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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.

Spooky stuff

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.

Shoe­box up­date

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.

Christ­mas fayre

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

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