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Schools' Activities 2006

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Schools' Activities 2006

Diverse, exciting and inspiring - just few words that describe the wide-ranging activities showcased by schools on, or around, St Andrew's Day in 2006. Here are some examples:



Aberuthven Primary (Perth & Kinross)

Celebrated success by organising writing competitions based on a Scottish theme. P1 wrote and drew pictures about 'The Wee Wifie', P2/3 wrote about Nessie and P4-7 wrote recipes for the perfect Scottish celebration. Winners received certificates on St Andrew's Day.

Acharacle Primary (Highland)

Held an afternoon in the village hall during which pupils showcased skills and talents ranging from singing and sports skill to presentations of art. Those not performing took on roles such as photographer, greeter and poster designer so everyone was involved.

Alness Academy (Highland)

Hosted a coffee morning to raise funds for the Highland Hospice. There was a lunchtime ceilidh, with everyone tartan-attired. In the evening the school hosted a 'You are what you Ready Steady Cook' event for pupils, staff, parents and community members.

Ardnamurchan High (Highland)

Held a 'dress down in tartan' day to raise money for Children in Need. Pupils attended a lunchtime ceilidh and an afternoon Scottish film show. There was also Scottish music, food and themed displays.

Armadale Primary (West Lothian)

Pupils - decked out in tartan, saltires or heather - took part in activities which focused on Scotland's achievements, culture and accomplishments. Shortbread and Irn Bru were provided as a treat.

Auchenharvie Academy (North Ayrshire)

Asked pupils to write about their proudest achievements and these are now being displayed for all to see in the school foyer.

Auchtertool Primary (Fife)

Hosted a community concert with children singing Scottish, French and English songs. There was also Scottish country dancing, Scottish poetry and Scottish tunes on clarinets, recorders, accordian and piano - all performed by pupils.

Badcaul Primary's (Highland)

The whole community was invited to Celebration Assembly. The school planned a 'Tartan Week' with pupils learning dances and songs to perform at a ceilidh.

Baldragon (Dundee City)

As well as organising the school's 10th annual Scots Night, senior pupils held 'success' assemblies which centred on a powerpoint presentation of 100 things the school is most proud of and included musical performances by pupils.

Banavie Primary (Highland)

Held an afternoon of Scottish singing, dancing and poetry.

Bellquarry Primary (West Lothian)

Invited parents to join them for a multi-cultural celebration organised by P5. P3 and P7 also helped to create this event to celebrate diversity and what it means to be Scottish today.

Blackridge Primary (West Lothian)

P5/6 pupils held a Poland/Scotland celebration with songs, dance and tasting sessions as part of their comparative study of the two countries.

Boghall Primary (West Lothian)

Held an open afternoon for family and friends. It started with a special musical assembly that included songs, fiddle and violin music, highland dancing and maybe a piper. Older pupils gave visitors a tour of the school and items made by enterprising pupils were sold.

Bonnytoun Nursery (West Lothian)

Children dressed up and danced to Scottish music and learnt Scottish songs. There was also a Scottish display and a traditional snack of haggis, neeps and tatties.

Burnhouse (West Lothian)

Pupils cooked a a traditional Scottish meal for the whole school. Staff and pupils then took part in a mini Highland games followed by a Scottish version of Family Fortunes.

Caledonia Primary (Glasgow)

Pupils and staff at were asked to wear something Scottish to school and to donate 50p to the school's Africa Project - the aim is to help build a school in Africa. The school meal had a Scottish flavour.

Cradlehall Primary (Highland)

Cradlehall Primary held a Quiz Night.

Craighill Primary (Highland)

Parents and community members were invited to join Craighill Primary for a ceilidh.

Culloden Academy (Highland)

Hosted a family supper ceilidh. The school ceilidh band provided entertainment along with vocal solos in both Gaelic and English, pipes and highland dancing. Some of the school's MOD 2006 winners and participants also performed.

