Those of you who have been following Portmoak’s cricket success over the last few years may not be surprised to hear that the 5 class school fielded an all girls cricket team for the first Scottish Girls Under 12 Kwik Cricket Competition on Sunday 26th August. Cricket Scotland hope to make this an annual event, as the day was a great success and much enjoyed by all who attended. The sun came out during the afternoon to make for ideal conditions in Doo’cot Park, Perth.
Portmoak girls faced some stiff competition on the day, as there were not many other school teams there, but mainly cricket clubs. In fact, we were the only school from Perth and Kinross who entered a girls team for the competition. There were 6 teams in total on the day, Watsonians Cricket Club, Kinross Cricket Club, Portmoak Primary School, Loretto, Arbroath United Cricket Club and Carlton Cricket Club. Everyone played the other 5 teams in a round robin format. There were several close defeats for the Portmoak team, who won one of their games. The overall winner was Kinross Cricket Club, proving that girls’ cricket is certainly going strong in the Kinross area!
Portmoak’s team were: Megan Brown, Krystyna Muzsynski, Megan Ferguson, Grace Cowie, Esme Allen, Sylvie McKenzie, Rebecca Mitchell, Eve Robertson, Lilly Spenke and Carla Spowart. All of the girls played brilliantly on the day and the whole school are really proud of them for taking on the best teams in Scottish Girls’ under 12 cricket.
Portmoak Primary chalked up another sporting success on Friday 4th May, as pupils from P6 and P7 from across the Kinross Cluster battled it out to be in the top 12 teams for the cluster orienteering championships. Being in the top 12 teams earns pupils a place at the Perth and Kinross event at Scone Palace on 15th May, where they will be up against top teams from across the authority.
Portmoak grabbed the top slot, with the ‘Fast and the Furious 3’ team coming in first. (Pictured – the winning team with their medals – Jamie, Lewis and Andrew. All P7, Portmoak).
The boys were congratulated by the event organisers for having one of the fastest times ever recorded at the annual event. They were followed by Fossoway Primary in 2nd and Arngask came 3rd.
The Wrinkly Rabbits, Banana Boys and Fashion Fans all came in the top 12 too, meaning that Portmoak will be taking an impressive 4 teams to the Scone event in a few weeks time.
Louise Gordon, Portmoak headteacher, said “I am so proud of our pupils for the hard work they put in practising for the event and the determination that they showed to be first on the day. We are delighted with the high standards of sportsmanship and excellent behaviour of all of our P6 and P7 pupils, who once again brought successful news back to the school. There were cheers ringing out across the playground as we heard the exciting news at lunch time! Well done everyone who took part.”
P7 have successfully completed their Curling’s Cool taster sessions at Kinross Ice Rink. The pupils enjoyed their opportunity to take part in the taster sessions and were all presented with a certificate at Friday’s assembly.
These photos show some of the action from one of the sessions:
We are very fortunate that we are able to offer good quality meals cooked on the premises. Mrs Livitt and Mrs Drysdale offer three tasty options every day, which children select in class first thing. By choosing the red, yellow or blue choices early we are able to ensure that only food that will be eaten is cooked. This helps us to be an eco-school by minimising waste.
Dinners cost £1.80 per day. You can read more about school meals and download the latest menus by clicking here.
Our dinner ladies also run a tuck shop at playtime. This aims to help children to make healthy choices for their snack and helps us to maintain our status as a Health Promoting School.