S5 have been looking at biodiversity and making a crisis map showing endangered species, pollution, deforestation, invasive species, extinctions etc. They also brainstormed their thoughts on protected marine zones ( no take zones) using the de Bono 6 thinking hats.
Isabelle is S3 completed this oil pastel drawing today:
S5 pupils are continuing to work very well on their expressive unit:
S4 have made a great start to their design projects using recycled or found materials:
S3 have been learning about quadrats. As it was a very wet day we improvised with some indoor flowers!
S5 we're learning today about Simpsons biodiversity index. They tried out a few calculations using two artificial species communities (artificial flowers!)
Here are some of the latest works in progress by S5 pupils:
A finished self portrait by Kira in S5:
Chloe in S4 completed this coloured pencil drawing as the final piece for her expressive folio:
Toby in S4 has nearly completed his final painting:
Courtney in S4 is making good progress on her ball pool dress!
Sophie and Isabelle in S3 completed these investigation works for their folios:
Mrs Speirs announced the results of the school elections for Head Boy and Head Girl. Mete Mercan is Head boy, Aimee Jewell is head girl - congratulations to both.
In addition Courtney Parkinson and Fraser McCuaig are heads of Rankin, Toby Neilson and Kira McArthy are heads of Ardgowan and Lyle Horne and Lizzie Brayshaw are heads of Lyle. All these pupils will form the basis of the School Council for 2015 - 16. There will also be further vote on Monday to elect representatives from middle school to join them on the school council.
S3 were playing the Nitrogen Cycle game today. They are using a "passport sheet" to visit various nitrogen "reservoirs". They have watched a video at home about the cycle and they will explain it in class tomorrow.
S5 have been learning about animal behaviour. Today they decided from a group of primate studies at Edinburgh zoo the social ranking of various chimpanzees.