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Kirkcowan Netball Team Debut!

Last night (13.6.13) six girls from P4-6 represented Kirkcowan School in a Machars netball tournament. After a tentative start the team began to relax and managed a win in the fourth game against Penninghame Primary 4-0! Abbie Ribbens (GS) scored the incredible goals along with the support of her enthusiastic team:  Ellis Stables (C) , Karen King (GA) , Grace Taylor (GK), Leah Lonsdale (GD) and Millie Gray (GD).

Well done girls we are proud of you, let’s get training for next year!

P1/2/3 obstacle course at the skip-a-thon

Despite the incredibly warm weather on Friday (7.6.13)  all pupils made a valiant effort to complete their skip-a-thon sponsored event. All pupils who took part did extremely well and we are delighted to say that their efforts to gather sponsors, so far, amount to over £1100 for British Heart Foundation, amazing!

Please could we remind anyone who is yet to bring in sponsor money to do so before Friday 14th June. Also remember we will need to send off individual sponsor forms to the British Heart Foundation so they can claim gift aid and also so pupils can claim for the digital skipping ropes if applicable (£50 + sponsors). Thank you again for all your support. Photographs and reports written by pupils on all the events during health week will be appearing in the local press soon.

Here’s Hamish throwing a beanbag into the net at our skip a  thon obstacle race.

Red Nose Day Rocks Kirkcowan School!

Today has been great fun for Kirkcowan School pupils but we have also raised an incredible £303.89 for a very serious and worthwhile cause. Pupils, staff and parents’ generosity was outstanding. The Great Kirkcowan Bake Off was a huge success with spectacular entries from all. The four judges had a very difficult decision, however they awarded 1st Prize to Abbie and Ellis for their excellent ‘Red Nose Cake’ and runner up prize went to Fern for her ‘Cosmic Company Cupcakes’. Pupils paid £2 to enter the bake off and sold their baking at the end of the afternoon. Most pupils in the school dressed for a ‘Bad Day’ day for a donation of 50p.

Pupils Enjoy Performing at Galloway Music Festival

P1-3 and P4-7 pupils went along to perform at the music festival this week. P1-3 dressed as pirates to perform ‘I am a pirate captain’ and thoroughly entertained both the audience and judge on Monday morning. Very positive feedback was given about the pupils’ singing and enthusiasm. P4-7 performed ‘Harvest of Love’ in a competitive group music making category. The judge commented the following:

“You were very well organised across the stage. The solo voices were secure and the choir of voices had very clear words. The instruments were played well to support the musical outcome. This was very good work. Well done!”

The pupils were awarded a “Commended” mark for their efforts. All pupils represented the school exceptionally well both in their behaviour and attitude towards the experience. Well done!

On Wednesday afternoon pupils from across the school performed their music festival pieces and Scots poems to members of the Autumn Club. Nursery gave a confident performance of ‘Ma Wee Rid Motor’. The Autumn club had a very enjoyable time and stayed for refreshments following the performances. They generously gave a donation to school funds which is very much appreciated.

World Book Day Activities

The whole school dressed as their favourite fictional characters on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day. During class in the morning pupils worked together to try and come up with a list of ‘WOW’ words that they could use to make their own writing more exciting. This list of words will then be available for pupils to use in class from now on.

After lunch P6/7 read out some prepared extracts from books they thought nursery would enjoy and P4/5 read to P1-3. Then the whole school split into house groups and completed three activities which were as follows:

1. Acting out charades of popular children’s books for others to guess

2. Making up story middles and endings from a given starter

3. Completing a treasure hunt by working out cleverly worded clues

The finale was the judging of the fancy dress competition. Below are the winners: Keira (Nursery) as ‘Queen of Hearts’, Kendra (P1-3) as ‘Tinkerbell’, Amy (P4-5) as ‘Dorothy from Oz’ and Abby (P6-7) as ‘Gandalf ‘.

In P1-3 Finlay won the competition to design a new front cover for his favourite book ‘The twits’.

To end the afternoon, nursery gave a lovely performance of ‘Puff the magic Dragon’. A great time was had by all.

Annual Scottish Afternoon Enjoyed by Pupils

A week later than scheduled, our Scottish afternoon got underway on Friday 1st February. P6/7 were responsible for organising the event and this included ordering and preparing food for the buffet (with homemade corn beef patties), recruiting talented musicians/ performers from each class, preparing and printing the programmes and making the announcements to ensure the afternoon ran smoothly. P4/5 started the afternoon with powerpoint presentations about Robert Burns (see Ellis’ group Jenni’sgroup Leah’sgroup Fern’sgroup) and a game to play with the whole school in Scots language called ‘Staun up, sit doon’.

Later in the afternoon P1-3 read out words in their ‘Scots Dictionary’ which they had created. Nursery entertained everyone with a confident performance of the poem ‘Ma Wee Rid Motor’.

Before the interval with Scottish Buffet, Libby read ‘The Selkirk Grace’ and several of P6/7 read the verses of ‘Address to a Haggis’. Throughout the afternoon pupils and staff were treated to musical performances including:

Libby and Callum dancing (Donald Where’s yer Troosers)

Abby on Violin (Auld Lang Syne)

Ruby on flute (Loch Lomond)

Dan on flute (Scotland the Brave)

Abbie and Ellis on violin and cello (Scottish lullaby duet)

Millie and Connie singing a duet (Cauld Blaws the wind)

Izzy on cornet (Amazing Grace) and accordion (Going Home)

Millie on recorder (Loch Lomond)

We even had a gymnastics finale thanks to Karen, Jenni, Connie and Cody and their choreographed routine to ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by the red hot chilli pipers.

In line with tradition, an important part of the afternoon was judging the finalists for the Scottish poetry recitals. All the finalists did extremely well and received runners up gifts. The overall winners received prizes and were as follows:

Molly P1

Connor P4

Dan P6

Welldone P6/7 and we look forward to the next one!

Road Safety Week in School

The Health and Wellbeing Committee organised Road Safety Week in school this week (19th-23rd Nov). On Monday Jamie (Chairperson), Connie and Callum gave a presentation about the importance of Road Safety. On Wednesday morning the police were arranged to come and give talks to each class and Wednesday afternoon was an activity afternoon with pupils decorating hi-vis vests, playing road safety games, completing a quiz and role-playing how to cross the road safely. During this week a competition was running to design a road sign, poster or fact file on Road Safety. The entries were judged by the committee on Friday and announced at assembly.

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!

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

On Monday 4th June the school and nursery pupils dressed in red, white and blue colours to mark the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In classes they designed and made crowns which were then judged by all staff. The winners were:

Hugh – Nursery

Torin – P1/2

Fern – P3/4/5

Abby – P6/7

A party was held in the school hall with lots of goodies given to the pupils, including a Diamond Jubilee pencil and ruler. A great celebration was had by all.