Dallas Primary (Moray)

Last February 34 pupils from Dallas Primary took part in fossil activity days at the Falconer museum in Forres.

Deans Primary (West Lothian).

Residents from Restodene Home came to a special assembly held by pupils at Deans Primary. The Saltire was flying all day.

Dochgarroch Primary (Highland)

The senior class produced a newsletter reporting on successes and achievements within the school this term.

Dunblane High School (Stirling)

Showcased their gardening club, where S1 and S2 pupils grow plants in their lunch hour. With an expanded greenhouse, the school aims to grow vegetables to use in Home Economics. A PTA quiz also took place.

Easdale Primary (Argyll & Bute)

Held a ceilidh with pupils singing, dancing and playing instruments.

East Fulton Primary (Renfrewshire)

P6 pupils at were involved in a 'Let's Make the Music and Dance' workshop at which they performed the songs and dances they have created to parents and friends. They also made tartan bags to sell as part of an enterprise topic.

Elgol Primary (Highland)

Parents and friends joined the 16 pupils and teachers to share things that they take pride in. This included poetry recitals, playing the clarsach, penny whistle and fiddle, skipping and hula hooping, making pancakes and showcasing artwork.

Fordbank Primary (Renfrewshire)

Pupils added a 'Touch of Tartan' to their uniforms for the day. Their assembly kicked off with a pupil powerpoint presentation on the life and work of St Andrew and included poetry and dancing.

Forgandenny Primary (Perth and Kinross)

Ventured beyond the school gates to hold their ceilidh in the local village hall. Pupils staged an evening of poetry, song and dance for parents/carers and members of the local community.

Foulford Primary (Fife)

Parents and friends came along to their annual 'Scottish Afternooon' to see a display of Scottish Country Dancing. Pupils wore tartan and be treated to Irn Bru and shortbread after the dancing.

Glenbervie School (Aberdeenshire)

Parents and community members were invited to an informal event celebrating success. Pupils shared success, ambitions and opinions on a 'Wall of Achievement'. A local author will visit to work with classes and poetry by the pupils was also be showcased.

Glengowan Primary (South Lanarkshire)

Held a 'Wear Tartan' day with pupils entering and leaving the school to Scottish music. Throughout the day pupils shared Scottish songs, stories and poems

Gretna Primary

A series of activities and workshops took place at. Themes were diverse - healthy lifestyles and road safety to name two.

Hamilton School for the Deaf (South Lanarkshire)

Pupils from P5/6/7 organised a special celebration as part of their Enterprise project. They arranged a food tasting event with food from all around the world as well as Scotland. There were also presentations about famous Scottish people, places and events and demonstrations of indoor golf and curling. They hope to make this an annual event.

Hazlehead Primary (Aberdeen City)

Everyone learnt a song written for them by their music specialist. On St Andrew's Day they wore 'a touch of tartan' and performed the songs.

Highdykes Primary (West Dunbartonshire)

Pupils performed songs, poetry and dancing at their annual St Andrew's Day assembly.

Hill of Beath Primary (Fife)

P5/6 hosted a 'Scottish Afternoon' for parents and friends which included a comedy sketch of Matthew Fitt's 'The Eejits', art inspired by Charles Rennie McIntosh and lots of songs and dance. P7 hosted their own 'Scottish Evening' in January to celebrate the life and works of Rabbie Burns.

Hilton of Cadboll Primary (Highland)

Younger classes have been investigating the life and work of famous Scots in history whilst P6/7 have been studying famous living Scots. On St Andrew's Day pupils were encouraged to wear tartan and each class presented their work to the others. This was followed by a ceilidh and a Scottish themed lunch.

Hopefield Nursery (West Lothian)

Children were invited to come dressed in tartan for a Scottish themed day that included songs, dancing, music, stories, a traditional snack and making tartan pictures.

