Spreading the Christmas cheer

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!

 

New playground markings

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.

Wee woolly bunnets!

Primary 1-4 have been very creative and have all made some very cute Christmas woolly bunnets with Mrs Mc Knight. 

Everyone made elf sized winter warmer head wear in class, using lots of brightly coloured wool.  These creations will be entered as part of the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) competition to make a Christmas decoration using wool.  The boys and girls will send off their photographs to be judged.  And, once made they took great pleasure at hanging them all on the Christmas tree in the school hall for everyone to see.

 

Well done p1-4 , they all look very cute and cosy! 

Well done Andrew – a fabulous fundraiser!

Huge thanks and congratulations must go to Andrew and his family who have shown great initiative and decided to get out walking, get fit and raise money for Leswalt Primary in the process.

Andrew has been asking friends and family to sponsor his efforts of walking.  Yesterday Andrew and some of his family walked 8 miles.

Andrew would like the money to benefit the school playground, so is passing his fundraising to the parent council to combine with the recent money they were awarded.

To date Andrew has raised an amazing £437 – with the promise of more coming in!

Well done young man – we are very proud of you!

Thank you Mark and Rachael!

Over lockdown, Mark and Rachael Drummond we budding entrepreneurs who set up and ran their own farm shop at Barbeth.  They sold delicious home baking, crisps, tablet and all sorts of yummy treats.   Mark and Rachael very kindly decided to donate all of their profits to their school.

Grandpa Simpson was very impressed with all of their efforts too and said he would match whatever they raised .

So, Mark came into school with the amazing total of £350 this week!  Wow!Well done team Drummond/Simpson!

Rachael thought the school could maybe buy a laptop with the money.  Mark said he wanted something more fun.  Mrs Baillie thought while a laptop can be fun, it would be good for all the boys and girls to have some fun together , after a long lockdown away from each other.  Mrs Baillie has suggested the boys and girls could perhaps have a fun day away (when we are allowed to!) and enjoy it together.  She has asked the boys and girls to think if they have any other ideas for the use of they money -maybe mums and dads have ideas too?

Thank you Mark and Rachael, we will put the money to good use!

Sponsored Walk Superstars!

These pupils took on the sponsored challenge of walking 7 miles to raise money for our school. They joined our trio buddies at Kirkcolm Primary on their 50th Annual Mini Walk and walked the countryside route with friends and family. Once back at the school, the walkers received a medal, a commemorative mug to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this community walk and enjoyed a delicious lunch of soup, sandwiches and sweet treats. Well done all -with special congratulations to Jack Cloy and his Granny Alison who were the first Leswalt walkers finished!

Super Science Fun!

A Super Science morning was held across our wee trio today! The P4-7 pupils from Leswalt, Portpatrick and Kirkcolm welcomed The Galloway Forest Astronomical Society with their mobile planetarium and tried out loads of amazing Science activities too!

From engineering to electricity, coding to robotics, human biology to magnetics; the children explored many different scientific tasks and were led on an adventure through the Solar System inside the planetarium. All in all it was great fun…