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Published by gw11laudersusan, 2021-11-05 06:42:26

Term 1 clubs update

Term 1 clubs update




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Message from the Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer

As we now send out a weekly bulletin, I thought
it would be good to send out a termly review.
This is looking at the clubs we offered in term 1
and consists mainly of pictures and ‘pupil voice’.

Our clubs in term 1 have been run by our school
staff as well as our house and vice captains. A
big ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported these

We value your opinion too! If you have any ideas
for clubs or, indeed could help to support one,
please do not hesitate to get in touch
([email protected]).

This term we also have the support
of Kilwinning Academy Sports
Leaders so we are looking forward
to offering lots more clubs!

Susan Lauder

Sports Statistics

We track attendance at all clubs and each block
of 4 weeks we provide ‘stats’ to our classes –
which % attended clubs, how many boys and
girls. Each class then has a target for the weeks
ahead – trying to improve each time.
We also award a ‘Bronze’ award for attending 10

sessions, a
‘Silver’ award
for attending
25 sessions
and a ‘Gold’
award for
100 sessions.
We have just
special ‘pin’
badges for
boys and
girls who

Mrs Taylor, one of our Classroom Assistants, really
enjoyed running the lunchtime rugby club with P5/6
and P7 children. Their skills really developed over
the weeks!

The skipping club was run by Mrs Rennie for our
boys and girls in P3/4. This was a hit!

Our Active Schools Coordinator is David Miller. He
is new to our cluster, so the boys and girls enjoyed
meeting him on an informal basis at our ‘class
breakfast’. David is keen to support us with the
delivery of clubs – before, during and after school.
He works closely with the NASA students who will
support delivery.
David and the wider Active Sports team have an
‘events calendar’ and we hope to be able to attend
more events as restrictions ease.

Kilwinning Academy

We are very lucky to have such supportive partners!
Kilwinning Academy P.E department are accommodating
us each Wednesday afternoon for P.E. One week, P3/4
and P4/5 are walking down for a session and the
following week, P5/6 and P7 have a turn. The P.E staff
along with Sports Leaders are working hard to provide a
range of drills and activities.

Not all of our clubs are sporty! Our Kindness Club
met for 4 weeks in term 1. They worked on all
sorts of activities and presented ‘kindness awards’
to different people in our school. They also took
flowers to Chaleybeate – usually we try to visit the
residents there regularly and we have been unable
to go in. The flowers really made everyone smile!

Our Cross Country after school club ran for 6 sessions
for P5, P6 and P7. We had a great turn out and our boys
and girls trained well for our cluster competition which
took place at Kilwinning Sports Club.
They particularly enjoyed our ‘trial run’ at the Sports
This club will restart soon – 1 night a week due to pupil

We like to try new
sports too. We
participated in
‘National Boccia
Day’ – giving boys
and girls the
chance to try this
sport. Feedback
was great – and we
would really like to
buy our own kit!

The football club was the sport of choice for some of
our middle school children. It was facilitated by our
This term P3/4 have a lunchtime club, run by our house
and vice captains – Aaron, Jacob and Lewis, supported
by Mrs Rennie.

Our House Captains and P7 boys are running a chess
club for children who are interested in learning this new
game. These boys are passionate about playing chess
and we have been super impressed with their
enthusiasm as well as their patience when teaching boys
and girls who have never played before.

Every class in our school takes part in Fit15/a Daily Mile
each day. We are lucky to be so close to Kilwinning
Sports Club so we can access this area as well as our
own running track.
We are always encouraging children to develop their

We are very grateful to Greggs, who provided funding
for us to offer a FREE October holiday club. This was
delivered by our partners at Kilwinning Sports Club. Boys
and girls attended this club, had their lunch and then
had 2 hours of sports coaching.
It was great to hear how much our children enjoyed this!

‘We Highlight our Out Of School Heroes’ – we
really love to see what our boys and girls do out of
school. When they achieve something… whether
this is an award, a skill or are able to do something
they previously couldn’t (tie laces, ride a bike), we
like to celebrate this. Children have a picture
taken for our WHOOSH wall and tell us a little
about what they have done.

Our House and Vice Captains take responsibility
for the Art Club which runs at lunchtime. They
have resources ready and have a ‘theme of the
week’. Very responsible pupil leaders… and very
keen boys and girls!

Pupil voice is important to us. We like to hear what
new clubs children would like… as well as what
clubs our staff or pupil leaders may like to deliver!

I would like to try I would like a
baseball. gymnastics club.

Madison Orla

We would like a We would like a
multisports club. hockey club for
P7. David

I would like a
tennis club.

Leah P3/4

We look forward to sharing more pictures and
information about our clubs at the end of term 2.

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