Category Archives: 2015/2016

Dirleton Talent at Fete and Games

It was delightful to have a large group of children volunteering to perform and really encouraging to them to have such a large supportive crowd around the music tent. Word has it that we could be heard quite clearly all over Dirleton.

A big thank you to Graeme McKenzie who organizes the music tent, to the sound technician Alan with all the sound equipment provided by ELJAM and last by no means least to all the children who bravely and beautifully performed.

We had:

An ensemble of strings, accompanied by James Willis on accordion and Cathy Johnson their teacher on Violin. On violin we had, Bethany, Hannah, Peter, Tori. On Viola Ella Malaika. They played a heart warming array of Scottish folk songs, not long before they might be playing for a Dirleton ceilidh!?

Solo performers were: Guitar : Robin; Piano:  Finley, Millie, Evie, Phoebe, Benjamin, Ruby, Melissa, Maddie, Tavia and Lewis. Thank you to Jill Girma , one of the piano teachers present. Last but not least Craig did a wee stand up routine for us with some jokes.

We had other offers of dance, Gymnastics and brass etc., but sadly dance and gymnastic competitions clashed with our fete. (in which medals were awarded I hear) Watch this space for next year though!

Well done and Thank you to all of you who took part.

Sasha Spring

Dirleton Fête & Games

Jane & I would like to thank all of the parents who gave time to help set up the Tea Tent and Baking Competition, who provided home baking, who helped run the Tea Tent on the day and who helped clear up. Your help, the support of everyone who came and bought tea, coffee & cakes and the participation of all those who entered the Baking Competition helped to make the Fête & Games a great event. Although we don’t yet know how much was raised, it should also have helped contribute a healthy sum towards the school library.

We would also like to congratulate everyone who entered the Baking Competition, in particular Eleanor Stirling, Rudi Johnston and Bethany Willis who all won their categories. Also Angus Waddell, Finlay Wright, Ella Malaika Spring, Rory, Fearghal and Gemma McArdle who all got 2nd and 3rd prizes in their categories. The standard of all entries was very high and the judges had a very difficult task deciding on the winners. Some photos of the entries are shown below.

all meringues & cakes



P6 Learning Logs

Health and Wellbeing

This week p6 went to stay the night at Yellowcraigs .We walked there and when we arrived we set up the tents and after we decided to go for a walk through the woods and went to the beach were we had an art competition for who  could draw the best piece of art work on the sand.  After, we went down to the rocks and we learnt how to handle crabs. After we went back to the tents and had desert and went to sleep.




Health & wellbeing

On the 23rd of June the p6s went to Yellowcraig beach and learned how to put up a tent and how to take tents down. We learned how to put the tent poles in the right places.  we all worked as a team and in the end the girls put up their tent first and the boys at a close second and overall we had such a wonderful time and we all want to do it again.

Alice & Torri


In health and wellbeing we learnt how to light a fire safely.  You have to be close to the firepit before lighting it and make sure the match is not wet.  Once the fire is going you can start cooking but you must always keep a safe distance and make sure that others do too!

Richard and Ben



In health and wellbeing we cooked pasta and sauce using a pot and a stove it took half an hour or longer to cook it. We also used a wok to cook Mrs Richardson’s sauce and cut up some smoked sausage and added it in with the pasta. At breakfast we cooked bacon and had yummy bacon rolls. It was a great camp we all loved it.


In Art we did beach art.  We  had a sandcastle competition in pairs.  We had 15 minutes to build a castle and my group won.  We had a fun camp!


In literacy at camp we did presentations about a special sticks we had found; it was a lot of fun and because it was outside I was not nervous at all!