupils…

S1 STEM Challenge

S1 pupils  had a great day building towers, parachutes and wind turbines and they really did us proud with the effort and enthusiasm they put in. Feedback from the professionals running the workshops was that “our kids were great!”

Take a look at the slideshow: stem-oct2016


S1 pupils have an opportunity to extend their learning at home as well as add vital points to their House total.

The home learning challenge can be found on our website. From the homepage, click on the homework tab or click the logo below:

S1 Home Learning Challenge

S1 Home Learning Challenge


You choose which activities to complete.

You can get any resources you might need from your class teacher or use your own if it suits you. Some are available on the S1 Challenge page of the website.

As you complete each activity, ask your class teacher to sign and date it.

Complete a row diagonally, horizontally or vertically to get 10 House Points.

Earn 50 House Points if you complete the whole grid for the Faculty – so there are hundreds of House Points up for grabs!

Hand in your current signed sheets to Mr Duncan by 31st October for the House Points to be awarded.