Red Nose Day 2013

The boys and girls at Leswalt Primary had a fun day on Friday 15th March when they all arrived at school in their pyjamas to help raise money for Comic Relief.

As well as paying for the privilege of wearing their nightwear to school the pupils also had the “Great Leswalt Bake off” and sold off delicious home baking.  And, all week the school had been selling the official red noses to pupils.

Primary1-4 had been working very hard on their enterprise business this term.  “Smarty Pants” was the company formed by Mrs Wither and the younger class.  They created and sold fridge magnets, book marks and ornaments, with a Scottish theme.   After calculating their costs the pupils are donating all profits to Comic Relief.

Primary 5-7 designed and sold their Scottish quiz sheets – with the eventual winners being the Anderson family.

In the afternoon of 15th March the whole school came together with parents and family to watch “Leswalt’s got talent”.  Pupils signed up to audition for Mrs Baillie and the finalists performed in front of the judging panel which consisted of Harold Mc Cracken, Nina Agnew, Claire Agnew and Mrs Mc Knight.   There was a wide variety of talent on display from saxophone and piano playing to singing, dancing and cheerleading. After all 12 acts had performed the judges had the difficult job of selecting the winners. Millie and Ethan Smith did a wonderfully choreographed dance routine together, and were rewarded for their efforts with chocolate Easter eggs.

After all the fun the boys and girls of Leswalt raised £250 for Comic relief.                         

Watch out Tiger Woods!

Laura Mc Clymont (Active Schools co-ordinator) recently organised a tri-golf festival for all Primary schools in the local area.  Each school had to send 2 pupils to take part in a variety of golf related challenges.
This festival was supported and led by James Erskine PGA professional golfer.  The eventual winners were named as Abbie Mc Quillan and Craig Anderson from Leswalt Primary.  They worked well through all of the activities and ended up with the most points on the day.
The whole of Leswalt Primary school will now receive one full day of golf tuition with James Erskine, as their prize for their classmates doing so well.                          

Netball league gets off to a great start!

Leswalt Primary School has entered the Rhins Primary School netball league and played their first games on Monday 9th May 2011. 
The team comprised of pupils from p4-p7 .  In their first evening playing competitively the young team gelled well and demonstrated a great sporting attitude. 
The final scores resulted in Leswalt Primary winning against Belmont A and Sandhead, they drew against Rephad and lost against Belmont B, 2:1

Cycling in the snow

Leswalt Primary pupils continue to cycle in all weathers – and pupils went that bit extra today by cycling to school in the snow.   Many resembled snowmen on bicycles by the time they reached school!

All this effort is to great effect as Leswalt Primary is currently now 2nd place in the National Big Pedal competition. (

And once the sun came out this afternoon pupils had some more cycling fun in the form of safety games on bikes, with Ann Ferguson (Active Schools Co-ordinator).  Pupils rode around the playground learning more about helmets and safety while cycling.  P1-4 even had a slow bicycle race! This helped the children focus on their balance and co-ordination.

The Big Pedal

Staff and pupils cycling to Leswalt Primary

Leswalt Primary has got off to a great start in “The Big Pedal”.

Every day for 3 weeks pupils staff and parents will be cycling to school.    Mrs Bathgate has even been cycling all the way from Portpatrick – well done! The numbers of cyclists are entered on the website .

After day 1 and stage one figures were calculated, Leswalt Primary was 4th in the whole of the UK (out of more than 600 schools taking part).  This is a fantastic start to the initiative.  So, keep on pedalling!

Entertaining afternoon for the community!

Primary 5-7 went to the Thursday Club yesterday afternoon to entertain members of the communitys went to the village hall to perform as individuals, and as a class.

The audience listened to Mairi playing the piano and and learned about the sport of golf from Callum and Ben.  The boys invited people to have a go at their little putting game they had set up in the hall.  Eilidh brought in her chameleon and explained how she cares for it, before passing it round. The Archibald twins also entertained by playing a few tunes on their violins.  Ben even took his bike along and explained some basic bike maintenence! Catherine brought in some lovely swiss rolls which she had baked and this was later cut up and enjoyed by the audience, with a cup of tea. All the other pupils had their spot in front of the audience too, before the class came together to sing “Caledonia”.

Mrs Bathgate reported that this was a wonderful afternoon.  P5-7 were displaying characteristics of “Confident Individuals”.  They all left happy, with gifts of little baskets of chocolate eggs for the whole school.

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