P7 has recently been to Dalguise and we had an amazing experience! On the Wednesday when we boarded the bus and loaded up our bags and got ready to go. After we arrived and had lunch we headed up to the dorm, Faskalli, the boys were right across the hall from the girls and next to miss Johnston-Kehoes room, she got no sleep. Our first activity was the burn walk we had to walk through freezing cold water and climb up steep and sharp rocks! Then the boys and girls split up into 2 groups, the boys went to raft building and made a successful raft but jumped off anyway! Meanwhile the girls were harnessed up and shooting down the zip line. After all that we went and messed around in our dorms then we had dinner and went to sleep.

On the next day the girls did the sensory trail whilst the boys were doing the activity courses and Sam, Murdo and Struan commando crawled through the mud and their shirts went crispy. Then the girls did the vertical challenge and the boys did the zip line. Then it was lunch, after lunch the girls did the challenge course and got muddy as well, while the boys were doing the sensory trail and Murdo went insane about fluffy things. And at the end of the day Struan got smashed into the ladder and got a bump sticking out of his head.

Then on the last day the girls built an awesome raft and did the giant swing. And the boys did the giant swing and the vertical challenge.

Overall we enjoyed it a lot and are very grateful of being given the opportunity to go.

By Murdo and Ailis (a bit)

Starting a new challenge

Primary 7 have accepted a new challenge they had been asked to take part in a math competition all about shapes. St Marys entered 3 pupils Gaby, Rory and Duncan to take part. Before the competition we had to decide a theme for are poster witch they were going to make at the competition. We decided to do are poster about tessellation and architecture. We were split in groups to find different information such strange building architects.in the end we came 4th but we came 1st in the poster competition.

New challenge?!

Having done tycoon in schools primary 7 were quickly moving on to their new challenge. As ever primary 7 were enthusiastic to get started on their new challenge. There new challenge was to make a bridge made out of cable ties and lolly pop sticks it had to be 2 meters and carry a bottle of water with wheels on it. At first they had a competition to see who could make the strongest structure. In the end we recreated the strongest bridge and added to make it even better.

We were only allowed to enter 6 of 13 children to go to the competition and in the end Duncan, Rebecca, Sophie, Fergus, Ardan and Alex were chosen to go. Let’s hope we do well?!

By Hattie!

“So close!”

As you may know p7’s worked hard on the competition called Tycoon in schools they hand crafted all the things they sold and at the end all of them were shocked to find out they doubled their money.

After a few months they checked the tycoon in schools e mail but we didn’t get in to the top eight, after feeling a bit deflated they had a bit of hope left so checked the website they looked through all of the winners then with no hope left one of the pupils noticed their team name and we found out we came tenth out of over 400 schools!


-By Izzy & Hattie



Bonne Année

For our friends in Tilloy lez Marchiennes from Primary 7!

Jinglebell-ing on the Handbells!

Primary 7 have been learning and practising on the new hand bells in school. Today they went up to Randolph Hill to play a merry Christmas tune for the residents. It certainly set a festive tone!
Well done, Primary 7!

Carol Singing at Randolph Hill

St Mary’s choir took the opportunity to spread some Christmas cheer today at Randolph Hill. Boys and girls from Primary 3-7 who are in the choir went up to sing their Christmas carols and wish everyone a very merry Christmas. It was a great morning and they all sang beautifully. Well done to everyone who took part.
Happy Christmas!

Food for Fitness Festival

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Jamie and Judy Murray open our Food for Fitness Festival

On Monday 12th May our whole school proudly hosted our first ever food for fitness festival.The day was a resounding success and was a wonderful celebration of learning, partnerships and community relationships



One of our Commonwealth Country displays


Serving Judy Murray at our healthy tuck shop


Enjoying our displays, Fiona Bell and Kerry Chriton from Education Scotland


Can’t Cook , Won’t CookWhat will you create


Come and have a go. St Mary’s children making best use of the Micro Fitness equipment


Primary 1/2 sharing their learning from our learning conetxt food for thought


Royal Highland Education Trust Exhibiting at the festival


Interviewing some of our guests, are they enjoying our festival?


Alban Sayer shares the learning from Primary 7 as part of their food and nutrition in sport project


Judy Murray examines, what our nursery have learned as part of their food project


Chef to impress


And the winner is…


Leo and Liam our Can’t Cook won’t cook gold medal winners


The winning dish.


The water cycle dance performed by Primary 3/4 and enjoyed by many guests


A thank you for our celebrity judges


Zumbatomic.. our food for fitness finale


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Photo arch competition

Ever thought of entering a photo competition, Well P3-7 took part in the Myplace photography competition which is a competition in which you take architectural photos. We entered the competition because we have won it two years in a row. The awards ceremony is being held at the lighthouse art gallery in Glasgow and the prize for first place is five hundred pounds worth of camera equipment!

 By Cory Gibson (P6)