Hat-trick of successes for school
IT HAS been a hat-trick for Barcaldine Primary School children in the Big Pedal race.
The school came joint first in the UK in the small primary classes five- day challenge category for the third consecutive year.
The school has taken part in the Big Pedal’s virtual cycle around Britain for several years now and the children are always very enthusiastic about using the Sustran’s cycle path to cycle to school.
This year has been no exception and the children ( plus staff and parents) have cycled in all weathers to participate. The grand finale was a Big Pedal Easter Picnic when parents, staff and pupils did a round trip of seven miles, rolled Easter eggs and didn’t even notice it was raining.
The Barcaldine children went along to the Corran Halls in Oban on Friday April 28 to participate in the non- competitive Action Song, Ensemble and the competitive Recorder Group categories.
All nine pupils entertained the audience with a fantastic ensemble performance of My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean, the P1-3 pupils received plenty of laughter with their rendition of the World Coming to an End and then the P6/7 pupils played Skye Boat Song on their recorders.
The P6/ 7s were over the moon to have received first place in their category.
On a glorious day at Dunstaffnage Castle, Stramash organised a great Oban, Lorn and the Isles schools orienteering competition. Barcaldine Primary was proud to receive one gold and two silver medals, ultimately winning the Small Schools Cup for the first time.
A fantastic day was had by all as even the P1-3s had a chance to go around a course with some older pupils.
The Big Pedal was a roaring success, above, while, below, the young musicians entertained with their recorders at the Corran Halls and the orienteers won the Small Schools Cup.