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Eco Group plants Commemorative Flowerbed in Colliston park

The Eco group recently went to Colliston Park to plant red, white and blue flowers to create a special bed to commemorate the Armed Forces in the year we mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1. Thanks to Margaret Copp for organising the plants. We do hope the design comes into flower according to the design!



Past and Present Staff Afternoon Tea

As part of our events to mark the history of the school,  as we prepare to make our move to a new learning campus in October, an afternoon tea was held in school recently. In attendance was a great number of past and present staff who enjoyed reminiscing and sharing their memories. Mr Kennedy also had the opportunity to ring the old school bell one last time. In one of our photos, Mrs Duncan is pictured alongside two former Head teachers, Mr Kennedy and Mrs Ingham. In another picture we find Mrs Thirlwell who as the infant mistress between 1958 and 1960 but she was then known as Miss Thomas. Many thanks go to Dalbeattie High School and to Mrs Houston for preparing all the wonderful refreshments with some of our older school children.










Open Day May 20th

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