JLS Dress Rehearsal

We have our Dress Rehearsal and final preparations tonight.  We are planning on going through our routine twice to make any minor adjustments.  Sarah is coming to see us tonight, so we will value her advice, support and feedback as always.

Our routine starts and finishes with a 2014 song and dance, and has 5 decades of song and dance in the middle.

Time permitting we hope to teach some of the routine to the whole school, lots of the dances they will be familiar with.

Next Tuesday is our last week before the Holidays. We will go through our dance routine one last time then it’s party time.

We are back in August – There will be a JLS asc on Tuesday 19th August, first day back.

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday.

Thank you for all your hard work girls.

Good Luck at the IRA Mia we will miss you.

Angela Armstrong

Junior Leaders Co-ordinator

Junior Leaders Up-date

We are busy rehearsing for our dance display in August.  I would like to say thank you to all the Junior Leaders who are coming along to Tuesday’s After School Club – Well Done girls.

With the help of Mr. Cooke’s IT skills in providing us with 4 CD’s with exact timing of our music I feel things are pulling together nicely.  Thank you Mr. Cooke for your help and support as always it is much appreciated.

I am hoping to take some photos or a video shortly.  Watch this space.

We are on the hunt for hats – Cowboy Hats – Indian Hats – Police Hats – Builders Hats – if anyone would like to donate a hat we will make sure it is returned when we have finished with it.

Thank you to the parents of the Junior Leaders in supporting their girls in their positive role as a Junior Leader at Lochardil Primary School.  I’m sure you will enjoy the results of their hard work in August.

Best Wishes

Mrs. Armstrong

Junior Leaders Coordinator

Junior Leaders Dance Display for Locardil 50th Celebration on Monday 25th August

The Junior Leaders are busy rehearsing and creating dances for the 50th Celebration Opeining Ceremony at Lochardil Primary School on 25th August.

Our display will involve dances and songs from 5 decades starting and finishing with songs from 2014 – 11 songs in all.

We’ve just finished our first hard challenge to decide on which songs we wanted to use.  It was so difficult there were so many good songs and dances to choose from.

Watch this space – I’m hoping to take some photos and videos shortly.

Well done girls – keep up the good work.

Angela Armstrong

Junior Leaders Co-ordinator

Sports Relief Week

A massive well done to all the Junior Leaders – we did it all –  despite the atrocious weather today we managed to perform our whole school dance outside – it was such a lovely sight and such an uplifting experience and as a couple of my junior leaders said they felt happy after their dance to the happy song.  Thank you to the whole school and staff  for coming out to support us and to join in the dance including the nursery and staff.

We had great fun doing the sporty mile, it was lovely to see the children from all classes running together supporting each other and trying to achieve as many laps of the circuit as they could manage.  Well done everyone you were all amazing.

Well done to our fantastic netball players who all excelled themselves at the netball tournament at Millburn Academy last night, so proud of you all.  You were excellent ambassadors for Lochardil Primary School every one of you.

We are delighted to announce that our A Team won the tournament.

Well done guys keep up the good work.

I have asked Mr. Cook to set us up a Netball Blog watch this space.

Mrs Armstrong and the Lochardil Primary School Junior Leaders

Sports Relief Week

We are all having a fantastic week.  I’d like to thank the Junior Leaders for their contributions to events so far.  The nursery staff were very impressed with the Junior Leader’s organisation skills  and the games they played with the children and the little people had a wonderful time.  Well Done to you all!!

We are half-way through our activities for the week  so keep up the good work!!

Miss Brodie is compiling an excellent video of the weeks events and hopefully at some point she will put it onto the school blog so everyone can enjoy seeing what an exciting, active and enjoyable week of exercise and games we have all had.  Watch this space!

Thank you Miss Brodie for your enthusiasm and support throughout the week.

A special thank you to Mrs. Murray for her excellent organisation skills and constant support to ensure that all our sporting activities  have run smoothly.

Looking forward to our final day on Friday when the Infants and Seniors will all join with the Junior Leaders to do the Sports Relief Dance Challenge they have created.  It will be an amazing sight.  Our final event at lunch time will be our Sporty Mile.  The children will do 10 laps around a small circuit area.

Angela Armstrong

Junior Leaders Co-ordinator

I’d also like to wish all our Netball Players good luck with our Netball Tournament tomorrow afternoon.


The Junior Leaders have an action pack week ahead of them next week.  They are all heavily involved in the schools activities for Sports Relief.  These Activities include:-

  • Monday Lunchtime – Helping with the skipzone
  • Monday pm – Helping to teach their Sports Relief Dance to P1-3
  • Tuesday Lunch Time – Performing and Teaching the  Big Dance Pledge to anyone who comes along
  • Wednesday am – Play playground Games and Teach Dance  Moves to both am  nursery classes
  • Wednesday pm – Play playground Games and Teach Dance Moves to both pm nursery classes
  • Wednesday lunch time – Help arrange and organize Obstacle Course for P1-5 pupils on the field weather permitting
  • Thursday all out break time – Junior Leaders weekly games in the hall
  • Friday 10.15 Breaktime (On main playground) Infants with Junior Leaders to  do Big Dance Pledge, starting with Shark Song and finishing with Junior Leaders Finale (All staff participation where possible at the request of the Junior Leaders)
  • Friday 10.30 Breaktime (On main playground) Seniors with Junior Leaders do Big Dance Pledge, starting with Shark Song and finishing with Junior Leaders Finale (All staff participation where possible  at the request of the Junior Leaders)
  • Friday Junior Leaders early lunch at 12.00 to enable them to help support  the whole school taking part in the Sports Relief Mile.

