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On Saturday 3rd June it was a very busy day in the grounds of Strathblane Primary. We had hundreds of people turn out to support the school on a glorious Saturday afternoon. Children enjoyed all the activities including inflatables, pony rides and sitting in the driver's seat of the tractors. There were many stalls for people to visit and the ice cream van had a long line all day long. Thank you so much to all those who worked so hard to make it happen. A special thanks to Kate Revill who was the lead organiser. The final total has still to be calculated once the final receipts come in but it looks like it will be around £3000!!
On Thursday 18th May, we were treated to a very enjoyable musical evening by the talented pupils of SPS. Pupils from P1-P7 took part by playing their different instruments. Instruments included the chanter, drum kit, cellos, boomwhackers, rhythm sticks, recorders, cellos, ukeleles, guitar, piano, violin and voice. The children performed individually or in groups and all pieces were very well received by the audience. Thank you to all who were involved in making this wonderful evening a success. Thank you to Craig Allan for the videos.
Stirling Schools Netball Competition
Congratulations to our school netball team who competed in a netball league over the past few months and then finished with a final tournament. The team went undefeated throughout the league with a very close fought final game. The children played hard throughout the whole tournament. They showed very sportsmalike behaviour even when winning games by a massive margin. They finished the league in 1st place!
Our teams then attended the final tournament which was held at Balfron Primary. The children were nervous but kept level headed and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was tense as other schools were desperate to beat the winners of the league. It all came down to the final game with Kippen. Strathblane kept calm and went on to win 4-0. Well done to all the children involved and thank you to the parents who brough them along. Thank you to Active Stirling for organising and refereeing the competition and to the coaches Mrs McCormick and Miss Allen.
Cross Country Competition
Almost 1/3 of the pupils from Strathblane Primary and Nursery took part in the Springburn Harriers Cross Country race on 26th March. It was great to have so many pupils involved. Every child that entered completed the race and earned a medal. Well done to Isla Clarke in P2 who was the second girl in her race and earned a special silver medal.
On Friday 2nd June Active Stirling came out to the school with a representative from the Killearn Mile team. Every child was able to take part in a workshop working on their running style. Then the following day we had 16 children from SPS who took part in running the mile. Congratulations to Ailsa in p5 who was the second girl overall in the youth race! All the children ran very well. Well done to Henry in p2 who was also among the front runners.
Thank you so much to all the parents, children and staff who came along on Saturday 20th May to work hard in our school grounds. As always lots was achieved. The early morning team set to work on the story garden and installed a story telling chair and stools. This was donated to the school by the Hume family in memory of Mrs Hume who was a teacher in the school. Craig Allan has built us a beautiful mini library which the children painted on the day. It will sit alongside the story telling area. Another team worked hard taking down the fence that did surround the portacabin garden. This was used to turn the bottle greenhouse in to a storage shed. We were finding we needed more storage space for outdoor learning equipment so this will be very helpful. In the back playground a team worked on replacing the broken panels on the gaga ball pit. The children will be very excited to be able to play gaga ball again. Many children and adults worked together to top up the bark around the stegasaurus and tyre circle. Benches, tables and planters were all varnished and the pond area was cleared and new plants added. Another team worked on a tyre pathway around the fruit trees. This was using the old pathway which used to run alongside the library. The p1 and P2/3 children planned where they would like the path to go on Friday. This will be finished over the next few weeks. 2 tonnes of stones were added to the outdoor classroom and levelled off while other stones were added to the fairy garden. There are many other things that happened on the day. We are so grateful to the 80 plus volunteers that made this happen. Also special thanks to Katie Goodier who has planned and organised welly days for the past 13 years! If you are interested in joining the grounds group please let either Rachel Allen, the school office or one of the grounds group team know.