Cheerleading Transition Session

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

 

 

P7 Profile – Update

P7 Profiles
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 and P1 Buddy Visit

P7 worked with their P1 buddies to share knowledge about how to stay safe in a variety of situations.

Cheerleading!

P7 showing off their cheerleading skills during today’s session with Lauren Stalker.

Fantastic effort P7!

P7 Newsletter April – June 2017

Please click on the link for the latest newsletter:

P7 APRIL – JUNE 2017 Newsletter

As you will see, we are looking forward to a very busy and exciting term ahead!

We have tried to include as many dates and details as we can at the moment.  EVERY child in P7 has been given a paper copy of this newsletter as we thought it would be useful to stick up on the fridge!  If you are on the e-mail list, you will also receive an electronic copy.

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher or Miss Eeles.

P7 Update – March 2017

P7 Update – March 2017

The Risk Factory
P7 pupils will be visiting The Risk Factory after the Easter holidays. A letter will come out with more details on the first day back. The cost of the trip is £4 per pupil.

Mathletics
Please encourage your child to check their Mathletics profile for regular challenges set by the class teacher. A variety of maths revision games can also be found on the P7 Blog.

P7 Profiles
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 allocate ICT sessions in school throughout the year to work on P7 profiles but pupils should work on it at home independently and think of it as on-going homework. Please let the class teacher know if you do not have internet access at home as we run a weekly lunch time profile lunch club every Monday.

P7 Transition
We will be sending a newsletter home on Friday 21st April with lots of P7 transition dates & information about the last term.