Please see message from Colin Carmichael, SU Regional Worker
We are all very aware about the current situation involving Covid-19. SU Scotland has been monitoring this and taking into account recent developments – including the announcements by the UK and Scottish Government last night (16/03/2020), which are placing significant restrictions on movements. We are also aware that local authority advice to schools on residentials has also been recently revised.
With a very heavy heart the decision has been taken to suspend all our SU Holiday and SU Weekend events which take place before the end of May. This includes cancelling our weekend event at Alltnacriche from 15-17 May.
We have just heard that unfortunately the planned weekend away at Alltnacriche on the above dates will now not proceed as planned.
We know that those planning to attend will be disappointed.
For any children who attend SU, a letter has gone home with your child, however, please see the attached information for full details.
If your child attends Scripture Union, please see attached letter. Slips will be coming out on Monday, however, you can also let the office know via email to:
Tuesday October 8th – launch of Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal at Assembly by Scripture Union pupils.
Following the Assembly, pupils were issued with a Shoe Box flier giving information on how to go about filling a shoe box. You can choose to fill a box or hand in loose items from the checklist to class teacher/school office – all donations are greatly appreciated! A collection of hand knitted hats/scarves/gloves have been donated by a lady in the local community and these can be picked up from the school office to help you start off your box if needed.
Simply wrap a shoe box – lid and box separately.
Decided who box is for – boy, girl, teenager, man or woman.
Fill box with items from the checklist – https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/213375_71040debdcee4006bb671b0f6b7ff2a1.pdf
Stick checklist on front of box – tick off items in the box.
Hand in to class teacher/office by Friday 1st November.
Nursery children/families have been asked if they can help by donating loose items from the checklist and the boys and girls can help parent volunteers make up shoe boxes on Monday 4th November.
Any questions, please ask any of the SU team. Thank you in anticipation of your support – these gifts are massively appreciated!
Scripture Union Round Up
It’s been a fun two terms at Holm Primary so far and here’s a flavour of what we’ve been up to on Tuesday lunchtimes.
We kicked off Scripture Union with the girls and boys organising the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal in the school. This year marked the 25th year of the Appeal and the children were a great help in making posters, organising leaflets for classes, sorting through knitted hats/scarves, making up Lego bags, designing Christmas cards and checking boxes. As well as hearing about the Appeal in Assembly, the group heard from four sixth year pupils from Millburn Academy who spent two weeks in the summer volunteering in Romania with Blythswood. It was great to hear first hand about what life in Romania is like for young people and what a difference the shoe boxes make.
A fantastic total of 68 boxes were handed in to the school and thanks again to all who supported the Appeal! On November 15th we walked along to the Culduthel Christian Centre to help pack and check the boxes alongside volunteers from the local community. The group played their part in checking some of the 6,668 boxes that have since been distributed to folks of all ages in Bulgaria. Danny Muschate, Grants, PR & Marketing Manager for Blythswood contacted us to thank the pupils for all their hard work – they were a real credit to the school and their families.
In November we enjoyed a visit from SU Regional Worker Colin Carmichael who popped along to visit the group. The group also enjoyed a visit from school chaplain Fiona Smith who we put to the test with some tough questions such as how many stories are there in the Bible, who made the world and how many people go to your church!!
Leading up to Christmas, parent volunteer Aneta Zielinska came along to make some beautiful Christmas craft nativity jars with the group – they looked amazing! Thanks to all our visitors to SU this year.
We have introduced the group to the Bible as a library of books (66 books in total!) and gone right back to the beginning in looking at the creation story.
Finally, we finished off this term with our Christmas Party – the group showed off some first class gingerbread decorating skills as well as enjoying some fun party games!
We watched the Well Good News of Christmas – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgrOwFKeGWg&t=4s which helped us think about why Christmas is so special for Christians.
Our first session of 2019 is on Tuesday 8th January – we have a few spaces still available and any p5-p7 pupils who would like to join the group, please pick up an information letter from class teachers or the school office.
Merry Christmas from the SU Team!
If any pupils are interested in joining our wonderful SU group then please fill in the form and hand it into reception. Thank you