Our Shoe Box Appeal

Our school took part in the shoe box appeal, the shoe box appeal is a thing that you do to donate things to people who don’t have any money or any thing to keep warm, the shoe boxes contain little surprises for the children and adults to open. Port Ellen Primary managed to collect around thirty shoe boxes!  The school has sent them away and the families will get them at Christmas and we are not the only people collecting shoe boxes other places around the world will collect shoe boxes too and we are doing it for the Blythswood care.Image result for presents shoe boxes presents

A Crunch For Lunch

IMG_0571On Wenesday 23rd September the children from Port Ellen had a Crunch for Lunch as part of Scottish School Meals day. We all ,student and staff, had to bring in an apple and have it for lunch break. We also had a Scottish themed lunch. It was mince and potatoes or stewed sausages and potato soup. For pudding it was dumpling or scones. It was really tasty. We all enjoyed our apples. We had our crunch for lunch day because it was healthy and Scottish. Everyone enjoyed our Crunch For Lunch Day.

By Bronagh and Mirren.




Burns Recordings

Yesterday was Burns Day and we had a poetry competition in school. Each class had to recite their poem in front of judges, and here are the recordings of the winning recitals.

Primary 7 winner was Aileas with To a Mouse by Burns,


From Primary 6 we have Emily with Scots  by Robert Burns,


From Primary 5 Danni with Rose by Burns,

From Primary 4 the winner was Abbie, reading What Will I do Gin My Hoggie Dies by Robert Burns.

From primary 3 the winner was Mirren who read Heron by JK Annand.


From primary 2 we have Natalie with Mondays Bairn,

mondays bairn

From Primary 1 Matthew recites Wee WIllie Winkie,

wee willie winkie

Rangers Charity Foundaction

Me and my Auntie Fiona completed the walk with Walter Smith who is the Glasgow Rangers manger. Well me and my Auntie Fiona got this letter through the post and it said you were invited to this evenings ceremony and we got there on Monday night and there was loads of people there, after that the ladies would tell us where to sit and we each got to stand in a queue and wait for our names to be called out and a Rangers player presented our medals to us. On Monday afternoon I got to go and get a picture taken with the Rangers players and get their autographs it was really cool but at the same time I was really shy, but the goalkeeper gave my a signed t-shirt that said best wishes Allan.

By Alicia

Our Achievements At The Mod

On Sunday 16th October the Port Ellen Primary Gaelic Choir flew off on an aeroplane to Stornoway.  It took us 40 minutes to get there and it was 20 minutes less than what it normally is.  The next day was Monday 17th October that was the day of the mod, the people that were doing poems and solos had to get up quite early to go and do them.  I got a 4th for my poem and for my solo I got a score of 178.  My choir did really well, we won all of our songs that is our 2 unisons, 2 two parts and our Puirt a beul.

By Maisie Logan

The Mod

The mod is good because we all have fun and we won.  It’s too bad that the big girls and boy are leaving.  I learned that singing is fun but singing in Gaelic is AMAZING!!!!!!!
By Elizabeth.

Stornoway 2011 mod

Hi my name Eleanor, I am going to tell you about the when Port Ellen primary choir went to Stornoway for the 2011 National Mod. They won 3 trophies and they stayed in a lovely hotel and the food it was lovely too.  I enjoyed singing because I like people watching me.
By Eleanor.

Comic Relief

On the 18th March 2011 was comic relief day or some people call it red nose day. Port Ellen Primary School did loads for red nose day. The first thing we did was have a Glow meet with schools all over Scotland. We had a bit of a difficult time because every one kept moving the pods so we only had our turn then we turned off the camera and returned to our red day. Every one dressed up as some thing red just by wearing some thing red. We then had a beach clean in the afternoon and every one went in to groups. I was in group 1 and we went first to go round the street to get money from people for red nose day while every one else cleaned the beach. Aileas and Erin were really good at stopping cars and getting money of them.

All together we raised a whopping £700.

By Emily Logan p5