Ghosts, Witches and Vampires Descend Upon Leswalt Primary!

Where had all the smiling, fresh-faced children of Leswalt Primary gone? The bell rang at 9am and staff opened the door to be faced with…. a frightening array of Halloween characters!
After a busy morning’s work (ever witnessed a zombie doing their subtraction task?!) – the House Captains and Vice House Captain put their party plans into action for an afternoon of frighteningly fabulous fun!
The action kicked off with a Petrifying Parade to judge the most creative costumes for each year group, Creepy Corners followed this with much excitement! The Really Scary Relay saw groups working together and having a blast as they dodged the cone markers. Hamish supervised the traditional ‘Dooking for apples’ whilst Carys and Faye judged ‘Pin the Wart on the Witch’! The party finished with a Best Dancer competition. Such a lot of spooky shenanigans and freakishly fabulous fun for a Happy Halloween!

Looking forward to seeing our usual smiley Leswalt Primary crew back tomorrow though!




Puzzle it Out with the Fun Maths Roadshow!

This afternoon, we were delighted to welcome Mrs Hall from the D&G STEM  learning team with the Fun Maths Roadshow!

We got the chance to work on some mind-boggling puzzles which encouraged us to solve problems, use trial and error, look for patterns and show determination to crack those number and shape conundrums. We could choose whether to work alone or with a buddy and enjoyed a great afternoon of puzzle-tastic maths!

Halloween Costume Swap Shop

Want to save some pennies and do your bit for the planet?

Well, our Leswalt Primary Halloween Swap Shop is for you!

Our Eco Committee have organised a costume reuse initiative.  Browse our Sway and see what’s on offer. 🙂

If you have any outfits you’d like to donate, please send them in and our committee will do the rest!

Click on ‘Go to this Sway’ link below and press play in the top right corner to look at our shop.

UNCRC Rights of the Child  – Article 26 Social & Economic Help

Sustainable Development Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption & Production

Go to this Sway

Soup Glorious Soup!

Using the vegetables kindly gifted by Barsolus to P7 on their trip there yesterday, P5/6 made a pan of delicious soup.

Mrs Kyle took them in small groups to prepare the vegetables by washing, peeling, chopping and grating and adding them to the big pot of lentils, bacon, stock and water. The smell wafting down the corridor was amazing!

In the afternoon, everyone sat down to enjoy a mug of warming soup – the perfect snack on a dreich Friday afternoon! What a lovely way to investigate growing vegetables to using them to make a delicious meal. Thumbs up from everyone all round!

Barsolus Trip

What a great trip we had to Barsolus today! Primary 7 were kindly invited to visit Gillian and the crew to learn how plants benefit humans and how farming practices work from field to fork.

Gillian explained about the seasonality of different crops and how Barsolus need to time planting of vegetables such as Brussel Sprouts perfectly so they are ready to harvest for our Christmas dinners!

Our pupils also found out how different varieties of vegetables impacts on soil health over time. As a result farmers are required to rotate crop growing on field every three years or so. We also talked about taking care not to release too much carbon from soil through the use of NPK fertilisers.

We learned about cooperative arrangements with Girvan Early Growers who rent fields from Barsolus for carrot growing.  They don’t have enough land around Girvan, so hire fields to grow and harvest their own crops.

Barsolus talked about working in more environmentally sustainable ways through the Government’s ‘greening policy’. Barsolus have chosen to interpret their green action by leaving areas to grow and develop naturally. Farmers have options on what solution they choose. Gillian also chatted about reducing the chemicals added to soil through the need to change to using less damaging types of fertiliser.

We had a game of ‘identify the veg’. The children were very knowledgeable. We then had a carrot pulling competition to see who could pick the biggest carrot. Scott chose three category winners:

Biggest carrot – Cara
Fattest carrot – Atticus
Longest carrot – Stephen

Cara was declared the supreme carrot champion.

Gillian very generously let the children fill a bag of veggie goodness to take home. There’ll be a few pots of soup on the go tonight. 🙂

Our thanks go to Wilma Benson for very ably escorting Leswalt and helping out our group.

We can’t thank Barosolus enough for a fabulous learning experience right on our doorstep!


UNCRC Rights of the Child – Article 24 Health, Food & The Environment

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