Category Archives: expressive arts

Scottish Opera

P5, 6, 7 had great fun today rehearsing and performing 1719! with the Scottish Opera.

1719! travels back to a key moment in Scottish history to tell the story of the Jacobite Scots locked in a desperate struggle to restore the House of Stuart to the throne of Great Britain, while the Hanoverian King George argued with other European rulers over the lands and riches of the New World. King Philip of Spain sent troops and money to help the Jacobites in an attempt to distract the British government from this dispute.

Pupils went back in time 300 years when the Jacobites and their Spanish allies gathered in Glen Shiel for battle with King George’s forces, in what was the last close engagement of British and European troops on British soil.

It was an amazing way to learn about one of the most dramatic and exciting periods in Scottish history.

‘Flying High With Reading’ – WBD 2018

Our display for World Book Day is now complete! Thank-you to all the staff, parents, grandparents and clubs that were involved in bringing this work together – it has been a real team effort. Please have a look at the World Book Day 2018 page under the ‘Creativity’ tab at the top of the page or click here to find out more.
Please leave us a comment and tell us about your favourite book on that page too.

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Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

 

Burns Competition 2018

Well done to all our pupils reaching the Burns Poetry Recital Competition 2018. The standard was very high and the judges had their work cut-out. A big thank-you goes to Mr. Gemmell for being our guest judge this year. We were also entertained by some of our musicians and P5 and P6 performed ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Once again a very enjoyable event.

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You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert

Our P4 – P7s enjoyed a trip to the Glasgow Concert Hall today. This was the opening  concert and was a celebration of 25 years of the Celtic Connections Festival. Now well ingrained into Glasgow’s cultural life, the festival has gone from strength to strength. This morning’s concert  featured performers that have helped make the Festival what is, including Orkney’s Saltfishforty and the Highland quintet, The Elephant Sessions. The pupils enjoyed dancing to the music.

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All children and young people have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

Dance Competition Winners!

Well done to our P3 and P4 Dance Club. They achieved second place in the South Ayrshire Dance Competition. We would like to thank the Belmont Dance Leaders – Rachel and Sarah – for choreographing and leading the Dance Club. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves – and half of the pupils had already performed a Nativity before this event too! Congratulations to all the boys and girls.

If any parents would like to help out and support at any of our existing clubs or start a club, please contact the school.

Scottish Showcase

We really enjoyed sharing our learning and performing to our friends and families during our Scottish Showcase. To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day each class studied an aspect of Scottish Culture and learned a Scottish song. P6 and P5 also shared the social dances they had learned for the Day of Dance in Troon. We found out all about the diversity of Scotland, the food, famous Scots, artists, Viking attacks, the Wars of Independence and the History of Ayr. The show was a complete sell-out. If you saw the show, please leave us a comment.

 

Classical Music and Ship Building

Last week Primaries 4, 5 and 6 went to the Glasgow City Halls to enjoy the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform the 10 Pieces Concert. The event was hosted by Barney Harwood from Blue Peter, helped out by Hacker and Dodge. Some of the pupils commented: “I liked how they told stories through music,” and “I’ve never been to anything like this before!You can find out more about the 10 Pieces by clicking here.

Primary 4 also visited the Maritime Museum in Irvine and found out more about the Titanic and what it was like for the ship builders and their families.

 

South Ayrshire Schools’ Junior Concert Choirs

South Ayrshire Music Service is delighted to offer an opportunity for your child to take part in the South Ayrshire Schools’ Junior Concert Choir.

The Junior Concert Choir is open to anyone from Primary 4, 5 and 6 and the Senior Choir is open to P7 to S6. These choirs will focus on performance and production of popular music from theatre, film and rock & pop, including choreography and opportunities for group and solo singing.

Click here for further information