Kirkhill Primary School

The Great Debate

The motion of the house was “all school uniform should be made compulsory for all Scottish pupils”

We went outside so that we could house an audience(P5’s) and braved the elements to have an excellent debate.

Both sides contributed with some valid points. At the end our two closing speakers ,Ella,Ali,made passionate cases for their side of the debate.

The audience then voted and the against team won.

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DYW Week

During DYW week we had lots of visitors including a project manager, digital marketing manager, a pharmacist, a farmer, a scientist and a chartered surveyor.

Some of the interesting things we got to experience were

  • Home-made honey tasting session.
  • A ‘scientist of not quiz’ where we had to decide who was and was not a scientist by their appearance.
  • DNA coding.
  • Designing property floor plans.

To finish off our DYW week, Lee Velocity came in to speak to us and the rest of the school in an assembly.

She guided us through all the equipment she needed for her ‘Match the Miles’ challenge which Kirkhill primary had taken part in. WE were amazed at how much she could fit on a bike.

Lee inspired us to follow our dreams as she had done herself. Lee cycles and raises lots of money for charity, but is also an cycling ambassador for the Scottish government. How exciting!

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Ribhinn and Kirsty

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A new visitor for Developing the Young Workforce week.

A new visitor.

We all had a visit from Mrs Brockie, Doug’s Mum. She brought in strips from her beehives, farmers make these to make sure that they can get as much honey from one beehive as possible.

She also showed us duck, hen and goose eggs so we could compare them. The goose egg was much bigger than the other two. Mrs Brockie told us there was as much in one goose egg as there is in three hen eggs.

Mrs Brockie also took in some hay and straw for us to smell and spot the difference from them , she explained that people used straw for the bedding of  horses,cows,sheep,rabbits and lots more animals!!.  We got some honeycomb with LOADS of honey from Mrs Brockie she allowed us to taste her honey from her own farm that she has!!!. Mrs Purvis allowed us to taste the actual comb. Some people said it tasted “nice” some people said it was “horrible” Mrs Brockie told us that if the honeycomb is covered with white chewy hard stuff that meant that it was the BEST of the comb and honey!.

After our little adventure with Mrs Brockie, we had to say goodbye for the day! Everyone had some fun with it and hopefully we can say Hello again!. It was a HUGE experience for all the Children.

Reporter: Molly Finlayson P6

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