Ythan Valley Rotary and Methlick Primary School
For all P7s the transition into secondary will be different this year and their time together has been cut short by the closing down of schools.
The Ythan Valley Rotary has now helped Methlick school to buy year books, which – at least - can give the pupils in P7’s a memento of their primary journey, now that their normal transition and traditions in progressing from primary to secondary school has been disrupted as a result of COVID 19.
As one of the P7’s pupils from the Methlick Primay School has said: “These yearbooks will mean lots to everyone! For all the P7’s this is a hard time and a rubbish way to end our P7, this book will be a good keep safe and definitely cheer everyone up!”
The Head Teacher, Mrs Colette Fraser and p6/7 teacher Miss Deans - had come up with the idea for the yearbooks and had hoped the p7’s could have done fundraising for the books themselves, but given the circumstances it was not
Mrs. Fraser has said: “I do feel that the year book is going to be a vital link for these pupils as they have had their time together cut short and have not had the normal passage to high school they should have had. Transition is an important step and Miss Deans and I are very keen to create and maintain memories and bonds they will carry with them to their next stage of education. Miss Deans has worked very hard with the P7’s to create this book and it will be a wonderful memory of Methlick for our pupils”.
The Ythan Valley Rotary donated £200 towards the year books and is happy to being able to help the pupils of the Methlick school during this crisis.
No doubt the crisis is very hard to all the school children, who are just now missing their friends and daily life at school. And for the pupils, who will be leaving the school, this time is perhaps even harder and more emotional, as they will be missing out on the traditions and normal introductions into their next step.
The Ythan Valley Rotary Club are delighted to help the school, the pupils and the community at this time.
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