Hat-trick of suc­cesses for school

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

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.

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