Daily Archives: May 9, 2014

Saltire Prize Finalist!

finalistAfter picking up a Highly Commended Award at the Ping-Pong Pentathlon earlier this year, we entered the Junior Saltire competition. The challenge was to design, build and test a simple Hydrokinetic Generator. Hydro-kinetic devices use the energy in flowing river streams, tidal currents or artificial water channels as a source of renewable power. I am so pleased to announce that our entry has been shortlisted as a finalist and we are now invited to continue to the next stage of the competition, which is:

Wednesday 4 June 2014: All 9 finalists have been invited to the University of Edinburgh where the electrical output of devices will be tested in the FloWave.

Thursday 5 June 2014: Final judging for all finalists will take place at SCDI’s Celebration of Engineering and Science event at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.

I must pass on my sincere thanks to Mr Elder who helped us enormously with our endeavour. I will post further details as soon as I have more information.

Daviot Springwatch

NewrangerlogoI would like to say a very big thank you to the Countryside Rangers who visited our school this week. They took us for a wonderful and very informative walk through Daviot woods on Wednesday morning. Despite the gloomy weather forecast, the sun was our friend and shone brightly the entire time. We listened for birdsong, investigated mini-beasts, compared different types of rocks and played some brilliant wildlife and environmental history games. It really was a fabulous nature walk. We are really looking forward to our Bio-Blitz at Strathdearn Primary School on May 20th

HMIe Inspection

hmieI would like to say a very big well done to Team Daviot for our very successful HMIe inspection. Indeed, the Inverness Courier described our report as ‘glowing’. I couldn’t agree more. The strengths of the school were said to be:

  • Very well-behaved, friendly and confident children who want to do their best and show a strong school identity.
  • Led by the highly enthusiastic headteacher, a strong, cohesive staff team which works very well together and is keen to improve the school.
  • The range of valuable learning experiences, including the use of the outdoors and local environment to support learning.
  • Commitment of staff and parents in supporting further development of the school.

Thanks to everyone – pupils, parents, staff and partners – we couldn’t have done it without you. Go Team Daviot!