The School pupil Council has visited Dalbeattie Town Library to see the refurbishment and to see what is on offer for our young people. We were thrilled by the wonderful new children’s area. We found out about how we could become members to borrow books and about the reference collections which are a great resource for topic work. Mrs Howie was particularly excited to hear about the possibilities for classes to have visits to the library to do activities linked to their topics. Teachers will be getting information about this soon.
On Wednesday 23rd of May, Dalbeattie Tennis club visited Dalbeattie Learning Campus. Keith Thom from the club and Amy Bradbury from Active Schools, spoke with some children from P1-S3 about all the great work that is going on at the Tennis Courts in Dalbeattie. The club wanted feedback from the children on what they want to see happening at the club. Well done and thank you to the Pupil Council from Dalbeattie Primary School and Murray, Ewan and Angus from Dalbeattie High School for your input.
Well done to our returning Code Clubbers this term. They received certificates for their completion of Module 1 Code Club, while Aaron received his certificate for participation in Module 2. Family members attended our Celebration Event and enjoyed playing our finished games and watching our own creative animations.
30 pupils from Dalbeattie Primary attended the regional gymnastics competition on Saturday 24th of February. The competition took place at Lockerbie Academy and was in two parts, vault and floor routine. Pupils had been working on both elements during afterschool clubs with Mrs Bradbury, Abi, Kerry and Mrs Duncan. The pupils all performed very well but faced strong competition on the day. Thank you to all those who gave up their time to organise and run the clubs. Thanks also to parents and grandparents for transporting pupils to the event and your support throughout the day.
Well done gymnasts.
Today, we were delighted to have two representatives from Dalbeattie High School, along with our own Eco Group at a special presentation given by Mrs Dyson, our Primary 5 teacher. Mrs Dyson has been very busy, over the last few years, planning a range of Fairtrade activities with her Primary 5 class and eco group as part of our ‘Fairtrade Journey.’ Mrs Dyson first outlined the activities, comprising mainly of an audit of staff and pupils about Fairtrade products, which were undertaken to achieve the ‘Fair Aware’ award. She then explained the activities which followed before we were awarded the ‘Fair Active School’ award in 2015: presentation to local community and Fairtrade snacks at an afternoon tea amongst many others. Then in 2017, the school was awarded the ‘Fair Achiever’ award following still more activities which included a Fairtrade Breakfast and whole school assembly with a Fairtrade representative. Since then , the Primary 5 class has also organised a Fairtrade games afternoon and a Fairtrade morning break time staggered over two days and met with a company who supply Fairtrade school sweatshirts so that these can be offered also to parents to buy complete with school logo. This week finds us in DGlife as we prepare for our next Fairtrade Breakfast next week on Thursday 1st March. Thank you to all who have already shown support for this event by buying tickets and to the local businesses (Kinnairds, Co-op and Tesco) who are supporting us with donations of Fairtrade food items.
A big welcome to the new members of our Code Club – an after school club led by Mrs Dyson. Code Clubbers worked collaboratively on their first project to create their own animated Rock Band. Aaron, one of our returning Code Clubbers, worked hard on his animated Memory Game. We are also delighted that Mr Muirhead was once again able to come along and support us. Mrs Dyson was very impressed with the enthusiasm and concentration shown by everyone. We all look forward to next week!
Remember Saturday May 20th is fast approaching… Between 10am and 3pm on this date it will be our Open Day. To mark the final months in our current building we are hosting this event to mark and recognise the history of Dalbeattie Primary school on its current site.
On Saturday 20th May, there will be one final doors open day which will take place in both the upper and lower school buildings. Visitors are welcome to visit Dalbeattie Primary School to reminisce, share memories and view the school as it is today. Doors will open at 10a.m and close at 3p.m . At 12 mid-day, we would like as many people as possible who have been pupils and staff at Dalbeattie Primary School (or indeed, the High School pre 1958) to join us in front of the bell tower for a large group photograph to mark the event. It may even get us into the Record books for the most former pupils and staff in a picture SO KEEP THE DATE! The photo will be taken from the air by a licensed drone. Please note, however, all friends, members of the school and wider local community are welcome to visit the buildings at any point during the day. We are very happy to announce that Dalbeattie Lions Club is providing eco friendly balloons to be released on the day too, as part of the mid-day photo. These balloons which have been sourced from a company which avoids any issues for the environment, have a competition tag attached for the balloon which travels the furthest