We travelled to our premiere in Mercedes – Benz people carriers which had blacked out windows, leather seats and chauffeurs that had driven stars around. We had a brilliant time at our premiere, it was such a success. Everything on the day turned out great, the movie was exceptionally good and a lot better than we all expected.
Marion P7 ,Director and Sophie P7 Actor.
Nathan Robertson, an ex Dirleton pupil, is involved with a charity helping tribal Maasai children in rural Kenya and is currently collecting children’s shoes for a remote rural school in the Rift Valley. It is a Kenyan government requirement that school children wear uniforms and one of the most expensive parts is the compulsory black shoes. As every parent knows, children grow out of shoes very quickly and school shoes are beyond the financial means of most Maasai families. If you have any old boys’ or girls’ black shoes that you no longer need Nathan would be very grateful if you would hand them into school before the end of August. Your help would be much appreciated.
For more information on some exciting outdoor activities for 8 to 10 year olds from the 3rd to 5th April such as canoeing, rock climbing and abseiling please check out this website www.venturingout.co.uk/Pages/whatsonforchildren.html
As part of our centenary celebrations Dirleton Primary School has established a community orchard with help from Bob Simpson of Castle Mains Farm. He kindly has agreed to divide one of his fields near to our school to establish an orchard to mark our centenary.
As well as planting and harvesting fruit we will also be able to use the orchard as an outside classroom.
So to begin proceedings all pupils, staff and many parents put on wellies and turned up on a lovely sunny day to plant the first three trees. The trees specially chosen by the children, James Grieve, Katy and Red Devil represent one of the schools three houses, DeVaux, Ruthven and Haliburton.
Our apple orchard on PhotoPeach