26-06-09 Prizegiving and Carradales Got Talent
Carradale Primary report.

Report on the Prizegiving and Carradale's Got Talent on Wednesday 24 June 2009

This year the Prizegiving and Concert held in Carradale Primary School to celebrate the successes of our pupils had a different look.
Between the giving out of prizes, the children who performed at the Music Festival sang, played chanter, bagpipes, flutes or sang in the Nursery Pl/2/3 choir.
The audience were then asked to give each performer marks out of five and whilst we had judges in the form of Mrs Allan Mrs Conley Mrs MacDougall and Miss Galbraith, they had no power to buzz anyone out The standard of performance would not have allowed them to do so anyway. Their votes would be used as a tie breaker if that were necessary.

The first act of the show was the combined Nursery and Pl/2/3 Action Song "Going to the Beach" and indeed this did prove to be a hard act to follow as they emerged clear winners with 173.5 with Charlotte Semple on the Bagpipes in second place with 166. Bobby Willan, singing Skyscraper Wean was third with 162. The remaining competitors were all very close and of a very high standard.
Each year the senior class undertake a personal project and this year, despite the fact that several past pupils are working in the school and also in the audience, I felt that the standard of presentations was undoubtedly the best I have seen during my time in Carradale Primary School. There were real Scottie dogs, Hippies, PowerPoint demonstrations, models of bush craft shelters and wilds animals, tunes on chanter and bagpipes and folders of information. After much debate the winners were Charlotte Semple and Niall Gemmill with their presentation " Bagpipes", second was Caitlin Broach with "Bush Craft" and third Michaela Richards and Lousia West with "Rainbow Hippies".

Making this a very special Prizegiving was the celebration and appreciation of the years of service to the school from Mrs Allan, Mrs Conley and Mrs MacDougall who are all retiring from their positions of teachers and classroom assistant/janitor this summer. We are also saying goodbye to Miss Galbraith, who has successfully completed her Probationer Teacher year. I'm sure you would wish to join with us in wishing them all the very best wishes for the coming years. The ceremony ended with a very appropriate blessing from Rev Vischer, the presentation of gifts and beautiful bouquets prepared by Hayley Baxter and a super buffet prepared by Mrs Ramsay and enjoyed by all.

Marion Morris Head Teacher
25th June 2009

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