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DAS

College challenges!

Senior pupils in DAS have enjoyed their first days as college transition students at Fife College Halbeath Campus.  Four pupils attend on Mondays on the New Directions Pathways course and five attend on Fridays on the New Directions Lifeskills course.  The Pathways students have risen to the additional challenge of travelling independently toDunfermline, proving their resilience as responsible, young independent adults.

All pupils were a credit to themselves and the school and are enjoying the experience and opportunities that college life offers.  We wish them well as they begin to prepare to move on to adult life and look forward to hearing about their success atFifeCollegethroughout their transition year.

Swimming gala

Team LHS DAS had a successful morning at the annual Interdepartmental Swimming Gala organised by Disability Sport Fife and hosted by LochgellyHigh School.  A team of fifteen swimmers represented the school, winning a total of eight medals.  Special mention to the six S1 pupils who joined the team for the first time and were proud to be part of Team LHS – well done!

Thank you to the PE staff and senior pupils for their assistance on the day.

Out and about on the Scarecrow Trail

Pupils in S5a and S5b in DAS spent the day in Kinghorn last week following the Scarecrow Trail.  The pupils are working on a book study in class which has a scarecrow theme and the trail offered an opportunity to explore many independent living skills such as map reading, observation skills, photography and personal and social development skills.  The pupils were fortunate enough to enjoy a day in the sunshine and were made most welcome in the Kinghorn community. 

Sailability

A group of six youngsters are lucky enough to be enjoying sailing at Lochore Meadows organised by Sailability and Active Fife. 

The group are enjoying four Friday afternoon sessions.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to try a new sport and to enjoy the benefits of fresh air, exercise and the resources on our own doorstep. All of the youngsters, although a bit nervous about the prospect of going out in open water, showed the usual LHS DAS indominatable spirit and embraced the challenge, working together to enjoy the sail.

A big thank you to Active Fife and Sailability.

Medal Haul at Perth!

The well used Team LHS t shirts were aired again as six senior pupils travelled to PerthGrammar Schoolfor the Scottish Disability Sport Senior Open Track and Field Championships on Wednesday 10th September.  The small team brought back an amazing haul of medals: ten in total.  Every member of the team won at least one medal – the minibus rang on the way home with the clinking of medals proudly worn.

Trip to Edinburgh Castle

S2/3 DAS enjoyed a day atEdinburghCastlevisiting the War museum as part of their study of World War 2.  Pupils had a fantastic time exploring the castle and spending time looking at artefacts and displays to enrich their learning about their topic.