Preparing for primary Families supported to get ready for first day at school
Dozens of children from Rutherglen and Cambuslang earned their ‘ Passport to Primary’ after taking part in fun workshops.
Children entering P1 next week were invited to school transition workshops and park parties where they took part in a range of play based activities centred around their ‘Passport to Primary’.
Skills required for starting school were highlighted in the passport and focussed on storytelling, games, keeping active, the outdoors, being creative and healthy snacking.
Karen Brodie, of the home school partnership, said: “The curriculum for excellence wants our children to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
“In order to achieve this our children need experiences - real life opportunities to see, touch, taste, smell and hear things for themselves.
“The good news is there’s a simple way for children to get all the experiences and skills they need to prepare them for school, and life in general. It’s play. My aim in organising these workshops is to get that message across to parents so that children are as happy, bright and balanced as they can be.”
More than 170 children, parents and carers attended the workshops and a further 100 Party in the Park, where youngsters were encouraged to wear their school tie, take part in games and help Paddington Bear find items for his pencil case.
Held in Overtoun Park and Cambuslang Park, the parties were lead by the children’s library team, which hosted an outdoor Bookbug session, treasure hunt, races and bouncy castle.
P1 ready Children helped Paddington Bear find the items for his pencil case