End of Read-a-thon

A huge thanks to everyone who dressed up as part of our Read-a-thon and World Book Day! Below are some pictures from the day.



The author Debbie Gliori came to talk to P4 and P5 about her books and being an author as part of Read-a-thon Week.

The pupils really enjoyed listening to her and aksed some great questions.


Dunbar Community Facility Building Work – Traffic Management

Due to work beginning (14 March for 50 weeks) on the construction of the new Dunbar Community Facility on the Bleachingfield site, East Lothian Council’s Transportation Division have notified me that they will be putting in a variety of traffic management measures to ensure our pupils continue to have “safer routes” to and from school. This will include

  • closing (to vehicles) Countess Cres (between Countess Rd and the Telephone Exchange) with access for Residents and Blue Badge holders (small car park) only via Countess Ave
  • the large Bleachingfield car park and the footpath will also be closed due to the works area and site compound
  • enforceable double yellow lines will run both sides for the full length of Countess Cres – alternative parking for those that have to come to school by car has been arranged with the Masonic Hall
  • the Pelican crossing at the top (north) end of Countess Cres will be switched off
  • the School Crossing Patrol Guide will be moved from the Countess Cres/Countess Rd (Launderette) junction to the Countess Cres/Delisle St junction. Pupils can then walk westwards along Belhaven Rd and then the Parsonspool footpath to school.

If you require further information please contact Colin Baird Area Network Officer on 01620 827739.

You can use this link to see the area map:

Dunbar Community Facility Traffic


Read-a-thon 2011


In celebration of World Book Day the parent council are running their 3rd Read-a-thon this year to be held for one week from 4th March – 11th March. Pupils are encouraged to read, or be read to, as much as possible during that week. We hope that as many pupils take part as possible and there are some great prizes to be won this year! You will be able to return your Read-a-thon sponsorship form for 2 weeks after the read-a-thon ends on 11th March.


Dunbar’s first ever Science Festival will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 13th March 2011 (12-5pm) as part of Science & Engineering Week.  The huge hall of theBelhaven Fruit Farm (off the Thistlycross Roundabout, A1) will be packed with a diverse mix of exciting science activities. Visit the Science Fair Website to find out more!

Get Going!

We would like to let you know of the availability of a new healthy living programme provided by NHS Lothian and East Lothian Council called “Get Going”.

Get Going is a free family healthy lifestyle programme which supports children to work towards a healthy weight. It’s about working together as a family to make small lifestyle changes. Supported by a trained coach, you’ll learn more about eating well and being more active. Children will get the opportunity to take part in fun, active games, while parents share ideas and experiences

Get Going consists of eight sessions, taking place in enjoyleisure sports centres or community venues once a week. It starts with a one-to-one consultation with the family and a specially trained healthy lifestyle coach. This is followed by a series of interactive group sessions.

Each week a different topic is covered, from introducing a healthier eating plan, to discussions around physical activity and thinking about the amount of time spent watching television or playing on the computer.

To find out when the next courses are available in your area or for more information please contact:

Get Going Administrator

Tel: 0131 536 0302

Email Get.Going@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Your local Get Going Co-ordinator is:

Caroline Kaye

Tel: 01620 828 760

Email: ckaye@eastlothian.gov.uk

Check out: http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/getgoing