The dancing has began!

On Friday 27th May a choreographer travelled all the way from Fife to teach the pupils of Leswalt Primary school a very special dance.  The school will be travelling to The Royal Highland Show on Friday 24th June, to represent Dumfries and Galloway in unique main ring event.

Nine schools from different regions in Scotland will perform in the main ring and represent 9 different types of Farming.  Leswalt Primary will represent potato farming.

At 2pm, after taking the microphone to say a few words the boys and girls will strut their stuff to The Proclaimers “500 Miles”, dressed like tatties!  It is a fast paced routine, but hopefully the boys and girls can pull it off with pride!

Will you be there to see us?!

Farm visit to West Galdenoch

This term the whole school topic focus at Leswalt Primary is “Farming”.  The school has linked up with RHET, The Royal Highland Education Trust, to further develop this work.  As part of this partnership all the pupils at Leswalt Primary went a trip to West Galdenoch Farm to learn more about Dairy Farming.  Garry Mitchell is a RHET linked farmer and he spent an afternoon with the boys and girls from Leswalt.  Fiona Jamieson the RHEt co-ordinator for Dumfries and Galloway was also on hand to meet the pupils and explain more.
The pupils learned how the milk from West Galdenoch helps make Kit Kats, as milk is sold to Nestle.  Pupils helped feed the calves, learned more about stock welfare and paid a visit into the state of the art Rotary milking parlour.
This visit to West Galdenoch really brought alive prior learning in the classroom.  Mr Mitchell said he would welcom back Leswalt Primary pupils in a few years time to help him milk his cows and gave everyone a Kit Kat biscuit to reinforce where the milk went once it left the farm.
“I enjoyed feeding his calves” said James Murray in P4
“It was funny when the wee calf was trying to lick me”  Craig Anderson p4
“I liked seeing all the cows going round and round in the parlour.  I enjoyed my Kit Kat!”  Rhona Baillie p3
“It was interesting learning about the difference between a heifer and a cow – I could tell by the size of their bags.  A heifer has not had any calves”  Mark Mc Colm p7

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

National award winning cyclists!

Staff, pupils and parents at Leswalt Primary were delighted today when it was announced the Leswalt Primary was the winning Scottish school, and 2nd out of 1100 schools in the UK who took part in “The Big Pedal”.

This was the result of 15 days real effort by the whole community – to leave the cars at home and cycle to school.

Congratulations to all!

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