We have 3 ‘Task Groups’ which meet on a regular basis to discuss, plan and organise activites and events for the school.  All senior class pupils have an opportunity to express a preference for which of the 3 task groups they would like to be part of.  Staff then allocate pupils to the various groups, taking these requests into account. Each group has a notice board and folder which they keep up to date and they also provide information for newsletters.  Every week a different group works with the P1-4 class to lead a lesson on what they have been planning and developing.

ROTAKIDS

They work alongside our other Task Groups to organise fundraising events, often with direct involvement from the Alford and District Rotary Club, for the whole school.  These vary from Red Nose Day to the Rotary Shoebox Appeal.

All senior class pupils get the opportunity to take their pledge to be Rotakids:

“As a Rotakid I endeavour to be fair to all, To serve my community, and to show respect to others.”

HEALTH/RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS GROUP

The Health group promote all areas of health and wellbeing.  This includes promoting road safety monitoring the use of reflective jackets when walking near the road.

They advertise a health tuck shop and liaise with Norma regarding items for sale.

The Health group are also working towards our Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award and on promoting awarness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child across the whole school community.

ECO GROUP

Our Eco Group have recently worked hard to achieve our Green Flag Award and continue to carry out a range of activities to maintain this.  This includes planning for and maintaining our school planting areas throughout the year as well as planting and harvesting what is grown.

The Eco group promote sustainable learning and looking after the environment in all aspects of school.

They will also look towards applying for our level 4 RHS Gardening Award.

We have been learning about Diwali this week. P1-4 made colourful lanterns and P5-7 created some beautiful rangoli patterns! #HappyDiwali2020 @LtL_News

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As part of their Extreme Earth topic our p5-7 class have been learning about earthquakes. They were challenged to build strong buildings for ‘Jellyton’, a town in an area earthquakes are common- then they had to pass the jelly earthquake test!

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A beautiful day for Forest Schools! Cooking bread on the fire, balancing and leaf printing. 😊🍂 @ForestSchools

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Our Primary 7 learners have enjoyed working on transition activities provided by @alfordacademy this week! 😊

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