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Pupils in S1 and S2 took part in a Readathon to raise money for new books and equipment for the English department.
The event ran in school in the week prior to the October break and during the holiday itself.
The Readathon encouraged reading in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and pupils were sponsored by family and friends to read as many books as possible.
Needless to say there was some healthy competition, and the Quick Read books were especially popular.
Calderhead marked Hallowe’en with a number of events in the school.
The senior pupils treated the S1s to a scary movie in the assembly hall on the Monday afternoon and this was followed with a spooky storytelling session in the library at lunchtime on Hallowe’en. S4 pupil, Megan, also demonstrated her considerable special effect make up skills by creating realistic bruising and werewolf scratches on Mrs Lumsden’s face and a very scary finger injury for Hannah. Thanks for helping out, Megan.
The home economics department also held a Hallowe’en cake competition with impressive entries from all the participants.
Stephanie Roth from Bells Food Group judged the competition and, after much deliberation, declared Jenny’s cake to be the winner. Well done, Jenny, and thank you to Stephanie for being our judge.
Dyslexia Awareness Week
This event aims to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia.
It took place from November 6 to 11 and the theme was “Positive About Dyslexia”.
One in ten children and adults in Scotland have dyslexia, which is not just about spelling, reading and writing – it can also cause difficulties with short-term memory, organisational and processing skills.
Pupils and staff sported blue ribbons in support of dyslexia awareness week and Dyslexia Scotland’s PowerPoint presentation was running in the library.
A huge thank you to pupils, staff, former staff and community members who contributed to the shoebox appeal. Seventy-five boys, girls and adults will receive a Christmas box this year thanks to donations.
The school also raised £46 for postage.
All students in S2 who helped to organise this event will receive their Saltire Award as part of their RME curriculum.
Save the date: the Calderhead Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday, December 2, from 1–3pm to help raise funds for the Malawi trip next year.
Make-up queen Pupils get into the spirit of Hallowe’en
Support Backing the dyslexia appeal