Prepar­ing for pri­mary Fam­i­lies sup­ported to get ready for first day at school

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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