Dounans Diary 2008

Since Iv’e been at Dounans I have enjoyed the pole climb , archery and the hill walk. The tutors are really nice and fair .I am looking forward to doing the flying fox. Kris p7
The food at Dounans is great and there’s lots of it. I did tree climbing and it was 14 M high . I am looking forward to the flying fox it is my last activity . The staff are really friendly and I can meet lots of new friends. Gregg p7

I did the rope course today.I found it very hard on the tyre. Miss Dick is from Elphinstone and she is in my dorm. Holli. P6/7

I went on the flying fox and I didn’t think that I could do it but I went down twice. lyn P7

Yesterday I climbed to the top of the tree and when I got to the top you had to ring a bell.The tree was 14m high!! Shannon p6/7

P6-P7 Passport to Paris

Our P6 and P7 pupils performed to the rest of the school and parents with staff from the Scottish Opera yesterday – ‘Passport to Paris’ was a resounding success. Use the Upper Stages P6-P7 link to find out more.


Fair Play Award

We are delighted to announce that our P7 Tag Rugby team returned from the East Lothian tournament as winners of the Fair Play award. They returned with our first ever trophy. The team made it to the semi-finals of the tournament, although we are delighted that they performed with such sportsmanship that this was recognised and rewarded by all of the tournament referees. Congratulations to the team.

Official opening in the news

The Scottish Government yesterday announced the opening of our new, environmentally friendly school.

Windygoul Primary, in Tranent, provides education from nursery through to primary 7. The single-storey, eco-friendly building has been designed to minimise energy use and provide a healthy internal environment.

And the Evening News reports on the official opening by Alex Salmond:

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond today opened a new “eco-school” in the Lothians and declared it would make youngsters more environmentally aware.