A Marvellous Macmillan Coffee Morning at Leswalt Primary!

£340.85! Yes – a whopping £340.85 was raised this morning by our amazing P5-7 pupils backed by our fabulous community for Macmillan Coffee Morning!

Faye and Ewan wrote this report about the very successful event.

On Friday the 29th of September, Leswalt Primary held a coffee morning to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer support. This is what we got up to! 

Once our visitors arrived, they were greeted by our very jolly welcoming team, Isla, Amelia and Carys. After they got to the hall, they found a table and sat down and were greeted by our social team and servers. On the table there was a cake stand covered in delicious home baking and the servers offered them a warm cup of tea or coffee. 

Behind the scenes were our amazing cleaning crew of Brandon, Mark, Roman and Ewan who were accompanied in the kitchen by teachers Mrs Kyle, Mrs Warwick and Mrs Ferguson who were filling the mugs with lovely tea and coffee. 

We also had a presentation created and delivered by our wonderful house captains Hamish and Carys and vice house captains Faye and Cara, at 10:00am  explaining to our guests just why we were holding a coffee morning. 

The sales table was filled with more fabulous baking, some scented home-made candles made by Mrs Kyle and baby Spider plants donated by the Drummond family. A delicious cake from Holly’s family was auctioned off by Ewan Clark to Mr Gerald Baillie for an impressive £11!

After the big clear-up, we all sat down and enjoyed a cake and a cuppa too! Then we made up a few plates of tasty treats to hand out in the community to people who weren’t able to make it.

We raised £340.85 for Macmillan Cancer Relief.  We hope everyone that came really enjoyed themselves as we all certainly did! HUGE thanks to all those who donated baking and/or came along and supported this worthy cause.




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Planning our Macmillan Coffee Morning!

Following our visit from Mrs Sloan and Mr and Mrs McMiken about their involvement as volunteers with Macmillan Cancer Support, lots has been going on behind the scenes with regards to P5-7’s preparation for their fund-raising coffee morning!

Primary 5 got together to draft a letter to be sent out to family and friends, Primary 6 have been busy planning and designing information posters to be displayed in the shop, the school window and be delivered around the village next Friday. Primary 7 pupils are working on their presentation giving some background information about Macmillan Cancer Support and how important fundraising is to help those living with a cancer diagnosis. They will present this at the Coffee Morning to all who come along! Hope to see you there 🙂

Below is an extract from the letter typed up by P5 pupils:

WHAT: Macmillan Coffee Morning 

WHEN: Friday 29th September 9:30-10:30am 

WHERE: Leswalt Primary School Hal

WHO: anyone can come along! 

WHY: to raise vital funds for this worthwhile cause. 

Bring your own mug (BYOM) along and we will happily serve you a warming cup of tea or coffee and serve you a tasty treat too – all for a donation in our bucket for this charity. 

We will be busy baking some goodies for you to enjoy in the run-up to our Coffee Morning, but we would love any baking donations which we could serve or sell on the day.  

Could you let us know if you are able to donate any baking? 

Pop a note into school or give us a call on 01776 870289 if you can help.

Can’t wait to see you all there on Friday 29th September! 


Welcome To Our New Eco Committee

Our newly appointed Eco Committee met for the first time today.

  • P7 – Faye & Brandon
  • P6 – Isla
  • P5 – Colin
  • P3 – Ellie
  • P2 – Thea
  • P1 – Cameron

After a successful interview process, our new members were happy to join us for our first meeting to agree our targets for our next Eco Flag application.  After carrying out a  L environmental-review-2023_2025, the group agreed that the targets we will focus on for the next two year action plan will be:

  • Litter and Waste
  • Global Citizenship
  • Climate Action

Our pupils were keen to get cracking.  Hamish, Faye and Cara had already organised a litter survey in our school grounds, followed by a litter pick.


Our older members visited both classes to explain what has been agreed and chatted about how everyone will have a role to play in helping us achieve our eco-friendly goals.

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Super Salsa with P1-4

Blog Post by Hamish & Isla –

Yesterday morning the P1-4 class made some delicious salsa using their home-grown tomatoes! 

In the middle of June, pupils planted some tomato plants and when we came back from the summer holidays, they were fully grown and had lots of tomatoes on them! So, Mrs Warwick decided to make some yummy salsa with the class! Everyone helped to make it and most of them enjoyed it when they tried some. They even gave some to the big class to taste test. If you’d like to make some salsa of your own here’s the link to the website they used – How to make salsa | BBC Good Food 

See below for some photos of p1-4 with the salsa!

All About MacMillan Cancer Support

This morning the P5-7 class had a visit from some volunteers from MacMillan Cancer Support. This is a short report about their visit! 😊 

The volunteers who came to visit were Mr and Mrs McMiken and Mrs Sloan. They told us about the different ways that they have raised money, such as Granny Maeve cycling 1049 miles around Scotland, she is an amazing 85 years old!!!  Granny Maeve alone raised £75,000 for charity! Go granny Maeve!!!  They also told us some facts about MacMillan Cancer Support. It was founded in 1911 by Douglas MacMillan. Back then there were no NHS. They also told us about what the charity does to help people living with cancer. They hand out grants for anything people living with cancer might need help with, for instance fuel for driving to the hospital in Edinburgh.  

We are going to have a MacMillan Cancer Support Coffee morning on September 29th and are really looking forward to seeing lots of people there to raise money for this deserving cause. 

Thanks to the volunteers from MacMillan Cancer Support – you really are super- heroes! 

 By Carys, Hamish and Cara

P7 House and Vice Captains 




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