Fairtrade Ferry 

I had the pleasure of joining Mrs Ng and 3 of her class on a trip to Aberdeen Harbour, where we learned about Fairtrade and also went in a tour of a North Sea ferry.  We never knew they were so posh!

The view from the bridge.

The posh seats!

An executive cabin.

Volunteer Afternoon Tea

This afternoon we hosted an afternoon tea for people who regularly volunteer at Riverbank, they were joined by the Primary 2 children who shared their art work with them.  We are delighted that so many of our valuable volunteers were able to join us.

No day off for staff!

Ever wondered what the staff get up to when it is an in service day or the school is closed for an election.

In the morning of Tuesday 2nd of May the staff were learning how to make Riverbank School a more nurturing environment for everyone courtesy of Sue Thorburn who is the lead officer for nurture in Aberdeen. In the afternoon staff worked in small groups on different areas of the curriculum and how we can improve experiences for the children.

The school was also closed to pupils of Thursday 4th of May due to local elections – no day off for staff though!

In the morning staff finished off some of the curriculum work they had started earlier in the week.  In the afternoon the teachers visited Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre to find out about what it could offer the children at Riverbank.  This was a very enjoyable session and thankfully the sun shone!  The PSA staff spent the afternoon doing OIL modules (online interactive learning) in a variety of topics – I think everyone will be happy to get back to a normal week next week!