Hello to the Leswalt Newbies!

What a brilliant few days we have enjoyed with our new Leswalt crew 😀 The fabulous P7s Brandon, Kaiden, Hamish, Mark, Faye, Carys, Cara and Katie headed off to sample the adventures of S1 at Stranraer Academy, whilst we welcomed Rebecca into P6 and the fabulous quintet to Erin, Ada, Betty, Jessica and Gregor as the new P1s!
They all made very welcome additions to their classes and their schoolmates really enjoyed their company! Just look at these smiley faces…

We can wait to welcome you back in August!

Bon Appetit Leswalt P6/7!

Today the brand new P6/7 class enjoyed a Fun French Day! This kicked off their three -day mini-project about the Paris Olympics 2024 with their Day 1 looking at France; Day 2 will be researching the Ancient Olympics to present day and Day 3 will focus on sports and hosting their very own Leswalt Olympics!

Fun French Day meant lots of learning French vocabulary through actions, games and songs; using their Geography skills to locate places in France and its bordering countries; computer research skills to find key facts about France and making (and eating) crepes with delicious toppings such as sugar, syrup, strawberries and Nutella with the assistance of Mrs Kyle.

The verdict was tres bien all round! 

Roll on day 2…

Primary 1 welcome book –

We are very much looking forward to having our new Primary 1 pupils starting in school . 

And, thanks to the digital skills of Mrs Mc Harg and the House captains we have an amazing  electronic book that will help explain more about Leswalt Primary.  It is just so good we had to share it with all of our parents. 

Click on the link here and I am sure you will be impressed with the information, photographs and videos – all about life at Leswalt Primary.

 

 

On your marks, get set go ! For Sports day!

After a night of very heavy rain , it did finally dry up to allow us to have our Sports day at Leswalt. Cheered on by classmates, friends and family everyone tried their hardest and displayed a very sporting attitude.

Many thanks must go to David Kirkpatrick and Angus Brown who helped transport all the equipment across to the park. Thank you also to Natasha for the kind gesture of a sweetie mixture which every child got at 3pm, and the Parent council for the ice lollies at the end to cool everyone down.

Results will follow soon – with the winning house announced in the last week of term. It was a successful sporting afternoon – have a look at all the athletes in action!

Digital skills Scotland award!

After taking part in a verification assessment yesterday, we are delighted to announce we have been awarded the new Digital Schools Scotland Accreditation.

Portpatrick, Kirkcolm and Leswalt are the first schools in Dumfries and Galloway to achieve this recognition for our ongoing commitment to digital technology learning and teaching.

Have a read of the report to see for yourself all the excellent work which has been recognised –

Dumfries & Galloway – Kirkcolm, Leswalt and Portpatrick Schools Validation Report 11.06.24 (1).pdf

UNCRC Rights of the Child – 28 Access to Education, 29 – Aims of Education

P7 hoodies

Our Primary 7 pupils were delighted earlier this week to be presented with their official Leswalt leavers hoodies.  Thanks to the Parent council, each pupil got a new personalised hoodie – so they can forever be resplendent in red!

It was decided to give them early this year, so the P7 pupils can wear them with pride for the final month of Primary school – and then beyond!

 

Masterchefs in the Making – Part 2!

As part of their Health and Wellbeing lessons learning about different dietary requirements, it was the turn of the final 3 groups to make their recipes into real-life delicious creations!

On the menu this week we had – a vegan chocolate cake, a gluten free pizza and a diabetic curry! Yum!!

Huge thanks to Mrs Kyle for lending her culinary skills to help the groups. See them in action below!

UNCRC – article 24 right to healthy food

Outdoor Classroom Afternoon

The official Outdoor Classroom Day may have been rained off last Thursday, but that didn’t stop us from celebrating it a week later! This afternoon, we split into 3 groups and rotated around 3 different activities on offer – gardening (which included letting P5-7 pupils loose with a pair of secateurs on the willow dome!!); creating ‘grass heads’ using tights, grass seed, compost and plastic cups; and a village litter pick so we can see whether our litter posters make an impact when they go up this weekend!

We had a fabulous afternoon in the sunshine!

UNCRC article 24 – mental well-being and protecting our environment

Litter Posters in Leswalt

We were visited this morning by 2 members of the Community Safety Team who brought some exciting news! A few months ago, all pupils were tasked with designing a poster encouraging people to put their litter in the bin. 20 of these posters were selected by the Community Wardens and turned into weather-proof versions. They will be distributed on lamp posts all around the village this weekend, to encourage everyone in our little community to be responsible (and avoid an £80 fine if caught dropping litter!).

Have a peek below to see the 20 selected pupils with their posters! Everyone has been tasked with finding all of the posters in the community this weekend – we’d love to see any photos if you manage to come across any!

A huge thank-you to the Community Safety Team for their hard work in producing our posters and hanging them around Leswalt to hopefully keep it litter-free!

UNCRC – Article 24 right to a safe environment; Article 12 right to be listened to.

Operation Safety

Our Primary 6 pupils headed off to Stair Park today to participate in Operation Safety – a whole day session involving different workshops provided by various agencies, including the emergency services.

Pupils had inputs from –

  • Police Scotland, learning about drug and alcohol awareness and vandalism
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, learning about home safety
  • Youth Work on internet safety
  • Coastguard on water safety
  • Scottish Ambulance Service on First Aid
  • Community Safety Team, learning about anti-social behaviour
  • and SP Energy Networks, learning about electrical safety

They learned a range of life skills to help keep them safe and healthy and had a brilliant time! Thank-you to everyone who helped to organise this very worthwhile day!

UNCRC Article 2 – Survival; Article 16 – Protection of Privacy; Article 17 – Access to Information; and Article 33 – Harmful Drugs

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