Monthly Archives: February 2016

Skiing Trip!

I’ve had a lot of brilliant days at Daviot, but I have to say, the parent-pupil skiing trip Rory’s mum organised last year has to be one of the best. Fiona has very kindly got the school another fantastic deal to visit the Lecht this year. But, due to the late snow, we have to be quick – so I am hoping to organise it for Thursday 10th March. All expenses for pupils will be covered by the school fund. Parents are welcome too – if they can make it – but we will need to ask for a contribution to cover the cost. Sadly, the humour of watching me trying to ski will not be there this time – due to a back injury (honest), but fingers crossed – the weather will be as brilliant as our last visit to the Lecht. More information to follow… Thanks, Fiona!IMG_2494

P7 at Drakies tomorrow

Just a quick post to remind parents that our P7 pupils are going to Drakies tomorrow afternoon. They will arrive at lunchtime – and then they will Join their P7 class for the Skills for Work Project. The pupils will be back at Daviot before 3 pm, so transport arrangements will not be affected.

Thanks for Voting!

The votes are in…. and the name of our Raspberry Pi invention is the Eye-SPi Drummer. However, there was so much love for Katie’s idea; I am adding it to our slogan: Take a Cymbal Selfie with the Eye-SPi Drummer! I think that says it all. Well done, Katie. It was a brilliant idea. Thanks for voting, everyone! We submit our design tomorrow, Fingers crossed!IMG_3080

Brilliant Bridge Building!

I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Williams for visiting us today. He came along to school to help our P6 and P7 pupils with a bridge building project. On March 11, our older children will be visiting the Highlands Science Celebration at Eden Court Theatre. During a day of many STEM activities, they have been challenged to design and build a bridge that will cross a 2m space. It must also support as many full 500ml water bottles as possible, standing upright on the roadway. It is a very difficult and complicated task, but the team had a brilliant time. We still have quite a bit of work to do, but we can’t wait for Mr Williams to come back next week to help us finish the project.

Please Vote! #PA_RaspberryPi

Help us choose a name for our entry for PA’s Raspberry Pi Competition. Our invention is a drumming machine that takes a selfie whenever you hit the cymbal pad. It’s great fun, and we hope it will inspire people to start drumming (or, in fact, start playing any musical instrument!). We had a class vote today, and the top three answers are listed below. It was close, but Katie’s idea, The Cymbal Selfie, came in first place. However, it was so close, we need your help to decide. Please vote now! This poll will close in 24 hours!