David in P7B is this year’s winner of the Mary Hastie Award. He received the award during our whole school assembly on the last day of term.
The following post comes from: http://www.activeeastlothian.co.uk/news/cheerleading-transition-is-a-roaring-success-1879
In term 3 Active Schools worked with Miss Stalker from Dunbar Grammar School (DGS) to deliver children to the Dunbar Cluster Schools. Miss Stalker takes the DGS Cheerleading squad and wanted to give children in P7 in the cluster an introduction to cheerleading.
For 4 weeks during curriculum time Miss Stalker delivered cheerleading to 200 pupils at Dunbar Primary, Innerwick Primary and West Barns Primary. Miss Stalker then straight after school ran a cheerleading club for P6-P7 children in the cluster. The club attracted 12 girls aged between P6-P7 and through the club coaching by Miss Stalker the girls learned routines and performed Stunt Cheerleading. The club performed in front of 600 pupils at Dunbar Primary School. The girls were outstanding with only 4 weeks practice under their belt.
Through Active Schools and Miss Stalker working we have enabled children to experience cheerleading and start a pathway for them to participate in a sport. This also links up the Primary and Secondary Schools through new partnerships working. One of the big advantages now is when the children go up to DGS they will recognise a familiar face in the staff at the school. This will help the children settle in to grammar school life quicker because they will feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Children who have participated in cheerleading at primary will be able to continue on with the sport because of the strong club they have at DGS.
Quote from Miss Stalker “I have enjoyed working with all of the P7 pupils. It is fantastic to see both boys and girls interested in learning about a sport in which I am passionate about. They all picked up Cheerleading very quickly and I am so impressed with the level of dedication and effort from every one of the pupils I have worked with. I hope to see this enthusiasm continue when they come up to Dunbar Grammar School.”
Active Schools and the Dunbar Cluster schools would like to thank Miss Stalker for her hard work and dedication on delivering such a fantastic opportunity for the P7 children within the cluster. This will continue as a strong transition event for years to come and we can’t wait to see it go from strength to strength.
If you would like to see all the pictures from the transition click on the link www.facebook.com/ActiveSchoolsDunbar
On Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th June, all P7s should bring a packed lunch to school. If your child receives a free school meal a packed lunch will be ordered for them.
As P7 pupils prepare to move from primary to secondary school they add to their personal profile throughout the year. All pupils know how to access and edit their profile.
We have allocated ICT sessions in school throughout the year to work on P7 profiles and pupils should have worked on it at home independently.
P7 Profiles must be up-to-date by Thursday 15th June, ready for the three day visit to Dunbar Grammar School.
P7 worked with their P1 buddies to share knowledge about how to stay safe in a variety of situations.
P7 showing off their cheerleading skills during today’s session with Lauren Stalker.
Fantastic effort P7!