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Easter Fun

This week the pupil council have organised different activities as part of our Easter fun. We had an obstacle course where the fastest person won, we had a design your own Easter egg, lots of different games and best of all an Easter egg hunt where we had to find a delicious chocolate egg that was kindly donated by the parent council.

Massive thanks to the awesome pupil council and Miss Brown for organising excellent fun activities for the whole School.

Check out some of the fun pictures below.

Judging the competiton

 

Trying to find Easter eggs

 

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

Rotary Quiz

On Tuesday Isla,Josh,Skye and Leah went to the Rotary Quiz at Troqueer Primary School. They answered questions on lots of different topics including Science and Art. After a really fast start which saw them leading after 2 rounds they were able to finish 6th place in a very tricky quiz. Well done guys!

The team at the quiz

 

 

 

 

Red nose day

On Friday the 15th of March Calside primary had a dress in something red day for Children In Need. We raised over £1000 and are still receiving donations.

Titanic Assembly

On Monday the 18th of March P5,6 and 7 performed their assembly on the their topic Titanic. They performed it in the style of a news report and spoke to eye witnesses at the building of the ship, on the voyage and at the disaster. P5 and 6 performed songs and P7 wrote and performed their own poems.

 

Meet our news readers Skye, Robbie, Alexa, Ali, Caitlin and James.

Issues with online social media

We are aware that the latest negative internet trend is now being discussed by pupils in the school and indeed some of our children have unfortunately experienced this. I understand this has caused a great deal of upset for both children and parents.

PC Irvine was in school on 5th February to discuss online bullying and internet safety with children and to remind them of the ages which they should be to access these. The National Online Safety website has a series of parental guides on many of the social media platforms and you may find this useful. Their guide to the current MOMO trend is shown below.

Whilst we do everything in school to minimise the effects of these sites and trends, I would ask that you are vigilant when your children are online to ensure they are not subject to viewing such social media trends.

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.

Remembering Rabbie

On the 25th of January we celebrated Burns Day with a traditional Burns lunch. Primary 6 did the speeches. The boys did a traditional toast to the lassies and the lassies repdonded back. Maddison did the Selkirk Grace and Mr McIlorum piped in the haggis.

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Calside General Elections 2019

 

And the winner is……

on Wednesday the 23rd of January P5/6/7 held an election to see who would be the winning party. 13 parties took part and had the chance to deliver their speeches on what their party promises were. Other parties were then allowed to challenge their promises by asking questions.

After the speeches all the children had the chance to vote for their favourite party using our ballot papers. We had to make sure we put a cross in the box.

 

After the votes were counted we found out who was the winning party and the winners were the D.I.S.C.O party.  They got to make a winning speech to remind the pupils of their promises. Party leader  Skye said ‘she didn’t expect this and that the party will prove they were the correct choice’ after winning the vote.

 




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