Little Loch Broom Schools Quilt

One of our Lockdown projects was creating a quilt. Everyone was given a square of fabric to decorate, showing something that made them happy. The squares have now been expertly combined to produce this stunning quilt which is even more beautiful that the photograph shows. Huge thanks to everyone who helped. Creativity is one of our school values and this is so wonderfully creative, showing how such different ideas can come together to produce something this special. The quilt will move between the schools and be used for joint events.

Information from NHS Highland

We are aware that positive cases of Covid-19 can cause some local anxiety in the community. Please be reassured that our Health Protection Team is working closely with colleagues within the Highland Council to continually monitor the situation in Highland. Guidance has been provided to teachers in all our schools regarding any incidence of Covid-19 or similar symptoms within the school community.

Pupils and staff should not attend school if any symptoms develop. Please inform the school.

The key message is don’t go to school or work if you are ill

For most people, Covid-19 will be a mild illness. If you develop symptoms you should remain self-isolating at home for 10 days from the date when your symptoms appeared, even if this takes you over the 14 day period currently advised.

 

Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and further information on testing can be found on NHS Inform. In the event that you develop symptoms, all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Please also follow the five rules that are highlighted in the national FACTS campaign –

  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid crowded places indoors or outdoors
  • Clean your hands regularly and remember to clean hard surfaces that you might be touching
  • Two metre physical distancing remains in place – this is especially important at the school gates when dropping off or collecting your children.
  • Self-isolate and book a test if you have any of the symptoms of Covid19 – a cough, a temperature, or a loss of, or change in your sense of taste or smell

There is evidence of increasing transmission across Scotland. Covid19 is still here and it is important that everyone takes responsibility and follows the national guidance to keep them and others safe. Everyone in Highland, Argyll and Bute has a role to play to keep the number of positive cases as low as possible.

Re-create Art Competition

Inspired by the Getty Museum’s invitation to ‘re-create’ a famous work of art at home our schools had a competition for everyone to do the same.

It was very close; the entries were sent to other Head Teachers in the area who struggled to choose and commended all of the children on their efforts. The winner of the school children’s competitions is Finn with his interpretation of ‘The Son of Man’. The winner for the Nursery children is Arhlo with his ‘Banksy’.

The staff have been taking part too and the winner was chosen by some of the children. Anyone who lies in a water filled ditch for art deserves a prize and the children agreed! Congratulations to Mrs. Kennedy.Finn artArhlo BanksyOphelia ArtEleanor Art

Egg Decoration Competition

We had an Egg Decoration Competition for both Scoraig and Badcaul schools together. We were asked to decorate an egg and create a scene for it. Jake and Finlay submitted the winning entry. Their viking village, complete with teachers, is very creative and if you look carefully you can see they even added runic writing. Well done to everyone that took part!Egg Competition

100 years of the periodic table

As part of a joint project with all the primary schools in the area and Ullapool high school, we researched, designed and made a ceramic tile to celebrate 100 years of the periodic table.

Our element was Titanium.  Steve, a ceramicist from Ullapool and Mrs Williams, a science teacher from Ullapool high school visited to help us make the tile.  We look forward to the un-veiling of the finished work…

 

What’s On

What’s on at Badcaul Primary School

Monday 25th November

pm Music with Trish 

Tuesday 26th November

Science Workshop 

3-3:30pm Intergenerational- community welcome to join us for tea and games 

Wednesday 27th November

Mrs Morgan teaching 

Literary Officer visit

Open the Book

Yoga with Eva 5pm

Thursday 28th November 

Friday 29th November

What’s On

What’s on at Badcaul Primary School

Monday 28th October 

First day of term

Tuesday 29th October

Diwali celebration with Scoraig Primary School

3pm-3.30pm Inter generational open afternoon 

Wednesday 30th October

Open The Book 2pm

Yoga with Eva 5pm

Thursday 31st October

Friday 1st November