May 102017
 

Three accomplishments over the last few weeks for Barcaldine Primary School
Big Pedal
It has been a hat-trick for Barcaldine Primary School children in the Big Pedal race. We came joint first in the UK in the Small Primary Classes 5-day Challenge category, for the third consecutive year. We have taken part in the Big Pedal’s virtual cycle around Britain for several years now and the children are always very enthusiastic about using the Sustran’s cycle path to cycle to school.

This year has been no exception and the children (plus staff and parents too!) have cycled in all weathers to participate. The grand finale was a Big Pedal Easter Picnic when parents, staff and pupils did a round trip of 7 miles, rolled our Easter eggs and didn’t even notice it was raining.



The Barcaldine children went along to the Corran Halls on Friday 28th April to participate in the non-competitive Action Song, Ensemble and the competitive Recorder Group categories. All 9 pupils entertained the audience with a fantastic ensemble performance of My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean, the P1-3 pupils received plenty of laughter with their rendition of the ‘World coming to an End’ and then the P6/7 pupils played Skye Boat Song on their recorders.

The P6/7s were over the moon to have received first place in their category.

Oban, Lorn and the Isles Schools Orienteering Competition

On a glorious day at Dunstaffnage Castle, Stramash organised a great orienteering event for local schools. Barcaldine Primary School were proud to receive 1 gold and 2 silver medals and ultimately winning the Small Schools Cup for the first time.

A fantastic day was had by all as even our P1-3s had a chance to go around a course with some older pupils.

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