Kelty Primary's (Fife)

Their Scottish week celebrated the Scottish dimension of expressive arts. The theme was 'One Scotland, Many Cultures'. Parents attended an open morning and were entertained by performances from the pupils

Kersland School (Renfrewshire)

Held its annual ceilidh with every class performing. Musicians from RSAMD and singers from a local secondary school were joined by parents.

Killin Primary (Stirling)

Hosted a St Andrew's Day Concert. Pupils performed a variety of songs and dances to parents and friends who were invited to join in the fun.

Kilmarnock Academy (East Ayrshire)

Held an award ceremony to celebrate success. The proceeds of a sponsored walk for Yorkhill Hospital were also presented.

Kingswell Primary (Aberdeen)

Pupils celebrated under the banner of 'One Scotland, Many Cultures'. They were encouraged to come to school in national dress or clothes that represent a country they have visited. Each year group presented what they have learnt about either their own or another culture and they were joined on stage by highland dancers and a piper.

Kinlochbervie Primary (Highland)

Had an open day with S1-3 putting on displays and activities related to school work that parents could watch and join in with.

Kinlochleven High (Highland)

Staff and pupils showcased a National Dress Day, involving a parade of outfits with prizes for the best awarded during a whole school ceilidh in the afternoon.

Kirkhill Primary (Highland)

Supported the Highland Hospice with a 'Wear Tartan to School Day'. A themed quiz sheet was sent to families, shortbread was served and a whole school Orcadian style 'Strip the Willow' staged.

Kirknewton Primary (West Lothian)

P4 pupils hosted a special assembly at which parents and other pupils heard all about Scotland's history.

Lady Lovat Primary (Highland)

Pupils worked hard to learn Scottish dances in preparation for a dance festival

Lawside RC Academy (Dundee City)

Hosted two ceilidhs to celebrate St Andrew's Day, one for the community's senior citizens and one for staff and senior pupils. Classes made a Scottish themed contribution to the curriculum throughout the week and everyone took part in a Scottish quiz.

Letham Primary (West Lothian)

They invited parents to a special whole school assembly. Pupils donated a pound 'to wear blue for shortbread and Irn Bru' and held a book sale to raise money for a school in Malawi. P7 has also worked with the author Matthew Fitt in a Literacy for Learning project in Scots.

Littlemill Primary (East Ayrshire)

Pupils wore tartan and displayed the Saltire on the school fence. Lunch had a Scottish theme and was eaten with Scottish music in the background. Throughout the day, there was a range of Scottish themed activities taking place.

Longforgan Primary (Perth & Kinross)

Marked the end of a two year project with the opening of their Bogle Burn Trail. Pupils created a trail around their local area with help from many members of their community. They also designed leaflets and signs highlighting points of interest.

Low Port Primary (West Lothian)

Planned a Talent Show and staff and pupils came dressed in tartan. There was a shortbread treat for the children and a slide show from a previous Scottish Week was shown to everyone.

Lumsden School , Towie Primary and Strathdon Primary (Aberdeenshire)

Lumsden School, Towie Primary and Strathdon Primary joined forces for a "day of dance" in Lumsden village hall. Pupils learned traditional country dances and a storyteller ran workshops with the children in the afternoon.

Macmerry Primary (East Lothian)

Celebrated success by raising their recently achieved Eco flag. They entertained the guests with Scottish songs, dances and poetry before serving tea and shortbread.

Mearns Primary (East Renfrewshire)

Working in small teams, pupils used their PSD session to design a flag about their school. The flags will be displayed to let everyone see what they are proud of.

Mid Calder Primary (West Lothian)

Celebrated with a day of music, involving the school choir. Teachers performed Gaelic songs and Highland dances. A local policeman who plays the pipes also attended.

Mossgiel Primary (Dundee City).

Scottish country dancing and games with a Scottish theme took centre stage. Pupils also learnt about St Andrew's story and other aspects of Scottish heritage.

Mossvale Primary (Renfrewshire)

The theme was traditional, with a St Andrew's Day concert in their local community centre.

