Believe You Will Achieve#2

bottle  straws

Can you lift a bottle with a straw?  Of course you can, if you ‘Believe You Will Achieve!’ Today in assembly we talked about how it is important to never give up and not be afraid to learn from your mistakes.  After all:


Congratulations to all our Star Award winners this week. They included Donald who has successfully completed the ‘Toe by Toe’ reading programme. Also, Lucy and Pippa who were the subject of a wonderful letter we received from Cheshire House:

Dear Mrs Strachan,

I am writing to thank a couple of your pupils, Pippa and Lucy.  They came to Cheshire House (Cheshire House Inverness is a home providing a range of services for young adults with physical disabilities) and helped out with a ‘Come Dine with Me’ day.  During their time here they showed maturity beyond their years and worked hard to make a very special day for our service users. I would like to thank them for their kindness and helpfulness, and thought you should know what wonderful pupils you have.

Kind regards

Jill Murray
Volunteer Co-ordinator, Cheshire House Inverness

Girls’ and Women’s cricket

girls-cricketA message from Neil Cameron of Cricket Scotland:

Hi there

I am delighted to announce the launch of a Girls’ and Women’s cricket club/ programme which will be taking place at Millburn Academy in the New Year. 

These ‘come and try’ sessions will take place from Saturday 14 January (between 4:30 & 6pm) through to 1 April – before moving outside.

Cricket is fun! It’s growing and the women’s game is the fastest expanding team sport in Scotland!

 Go on give it a go!!

These sessions are aimed at 10+ years.  If you think your child might be interested, please click on the link below:



My World of Work Live!

Our P7 class visited the Inverness Digital Studio and Careers Lab today where they took part in  some  activities designed to bring STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and maths) to life.  The activities were designed to enable them to:

  • Experience what it’s like to work in STEM careers such as construction and space engineering
  • Find out what many and varied STEM careers are out there like electronic engineering and cyber security
  • Explore where STEM subjects (like maths, physics and computing) could take them

The main activity they were involved with today was SPACE JUNK, where they learnt about space engineering. Using Lego Mindstorms robots, the children were able to simulate the orbital motion of a satellite, avoid space debris and bring the satellite safely back home.  Good job!

Authors Live-Lauren Child


Bestselling author Lauren Child joined a very special Authors Live broadcast to celebrate Book Week Scotland last week.

Lauren spoke  all about her action-packed Ruby Redfort series, which follows the adventures of a school girl secret agent. She answered questions from the live audience and schools around the country all about her writing and what inspires her. We also got to hear an extract from the final book in the series, Blink and You Die!

Here is a picture of Jack McLean-Wilson with the book he won after his question was asked on the Authors Live broadcast. Jack asked if Lauren had always wanted to be an author. She said not, as she was more keen on being an illustrator, but she did read loads of books as a child.  Well done Jack.  We hope you enjoy the book!

The broadcast can be watched again on the following link


Come on the Staggies!

Pupils in P4 have recently taken part in a number of fun football sessions led by one of Ross County’s community coaches.  Following these sessions, some of the pupils took the opportunity to go and cheer on Ross County playing in Saturday’s home match against Hamilton Accies.

Before kick-off, we were all looking forward to watching the game, and were given an unexpected bonus!  We got the chance to meet Ross County chairman, Mr Roy Macgregor, who was extremely welcoming towards us.  Not only did he raid the club shop to give us all Ross County wooly hats, he also gave us a whistle-stop tour behind the scenes.  We got to look around the Ross County dressing room and said hello to the Ross County manager, Jim McIntyre.  We also got to walk onto pitchside through the players’ tunnel.

We all enjoyed the match, and not even a late equaliser by Hamilton Accies managed to dampen our spirits!

Thank you to Ross County for a memorable afternoon!