Kier have made a dinner hall charter that reminds all the pupils how to behave and all the rights and responsibilities of the dinner hall. The reason Kier have been taking their time to do this is because the dinner lady was not very pleased with some of the behaviour, and it is always too noisy. Hopefully, with the charter up and running, people will be able to enjoy their lunch a lot more and the behaviour will be a lot better.
By Madeline P6
This year Keir are responsible of Health. We have been learning about Food Miles, healthy games, healthy recipes and lots more.
We now have house mornings as well as still having house meetings.
High Visibility Day
In October we decided to have a High Visibility Day as the clocks had changed and it was getting darker. We had an assembly about it and everyone came dressed in the brightest clothes they could find. Eric came in to talk to us about his job (a lollypop man) and how he keeps us safe in the dark. Mrs Currie came wearing her normal winter clothes: Dark jeans, Dark purple jacket and black boots and Eric came in his normal winter clothes: A high visibility suit. We turned off the lights and took a photo of Mrs Currie and Eric and the clothes that Mrs Currie was wearing made her hardly visible at all! The school have learnt a lesson about this topic and now know a lot more than they did.
Carbon Footprint/Food miles
Emily came in from Carbon Neutral Stirling. She came in to talk to us about Carbon Footprint and Food Miles. Emily came in with a big foot to show us how many carbon missions we were using. The foot was split into different sections about different topics and we found out fabulous facts like you could have 5 showers for the same amount of water as 1 bath! For Food Miles we did pizza food miles and how many food miles it would take for one local pizza to travel here and one from abroad.
Hats for Haiti
Hats for Haiti was a huge success! Everyone came to school with hats on, and brought no much less than a minimum of £1 with them but instead of bringing in just the one pound, everyone took in as much as they could and we made an amazing £514.75! All the money went to Mary’s Meals which is a Scottish Charity and they were very grateful for the money! There is also a Mary’s Meals website which we looked at and aswell as all that, we had an assembly about it too.
The health committee went down to the Hydro grounds to set up the memorable mile track. Then the rest of the school came down and we took a few photos, after that we then began running the mile. The first person round the track was Jamie and the second was Louise. Then the prizes were announced. The health committee knew about two of them but only Mrs Currie knew about the 3rd. The first was for the best costume and that was Holly as a fairy princess. The second was for the best use of the sport relief socks we were selling and that went to Kirsty for attaching as many socks as she could find onto her clothes, and the mystery prize was to find out who had the best smile and that went to Charles as he had the best smile going round the course.
By Alice and Catriona
For Keir’s house morning Kelly from Carbon Neutral Stirling came in to talk to us about Travel miles. We learnt that using more local food is better than using food from abroad especially when we can get it from just down the road. We learnt about road safety and how we can make our roads safer for children. We can use a walking bus or put down speed bumps, islands, and lots more!
After play time we went to the Laighills. We played on the slides, the roundabout and on the climbing frame. We got a lot of fresh air and it made our house morning fun. After going to the Laighills, Alice had an idea of having a whole morning at the Laighills and have a HEALTHY picnic there on our last house morning.
Over all Keir really enjoyed it and that’s all that really matters!
By the House captains of Keir
First we did Christmassy outlines on glass jars with stain glass window paints. Whilst we were waiting for the paints to dry we played healthy games on the computer and board games that we made.
We have now had two house mornings; Keir has had great fun on both of them.
On Friday the 6th November we had the second house morning. First Em from Keep Scotland Beautiful came in to talk to us about Carbon Footprint. After her power-point she asked us a couple of questions to make sure the information had sunk in to our brains. Then, she made stickers with us about saving energy and water. Em took some away with her to turn into proper stickers (as the ones we made had blue-tack on the back to keep them sticky). All that took us up to snack time.
After snack we allocated each member of Keir a recipe that we will put on the website to illustrate. We noticed fantastic drawing skills from primary one all the way up to primary seven.
We then did a fitness competition. We all had to do as many jump squats as possible in 20 seconds (it’s way harder than it sounds, honestly!) this will be carrying on throughout all house mornings, and we will see if we can improve how many we can do. It was all great fun and we hope all of Keir are looking forward to the next house morning.
Making Handwashing Reminders
Friday the 2nd of October all the houses did a House morning.
Keir first of all made posters about healthy eating.
That took us up until snack. Then after that we watched a DVD about washing our hands properly. When that finished, we got very messy because, we hand printed on to paper with paint to make a poster to tell people to wash their hands. When the paint dried we stuck posters on from a package that Mrs. Paterson gave us.
When everyone had finished painting we had to wash our hands properly and Mrs. Kinvig would know if we succeeded because we would have not the tiniest speck of paint on our hands. All of us passed so we all became hand washing agents with our passes and stickers.
Keir had the best fun ever!
By the Captains of Keir