Murrayfield Primary (West Lothian)

Murrayfield Primary's P6 class held a special assembly for the rest of the school.

Nethermains Primary (Falkirk)

All pupils performed a song or poem in the Assembly, with parents in attendance. A Scottish storyteller visited the school and told each class a tale with a moral theme.

Newburgh Primary (Fife)

P2 pupils asked everyone in school to decorate a Christmas bauble and write on it something they were proud to have achieved that month. P2 judged the best decorated and most outstanding achievements and awarded prizes at a special assembly.

New Machar School (Aberdeenshire)

Pupils raised almost £1000 for Shelterbox. They created displays about how they raised the money and the positive impact their work will have on others.

Our Lady's RC Primary (West Lothian)

Held a church service followed by an assembly lead by P3/4/5. They also enjoyed traditional songs and food.

Our Lady and St Joseph's Primary (North Lanarkshire)

Staged a whole-school ceilidh where Scottish fare - tablet, shortbread and Irn Bru - could be sampled.

Paisley Grammar School (Renfrewshire)

Held two ceremonies to celebrate achievement and recognise positive behaviour amongst S1 and 2. The S6 Charities Group also organised a Charity Gig to raise money whilst showcasing the school's musical talent.

Park Mains High (Renfrewshire)

Celebrated the success of The Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Parents and local councillors joined pupils in the festivities.

Pennyland Primary (Highland)

Held a Celebrating Success assembly, which included Scottish successes and pupil performances of Highland dancing, bagpipes and much else besides.

Petersburn Primary (North Lanarkshire)

Pupils from P3, 4 and 7 held a special assembly for parents, carers and the rest of their school. The programme included songs, dance, poetry, powerpoint presentations about St Andrew, facts about Scotland and reasons why they love living here.

Pitteuchar East Primary (Fife)

The songwriter and musician Gifford Lind joined to take part in their afternoon of celebrations. Pupils performed dances, songs, sword dances, and poetry.

Queensferry High School (Edinburgh)

The Home Economics department displayed quilts made by S5 pupils alongside T-shirts made by Modern Language classes and poetry written by S3. Visitors were served oatcakes, cheese and homemade soup.

Renfrew High (Renfrewshire)

Pupils wore a piece of tartan to raise money for Yorkhill Hospital. There was a lunchtime concert with pupil bands and pipers, a food tasting and a Scottish quiz. The school also planned a series of assemblies celebrating the success of pupils past and present.

Riverside Primary (West Lothian)

Their P6 class has been learning about St Andrew in Religious & Moral Education. They had been challenged to plan and prepare their own St Andrew's Day celebration.

Roslin Primary (Midlothian)

Held a series of assemblies throughout November celebrating pupils success in areas such as music and sport.

Smithfield School (Aberdeen)

Showcased a variety of activities planned for the week. Several agencies visited and worked with classes. These included the National Trust for Scotland, Scottish National Heritage and the Aberdeen Music School amongst others. Activities ranged from storytelling to Highland Games and concluded with a whole school ceilidh.

St Brendan's Primary (North Lanarkshire).

A coffee morning featuring Scottish produce was followed by a Scottish music extravaganza.

St Brides RC Primary (Fife)

Pupils raised money by wearing Scottish attire for the day. Classes performed Scottish songs, poetry and dances and there was a Scottish menu for lunch.

St Cadoc's Primary (South Lanarkshire)

Celebrated by making a presentation about St Andrew at a church service in their local parish and hosting an open morning. Pupils acted as tour guides, the after school cheerleaders performed and the school website was showcased.

St Charles ' Primary (Renfrewshire).

Making saltires, designing tartan, dancing, poems and music were just some of the activities showcased.

St Columba's Primary (Argyll and Bute)

Held their 10th annual mass and ceilidh. Each class performed a Scottish poem or song for the school community. The school choir also performed.

St James's Primary Paisley (Renfrewshire)

Pupils participated in a variety of activities including Scottish playground games, designing flags, food tasting and listening to a piper. The day ended with everyone singing Scottish songs together.

