We are delighted to share some exciting news with you from here at Dalbeattie Primary School. Riley from P4/5 has been awarded a special merit in the Category C Primary 4 -7 section of this competition. The competition is in its 14th year and this year they received over 7,700 entries from all over Scotland so being amongst the winners is a major achievement. We are delighted that Riley is receiving this award. A huge thanks must also go to Mrs McLeman our specialist art teacher for selecting Riley’s piece of art work to enter in the competition along with several others form the class and a group composition from the P5 class.
Riley’s art work along with all other winning entries from each category will be framed and on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 0-Modern ONE, from 10th June -24th September. The exhibition will then go on tour to Eastwood Park Theatre Gallery, Giffnock and Gracefield Arts centre in Dumfries until Spring 2018.
Pupils from P4, P4/5 and P5 enjoyed a visit from two more musicians as part of the Pitch, Pulse and Magic initiative. We were amazed at the playing techniques of the musicians and recognised some of the classical musical pieces from films like ‘Harry Potter’. Pupils worked with the musicians to explore Pitch and we even created our own performance piece linked to an atmospheric poem. This was another great visit and we look forward to exploring ‘Magic’ next term.
P4,P4/5 and P5 had their first visit today from two professional musicians as part of the Live Music Now project that the school are lucky enough to be involved in this session. Rachel and Holly visited the school and performed for the children on their trumpet and tuba. The children were told about the history of each instrument and they participated in some simple rhythm work to develop pupil awareness of the concept of pulse. The ladies demonstrated different playing techniques with each instrument and how sounds can be changed. Through the pieces of music that were played, the children also found out about different styles of music and musical themes. The children were particularly good at identifying popular tunes such as Mission Impossible, Star Wars and Coronation Street. We are looking forward to welcoming 4 more musicians to school later this session as part of the project.