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Artigarvan Primary School 31 Berryhill Road Artigarvan Strabane

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25th Mar 2022

🌟Well done to all our stars this week:

⭐️ Nursery: Elsie

⭐️ Year 1/2: Victoria

⭐️ Year 2/3: Nicki

⭐️ Year 3/4: Nancy 

⭐️ Year 5/6: Tamzin

⭐️ Year 6/7: Bethany 

 
 
 
 
25th Mar 2022

Today we received our Queen's Green Canopy Plaque from our tree planting on Wednesday, we also received this message:

We are delighted to confirm your Jubilee tree planting has been uploaded to The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) map.

Please find attached your QGC virtual plaque, which we invite you to share on social media using the hashtag #QueensGreenCanopy or #plantatreeforthejubilee to encourage others across the UK to get involved.

Please follow our digital channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we will be sharing Jubilee tree plantings throughout the official planting season, which is from October to March. 

Thank you for your contribution to this special initiative, which we hope will inspire countless others. With your support we are creating a greener UK and a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations.

 

 
 
 
 
 
25th Mar 2022

This week our class were working hard on their times tables. We have all 32 pupils on the T-team board now 🙌🙌

 

Have a look at the movers this week. 

Eva became a cub

Emily became a cadet

Nancy became a captain 

Sarah became a commander

Lacey and Alfie have became a division whiz

 
 
 
 
25th Mar 2022

On Monday it was our turn to walk, bike or scoot to school. We got out on our wheeled vehicles to have some fun on the playground. It was so encouraging to see so many confident riders in our class already! 

 
 
 
 
25th Mar 2022

Thank you so much for your fabulous contributions to our growing challenge! We weeded the bed before planting onions, carrots, peas, sunflowers and some beautiful wildflowers! We can’t wait to see the little seedlings sprout but until they do we have some weeding and watering to do each week! 

 
 
 
 
24th Mar 2022

On Wednesday 23rd March the sun shone brightly over our little school while the boys and girls sat patiently awaiting the arrival of our special visitors. The Board of Governors and Mrs Harper first welcomed Lord Lieutenant Robert Scott to Artigarvan Primary School. The Lord Lieutenant visited as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative. 

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

A short while later we welcomed Minister of Education Michelle McIlveen to our school and we were delighted that she was able to attend our school as it is our 50th birthday next week. 

When everyone had taken their seats the Minister and Lord Lieutenant were treated to some highland dancing by eight of our pupils who attend Sollus Highland Dance. Darren who comes to our school each week to teach chanter kindly led the girls on the bagpipes and we would like to thank Georgina (Sollus Highland Dancers) and Darren for this special touch to our day. 

The boys and girls sang our Happy Birthday song to the Minister and Lord Lieutenant before P7 girls Savannah and Emma presented a letter to the Minister from our P7s explaining how the plans for our new school in 2008 never happened. They listed some of the things that they would like changed at our school especially our toilets and are hoping the Minister will have a think about our new school that we were promised back in 2008. 

Jodie-Lynn and Layla our youngest pupils in P1 presented a beautiful basket of flowers to the Minister and Cassie presented a gift to Lord Lieutenant Robert Scott to thank them for visiting our school on its 50th birthday. 🎂 

We had some birthday bags to give out to our guests which contained some little keepsakes to remember our 50th birthday as well as a copy of one of the winning birthday cards from our birthday card competition. Thank you to Alex, Cassie, Emily, Danny and Olly for distributing these. 

Next Roy met with the Minister and Lord Lieutenant to tell them about the items we had chosen for our time capsule. We had items to remind us of 2022 such as face mask, a pencil for our 50th birthday, a special 50p which was released for the Jubilee and an AQE test. The Minister and Roy placed the items in the time capsule before screwing on the lid and putting up our plaque “Here lies our Time Capsule, Artigarvan Primary School 50th Anniversary”.

It was then time for the planting of our beautiful birch tree. Lord Lieutenant Robert Scott with the help of James in P6 planted the tree. We had lots of photographs and clapping before the Minister went on a tour of our school with Mrs Harper and the staff. 

We would like to thank the boys and girls for being wonderful representatives of our school-you all were amazing and the Minister especially loved meeting the boys and girls in our Afterschool Club while she was having a tour of the school. 

Thank you Minister and Lord Lieutenant for a lovely relaxed afternoon that we won’t forget on our 50th year and please everyone check out the Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative website. We are very proud of our little school and all the teamwork from staff and pupils to have it looking beautiful for our guests. 

 

 
 
 
 
24th Mar 2022

We had a lovely afternoon yesterday when the Minister of Education and Lord Lieutenant visited our school. Here is a video of the highlights…more photographs to follow 📸 

 
 
 
 
 
24th Mar 2022

Yesterday we arrived to nursery to find a brand new climbing frame. We were given some funding for the well being of the children and we decided to buy this for our outdoor area. It has a climbing wall, metal bars and ropes to climb up and the best bit is the long wavy slide. We took turns to make sure everyone had a go today and there were lots of happy boys and girls. 😁

 
 
 
 
23rd Mar 2022

Children in school were asked to design a birthday card for our 50th birthday next week. Thank you to all the boys and girls who created some beautiful birthday cards 🎂 Well done to the winners who received a 50th birthday pencil and bar of chocolate: 

🎈 Robbie

🎈 Russell

🎈Aaliyah

🎈Emme 

🎈Sarah-Jane


Copies of the winning cards were put into gift bags for the Education Minister, Lord Lieutenant Robert Scott and special guests who visited our school to plant a tree for the Queens Jubilee and our 50th birthday celebrations. 

 
 
 
 
 
21st Mar 2022

This week our school is taking part in the Sustran’s initiative ‘Wheel to School Week.’ Today the nursery boys and girls were allowed to bring their bikes or scooters to school.  We got the chance to ride around the playground in the main school and what a special treat for the boys and girls.  They absolutely loved it and had so much fun.  Well done everyone for taking part today and don’t forget to keep scooting/riding to school every day this week. 👍