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Dunbar Primary ARCH Fortnight






Dunbar Primary School ARCH Fortnight 15th – 26th June 2020

Activities will be posted to all pupils via Google Classroom.

Parents can access the activities  for the two weeks below.

For the final two weeks of term, we are providing a variety of activities linked to our school values, which are:

Ambition, Resilience, Community, Happiness (ARCH)  A is for AMBITION  Ambition means really wanting to do or achieve something.   R is for RESILIENCE  Resilience means being able to bounce back – not giving up if something is difficult, coping when something doesn’t  go the way you want it to, talking about how you are feeling and giving things your best shot.   C is for COMMUNITY  A Community is a group of people living or working together in the same area; we are all part of the community of  Dunbar Primary School – we help each other and we solve problems together.   H is for HAPPINESS  Happiness is a feeling connected to lots of things – when we do well in our learning, when we play with our friends,  when we have our favourite dinner, when we are content.

DPS ARCH Fortnight Early Level (1)

Early Example

Dunbar Primary School ARCH Fortnight 1st Level

First Level Example




DPS ARCH Fortnight 2nd Level 15th – 26th June 2020

Second Level Example



Parent Council Message – Community Video

A message from our Parent Council:

As we come to the end of this record breaking first ever lockdown experience, we would like our wonderful pupils, school workers, parents and teachers to come together in a digital project to celebrate one of our schools best community traditions…..we lent this tradition to the clap for carers, now its time to clap for our school and in particular our P3’s and P7’s.

We would like you to video yourselves clapping and celebrating, this can be with your family, siblings or just yourself. The videos only need to be short, anything from 15 seconds to a minute long but importantly must not exceed 100MB (you may need to help your parents with this!)

Videos can be recorded using your phone, tablet or computer and must be no more than 100MB.

They should be sent to:
Closing date for videos: Friday 19th of June

Parent/Carer Survey

A message from East Lothian Council:

Our Headteachers and school staff are currently progressing their plans to welcome children and young people back into school in August. To help us get this as right as we can for children and young people we would appreciate your views.

We would be most grateful of you could complete this short survey regarding your child’s return to school in August by Monday 15 June 2020 4pm.

Paper copies are available from your school by request.

DunBear Park Proposals

Proposals for DunBear Park set to go on display

For Community Information







The public will have the chance to view proposals and provide comments on the delivery of a low carbon community at Hallhill, Dunbar (site area above).

Part of the Hallhill development, DunBear Park has been designed around The DunBear sculpture.
Built on the success of the sculpture, the development will assist in creating jobs and delivering housing for key workers. It will also play a major role in supporting the economic recovery from the current COVID-19 crisis, in which the construction sector could play a major part.

The sculpture pays tribute to Dunbar-born naturalist John Muir, credited with playing a key role in the establishment of national parks around the world.

With the temporary suspension of public consultation events for major planning applications by the Scottish Government due to COVID-19, these have moved online through production of a dedicated website highlighting development proposals.

The DunBear Park website can be accessed at and the consultation event will take place from 2pm to 8pm on Wednesday 3rd June. Consultants will be available to answer any questions, receive feedback between these times and feedback can be submitted via the website.

Conscious that not everyone has internet access information hard copies of consultation boards and feedback forms can be obtained following the event by writing to: DunBear Park, c/o Orbit Communications, 4 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE or by telephone: 0131 202 3259.

Feedback can be submitted up to Friday 26th June.

Virtual meetings have already taken place with representatives from local community councils and other key stakeholders.

DunBear Park is a 54.3-acre mixed-use development that will provide a variety of retail, office, leisure, distribution and residential opportunities, as well as community uses.

This includes retail and leisure units, drive-thru units, a hotel, offices, a nursery, care home and elderly amenity flats, as well as industrial and storage units. An innovation centre will also assist in accelerating the business growth of entrepreneurs, business start-ups and SMEs.

The plans also include 100 low carbon affordable homes for rent. These will be aimed at key workers, such as NHS staff, police and care workers and will be delivered without any government subsidy.

East Lothian Council currently has a Housing List with 3,444 applicants and in addition a study carried out for the Council identified a need for over 4,000 homes for mid-market rent.

DunBear Park will adopt innovative low carbon technology to generate renewable heat and power on site, ensuring minimal impact on the environment. Since commencing work in 1999 the Hallhill mixed-use development has delivered considerable retail and leisure opportunities.

Over the years it has grown and brought major economic benefits to Dunbar and East Lothian. An independent economic assessment identified that over 600 jobs have been created, 1,524 homes have been built or are under construction and over ÂŁ30m is being contributed into the local economy every year (Mackay Consulting 2018).

Speaking on behalf of Hallhill Developments Ltd, Ken Ross commented:

“We are delighted to be putting forward our proposals to the local community for this exciting low carbon development and look forward to its involvement in shaping these proposals.

“DunBear Park will assist in creating jobs and delivering much-needed housing for key workers. It will also assist in supporting the construction-led recovery from the current crisis.

“We are seeking to deliver is an exemplar development, which not only Dunbar, but East Lothian and Scotland can be proud. The support of the community will be crucial in achieving this.”

Alex Orr
Managing Director,

Orbit Communications
4 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE
Telephone: 0131 603 8996 Mobile: 0771 891 3299