What a busy Burns day we’ve enjoyed! Mr Plant our judge had a packed morning; listening to poem recitations and viewing artwork and handwriting. He had some very tricky decisions on his hands but chose worthy winners, second and third places.
Following this, everyone tucked into a delicious Burns Lunch. Mr Gaw piped in the haggis, Mr Plant gave The Immortal Memory and the children entertained with their poems and songs; led ably through the lunch by our organised team of P7s.
Phoebe and Erin took part in the Rhins Annual Primary Badminton Competition at Stranraer Academy. They really enjoy playing this sport and had a fabulous time playing against other children from different schools! Phoebe was placed 4th overall too. Well done girls- you are such great sporting ambassadors for our school!
As part of our bid to achieve national accreditation for the Digital Schools Award, we have selected 4 Digital Leaders to help drive our work forward. They are responsible for supporting staff and pupils in the use of ICT by sharing their skills; helping to maintain ICT equipment; leading lunch time ICT clubs; and organising parent sessions to develop their skills and knowledge.
All the Digital Leaders from Portpatrick, Leswalt and Kirkcolm came together on Tuesday for a Digital Leaders training day. They were all so enthusiastic and keen to get going! Pupils were taught how to upload, print and laminate photographs, and how to access Glow and send an email attachment to a teacher for the blog. They worked in pairs to come up with activities for Safer Internet Day on 5th February, and shared their suggestions for lunchtime ICT clubs that they could run back at school.
Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable morning mixing with other pupils from the different schools and are all away back to their own school ready and raring to go as our Digital Leaders!
On the 21st of January we went to the Rotary Lunch to represent the school. Mrs Smith came with us. Every year, P7s are invited along to join the Monday Rotary Lunch meeting. We had a lovely meal and we also got to listen and talk to Adam Gray. He is the Development Manager for the Scottish Rugby Union. He gave an amazing speech, it was so interesting, and he also gave us Scottish Rugby pin badges. We had a fabulous time and it was a great experience!