Primary 1 pupils visited Tesco at Craigmarloch on 20 October to learn about the journey of food from its source to the cupboard or plate.   They were joined by pupils from Chapelgreen Primary which increased our numbers from 4 to 13!  They waited for the deliveries and helped to bring these into the store.


They visited the butcher and the fishmonger.

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They explored how fish looked before it was prepared for cooking.

They used their senses to explore different fruits and vegetables and then tasted some of these.

Then they decorated a few nibbles!

Thank you very much Doreen and the Farm to Fork Team at Craigmarloch Tesco.

Pond Dipping at Banton Loch

Primaries 2, 3, & 4 went pond dipping to Banton Loch, led by Mr Carter from the Scottish Wildlife Watch.  Despite the rain, pupils donned waterproofs and wellies to embark on their long walk to the loch.  They discovered a variety of pond life which they shared when they returned to school.  Thank you Mr Carter.

Banton Flower Show 12.9.15

The Banton Flower Show is an annual event when members of the community enter their prized vegetables, plants, flowers, home-baking and more, in a competition.  Here are some of the exhibits.

Baking and decorating was also very popular.

Pupils from Banton Primary created artwork and this was judged with first prize being awarded a gold certificate, second prize, a silver certificate, and third prize, a bronze certificate.  Well done to everyone for their fantastic entries.

You can have a lot of fun creating a miniature garden.  These girls won first prize.  Congratulations!

Creative arrangements with homegrown produce was also popular.

The Banton Flower Show is always looking for new categories to enter into their competitions, especially to attract the young and old.  This could include photography, crafts and some unusual ideas as pictured below.

Do you have any ideas for next year?  Please contact the Banton Community Annual Flower Show via their facebook page.

Banton Art Work for the Flower Show

Pupils at Banton Primary School were delighted to participate in the Flower Show by creating artwork about flowers.  Primaries 1-3 using different materials and techniques.

Primary 1 used paint, Primary 2 used shading and colour and Primary 3 used paint, colour and collage.  Which one is your favourite?

Primaries 4-7 used a variety of media.  They began by creating one drawing and then photocopied it a further three times.  They then used colour to get the pop art look as created by Andy Warhol.  How successful have they been?

Harvest Assembly

Banton Primary were delighted to welcome family, friends and members of the community to their special Harvest Assembly.ipad 136

Our guests included Jamie Hepburn MSP, Jean Jones Depute Provost, Gordon McInally, Locum Minister and representatives from our business partners, Doreen Reid and Kevin (Tesco) and senior citizens from Craig en Goyne.

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Pupils from Primaries 1 to 7 shared their learning about Harvest and produce that comes from around the world.  Primaries 1-4 were exploring the foods that the character ‘Flat Stanley’ visited on his travels while Primaries 5-7 did their own research into foods from different continents.  Well done to everyone for a fantastic performance.

Mr McInally asked for volunteers to illustrate a harvest story from the bible.  This helped pupils understand the message within.

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Mrs McKay, Principal Teacher and Primary 1 pupils presented our local senior citizens with a little harvest gift.

This was followed by a beautiful cream tea set out in the hall.  There were lots of memories being shared over a scone and a cuppa.

We would like to thank parents/carers, staff and members of the community for their generous donations to our raffle.  There were beautiful prizes which included scarves, biscuits, wine, chocolates, flowers and a harvest hamper.  Mrs Henderson (senior) won the hamper.  Congratulations!

A final thanks goes to staff who worked hard to ensure this event was a success including Mrs McKay for organising it, the support staff for setting up the event and Mrs Cheape and Mrs Miller for preparing the eats and being great hosts.  Thank you boys and girls for your beautiful singing and performance.

Harvest is a time for giving and working together.  At Banton Primary, we would like to continue to do this throughout the year and throughout our lives.

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