Litracy Footprint Launch Event
On Thursday 5th March 2015, World Book Day, staff and pupils at Auchinraith Primary School were joined by invited guests to launch a literacy footprint for Blantyre. The event was attended by staff from Calderside Academy, staff and children from Calderside Nursery, business partners from the Blantyre area and Tom Greatrex, MP.
The event was part of an ongoing initiative in the school to raise the profile of reading and ensure all our children can read well when they leave primary. Upper school pupils did a presentation about their experiences launching the Read On Get On campaign. After the presentation everyone enjoyed some refreshments and chatted about their favourite books. There was a real buzz of enthusiam as guests discussed books ranging from Awful Aunite to the Cat in the Hat! Guests were also invited to write their positive experiences of reading on a footprint. The event was a great success and we look forward to working with our literacy partners again soon. Photographs from the event are in the gallery now and remember to watch out for our literacy footprints in Blantyre.
Fifth Green Eco Flag Award
We are all extremely proud to be celebrating the achievement of our fifth green Eco flag. On 20th January 2015, we welcomed Eco Schools Scotland assessor, Laura Kneale, into our school in order to showcase the great work that we have been doing to raise awareness of environmental issues. She remarked on the outstanding efforts of the whole school community, the embedded respect for each other and the environment, and the strong bonds with both local and global business partners. We are all very excited to continue our Eco journey. Look out for a picture of our new flag in the gallery - coming soon!