On the 12th June one of the biggest sporting events in the world started in the heat of Brazil. Here at Kinlochleven, we celebrated the event by having lessons for S2-S3, which were World Cup or Brazilian related to celebrate this special occasion. Pupils had the fantastic opportunity to learn in each subject, a different area, but still had a connection with one another. Some examples of the lessons included the learning and hearing of the fantastic traditional Samba music that thrives all over South America. Mathematics allowed pupils to try and calculate the amount of miles a national team could travel if they followed a particular route as they edged towards, and progressed towards, the final. In other subjects, pupils looked at how Human Rights were affecting people, in Rio. Other areas included designing excellent World Cup final tickets, some classes focused on the Geographical area of Brazil, some learning French that were football related and some on how the World Cups were stolen in 1966 and 1983. One subject baked Brazilian foods that are traditional in their country, with the outcome being some cookies, that were handed out to everyone in the school with the description being ‘delicious’. Above all, in Physical Education, the score lines of World Cup 2014 were predicted, with one group predicting the rank outsider of Croatia storming to an amazing 8-2 to seal the title- something which is now only impossible! Overall, it was a great day, with the pupils of Kinlochleven commenting on how excited they are for the World Cup now with this allowing them to become even more excited and ready to watch this amazing sporting event that lasts over the next month! Thanks to Mr Heron for organizing this.
Ocean Youth Trust for S4, Outward Bound for S2, Activities week for S3 and S5 and 6 coming back to school. What a week!
The old S1 did very well at Outward Bound! The instructors were very impressed by them and their resistance to the wild animal that the midge is.
The old S2 enjoyed their fun filled week. Their program included, ten pin bowling, visit to the West Highland Museum (and MacDonald...), visit to the Kelvingrove in Glasgow, a trip in the steam train to malliag and a finish in the Rural trust.
The old S3 enjoyed sailing around Mull and further on their boats under glorious sunshine.
See the pictures below and be jealous!