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Free Press visit to see reports being printed

Primary 3,4,5 visited the Free Press Office in Stranraer to learn all about how the paper is edited and printed. The pupils even got to see their very own centre page spread about 150 years celebrations hot off the press!

The end result…

Well done P3/4/5!

Unfortunately the bad weather meant that Agnew Park had to be postponed for another day but the pupils still had great fun at the Ryan Centre playing short tennis, badminton and football.

Coffee Afternoon Showcase of Work for 150 years

There was a tremendous turn out of people at the coffee afternoon on Saturday to mark the end of the celebrations for 150 years. The mosaic was unveiled by Kate Anderson, local artist, who was thanked by Mrs Caldwell for all her hard work and presented with flowers. Old photographs were displayed in one of the classrooms for people to reminisce together and a baking stall, tombola and commemorative items were sold in another of the classrooms. “Tall Tales and Short Trousers: An unofficial history of Kirkcowan School” was a great seller, and on its release sold close to 100 copies!

Altogether an incredible £800 was raised from this event. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, helped and/or ran around tirelessly on the day ensuring eveything went so well!

Ecology Talks Support Class Topics

Visitors from SSE and Gael Force were in school on Friday morning and delivered presentations to the whole school on Wind Turbine Construction and Ecology and Biodiversity. The pupils got an opportunity to ask lots of questions about how wind turbines are built and about how ecologists can put measures in place to save the environment in which they are placed. Both presentations supported the topics of ‘Habitats’ and ‘Endangered Planet’ currently being covered in classes.

Following the presentations, the school were donated model construction vehicles and bird tables by the two companies.

Time Capsule Ceremony Enjoyed by All

The weather held out for us on Friday afternoon to allow the time capsule to be placed inside the Cairn and for pupils and guests to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment. More photos of this event will be available to see at our coffee morning showcase of work on 16.6.12.

From Pastures to Plate

Below is a photograph of P6/7 handing over their ‘Pastures to Plate’ calendar and receiving a collage of photographs on the topic of food and farming from Wigtown Primary School. This was part of a regional initiative project in association with RHET (Royal Horticultural Educational Trust) where every school in the region produced a piece of work to present to a neighbouring school. Regrettably the tractor ran out of time to visit Kirkcowan School.

Pupils from primary 1-4 and parents get ready to start our Sports Relief Mile.

Pupils from primary 1-4 and parents get ready to start our Sports Relief Mile.

On Friday 23 March Kirkcowan Primary managed to raise a massive £279.55 for Sport Relief, thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts and a special thank you to those who could join us on the Sport Relief mile.

Scots Poetry Recitals Entertain Community Group

On Wednesday afternoon the nine finalists from our Scots poetry competition visited the Autumn Club to entertain community members with recitals of their poems. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit, especially the goodies they were rewarded with at the end!

150 Year Celebrations

As you are aware, Kirkcowan School will celebrate 150 years in May 2012. I am pleased to present the final programme of events.

Main Events

Thurs 19th April: Whole School Photograph to commemorate the event. Photographs will be available for families to purchase at a cost of £7.50.

Friday 11th May: Peek at the Past Pupils will be invited to dress up from a chosen period and experience school as it was then.

Saturday 12th May : Celebratory Tea Dance St Couan’s Hall, Kirkcowan at 2pm. Tickets: £3 per adult/£1 per child

Friday 18th May: Time Capsule Ceremony Kirkcowan School at 2pm. Regrettably due to fire regulations/capacity, this event will be by invitation only.

Saturday 26th May: Reunion Ceilidh St Couan’s Hall, Kirkcowan 7-11pm. Tickets: £5 per adult/£2 per child. A buffet will be provided.

Saturday 16th June: Coffee Afternoon/Showcase of Children’s Work and Display of Old Photographs. St Couan’s Hall, Kirkcowan, 2-4pm.

Getting Involved

Tall Tales and Short Trousers, An Unofficial History of Kirkcowan School Primary 6 & 7 pupils will be collecting and collating stories and memories from former pupils and staff to record an unofficial history of Kirkcowan School entitled ‘Tall Tales and Short Trousers’. If you have any amusing, inspiring or heart-filled stories you would like to share we’d love to hear from you.

News Release Pupils from primaries 3-5 will be recording the events to prepare a press release in June. This work will also be showcased at the Coffee Afternoon.

Commemorative Garden Children from the nursery and primary 1 & 2 will be creating a garden to commemorate the event.

Please keep an eye on this blog for updates.

P3/4/5 reach for the stars!

P3/4/5 were selling stars in December for the pupils to write Christmas messages on to their friends, instead of writing lots of individual cards. The stars were 20p each and were displayed on a huge Christmas tree in the corridor for all to see. The class took a vote and the money raised went to The Scottish Cot Death Trust – a total of £15.40! Welldone P3/4/5.

P3/4/5 Special Assembly

On Friday 25th November P3/4/5 led the Assembly with a talk on what they have been learning in their topic. They used a powerpoint and a huge skeleton to show how much they have learned about their bodies. After that they talked about how to keep healthy by choosing carefully what you eat. They finished by making a school healthy code and the whole school joined in with the actions to the code. There were also some really good ideas for promoting health in school and now we are going to do Wake Up Shake Up every Friday.

Click below to see our powerpoint:


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