Our Scots Poetry winners performed their poems to the whole school on Friday 24th February. Well done to all pupils throughout the school once again for learning their Scots poems.
At Dalbeattie Primary School, we are continuing in our work to promote Fairtrade. A representative from Kirkcudbright Fairtrade Group, Mrs Van Zwanenberg, spoke at our whole school assembly about how we can help others by choosing to buy Fairtrade products like Fairtrade bananas. Primary 5D pupils explored the items in her shopping basket by finding out where the Fairtrade ingredients came from. They also watched a short film and discussed the benefits of Fairtrade. At assembly, Primary 5D pupils performed a short play to introduce the theme of a Fairtrade Break which the class will run next week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, P5D pupils will run a Fairtrade Tuck Shop offering toast with Fairtrade strawberry jam, Fairtrade biscuits and Fairtrade bananas. We appreciate all support in raising awareness of Fairtrade and involvement in our Fairtrade Break event.
Today at assembly the four finalists of our school badge competition were announced. Badge designs were shared with staff and children. Pupils have now been asked to vote on their preferred design that will become our new school badge as we move to our new learning campus. Thank you to all pupils who took time to design badges for the competition and well done to our four finalists.
Lainey Ireland Primary 7
Tamzin Jolly Primary 7
Jessica Bowden Primary 5
Nolan Thompson Primary 4
The winning design will be announced in due course.
Today we held our end of year assembly. The assembly was a celebration of the academic year that has gone, achievements and successes. Primary 7 performed two songs from their end of term show and presentations were made for achievements, to P7 leavers and staff moving on to new opportunities.
Babsie Caig Trophy-best role model – Isaac Kirman
Alistair Gourlay Trophy – Art7 Craft P1 – Molly Houston
Jenny Corrie Trophy -Poetry – Brooke Henderson
Alan Younger Trophy – Art & Craft P6 – Lainey Ireland
Lions Club Citizenship – Erin Houston
Maureen McShane Trophy- Best Effort – Ashlea Smith
Heughan Trust Awards – Overall Winner – Alice Maxwell
Country Dancers Grade 3 – Mya Berry, Alice Maxwell, Bess Arnold, Ellie Keenan, Keira Murdock
On Friday 26th of February, we held a Scots Assembly to celebrate learning throughout the school. Children from P3/4, P4,and P5 performed traditional songs they have been learning with Feis Rois tutors. Scots Poetry winners from each class recited their winning poems and Mrs Fortnum’s country dancer performed two dances.
Primary 3/4 , Primary 4 and Primary 5 performed traditional songs.
Poetry winners. Greg Cowan P7 Burns Collage winner.
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.