Celebrating 40 years of Gas Terminal
A number of events have been held since the start of term. Children in P4-7 created colouring competitions last session for P1-3. Pupils in P5/6 created a large banner for the site. We were delighted to receive birthday cake for each class to help in their celebrations!
It was yummy. Jamie
The Gas Site gave the cake for the birthday! Michael
Our annual sponsored walk has taken place. The weather managed to keep fine! Only a few spots of rain but the heavens opened about 5 minutes after we were back in school, so we were really fortunate.
Nursery children also participated in their own sponsored ‘toddle’ at both sessions. Thank you, yet again, for supporting the school. All funds raised will be used within the school/nursery for additional resources and outings. Further information will be given once a total is calculated. Please hand back sponsor forms and donations to the school office ASAP.
P7 Trip to Peterhead Academy
As part of their themed work on ‘Energy’ our P7 class were invited into the academy for an afternoon where they had a science lesson involving a number of experiments. They came back full of excitement and enthusiasm. Read on for their comments…
I liked lighting the splint from the Bunsen burner and then lighting the gas in the beaker. Saffron
I liked it when Mrs Duthie lit the gas bubbles and it gave off a huge flame. I could feel the heat from the flame! Isla W
I liked lighting the Bunsen burner and I learned that you can change the flame on the Bunsen burner. There is a safety flame which is orange, a blue flame and a roaring flame. Ellie
I liked putting the splint into the glass beaker full of gas because this made a big flame. Ryan
I learned that you had to use a lighter and keep clicking it until the Bunsen burner lit a flame. Lennon
I liked filling the glass beaker with gas from the gas tap. You had to place the beaker in water and then put the gas pipe into the beaker to fill it with gas so that the gas replaced the water. Rylee
P1 School Lunch
My Daddy liked it and I liked it! – Jamie
It was the best cheese panini in the whole world. Zac
I liked the cookie. Michael
I wanted seconds. – Charlie
It was lovely to see so many parents for the P1 lunch taster. The chicken was a treat! Children ate very well.
P7 Leavers’ Assembly
Our final assembly was held on Wednesday to celebrate our P7 class who are moving on after the summer. We would like to wish Alex Addison, Campbell Bayliss, Max Chalmers, Luke Grugeon, William Leys, Alfie Mair, Stuart Strachan, Sean Stuart, Connor Ward, Sienna Cumming, Ashleigh Lynch, Stacy Murison, Brodie Nicolson, Keira Smith and Kaitlyn Stephen all the very best and congratulate them on their efforts as Class of 2017!
P5 and P6 Highland Show
Grant Mackie of Greenspan Energy sponsored our recent visit to The Royal Highland Show. Pupils had a fantastic day, leaving at 7am and not returning until 10:30pm!
We had a super time exploring the huge farm machinery and learning all about Salmon Farming and Potato farming in the RHET Discovery Centre. Pupils took part in a cookery demonstration with chef Rylee cooking some delicious puddings! Then we had some free time to explore the various stalls and have some fun on the inflatable assault course.
Some groups also managed to visit all the livestock. Thank you to all our parent helpers who gave up a very long day to support the pupils! Thank you too, Greenspan Energy who enabled us to have such a fabulous experience.
Rylee Gray and Mayah Herlihy achieved success in graduating from The Children’s University on Saturday 24th June at Elphinstone Hall. Rylee Gray was awarded a Gold Undergraduate Award for 100 hours of learning activities. Mayah Herlihy was awarded a Silver Undergraduate Award for 65 hours of learning activities.
We are very proud of our first 2 pupils from St Fergus Primary who have graduated. Next session we hope many more pupils will take the fantastic opportunity to get involved in this prestigious event.
Thank you to Mrs Paterson, Mrs McRobbie and Mrs Stott who served a lovely school BBQ on Wednesday.
It was fun! Angus
It was tasty. Savannah
It was the best day ever! Nathan S
I liked the hot dogs. Ollie
Bouncy Castle Fun!
P6/7 pupils used their profit from a recent maths exercise where children had to create an enterprise to make a profit. Their ideas ranged from iced smoothies and fruit kebabs, these were made and sold to pupils then profit and loss were calculated. They decided to order a bouncy castle and a disco dome to share with the school. A fantastic day was had by all!
Visit from Kim Little
Our senior class were delighted to welcome a celebrity into school last Monday. Kim Little, who is the leading goal scorer for Scotland’s Women’s National Football Team gave them a talk about her life and career in football. Kim, who was brought up in Mintlaw, was voted BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2016. The class had prepared questions for Kim and were especially keen to hear about the years she spent playing in the USA for Seattle. Kim presented pupils with a pair of signed football boots and these will be raffled at the start of the new session.