Our children put themselves forward to serve on the council and prepared an election speech which they delivered to their peers. The school then voted for a representative from each class.
The pupil council meet every fortnight and discuss any school issues. They are responsible for reporting back to their classmates on all the items discussed on the agenda at the meetings.
The school's Scout group, 4th Clyde Pentland Scouts, meets every Tuesday during lunch/break time.
There are 4 leaders and for 2017/18 there are 12 Scout memebers.
Each week the pupils take part in a mix of games and badge activities. This is done within school and out in the community.
Pentland Football Team
Pentland's School Football Team has been a popular group for many years. They train every Friday lunchtime with a football coach.
Every term there is a new Team Captain announced, as well as weekly Man of The Match awards. The football team gets to take part in football games/festivals every year.
Eco School & Health
Pentland is proud to be a Health Promoting School. In school, children are encouraged to choose healthy options at lunch and are able to buy healthier snacks from the school tuck shop.
The Eco Committee meet every week to discuss issues that involve our environment.
The school has been awarded 3 green flags and the committee are busy working towards the school's 4th.
The school's Rag Bag continues to raise money for the school. We always welcome any donations to the Textile Bank.
For many years, Pentland has worked closely with Bield Housing, a housing unit for elderly people. In 2009, Pentland and Bield established a formal business partnership and we are regularly involved with the residents from Bield Housing. Activities range from improving the gardens at Bield, hosting tea parties, bingo fun days and taking the residents out for a Fairtrade cuppa.
In 2009, Pentland became a Fairtrade school and was awarded the Fairtrade mark in 2010. The school takes part in Fairtrade activities annually and where possible uses Fairtrade products within the school. Previous activities include, Fairtrade tuck shops, Fairtrade Fun Afternoons, Guest Speakers, Fairtrade Assemblies and making and selling Fairtrade Bags.
We have regular links with a christian charity called ''Comfort Rwanda.' Most of our fundraising throughout the year goes to this charity. We sponsor a boy called Kevin Kabatsi who used to be a 'Street Child.' Our £20 every month goes towards giving Kevin an education and helping hime to have his rights.
Our pupils write to Kevin and his friends regularly and receive letters back. They learn about what life is like in Rwanda.