Public Launch of Fairtrade Dunbar

A public meeting is being held on Wednesday 18th May to formally launch Dunbar’s bid to gain official Fairtrade Town status. The meeting will be held at 7.30pm at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre.

The evening will include the showing of several short films, some brief talks about Fairtrade and what is already happening to promote Fairtrade in the Dunbar area, as well as stalls and displays giving the opportunity to sample some Fairtrade products.

Philip Revell, Project Coordinator for Sustaining Dunbar, commented: ‘Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. There is already a huge amount going on locally in the Dunbar area to promote Fairtrade and we want to encourage different groups to get together to share information and ideas, coordinate their activities and work towards achieving official Fairtrade Town status for Dunbar. Anyone with an interest in Fairtrade is encouraged to come along to the launch meeting to find out how they could become involved.’

More information is available on the website:


*Please note this is not the professional photograph.

The weather was glorious today which was perfect for our whole school photograph.

These photo’s show some of the process of getting over 800 pupils and staff into the right place and smiling ready for the click (well at least 6 clicks) of the camera.

The guys from Tempest who set up and organised the photograph were very impressed with the excellent behaviour, good manners and great listening skills of all of our pupils. Well done everyone, you should be very proud of yourselves today.

Mrs Gillanders


What have we been up to?

The P3 Write @ Home evenings were great fun and parents and pupils enjoyed writing and discovering more about how we teach writing at school. Everyone left with a prize and a writing rucksack and some ideas to use at home.



Here are the winners of the P7d Wedding Dress Enterprise Activity, the pupils had great fun designing, making  and modelling their outfits within a  set time limit. However, we think the one kate Middleton wore on the day was perhaps a little more polished than these!


P6 Euro Quiz triumph

A big well done to 4 P6 pupils who did incredibly well and won this year’s East Lothian Euro Quiz.

The quiz was held at Pinkie St Peters Primary School on Tues 29th March. Rory, Maeve, James and Robert did exceptionally well and we are delighted that Dunbar Primary School came first out of 14 teams.

It was very close, as East Linton and Loretto did very well in the first round. It was lucky we had james on our team as he was able to correctly identify all 6 Scottish MEPs in the penultimate  round. Lots of the adults were stuck answering that tricky question. 🙂

East Linton Primary School did very well in the final round and after 20 questions it was a draw. Luckily Dunbar Primary Team were able to answer their “sudden death” question, meaning we are this years Euro Champions.

The team was fantastic on the day and made everyone very proud by working together. What a great achievement for Dunbar Primary School. Our winning team now gets to go to the Scottish Parliament in June to represent East Lothian in the national Euro Quiz.


Read-a-thon results!

We held our celebration assemblies for Read-a-thon on Friday

Congratulations to all the winners!

We raised an amazing £11,021.69

A massive thank you to you all – this is an phenomenal achievement and the money will all be spent in school on our school library, reading books for the school and literacy resources for our younger children.

£2000 has been spent already on books for P1-P3 and will arrive later next week.

 7 classes will be getting a pizza party for being the class at their stage who read the most:








 Nursery : Haven am AND Haven pm will be getting a party each and have £100 to spend

 Every pupil who took part got a Freddo

Every pupil in P1-P3 who read more than 10 hours received an Easter Egg

Every pupil in P4-P7 who read more than 15 hours received an Easter Egg

 Main Prize Winners from Nursery

 Murray Langley – Seashore Harbour  am won a Family Zoo Membership

 Roisin Napier – Lighthouse  pm won a pink scooter and 3 months membership to Steamy Dreamy

 Most Improved/Hardworking Reader – Lauren Everard P5a she won a Digital Camera

 Winners of the Main Prize – A Nintendo 3DS

Abigail Grandison – P3b

Cameron Pike – P4a

Health Week!


Next week is Health Week and there will be a variety of activities which all focus on health and wellbeing. All pupils should have a PE kit in school next week to ensure they can participate in the exciting fitness sessions we have organised. P4-7 pupils should bring an outdoor PE kit as well, as many of the activities are outside. There will be taster sessions of karate, enjoyaball, rugby as well as skipping games and aerobics in the playground!


The Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Group is a newly constituted body with aims which include the improvement of the environment around the harbour and East Beach.

We would be grateful for any support from staff, parents and pupils. Support basically amounts to vigilance and members of the public can report stray/nuisance dogs and dog fouling either on line through the website or by calling 01875 824305.

Alternatively we will follow up reports on your behalf by asking Jimmy Wilson, the local Amenity Protecion Officer, to investigate. If you want to know more, Mr Wilson can be contacted at

Pippa Swan

Standing together. Facing the future.