A day at Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre Trip
On Tuesday the 18th of June 2013, all of Leswalt Primary school went to take part in four different activities at Galloway Activity Centre. These activities were; sailing, kayaking, mountain biking and either laser quest or orienteering.
Sailing was one of our favourite activities. Everyone in primary 5-7 were in threes as they headed out onto the loch. The first person steers, the second person holds the sail and finally the last person is ‘look out’.
Kayaking was probably the activity that we got most wet in!
Again we were in threes all in one boat. Paddles were used to help us move. We wore wet suits.
Mountain biking was an amazing experience for both elder and younger pupils and some of the teachers too! The skills course was used for youngest children and the elders had the main course to practise their skills on. Some even used it as a running track!
Laser quest was great fun out in the woods. With guns we all shot each other having an amazing time. With gun names like Raven and Click, everyone had fun even if they shot their own teammates!
Orienteering was for primary 1-4 and I could see them running around hunting and looking for their next clue laughing and giggling as they ran along!
I was a successful learner when I learnt how to use the sailing boats. I was a responsible citizen by making sure that everyone was safe in the water. I was an effective contributor by bringing my ideas, thoughts and opinions and finally I was a confident individual riding the bike down the steep hills.
Throughout the whole day everyone was smiling, the weather was on our side too! We all hope to go again soon!
By Emma Drennan       Primary 6   

Sport Day

Leswalt Primary recently had their whole school sports day.  It was very well attended by family and friends of all the pupils.  Following all the events, the adults enjoyed some teas,coffees and homebaking while the pupils cooled down with an ice cream.  The winning house and sports champions will be announced at the end of term service on Tuesday 2nd July. 

Money, Money, Money with Primary 1!

The Primary 1 pupils at Leswalt Primary have recently been learning all about money as part of their Maths learning and teaching.  To consolidate and reinforce the real life applications of money the pupils have been out and about spending their pennies.

 The boys and girls first went to Leswalt stores and spent money in the shop, using a shopping list provided by staff.  Mrs Gillian Murdoch, owner of Leswalt Stores, let the pupils scan the items into the till themselves.  They then later used their knowledge of how Leswalt store operates to set up their own tuck shop for older pupils, with the assistance of Mrs Smith.  This shop was open for business every playtime at school and sold a variety of crisps, sweeties and fruit.

 After the Primary 1 pupils had the final closing down sale of the tuck shop, they then had to count up all of the money they made.  The pupils decided to go into Stranraer and spend the money they made.

 Primary 1 and Mrs Smith went on the bus into Stranraer.  They had to count up the money to pay for their own ticket.  Once in Stranraer the children went to “Sweet treats” sweet shop to spend some money before walking down to Agnew Park.  While at the Park they enjoyed a play in the sunshine and also paid for an ice cream to help cool them down.  After an enjoyable morning, the children then bought a return ticket on the bus and travelled back to school.

 It was a fantastic learning experience for the young pupils and allowed them to learn more about money and use it themselves in a variety of real –life situations.

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