P7 Leavers’ Ceremony

Yesterday we had the P7 Leavers’ Ceremony at 2pm. We had songs from everyone and Mrs Reid, Mr Archibald, Miss Primrose and many Pupils spoke. Prizes were awarded and then right at the end we had a last song to send off the P7s with Rio taking a starring role playing guitar – take a bow Rio.

We did our best to video the proceedings but as it was outside and the wind was blowing, the results aren’t what we hoped but we did our best in the circumstances:

And here was a video from Miss Davies:

Summer Holidays

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer holidays and not reading this blog.

If you are reading this however, then I’m going to post some stuff over the next couple of weeks. I’ve got a few pics from over the last term to post and also some reading to upload on Sound Cloud for anyone interested to hear the end of  ‘A Stranger Came Ashore’.

Without further a do, here’s a link to the next chapter, Chapter 10.

Also, to brighten up this post, here’s a pic of our girl’s netball team who came runners up in the small schools competition, well done girls!

Our Football Tournament

Brydekirk Primary held its annual small schools competition on Wednesday, and everyone had a great time.

Thanks to all who came and took part. It was a close competition although Canonbie Primary ended up winning – well done.

Thanks also to Mr Simpson for setting up and running the tournament, to Councillor Carruthers for refereeing, to Mrs Robson for administering the tournament and to the Brydekirk Primary PFA for supporting the event with some lovely baking and hot grub.

Cross Country

This year’s Annandale and Eskdale Primary Schools’ Cross Country Competition was held today at Lochmaben Primary, and it was a glorious sunny day.

P4-7 took part in four races: P4-5 girls small schools, P4-5 boys small schools , P6-7 girls small schools and P6-7 boys small schools. The P4-5s ran 800m and the P6-7s ran 1500m.

All pupils who took part did really well, which is no surprise as we’ve been practising hard for the last month running up to today (more details in a further post). We even managed to win some prizes: P4-5 girls came first in the team event (fastest three finished from one school), Sandy came third overall in the P4-5 boy’s race, P4-5 boys came first in the team event and the P6-7 girls came third in the team event. A mention should be made for the P6-7 boys too, who did really well and tried their best.

Many thanks go to Mrs Mannell, Mrs Foster, Tina Lockart and anyone else involved in organising this well run event. Thanks to Lochmaben Primary for hosting this event. Thanks are also due to Mrs Robson for organising the bus, correspondence and sorting out the class’s smart t-shirts with our school name on the back (see below), and for washing them, to Mrs Park for putting on and taking off the numbers and support today and finally thanks are due to the Mums who came along and supported the school.

P4-7 also deserve a pat on the back for all of the effort they have put in before and during this event, including some great cheering on of their class mates. The pictures below are highlights of the day. I’ll post further slide shows of each race.