Visitors at our school
National Deaf Children's Society Assembly
Mark Gill form the NSSC (National Deaf Children's Society) spoke to us in assembly about hearing impairment. We practiced using sign language and learned how to use mime and lipreading in order to communicate with those who have difficulty hearing.
We were delighted to welcome Mr Rodney Connor to Edwards....a former past pupil. He talked to us in assembly about the work of NI Air Ambulance and the great service it provides to the community.
The Waterbus visits Edwards
Our KS2 enjoyed a visit from the Northern Ireland Water 'Waterbus'. We learnt lots of interesting facts about how our water is cleaned and made safe for us to drink. Have a look at some of photos.
The Dairy Council Visits Edwards
Representatives from The Dairy Council talked with Years 5 and 6 about the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle and how dairy produce is such an important part of that.
Super speedy skipping!
We had a fun day at school today....Anna (from 'Dan the skipping man') came to show us some new skipping skills and each class had a go at putting it into practice. Years 3-7 had a showcase of tips and tricks in the afternoon and a huge well done everyone for showing us how to do it....and not getting tangled in the process! Keep it up everyone.
Cancer Focus visit Years 1 and 2.......
...with a special appearance by Genevieve the goat!
Genevieve told everyone how important it is to eat healthy food and take regular physical exercise.
Edwards Primary School Remembers
Edwards Primary School held their annual Service of Remembrance on November 11th. Mr Burke, President of the Royal British Legion and Mr Finlay, Past President of the Royal British Legion attended. They spoke to us about the importance of remembering the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in conflict, for our freedom. Children participated in singing, reading poems and saying prayers. We stood for the traditional minute of silence and the refrain of 'We will remember them'.
Years 1 and 2 had a visit from the dentist today (18/11/15).
She told us how important it is to look after our teeth and
reminded us to brush them every morning and night.
We discovered a lot of foods contain sugar so be careful
what we eat!
A brilliant time in the bouncy castle! Foundation classes had great fun doing team games in the hall with Paul. He had lots of letters and numbers hidden in the bouncy castle. It was hard work trying to find them.
In Year 2 we had a visitor from the Culture Quarter, talking to us about You, Me and Diversity. It was great fun and we got to make Jewellery using recycled paper.
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day at Edwards Primary on 3rd March 2016. Children came to school dressed as a character from their favourite book and enjoyed discussing their choices with their classmates. Pauline from Omagh Library visited us to read a selection of books to each class throughout the day. In addition, the older children read to pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3 - they enjoyed sharing their knowledge and love of books. A booktastic day was had by all!
Bryson Energy Visit Edwards!
Years 6 and 7 enjoyed an informative visit from Elaine Brownlee of Bryson Energy. We learned about reusable fuels and ways in which we can help the environment in our day to day lives. To give us practical examples of insulation, Elaine dressed Matthew for a cold day outside and Aoife was insulated as a 'house'. Well done Matthew and Aoife for being such good sports!
M and M Theatre Productions put on the show Charlotte's Web for all the children. Year 7 also took part in a workshop where they learned about what happens behind the scenes!
Michelle Young from Ink Wing School of Writing is coordinating a ten week project for Year 5, 6, and 7 pupils entitled Shakespeare Shenanigans. Throughout this project these pupils will have the opportunity to develop their language and knowledge of Shakespeare.
Edwards gets a visit from Stormont
Year 6 & 7 enjoyed our visit from John who works as an Educational Officer in Stormont. His visit was well-timed with the upcoming elections! He taught us about how Stormont works and how MLAs help us in our community.