St John the Baptist Primary (West Lothian)

Pupils celebrated with songs, poetry and stories. On St Andrew's Day itself, they wore tartan and put on work with a Scottish theme whilst the nursery make clay models of Nessie.

St Lucy's Primary's (North Lanarkshire)

A pantomime and an open afternoon formed the centrepiece of St Lucy's Primary's activities. Pupils exhibited a wide range of work, (e.g. eco developments, art, health promotion).

St Mary's Primary (West Lothian)

St Mary's Primary held a special St Andrew's Day concert for parents.

St Paul 's RC Primary (West Lothian)

P6 class held a special assembly about the life and times of St Andrew based on knowledge they learnt during a P5 topic on Scotland.

St Paul 's High School (Glasgow City)

Planned a cross-curricular programme of activities. Participative maths (singing and dancing to sums!), Scottish inspired artwork, a whole school 'Strip the Willow', and walking the lengths of Scottish islands were just a few of the activities.

St Peter's Primary (South Lanarkshire

Their annual St Andrew's Day assembly featured Scottish country dancing.

St Peter's Primary (Edinburgh)

As part of their annual St Andrew's Day celebrations, children dressed in tartan, the school hall was decorated and a whole school assembly was held. Parish priests, PTA Committee and school board were invited. In January, P4-7 will entertain families with a Scottish concert.

St Stephen's Primary (Perth & Kinross)

Parents, carers and friends were invited to join St Stephen's Primary for an afternoon of Scottish entertainment. Dancing, poetry recitals and singing were the order of the day and Mr Stuart Wilkie played the bagpipes!

South Primary (Renfrewshire)

P4/5 pupils dramatised the story of St Andrew in an assembly held for parents and rest of school. They also performed Scottish poetry, songs and dances.

Teanassie Primary (Highland)

Children and staff wore tartan, blue and white or national dress from another country. Morning assembly focused on St Andrew and the Head Teacher was rumoured to have played the bagpipes!

Tulloch Primary (Perth & Kinross)

Hosted a joint community celebration with Tulloch Partnership Groups. This included songs, art and craft displays, dancing, poetry and writing.

Uphall Primary (West Lothian)

P5 pupils put on an assembly for the whole school which included country dancing and the story of St Andrew.

Waid Academy (Fife)

Students put on a show of traditional and modern songs, plus poetry and dance. Funds raised are going to the Royal British Legion Scotland to mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Wellhouse Primary (Glasgow City)

Hosted an open morning with Scottish-themed entertainment from pupils including songs, dance & recitals. P6/7 wrote to local dignitaries with tickets & designed flyers. Mums prepared tea and tartan sashes for performers.

Wester Overton Primary (South Lanarkshire)

Pupils designed flags to represent what they like about their school. Prizes were awarded to the best and they will all be displayed in a flag trail around the school.

Whithorn Primary and Nursery (Dumfries & Galloway)

Pupils and staff took part in a 'Dress Scottish Day' which included activities such as designing tartan on the computer, dancing, singing and games. Activities were linked to classwork about diversity.

Whitletts Primary's (South Ayrshire)

Parents and community members were invited to a Celebrating Success assembly which reflected on Scottish heritage and diversity.

Windyknowe Primary (West Lothian)

Their St Andrew's Day event started with a piper and whole school sing-a-long. P1-3 danced to Scottish music, House Captains hosted a P4-7 quiz and everyone enjoyed a lunch with a Scottish flavour.

Wigtown Primary (Dumfries & Galloway)

They organised an activity, based on an expressive art that celebrates Scottish culture. The children 'rotated' around these activities throughout the day.

Woodlands Primary (Renfrewshire)

Invited parents and guests to their annual sponsored ceilidh. P7 boys organised themselves into 'The Linwood Laddies' enterprise group worked hard to organise a raffle. Local stores have made donations and they'll receive displays of photos and artwork in return.