Today we put on our party togs for Leswalt Primary Christmas Party!
To kick off proceedings we all tucked in to a delicious buffet, with party poppers popping, crackers cracking and festive tunes on to sing along to! Then the House Captains (Phoebe and Auryn) led the party with fun games and lots of dancing! From Pass the Parcel to Musical Statues, Christmas Corners to Strip the Willow, the Gay Gordons to Let’s Build a Snowman – it was a high-energy afternoon! There was lots of laughter and excitement; especially as we sang Jingle Bells to welcome a very special visitor. And this very jolly man in red brought fabulous gifts for each and every lucky pupil! What a brilliant Christmas party!
This morning, Leswalt Primary pupils donned their wellies and headed over to Aldouran Wetlands to meet up with members of Stranraer Rotary Club.
The challenge: to plant 4000 purple crocus bulbs as part of the Purple4Polio campaign. Every year, Rotary Clubs across Great Britain and Ireland help to plant millions of purple crocuses to raise awareness for efforts to end polio. Leswalt Primary pupils were delighted to be able to lend a hand and are looking forward to seeing the results of their gardening efforts in the Spring when the bulbs flower!
So you thought Strictly had finished for this year? Not so as the pupils of Leswalt Primary staged a fabulous Strictly-themed show entitled’ Lights, Camel, Action!’ for parents, friends and the wider community!
It had everything you might wish for; glamorous hosts, entertaining judges, fabulous voice-overs and a stellar cast! Oh and the dances; from ballet to line dance, funk to tango, Morris dancing to the disco-floor – the show was packed with fun, laughter, catchy songs and some very nifty movers, all whilst retelling the story of the Nativity. The village hall was packed with an extremely appreciative audience who enjoyed the show immensely!
Just take a look at the Leswalt super stars below…
What a fabulous festive feast we all enjoyed at Leswalt Primary this afternoon! Turkey was munched, crackers pulled, music played and lots of smiling faces! Just take a look at the cute photos! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….
Owen from Scripture Union came into school on Monday afternoon to deliver a fun workshop called ‘Christmas Unwrapped’ to P4-7. The pupils explored the Christmas Story as it is detailed in the Bible, and challenged their assumptions. For example, did you know that the Bible does not state that there were 3 Kings/Wise men at the birth of Jesus?! Through assumptions/stories, we all think there were 3 of them, but this isn’t said.
Pupils participated in various activities, such as a Christmas quiz in the form of a corners games to help work out misconceptions that pupils have about the Christmas story; a video called ‘Christmas Unravelled’ which explains that it was definitely not a ‘Silent Night’ as the well-known songs says due to all the people and noisy animals (the boys and girls were in stitches at this!!!); and a craft activity where pupils were able to express what Christmas means to them. They also did a present experiment which led them to the conclusion that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover – i.e. the biggest present isn’t always the best!
The pupils had a great afternoon learning about what Christmas means for Christians. Many thanks to Owen for spending the afternoon at Leswalt!