News archive for June 2019
3 Jun 2019
Science & Art in One!We love a bit of science at Duchal. STEM learning comes in all shapes and sizes and more often than not the children don't realise they are having a science lesson!!
The children have had great fun making their own playdough (it is always more satisfying to play with something that you have made youself!!!). Close attention was give to ensure they had the right quantities of ingredients and then that they were carefully mixed to create the perfect end product with the right texture!
The Science lesson was swiftly followed by an Art lesson, seeing lots of creativity and innovation with playdough art!!
4 Jun 2019
Preparing for the Next StepPreparing for the next step in life is an important part of Duchal life, whether it be learning to be independent, for the 1st time away from parental guidance or getting ready for the move to primary school, Duchal staff are there to make the transition as smooth as possible.
With our low pupil to teacher ratio and 3 separate rooms we are able to concentrate on the different requirements of our children.
With the summer term flying by, our older children are all set for the move to school, and have been practising their fine motor skills and pencil grip with some writing practice. While the younger children have been having fun with magnet design - it takes a lot of concentration but in a fun way they are learning without realising!!
Get in touch to find out more about what Duchal can offer your child in their pre-school years
11 Jun 2019
Ambulance CrewWhat an amazing and inspiring day!
We were totally spoilt today with a visit from Doug, one of our Duchal dads, who is an air ambulance doctor and his paramedic colleague Dave. They work out of Glasgow airport on the air ambulance.
Having spent the term learning all about transport the children were fascinated by hearing about the pilot who also works with them. They mainly cover the west of Scotland but can be called out anywhere depending on the emergency.
They arrived in an ambulance and the kids were allowed to try the oxygen masks, turn on the blue lights and sirens. They also tested their oxygen levels and pulse with a machine and tried on the air ambulance helmets.
Obviously this was great fun however we also had a very important life lesson and learnt how to call for an ambulance and the importance of knowing where you live if you call 999.
Thank you so much to Doug and Dave for an inspiring and fun morning