The Spring Ceilidh was a great success with lots of super dancing, fantastic food, a great raffle, as well as a chance to win a bottle of whisky. A good time was had by all who attended and £317.12 was raised towards the West Barns Playground Fund. The Parent Council would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to making the first West Barns Spring Ceilidh such a good night.
We would like to inform everyone that Innerwick Parent Council are organising a Spring Fair which is to be held in Innerwick Village Hall on Saturday 2nd April 2011 from 10.00 – 12.00. THis is on the same day as our ceilidh and another great thing to do in the morning.
Tickets are being sold for the event and cost £1.00 each for an adult and 50p each for a child. You can pay at the door.
We hope that you are able to support this fantastic fundraising event.
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Scottish Government Technology for Learning Strategy
There is an opportunity for all parents and carers to influence the Scottish Government’s Technology for Learning strategy via a short survey.
Further information can be found at “Blog post at Engage for Education”:
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West Barns Village Hall – 6.30 till 10pm
It’s time to get your dancing shoes on! West Barns Parent Council are holding what we hope will be the first annual Ceilidh. It will be an ideal opportunity to socialise with friends and enjoy a dance whilst raising funds to support the development of the playground in conjunction with the ‘Awards for All’ application. Flyers will come home via school bags and tickets will shortly be on sale.
Well this is very exciting my first post on the Parent Council page. I’m sure everyone will understand that we were unable to go ahead with the Christmas Fayre, disappointing though that was.However we are still doing our best to run a few festive activities and raise as much money as possible through the school raffle which will be drawn at the closing assembly. You can still get tickets to sell from Lorna in school or ask any of the P/C members and of course there will be tickets available on the day.
I know there will be flyers going out soon as we still need donations for the hampers and again these can be left with Lorna in school.
Thanks in advance for all you support and stay warm and safe in these rather artic conditions although the thaw appears to have started, until next time !!!