Beauly Primary and Nursery Blog 2013-2014
With the promise of relatively fair weather on Thursday 12th June, staff at Beauly Primary fully expect Sports Day to go ahead. There is a forecast for an isolated shower, so please remind children to take a jacket to school. However, hopefully this will not cause too much of a disruption to the special day ahead.
Following a parental query through the school office we would like to clarify that children in P5 and P6 are welcome (not required) to take along spending money for their forthcoming school trip, up to the value of five pounds. All other classes are asked not to take any money on their trip. Teachers will remind pupils of this in class.
A huge well done to our select Beauly hockey team for representing the school (and Highland!) in the National Primary Hockey Festival, held in Edinburgh. The players played against the strongest school teams in Scotland, participating in the elite section of the competition and did us all proud; working brilliantly as a team as well as showing some excellent skills. As this was a more informal event than the previous tournaments there were no medals or places awarded. Instead the emphasis was on allowing the children to express themselves on the hockey field at the highest level, without placing unecessary pressure on their shoulders. However, we are sure that our players were some of the best taking part! Special thanks must go to James Campbell & Co. at The Highland Tweedhouse, who generously covered the cost of this trip in full, including food and fuel for throughout the day. Similarly, Beauly Shinty Club provided FREE use of their minibus for the journey. Well done to all of those pupils involved in the club for making this a memorable year. This was an excellent end to the season and we hope that next year we can continue to do Beauly proud! Sadly we will be saying goodbye to coach, Miss Cameron – who has taken the team on to new levels this year. The team will be sad to see you go!
Tuesday 10th June will be the last day for ArtLab.
Due to the Gym Hall now being out of use, all but one school club are now finished for the year. Dance2It is the only club that remains and this will continue to take place until Thursday 26th June. Until further notice this will now take place in the ‘Gym Building’.
Lachlan, Ella, Leigh and Jake organized a talent show to raise money for p6 trip next year. We raised an incredible £270! The eventual winner was Charlotte and Daisy, in 2nd place was Jessica who sang a Gaelic song and third place went to Ellie who sang Dark Horse. We raised a lot more than we thought possible. The winners had obviously practised in all of their spare time and so had all of the other acts. I hope the primary fives do this next year and if so we hope it is as good or better. Our other P6 enterprise group is going to be running a raffle during The Firebird with some fantastic prizes. These include tickets to Landmark, family meals, afternoon tea and loads more, so please put some money towards it.
By Jake and Lachlan
Pupils from P3 – P7 will deliver a stage performance of:
The Legend of the Firebird.
The Firebird is a charming Russian fairy tale about the adventures of young prince, Ivan and his search for the most beautiful bird in the world. This story was most famously performed by composer, Igor Stravinsky. In the story, Ivan pursues the brilliant Firebird through faraway lands. The magical Firebird presents herself on an apple tree to Ivan. He seizes her tail, but is unable to catch her. In the struggle, Ivan keeps a single feather. This project will provide a wonderful opportunity for children to take to the stage through song, dance, drama and instrumental performance. This performance has been made possible, thanks to generous support from Lydia Michael Trust, to whom the school would like to express its gratitude. More information regarding the production will follow in the coming months.
Tuesday 17th June
2pm and 6pm
Tickets available from school office
A massive congratulations to everyone that participated and represented Beauly Primary at Saturday’s Inter-School Athletics Championships. Our children were rewarded for all their hard work throughout the year and performed remarkably well, demonstrating a consistently high calibre of performance. In the overall team positions, Beauly finished 5th in an incredibly tight competition where they were just five points from first place! Huge thanks must be passed on to our coaches, Mrs Nair and Mrs Mackenzie for everything they do to promote cross country and athletics throughout the school year. Below is a record of the final positions of all our competitors.
|Lucy/Lennox/Aine/Rory||Relay under 12||6th|
|The Grigor Cup|
|Bun sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis||6th|
Congratulations to Daisy from P3/4 for winning the cup of kindness. Daisy was surprised and excited; she had no clue that she was going to win. She won the cup of kindness for picking up litter when she was not asked and of course, being kind and thoughtful each and every day! Daisy has set a really good example in school, by just being herself. We are all very proud with what she has done for the school and the environment. We also hope that all of the pupils in the school will follow in Daisy’s footsteps so that the school is an even better place to be! Well done Daisy!
By P6/7 Journalists