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Getting Fit

On Monday at assembly the CHAT group showed us some activities to get us fit. We went back to class and took part with the CHAT representative from each class leading. We all had a great time although we were out of breath towards the end.

Guid Nychburris Football

It’s been a busy week at Calside with teams taking part in the annual Guid Nychburris football tournament. All teams played well and worked hard. They were excellent representatives for the school showing great teamwork and sportsmanship.


Although the results didn’t go their way, the boys played really well: they never stopped running and were always encouraging each other. It was a really encouraging sign for their future football tournaments at Calside. Well done!


A massive thank you to Mark Kerr who took the boys along to the tournament, unfortunately they missed out on the semi finals on goal difference. Again these boys showed great sportsmanship, team work and desire. Well done!


The P7 boys along with two P6 boys took part in the tournament. Scott Hodgins kindly offered to take the boys along so again a massive thank you goes to him too. The boys again showed excellent teamwork, sportsmanship and desire. They won the tournament on penalties and what a great way for the P7 boys to end their time at Calside.


We had a fantastic uptake in the number of girls who wanted to take part this year and as a result we were able to enter two teams. Thanks goes to the hard work of Suzanne and Rachael who have coached the girls throughout the year. Both teams did really well with one just missing out on the semi finals. Well done girls!

Sports Day

On Friday the 24th of May 2019 Calside Primary had their Sports Day. Each team had to fight for their  victory and there were races such as the sack race, skipping, horse and carriage, wheelbarrow, flat race, long distance and much more. All teams wanted to win but sadly only 1 team could win…And the winning team was Telford by 9 points, 2nd place was MacMillan, 3rd was Duncan and 4th place was MacAdam.


Spain v Slovenia

On Tuesday we had the opportunity to go and watch the Under 20 world hockey championships at the Dumfries Ice Bowl. The game was between Spain and Slovenia. We were supporting Spain who won. After a very exciting game which ended 3-3 the game went to a penalty shootout which Spain won 1-0. Lucas Gibson in P2 got to present the man of the match award. Despite being very confused about the rules the children had a great time and many said they would go again. So for any parents interested the under 20 championships will be on for the remainder of the week and also look out for the local team Solway Sharks who play at the Ice Bowl.

Olympian visit

On Monday we had a guest at our assembly. A local Olympian Courtney Scriven came in to talk about her sport of Boccia. She has represented the region at the special olympics where she has won medals. The school had a chance to ask questions and see her equipment that she uses.

With a Boccia ball

Showing off her lucky mascot

Being presented with silver medal

Cool Curling

On Friday the 1st of February, P7 attended Cool Curling at the Ice Bowl. We had a go at curling and practiced some of the skills needed. We also got to play lots of cool games and had a go at some team building exercises.

P3, 3/4 and 4 Christmas Party

P3,3/4 and 4 had their Christmas Party. They played lots of games and did lots of dancing. They all had a great time.

HWB Assembly

Calside primary were doing a Shanarri assembly. Each class was doing one of letters that stands for Shanarri they either had to do a song or a dance or a speech . Most people were excited about doing it. Shanarri stands for safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respectful, responsible and included but it was very fun listening and doing the meanings. P1 did a dance for active to ‘Baby shark’. P2 did safe and they did a song. P3 did healthy. P4 did respected. P3/4 did achieving. P5 did responsible and they did a talk. P6 did included and finally p7 did nurtured which was the hardest one.

Operation Safety

On Wednesday the 10th of October P7 went to operation safety. They learned about cyber safety, fire safety, first aid and how to be a responsible citizen. We had a great day and there were lots of activities for us to see and do.

First we went to learn about the electrical dangers in a house.

Then we went to see John the fireman who explained the dangers of fireworks.


After that we went to see the men from Scottish power who explained the dangers of electrical cables, we also did some cool experiments.

After lunch we went to Ally the paramedic who explained how to keep ourselves safe and help people who are injured.

Finally we learned about the dangers of social media, we were all in the same chat room but we didn’t know that other people were in it who we didn’t know.

Road Safety

P3 and 4 have had the chance this week to learn about bike safety. They looked at the dangers on the roads and how they can keep themselves safe when out on their bike.

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