About Miss Eeles

Depute Head Teacher, Dunbar Primary School

‘Spy Dog’ Competition

As you know, one of our Dunbar Unplugs & Reads community books is ‘Spy Dog’ by Andrew Cope.  We contacted Andrew to let him know and he kindly signed a copy of ‘Spy Dog – Gunpowder Plot’ and ‘Spy Cat – Blackout’ for us to give away!









Your challenge…

Find a copy of ‘Spy Dog’ in the community with the Dunbar Unplugs & Reads sticker on it and tweet a photo to @DunbarPrimary or e-mail the school (admin@dunbarprimary.elcschool.org.uk) with the subject ‘Spy Dog Competition’.  Miss Eeles will take a note of all the entries and organise a draw on Friday 26th May. 

All pupils from Nursery – Primary 7 can take part.

Good luck on your search!

P4 Outdoor Learning

Primary 4 visited Lochend Woods this week to take part in some outdoor learning activities. They worked in teams to find materials suitable for creating a sculpture, a den or a pattern.

Take a look at some of their creations!


P7 Plankton Art Project

Information taken from the ‘North Lights Art’ Website: https://northlightarts.org.uk/2016/12/plankton-project-dunbar-primary-school/

North Light Arts have just completed five amazing days in Dunbar Primary School in connection with Donald Urqhart’s public art work for The Battery on Dunbar Harbour.

The two incredible artists Linda Greig and Anna Davis from Dunbar worked with the classes for a full day, creatively helping the students learn about and interpret the life of plankton. Linda had sourced some water from the harbour that had tiny specimens of the species of plankton that can be found in the waters around Dunbar.

The students then studied the structure of different plankton through observational drawing and later by inventing and naming their own plankton. Traces were then made to take their drawings into mono printing and screen printing with Anna. The results were so good they will be displayed in the Community Room of Dunbar Town House at the same time as Donald’s exhibition is being held here in March 2017.

Judy Hayman Author Visit

Judy Hayman, author of the ‘Dragon Tales’ series of books, visited P4 last week. She talked about how she became an author and how she looks for inspiration. The pupils really enjoyed her visit. Thank you, Judy!

Dunbar Community Books


As part of our year-long project at Dunbar Primary School we launched our Community Reading Event on Thursday 2nd March.  Four different books chosen to suit from ages 3 years to 90+ will be placed in and around Dunbar.  These will include Doctors Surgery, Railway Station, Public Library, Umberto’s, Hairdressers, Swimming Pool, Local Cafes etc.

We are offering these books to get everyone off their electronic devices and read a book instead!

The four books we have chosen are, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt, ‘Spy Dog’ by Andrew Cope, ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd and ‘Skeleton Road’ by Val McDermid.

Dunbar Primary School want to say a massive thank you to Sopra Stera who donated money to buy over 120 books.

Should you be in Dunbar and find a book; pick it up and read it and then place it somewhere else so someone else can find and read it.

We really want people who read the books to rate them inside the book or on our twitter page @DunbarPrimary or on our website.  You can comment below!

Mrs Gillanders