On Thursday 26th November, Dalbeattie Primary School held its annual Christmas Fayre. The fayre took place in the school hall and surrounding classrooms. Stall holders from the local community joined this event selling a wide variety of Christmas produce. All classes participated in the fayre selling Christmas crafts,refreshments or offering people the opportunity to take part in some fun Christmas games. Thank you to everyone who supported the event. Funds raised will go to individual classes and the school fund to provide resources and support school developments.
Hamper Raffle Prizes
A few of the stall holders preparing their stalls on the night.
Refreshments and Bake Sale provided by P7.
Nine Primary Seven pupils were picked to play for and represent Dalbeattie Primary School at this regional (Dumfries District) event today at Palmerstone Arena in Dumfries. The event was a qualifying round for the SFA Soccer Sevens competition that runs throughout Scotland. The team represented the school very well and showed fantastic sporting behaviours and attitudes. The boys were a credit to the school, parents and coaches Mr MacDougall and Mr Cathro.Dalbeattie Primary P7 Soccer Sevens Team.
Friday 13th was the day for a very successful fundraiser at Dalbeattie Primary where the proceeds were divided between Children in Need and The Janice Jamieson Memorial Trust Fund. Pupils enjoyed having a non uniform day and brought in £1 each. Some children chose to dress up as superheroes or as champions. ‘Champions’ was also the theme of an extra ‘Sports Champion’ anagram quiz. Our pictures show some of the children in their superhero or sports champions outfits. Our 11 school councillors are pictured with an array of Pudsey prizes before presenting them to 4 lucky winners, Emma Newbould, Finlay Burns, Amie McKerrow and Rhuari Webster. Money going to the Janice Jamieson Memorial Trust Fund will be used to sponsor a young person through his/her education in Malawi.
Karate and Gymnastics Champions
Motorsport, Curling, Boxing and Cycling Sports Heroes
The Champion Knight
Winners of the sports anagram quiz.
On Friday 30th October pupils had the option to dress up in Halloween fancy dress to come to school. Our Parent Council also held a fun Halloween disco for the whole school. Below are some pictures from the day and disco.
Primary Six all set to spook and scare!
A few scary faces here.
How frightening do these boys look???
Halloween characters hit the dance floor.
On Thursday 29th October Dalbeattie Primary School hosted the ‘Beat the Street’ presentation event for the community of Dalbeattie. It was a pleasure to welcome Sue Ingham from Intelligent Health to school to share information about the impact of the event on Dalbeattie and to present prizes. Thank you to all those who attended the event. Well done to everyone in Dalbeattie who took part in Beat the Street.
House and Sport Captains accepting trophies on behalf of Dalbeattie Primary School.
Dalbeattie Primary has been celebrating Harvest time with a new approach this year…and it certainly had all the pupils completely engaged! Two of the teachers, Mrs Dawes and Mrs Burn were willing participants in a game of Ready Steady Cook. Head Teacher Mrs Duncan set the challenge by presenting each candidate with a selection of vegetables or fruit. While the green pepper contestant’s dish of vegetables arranged as a scarecrow’s face did prove very popular with the pupils, it was the red tomato contestant who won the challenge; the children voted for her ‘Seasonal fruit Salad.’
The challenge, although fun, reminded the children about being thankful for our harvest and the assembly was made complete with harvest songs and a prayer of thanks.
Mrs Dawes and Mrs Burn both hard at work.
Mrs Duncan shows the winning ‘Seasonal Fruit Salad’ to the pupils.
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