CBBC Fantasy Game Show

The BBC are currently looking for applicants of all abilities, aged between 9-13 years to take part in a new fantasy gameshow that will be filmed in Scotland over the summer months. The successful candidates will get a chance to test their skill, determination and bravery against a series of physical and mental challenges. The application deadline is midnight Friday 19th May 2017.
Please note this is NOT a school event or linked to the school.

This link will take you directly to the application.


Please click on the links below for further information:

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Boswell Book Festival

Boswell Book Festival is the world’s only festival dedicated to the art of biography, and this 7th edition has an even wider selection of talks from family history and stories of World war II to the life stories of bakers, planters, lovers, adventurers, judges, poets, painters, financiers and Tsars, to the sheer glamour of the worlds of theatre and fashion.

Click below for a copy of the leaflet or the leaflet for the children’s festival which takes place over the same weekend and where talks are either free or cost just £1.


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Well done to our football team. They were great ambassadors for the school during a recent match against Symington Primary earlier in the week. They demonstrated our school values and were excellent sports people.

Congratulations to our ‘design a book cover’ competition winners. All the entries were of a very high standard and difficult to judge but eventually a winner was chosen from each stage. The parents running the book fayre chose the books for the winners.

Parent and Pupil Dyslexia Workshops

Please click on the links below for information regarding two workshops to be hosted by Neil MacKay. Neil is is a freelance consultant and trainer who created  the concept of Dyslexia Friendly Schools. He is an  experienced teacher who has taught for 26 years,  working with children with a wide range of ages,  needs and ability.  He is known for his ability to bring the classroom  into his training and for providing lively,  entertaining and thought provoking opportunities for teachers, parents and pupils.

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Naming the Gritters!

Earlier in the year we had a visit from ScotlandTranServ. Mr Stewart visited the school with a gritter and taught the pupils about winter services and how the gritters keep motorists on the move during the winter months as well as learning about the affect of salt on the ice. He set a competition to name two of the new gritters – well done to Megan and Piper for their winning ideas!