Ciara Caskie Allan Appeal Walk From Port Ellen To Bowmore

3 WEEKS AGO people from Port Ellen left for a 3 hour walk to Bowmore for the Ciara Caskie Allan Appeal.  At 10:00 they left from the public toilets and very shortly got to the start of the low road.  The kids collected money from the village for 10 minutes then got collected and took back to the walkers.  The walkers stopped at the Airport to do the toilet and were off again.  The walkers were stopping cars and getting money.  The walkers came to the end and counted the money and found out that they had raised over £800.

By Calum

Dolphins Club Championship 2012

ON the 1st of November the dolphins club championship took place at Bowmore swimming pool and there were swimmers from all over the island that took part in the championship in Bowmore.

There were people from all over the Island who were at the swimming pool. After there was the medal ceremony, a disco and there also was a buffet that had lots of tasty foods. Then after all that the children went out in the dark and had a big game of cops and robbers-it was lots of fun.

By Connor and Ewan

Christmas Fair

A Merry Christmas For Port Ellen Primary

On the 1st December, Port Ellen Primary School hosted the Christmas fair. There were lots of stalls selling  different products from chocolate crunches and mint creams to old toys and tattoos. There was a guessing stall with, guess the weight of the ginger bread house, guess how many sweets in the jar and guess where the meercat lived. There was the tombola, bottle stall and a magnificent hamper.

Half way throw the fair the Santa arrived to lift the spirit even more, as queues started for Santa’s grotto. The stalls included The happy belly deli, P6/7 trip stall, Rainbows stall, P1/2 stall, P3/4 stall, P5 stall and the nursery stall. The school made over £2,300 and they all had a great time.

Islay Boys Tournament

Ice Hazard On Pitch

On Saturday the 1st of December there was a Islay boys football tournament in Lochgilphead. They left at Port Ellen at 10 o’clock.  When we arrived they got a bus to Lochgilphead it took about 30 munutes to get there on the bus.  When they were there they got into the schools changing rooms. They left all their equipment and went to the pitch. But the pitch was frozen and there was some ice on it so everyone fell over a lot. Islay took over  2 teams to the match and Oban and Lochgilphead had 2 teams each as well. We all played 4 matches each, Islay won 2 matches and drew 1 and lost 1. Then both the Islay teams played each other  for fun. The finale result was 0-0. Then they all went back to get changed in the changing rooms in the school.Then they got to the bus and made our way to the ferry. Then they got back to Islay and that was the end of the football trip.

By Asher and Robbie

Christmas Fair

On the 1st of December Port Ellen Primary had their annual Christmas fair.   It had lots of fun games for everyone, and there was a great hamper.   P6/7 had a stall to raise money for their trip to Stirling, the stalls included: The Happy Belly Deli, Beauty stall, guess the where the meerkat  lives and lots more.   P5 made soaps to sell and now the IslayHotel are going to be using them in their rooms/ bathrooms.  P1/2 made snow globes and fridge magnets, Pre 5  were selling candles that they had decorated them selves.   Everyone loved the baking stall, and all the adults enjoyed the Treasure hunt.   P6/7 also made clocks, calendars, sock creatures and draft excluders.  

People from the High School came in to sell products from the Body Shop for their trip.   P3/4 had to bring in bottles for the Bottle Stall.  We had a special visiter from the North Pole in to say hello to all the boys and girls at Port EllenPrimary.  Elinor said ” It was a great day and we raised lots of money!”   Everybody was happy with what they got from Santaand a funday was had by all.

By Maisie and Elinor.

Christmas fair

AT PORT ELLEN PRIMARY, they had a fantastic day on Saturday 1st of November where as they had the christmas fair!

In the P6/7 classroom they made cakes, clocks, sock creatures, calenders, costers, draft excluders and decorations.P5 made funkey sopes and bath bombes. p3/4 sold at there stall big black boards shaped like Islay. p1/2 made great snow globes.   The whole school made lots of lovely things for the fair.

All the kids enjoyed seeing santa and getting presents with the help of his little elves. At the fair was face painting, guess the weight of the ginger bread house and guess where the meerkat lived,  if you won you would win a meerkat.  The school were selling all our things we made and lots more. The pupils hope you enjoyed the home baking , teas and coffees and the pupils also hope all the guests enjoyed the fair and had a great time!

by Ellen and Helen

Dancing Display

It all started with a blow of the pipes.

On Saturday 24th November 2012, there was a Highland dancing display at Bowmore hall.  All of  Ella Edgar’s dancers took part in this event, some dancers got to dance inividually but others went in groups.   Whilst the older dancers were dancing the younger dancers went up the top and had some refreshments like biscuits, juice and wine for the adults.  After they had their interval the majorettes danced the Lights of Loch Indahl after they had completed their dances the dancer got  ready for they finale.

After the finale it was time to go home so the dancers took their bows and wished for everyone to have a goodnight.

Danni Barker,Abbie Morris, Rachel Johnstone and Emily Gray danced the John-Ellis swords.  Emily Logan and Isla MacCalman danced the Cakewalk.Mairi MacGilvary, Stacy Baker,Katie McNiven and Ashley Harrison danced Mairi’s Wedding.


On Saturday the 1st of December, Islay boys went to Lochgilpead to play a tournament. They played a lot of teams and they all got split into different pitches. Islay boys tried their hardest to win  but they said “It doesn’t really matter, as long as we try our hardest.” A lot of people shouted at Islay boys and the coatches were very helpful they enjoyed helping the Islay boys team. The coaches wanted to make Islay boys footballers better, that’s why they had the tournament. At the end of a match they had to shake each others hands so  they know they all had a good game and it showed respect to the other team. Lochgilphead had won the tournament. by James and Alicia

St Andrews Ceilidh

On Thursday 29th November 2012 a  St Andrews ceilidh/presentation was held at Port Ellen Primary School and was run by P3-5.    This ceilidh was held because P3-5 were doing a Scotland topic and it was almost St Andrews day.

Parents, Grandparents, aunts and uncles were invited along with some special guests- Eilidh McMillan on the accordion; Maisie Logan on the tin whistle; Emily Logan, Anwen Baker, Natalie Logan and Abbie Morris highland dancing AND Nigel Morris on the pipes.  There was also lots of electronic Scottish quizzes testing your Scottish knowledge, an AMAZING 3D map of Scotland, both made by p5. The 3D map had many famous landmarks.  Not only was there entertainment ,like Country Dancing.  There was also a lot of Scottish baking including:haggis sausage rolls,shortbread, scones and some beautiful dumpling made by Oliver’s gran.

Over all the ceilidh was a huge success.  Every on involved should be extremely proud of themselves.

Sport’s Leadership with Mrs Ramsey

In school we have been learning sports leadership with Mrs Ramsey for P.E.

Every mondayfor the past 5 weeks p6/7 have been doing sport’s leadership with Mrs Ramsay. Some of the weeks they were talking and other weeks they were teaching p1/2’s games they made in there groups. One of the group’s games was an obstacle course and another group’s game was dodge-ball with a twist so every time you got hit by the ball you would lose an arm or a leg.

They were doing this so that we would gain new skills that we didn’t have.They  learnt a few good things like don’t make it too complicated, don’t be scared to shout and don’t think there amazing at everything.Mrs Ramsay gave us feedback every week they finished our games with the p1/2’s.

They have enjoyed the  past 5 weeks with Mrs Ramsay and we hope to do more tasks with her.            

By Liam and Reece

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