Congratulations to the Abernyte Primary School Pupil Council for collecting a record breaking total for Poppy Scotland this November – they collected more money this year than any other year that they have collected, with an amazing £761.89 raised (not bad for a school of only 8!).
Thanks to everyone who donated money this year and helped support Poppy Scotland.
Bea and Lucy (P6) wrote:
“We all got our own area to sell poppies. We also put some poppy tins in the Antique Centre, Horseshoe Café, Inchture Hotel, Abernyte Church and one here in Abernyte School. We managed to raise £761.85. It has beaten all records since 1981. We all helped count the money. Cara said “It was fun even though I did it in the rain”.”
On Wednesday 18th November, pupils from Abernyte Primary went to Bells Sports Centre in Perth to join with other schools for the St Andrew’s Day of Dance.
Nearly 1000 pupils came together to perform a variety of traditional Scottish ceilidh dances, including Gay Gordon’s, Military Twostep, Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow.
“At the Day of Dance we got to do lots of dances including the Flying Scotsman, Reel for Genie and Gay Gordons. There were loads of other schools who were dancing as well (even some of the teachers joined in!). The event was held at Bells Sports Centre. Some schools got to sit on chairs but we got to sit on mats which was so much more fun! When you were dancing you got so sweaty, so we missed out some dances (we didn’t know some of the dances either).”