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All twelve pupils in the school have enjoyed a four week block of tennis coaching from Vicki Paterson. During the sessions, Vicki developed skills such as serving, volleying and ball control. She also played lots of new games to build co-operation, team building and listening skills. The sessions were also great fun!
As well as regular inputs from Mr McKay (visiting specialist) and Kirsty, Crathie School has benefitted from two after school multi-sport taster sessions organised by Graeme McCall, Active Schools Co-ordinator. These sessions have been very popular with the children. Sports have included boccia, indoor curling and badminton. Parent/community volunteers are required for this activity to continue, training and equipment will be provided. If anyone is able to offer their time, please contact Graeme on 07823 536 215 or email him Graeme.email@example.com.
On Monday 14th September, pupils from Crathie joined with others from Braemar and Ballater Schools to enjoy music workshops organised by Fischy Music. In the afternoon they showcased their singing talents by performing a concert for family and friends. The songs were very catchy with themes of resilience and being the best we can be.
On Friday 18th September, the School were warmly welcomed to Glenbuchat Hall to enjoy the “Art in the Buchat” experience. Several very talented crafters and makers shared their skills and knowledge with the children before everyone had the opportunity to create their own “Mini Monet” masterpiece which was then added to a gallery created by all the visitors to the Hall. This experience was enjoyed as part of the North East Open Studios programme.
In Term One and most of Term Two, Friday morning has been set aside for forest school /outdoor learning experiences. The weather has been (mostly!) kind and pupils have enjoyed environmental art and technology challenges as well as practising their listening and co-operation skills. A wall hanging of the stunning autumn leaf colours has been made and will be hung up in the School very soon.
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