Good Luck and Enjoy everyone – we hope to take lots of pictures throughout the week.  Watch this space.

Mrs. Armstrong

Junior Leaders Co-ordinator

Junior Leaders – Video

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Our Junior Leaders have been splashed across the media recently. Last week we saw them in the newspaper after the wonderful Scottish themed games that they organised for Burns’ Day. This week we’re seeing their video published on youtube, advertising the work they do within Lochardil. Check it out – it’s fab! Keep up the great work. A big thank you to Mrs Armstrong for all her hard work co-ordinating the group.

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Junior Leaders Video – CLICK HERE


Lochardil Primary School  Junior Leaders in action doing their final warm down game with the children.  They were all joining in the Shark song and accompanying actions they had been taught by Mrs. M. MacDonald.  I wish she could have seen them in action they were totally amazing.  I think this will be  a regular favourite at our games.



I was so impressed with our games today, well done girls,

you are all wonderful, I am sure everyone who took part today had a lovely time.

Thank  You.  Mrs. Armstrong, Junior Leaders Co-ordinator.

Burns Celebration Activities – Junior Leaders in Action today.

A group of Junior Leaders handing out various prizes and house points to our winners.

Today’s games were very successful, and a good time was had by all.  Just a few pictures below to show you, more to follow tomorrow.

Such a brilliant turn out well done to all the Infant and Senior pupils who came along to support our activities.  We all hope you join us again tomorrow, lots more fun, prizes and different games on offer.

Two of our wonderful Junior Leaders chilling before we begin to play our Corners Game with Scottish Themed Corners
Some of our younger Junior Leaders helping one of the infants choose which House Points card he would like.

Stay posted we’re expecting a visit from a local newspaper tomorrow.  Very Very exciting times for us all.

Mrs. Armstrong

Junior Leaders Co-ordinator

Junior Leaders Set for a fun packed action Two days on Thursday and Friday to Celebrate Burns

Watch this space for our filming video – to be released very soon – in the editing process just now.  Looking Good – only 1 minute long – but what quality – shows the girls at their best.  So proud of them all.

Thursday we are hosting games at playtime for Infants and Seniors.

Four Corners Games, With a Nessie, Kilt, Highland Cow and a Haggis Corner.

Friday again we are hosting games at playtime for Infants and Seniors, with lots of house points and small rewards.

Thought we’d show you an idea of the games we play with the children for special events.

Two of our Junior Leaders will be going round all classes on Wednesday morning to promote their games.

  • Infants
  • Toss the Haggis ( pretend haggis of course).  House points for those who toss the furthest.
  • Hunt for Haggis Flags, Kilt Flags, Hat Flags, Nessie Flags and Highland Cow Flags all with varying different numbers on to win house points.
  • Seniors
  • Toss the Haggis (pretend haggis of course).  House points for those who toss the furthest.
  • Quiz Games (2 Games) 10 questions in each Scottish Theme Pictures of Celebrities, Comedians, Actors/Actresses, Bands etc.  The children have to run from one end of the hall to the other, first one there gets to see the card first, prizes – cards with varying house point numbers on them.  Team to collect the most house points wins, and then the pupils place the cards in their respective house boxes.

Good Luck Girls!!

Best Wishes

Mrs. Armstrong

Junior Leaders Co-ordinator

Exciting times ahead for the Junior Leaders!!

On Thursday 19th December the Junior Leaders are going to be filmed and interviewed for a training video.  This video will show them in action playing games with the children.  The Junior Leaders will talk about their role and the journey it has taken them on to achieve their aim to become a successful Junior Leader.  This video will then be used for training purposes in other Highland Primary Schools.

This is an honor for the school and we are very proud of the girls and their commitment to providing playground games and enabling the children to experience a fun time and have some enjoyable exercise at the same time.

The children love the games and we try to do extra special events at certain times of the year.

Watch this space!!

Mrs. Armstrong  (Junior Leaders Co-coordinator)

Junior Leaders Pudsey Games to help raise money for Children in Need

Nina’s game – blind Pudsey went down a treat with everyone.
Infant's enjoying a game of Farmers in the Den.

Mr. Cook playing beat the goalie with the P6/7s.
Our Terrific Team of Junior Leaders with Sarah after an excellent day of providing fun and games on the playground - all in aid of a good cause.
Our warm down game at the end - everyone enjoys a bit of quiet time.

Emmy also made a fantastic Dotty Pudsey game which we will play on Thursday with the Infants.

On behalf of the pupils and staff I would like to thank all our Junior Leaders for their wonderful time and effort and their constant amazing ideas for new games.  Keep up the good work girls.  Mrs. Armstrong.

Junior Leaders

The Junior Leaders are a group of P5 – P7 pupils who have been trained by our Active Schools Co-ordinator – Sarah Liebnitz – to deliver games during break and lunchtime. The group is overseen by Mrs Armstrong.

Check back soon for updates from our Junior Leaders!

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