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 www.thebigpedal.org.uk .

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.

Fantastic new reading books!

Many thanks to the Fund-raising group who recently donated over £1000 towards the development of Literacy at Leswalt Primary.  This money was used to purchase reading materials.  A range of non-fiction texts have been bought to allow pupils to experience reading more factual texts.  The Oxford Reading Tree scheme has also been extended to allow pupils to read on and find out what happens to Biff, Chip and Kipper when they go to Secondary school!

The photograph shows some of the pupils with a small selection of the texts purchased.

Easy Fundraising

Leswalt Primary has signed up to Easy Fundraising.  If you shop online, register with this website first.  Supporters of Leswalt Primary then can donate a percentage of all shopping.  This money goes directly to Leswalt Primary – at no extra cost to yourself.  There are hundreds of internet sites linked to this – including Ebay, Amazon, John Lewis, Boots, etc.  Please pass this link on and encourage others to join in too http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/.

You can now shop guilt free in the knowledge that you are helping Leswalt Primary – happy shopping!