Kilgraston hosts its annual integration day
Integration day is always colourful and noisy, an annual event and a wonderful chance for everyone to reinforce our year group bonds and get to know each other even better.
Our dedicated Year Heads organised activities for the pupils ranging from baking to debating. For Sixth Form there was a variety of different activities including a lively intellectual debate where Upper Six were victorious in saving Bill Gates from a deflating Hot Air Balloon against Lower Six who represented Jacinda Ardern. Georgia, Mairi, Abigail and Mary should be all commended.
The Sixth Form also tested their Leadership, Teamwork, Co-ordination and Cerebral capabilities in a circus of activities in Houses with the final result being hotly contested and Arran House winning out. The enjoyed some delicious home baking supplied by Tara and all House Captains and their teams displayed excellent leadership and Teamwork skills and it was an enjoyable day for all.
Upper Fifth jigsaw piece creation
Upper Fifth had a creative jigsaw activity where the girls designed two pieces of jigsaw puzzles: one piece to highlight their individuality and the second piece was to represent Kilgraston.
The aim was to show that we are all individuals but join together to form a community as our different year groups.
Upper Fourth enjoyed a wonderful day getting to know each other and build relationships with new pupils as well as refresh old friendships.
They made friendship bracelets in pairs, creating a bond with someone new in our year group, then contributed a bracelet to a number of staff including Mrs MacGinty and Mr Allaker as well as helping decorate their Goals board demonstrating our Community within Upper Fourth.
The girls then moved outside and held our first ever Upper 4 sports event which included house rounders, Tug of War and lots of fun races. After some very close finishes and competitions the overall winners were Inchcolm.
The afternoon saw them bake ‘chewy chocolate chip cookies’ which were delicious and creating fruit kebabs. This was combined with a design element and the winners of this were Kyla and Afton who created an amazing boat out of all the fruit!
Mrs MacGinty and some of our Junior pupils testing the bridge designs
Before the integration day, the Juniors enjoyed their JASS day which is the Junior version of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
JASS develops the whole individual by offering recognition in four key areas – regular physical activity (Get Active, Stay Active), exploring a personal interest (My Interests), working for the good of the community or the environment (Me and My World) and completing an outdoor activity or challenge (Adventure) and is designed so that participants move through the levels with increasing commitment, learning, and challenge.
The Day started with a House Challenge. This saw the children competing by decorating mascots and the House Displays in the atrium before moving on to problem solving with a spaghetti bridge STEM/engineering challenge. The Juniors worked in House Teams to design the best bridge, which could support 4 bags of sugar and all 4 bridges did! Tidying up was an even bigger challenge.
In the afternoon the children all enjoyed outdoor teaching and learning in the afternoon within class groups. Some solved a scavenger hunt, some built dens and others worked cooperatively in active Maths or Topic lessons.
Lower Fifth on Integration Day
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