All of Leswalt Primary have made it to Kirkcolm Primary for the first day of fun in the sun together. They are enjoying the new surroundings and getting to know new friends. Happy days ahead for all!
The parent council have been awarded £10,000 from Killgallioch Wind farm! That is amazing.
This money recognised the efforts of the fundraising initiative started by Andrew in P7 and the subsequent efforts of others to provide additional funding in recent sponsored activities.
Many thanks must also go to Elaine Mc Gregor and Mags Agnew who have been working on this bid and promoting the fundraising. The money will be for new playground equipment – including outdoor gym equipment and an outdoor classroom.
Well done to all pupils and parents for the part you have played in this – top teamwork!
Now we will have both a shiny new school and new playground to look forward to!
Many thanks must go to Mrs Richardson, Ivy Richardson and the team of helpers from p5-7 who over the last two Friday afternoons have set about the back garden area at school.
The willow dome was in great need of a lock down haircut – it had grown out of control. Have a look at the wonderful transformation.
Many thanks to Mrs Richardson and her team for all of their hard work.
Mrs Baillie is looking forward to the hairdressers opening soon so she can have the same magical transformation…….
It’s been 9 long weeks since we last saw their little faces at school, and we were delighted to see so many happy smiling faces at the door of Leswalt Primary on Monday morning. It was P1-3’s first day back since the New Year – the building has been rather quiet without them! They were all glad to see each other and be back with their friends.
We’re super happy to have P1-3 back with us at school and hope they all had a brilliant first day back – fingers crossed it’s not too much longer before P4-7 can join us on 15th March .
Lockdown 2021 meant that we could not have our usual in school Scots poetry focus as all learning was taking part at home. But, this did not stop us! Our in inaugural North Rhins inter school Scots poetry competition took place on Friday 29th January and was judged by local Burns enthusiast, Mr Alec Ross.
This event took place on Microsoft Teams, where everyone could see the beautiful handwriting and creative artwork. Pupils recited their poems with gusto, over the internet.
Results were as follows –
North Rhins Scots poetry results – January 2021
P1 – ‘Wee rid motor’ – Recitation winners : 1. Harry McKie (PPK); 2. Rebecca Manson (KKM);Lily Bennewith (LES): Illustration winner – Jessica Johnstone (KKM) : Handwriting winner – Rebecca Manson (KKM)
P2 – ‘Nessie’ – Recitation winners : 1. Colin McGregor (LES) / Aaron Farquhar (KKM);Rececca Connor (PPK) : Illustration winner –Ben Thomson (LES) : Handwriting winner – Rachael Drummond (LES)
P3 – ‘The Circus’ – Recitation winners : 1. Carter Henderson (PPK); 2 .Ela Chang (LES);Ellie Bennewith (LES): Illustration winner – Erin Harbottle (PPK) : Handwriting winner – Erin Harbottle (PPK)
P4 – ‘Fireworks off the castle’ – Recitation winners : 1. Cameron McNeil (PPK); 2. Hamish McGregor (LES); Cara Jamieson (LES) : Illustration winner – Carys McHallum (LES) : Handwriting winner – Faye Adams (LES)
P5 – ‘Magic Pizza’ – Recitation winners : 1. Noah Gaw (LES); 2. Thomas Agnew (LES);Olivia Johnstone (KKM): Illustration winner – Jack Trafford (PPK) : Handwriting winner – Thomas Agnew (LES)
P6 – ‘The Whistle’ – Recitation winners : 1. Maya McNeil (PPK); 2. Malcolm McGregor (LES);Breagh Kirkpatrick (LES): Illustration winner –Izzy and Alba White (PPK) : Handwriting winner – Malcolm McGregor (LES)
P7 – ‘Robert Burns’ – Recitation winners : 1.Jack Cloy (LES); 2. Gregor Reid (LES); Zack Ashton (KKM) : Illustration winner – Zack Ashton (KKM) : Handwriting winner – Arla McCulloch (KKM).
Many thanks must go to all parents and carers at home for supporting the children in this.
And just like that the school year 2020 is over!
It has certainly been a roller-coaster – and we have all came out the other side smiling.
All the boys and girls left today with Christmas goodie bags to enjoy.
Wishing all a very merry Christmas and happy and healthy new year, from everyone at Leswalt Primary!
On a wet and windy last day of term Mrs Claus and her elves (aka Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Baillie and the p5-7 children) went a wander round the village to distribute the Christmas cards all of p1-7 had made in school to some of the elderly residents of Leswalt.
Many doors were opened, to delighted faces and the children wished all “Merry Christmas”. It was a lovely way to spread the Christmas cheer, even the rain didn’t dampen our smiles!
Normally at this time of year the staff and pupils would be rehearsing getting ready to put on a Christmas show in Leswalt village hall for the community to enjoy.
Unfortunately, COVID prevented our usual Christmas concert. However, even a World wide pandemic could not stop the creativity and sense of fun of Leswalt staff and pupils .
Click on the link here to see how Christmas 2020 will always be remember for being special.
I hope it makes you smile!
It’s Christmaaaaas!!! Well… it’s definitely getting closer! There’s a definite festive feel in the air at Leswalt as the staff and pupils wore their cheery Christmas jumpers and headwear to school today AND had the added bonus of tucking in to a tasty turkey lunch – complete with crackers and some Christmas tunes of course! Great fun!
In September we were successful in receiving some funding from Maths Week Scotland. Mrs Mc Harg put in a funding bid for a grant. The only condition was that we had to use this to promote Maths, so we decided to purchase a new playground marking in the shape of a giant target. This will enable pupils to work with numbers in a fun way both at break times and during lessons if they go outdoors.
Today the team from Sovereign play were on site to install the new maths target round the back of the school to give the children another focus at playtimes and maths lessons. We all went a wander round this morning to check it out and were delighted with the final design.