Tuesday, 29 March 2011

S4-6 Sponsored walk for Japan

Our latest total is just over £1400. Well done to everyone. The Red Cross representative will be in school on 21st April to tell us how this money is spent helping the people in Japan.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Glasgow trip S3 and S4.

Wow What a day. Great weather and fantastic pupils - even Amy was only 5 minutes late after her trip to Greggs!
Glasgow trip S3 and S4 settlement on PhotoPeach

Fund Raising at Carrick for Red Cross appeal - Japanese Tsunami

And a great fun day was had by all- despite the weather. Well done to all. Total raised so far is approx £450 but more to be done on Monday and assemblies all next week. Thanks also to families and friends of pupils. This response was overwhealming considering the short timescale we had. Thanks to everyone involved.
Fund raising for Japan 3D part 1 on PhotoPeach

Japan Tsunami fundraising 3D and 2R on PhotoPeach

Japan fundraising 2R and 3D on PhotoPeach
3D Japan funraising on PhotoPeach

3D and 2Y fundraising on PhotoPeach

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Japanese earthquake

As Carrick pupils know, our seismometer recorded the horrific events of the Japanese earthquake yesterday morning and we watched all day as the aftermath became evident. The tracing was very clear on our seismometer and I will add a copy of this when I go into school next week. It was heartwarming to hear the cries of sympathy from pupils in school and I was very proud of the mature attitude shown even by the youngest of pupils who showed great concern for the victims of this tragedy. I have added lots of links below mainly as a record for the future to refer to this event. I realise there are probably lots of other links I should have added but this is a start.

BBC info –news and videos as well as updates. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12711226
Info about whirlpools caused here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1365414/Huge-whirlpools-form-coast-Japan-devastating-tsunami-disrupts-currents.html
Radiation threats- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365333/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-State-emergency-nuclear-power-plant-crippled.html
Tsunami engulfs the airport -http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8375625/Moment-Japan-tsunami-engulfs-Sendai-airport.html
Tokyo at a stand still - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/tokyo-at-a-standstill-in-wake-of-largest-quake-2239489.html#
A Scottish perspective
Major earthquakes in last 100yrs or so. Including San Francisco 1906
Tsunami aftermath
Horrific photos
Tsunami Areas affected across the Pacific

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Interdisciplinary Work - HE / Geography

Some Fairtrade interdisciplinary work for Fairtrade fortnight. And a good time was had by all.......
Fair trade muffin making - S4 on PhotoPeach