P2, P4 & P7 pupils worked with STRiVE Wellbeing on The Big Generation Catch project funded by the Heritage Lottery. The project explored the fishing heritage of Dunbar and captured memories of fishing from past to present.
The whole P4 year group had the opportunity to contribute to the project, creating art work and building a small model fishing boat. A group of P7 children were also involved and learned how to use professional film equipment and produced their own film. P2 pupils helped to interview fishermen in the community.
The film will be used as part of an exhibition at the Dunbar Townhouse Museum.
We invited family members and the local community to the launch last month at Lochend Campus and we can now show you the final video! We are VERY proud of the pupils that contributed to this wonderful project. Enjoy!
Yesterday Primary 1 shared a video of their learning in French with their families. We wish to thank our French Assistant Cylia Toumache who has worked so hard this year with all the Primary 1 classes. At Assembly today … Continue reading →
At Dunbar Primary School we have a playground Safety Policy that has the safety of all pupils at its core. We have recently noticed that a number of children and adults are arriving and leaving on their bikes and scooters and are riding them in the playground and Nursery area.
We would be really grateful if all children and adults arriving and leaving the school or Nursery did not cycle or scoot at all in the School Grounds. This means they should get off or on after the school gates.
For a number of years we have adopted a policy of Stop, Hop and Drop for the whole school and recently produced a leaflet titled, “John Muir Campus Playground, Guidelines and Advice”. This leaflet will be made available in the reception od the school and each Nursery area. A major part of that leaflet is our policy on Hop, Stop and Drop. I include an excerpt from the leaflet below.
STOP, HOP and DROP
At Dunbar Primary School we pride ourselves with the number of children who cycle or scoot to school every day. We do however insist that children cycling to school wear helmets and are wearing bright clothing so that they are visible to drivers. Children are encouraged to use footpaths and cycle ways near the school. Children on Scooters and Skateboards should be aware of the risks around roads and the use of protective equipment is encouraged. All bikes and Scooters should be stored in the areas provided in the school grounds.
Bikes, Scooters and skateboards should not be used in the play areas at any time. You must get off at the school gate on your way into school. On the way home you must walk bikes, skateboards and scooters to the gate. This applies to children and adults. Remember, Stop, Hop and Drop.
I am sure you will appreciate our reasons for writing to you and are confident you will ensure that your child does not scoot or cycle in the School grounds.
Thank you to the parents and carers that popped in to see us today! If you were unable to make it this afternoon, please come along on Friday 20th May between 8.45 – 12.30pm. Details below:
As a school we will be carrying out our annual audit with our staff later in May to decide our school improvement priorities for 2016/17.
We are very keen to get the views of our parents and pupils and would like to invite you to an informal session where you can give your feedback on our priorities from this year and give your ideas and views for the next.
Where: Parents Room, John Muir Campus
When: Friday 20th May – Drop in between 8.45 – 12.30pm
What: Leave us some feedback on what we have achieved as a school community last session and what you think we should be focusing on for 2016/17.