P5 Writing Competition

Miss Macdonald (P5) Miss Smith (P5) & the Rotary Club teamed up to work with a group of writers last term. A huge thank you to all the adults involved & congratulations to Emilia, Tess & Elena!

Please see the post below written by Miss Macdonald.

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Last term, we had a group of eager P5s who entered the Rotary Club’s Writing competition. The theme for the competition was ‘Light up the Community’ and there was a limit of 500 words.

We had some great writing about events that already light up Dunbar, as well as some suggestions for what could be done to make Dunbar an even greater community. We had some much-appreciated help from Jill and Ruth, members of the Dunbar Writer’s group who offered their expertise and ideas to help us! All the children worked really hard to finish off their entries in our short time frame!

We had a two-part award ceremony where everyone was given a wee gift from the Rotary Club.
In our first award ceremony, we found out who were the Dunbar winners who would go onto the next stage in the competition. Our top 3 writers were:
3. Emilia P5C
2. Tess P5C
1. Elena P5C

Congratulations to these girls! They produced great pieces of writing that our judges enjoyed reading.

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Even better news came this week at the second part of our award ceremony. The Rotary Club came back to see us, bringing with them Jill and Ruth who had feedback for all the young writers who took part. Robin and Margaret also brought with them the exciting news that Elena had won first prize in our District and is now entered into a UK-wide stage, for which we wish her all the best!

Elena will now get the chance to attend an awards ceremony in Glasgow next month, where she and the other winners will be presented with their prizes by mystery authors! Can’t wait to hear all about it, Elena!

Well done to all who took part. We hope it’s inspired you to keep writing!

P7 Road Safety Performance

Road Safety Scotland commissioned Theatre & Learning to visit selected schools across Scotland with a Road Safety performance and workshop for P7 students.

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Focusing on road safety, the performance & workshop explored the common factors relating to the consequences of irresponsible behaviour and brought to life the serious issues young people face on our roads. The performers commented on the wonderful behaviour and mature contributions from the P7 year group.

Active Schools Update – DPS Gets Active!

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Dunbar Primary teachers introduced children in P4 and P5 to 2 brand new classes this term. The classes available for the children were Funky Factor and Hip Hop Dancing.

Miss Brown and Miss Cleland gave up their free time after school and provide excellent sessions to the children participating. Classes took place on a Monday and Thursday throughout term 2.

The aim of The Funky Factor is to use alternative activities to encourage children to develop a positive attitude to health and fitness as well as increasing knowledge and wellbeing in a relaxed and fun setting. Miss Cleland enabled the children to achieve all the above aims.

In the Hip Hop Dancing Class children were given the opportunity through Miss Brown’s instruction to learn the latest Hip Hop dance moves. Each week children were given new songs to test out the skills they had learned throughout the sessions.

Active Schools would like to extend a big thank you to Miss Brown and Miss Cleland because without their dedication the classes wouldn’t have happened for the P4-P5.

If you would like to know more about Active Schools in the Dunbar Cluster please click on the link for Active Schools Coordinator Gareth Hill or keep up to date with the latest news www.facebook.com/ActiveSchoolsDunbar

Easter Activities

easter decoded Passover easter decodedWe are taking part in various Easter activities this week.

P1 pupils visited Lochend for a P7 buddy visit to create Easter puppets and cards, P7 visited the Parish Church for an ‘Easter Decoding’ event and P4C have created Easter chicks using their knowledge of whole shapes and fractions.

P1 – P7 will also attend an Easter service at Belhaven Church this week.

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Cross Country Champions!

Congratulations to our wonderful Cross Country team!  They competed in the annual Cross Country Championships at Hallhill yesterday and came first out of twenty schools!

They had the chance to show off the shield around Lochend Campus yesterday and it will now go in our trophy cabinet for all to see.

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Saturday 28th March – Earth Hour

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WWF’s Earth Hour is a global annual event where hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about our planet. It’s about people from across the globe coming together to create a symbolic and spectacular lights out display and asking for change.

It happens every year between 8.30 and 9.30pm, with switch offs starting in Samoa and finishing in Tahiti. It’s been growing every year, with more and more countries and people signing up – last year we hit an all-time record with 162 countries taking part!

Buckingham Palace switches off for Earth Hour

 

How you spend the hour is up to you. You could have a dinner party with friends or loved ones by candlelight, practice your yoga skills or play board games with the family – if you’re lucky, you might even get to try a spot of stargazing!

 

Taken from the WWF website.

Competition – DAFTAs 2015

DAFTA (Dunbar Amazing Film Talent Award) – Dunbar Short Film Competition 2015

Free competition! All you need to enter is a camera and an idea. Your film can be about anything you like. You can make it using a camera, an iPod, a tablet or even a phone. The only rule is that it has to be between 2 and 5 minutes long.

The best films will be shown on the big screen at the award ceremony at Hallhill on Saturday 20 June and the maker of the winning film will receive a fabulous DAFTA Trophy as well as other prizes.

Deadline for entries 13 June.

Find out more at http://dunbarfilm.org.uk/#gsc.tab=0 or just google dunbar film.

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