Dress Down Day for Childhood Cancer Awareness

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness(http://www.bechildcanceraware.org) month and we are delighted once again to promote this charity to raise the profile of childhood cancer and help to raise funds for this important cause.

On Friday 25th September all children are invited to dress down in gold/yellow (childhood cancer colours) or pjs / onesies and asked to make a donation to show their support.

Staff will be having their own Coffee Morning and dress down day in support of MacMillan Cancer.

East Lothian on the Move Event Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar 2nd September

East Lothian on the Move Event

ELC has appointed Peter Brett Associates to run six consultation events across the Area Partnerships to engage with residents on sustainable/active travel issues, feeding into the local transport strategy.  Please see the attached poster for details of the Dunbar event: East Lothian on the Move.  More information can be found on the ELC website: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/news/article/1994/east_lothian_on_the_move

Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar


Drop in between 3pm and 6.30pm to:

• HEAR about initiatives in your area – cycle paths, walking routes, new bus routes, electric car

charging points, car clubs and more

• LET US KNOW what would encourage you to choose more active ways of travelling

• TELL US how local public transport works for you and what could make it easier to use

• MEET WITH personal transport planners

• PICK UP walking and cycle route maps, public transport timetables and giveaways

• ENTER the competition to win a day out by train

• TAKE PART in the workshop from 6:30 to discuss what is needed in your area to help people

travel smarter

Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar




Tour of Britain comes to East Lothian

 ELC are encouraging people, businesses and organisations to get into the spirit of the race coming through East Lothian. Dunbar Primary School has been given a bike from Colin at Belhaven Bikes to decorate . The secondhand bike is to be blasted with paint then either recycled or returned to Belhaven Bikes. September is a busy, cycling focussed month as Dunbar Primary School and Belhaven Bikes will be promoting Cycle to Work/School Day.

A number of staff at DPS have participated in the Cycle to Work Scheme and regularly use their bikes to travel to work. As you are also aware a significant number of our pupils cycle to school on a regular basis. News from Belhaven bikes is below. The school also has 2 bikes for commuting to each campus. 


 Tour of Britain comes to East Lothian

Scotland will welcome two stages of the Friends Life Tour of Britain this September, as British Cycling’s premier road cycling event comes to the country on two separate days for the first time ever.

Tuesday 8th September will see Stage Three, which starts in Cumbria, conclude at Floors Castle, Kelso in the Scottish Borders, before the UK’s biggest professional cycle race resumes a day later from Edinburgh, the first visit to Scotland’s capital for the modern race. Departing from Holyrood Park, Stage Four will pass through the centre of Edinburgh before heading into East Lothian and then through the Scottish Borders to Northumberland, where the stage will finish in Blyth.

Wednesday 9th September will be the first ever visit for the modern Friends Life Tour of Britain to Edinburgh, and the first visit for a national cycling Tour since the final stage of the PruTour in May 1999. After taking in the world famous city centre during the neutralised start, the stage will depart via Musselburgh and East Lothian and into Berwickshire, both firsts for the event, visiting Duns and Coldstream before crossing into Northumberland for the run to the finish in Blyth.

Councillor John McMillan, East Lothian Council spokesperson for Economic Development and Tourism, said:

“This is a hugely exciting announcement for East Lothian. To be hosting world-class road cycling for the first time is a wonderful opportunity for fans of cycling to come and see some of the world’s best and explore our county at the same time. And I’m sure people watching on TV will enjoy seeing the riders passing through some of East Lothian’s beautiful coastline and countryside. I hope this is just the start of top-level cycling happening in our county as we have some great cycle routes with breathtaking scenery.”




Children’s University


Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back after the holidays and we hope that your children were all able to start using their passports and try out the website. We are aware that some of the out of school activities taking place around Dunbar are not yet included. For all the parents who have emailed school asking for assistance then please be reassured that we have passed on your queries to Callum Maguire at Queen Margaret University. His team oversee and accredit any activities outwith schools for Lothian and Borders. We are able to accredit school clubs but not external ones.

Please contact Callum if you are accessing any clubs that are not aware of this new initiative and would like to be included. Callum would then take forward the accreditation and add to website lists.

Callum would need to know

  • Name of Activity
  • Where it takes place
  • When it takes place
  • How long it lasts for and
  • Ideally a contact name/email.no. for the activity


Please feel free to contact him with any queries/questions and as many clubs and activities that you know of. His email address is CMaguire@qmu.ac.uk

We will be looking at the after school activities and break/lunch clubs in the near future as they begin to get up and running. Gareth Hill, our Active Sports Coordinator will also be working closely with us. We hope to identify a Children’s University day each term where your child will be able to bring their passport into school and celebrate their learning with the rest of their class. We will also use time during some assemblies throughout the year to share our experiences and encourage more pupils to sign up.

Please feel free to contact the staff below, who are responsible for leading this initiative within school, with any further queries you may have.

  • Elaine Albano (Principal Teacher), Heather Robertson (P7 Class teacher) Sheena Saddler (P2 Class teacher) and Charlotte Jordan (P1 Class teacher)

Please email Dunbar Primary School and your queries will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

Kind Regards,

Elaine Albano

PT Inclusion