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THIS week at St Andrew’s School, Inverurie five pupils from Room 14 visited the “Can Do” recycling centre at Ellon Community Project and then visited “Bench Mark” also in Ellon as part of their topic on recycling. Afterwards they enjoyed a picnic lunch before returning to school.

Rooms 15 and 16, the senior classes, are working towards a personal achievement award. This term they are learning about famous places in the area, personal fitness and learning how to speak to each other using Makaton.

Makaton is described as “a language programme designed to provide a means of communication to individuals who cannot communicate efficiently by speaking”. It uses a combination of speech, signs and symbols and can be modified to suit an individuals needs. The name comes from the three people who devised it Margaret Walker, Katherine Johnston and Tony Cornforth.

Two groups visited Castle Fraser and were treated to a very informative tour of the castle, learning about life in the castle in the 19th century and the jobs children would have to perform then.

The group will now use the photos of the trip to create a booklet to encourage other pupils to visit the castle.