Dunbeg pupils put on a show at ‘special’ fun day
DUNBEG Primary School celebrated its annual fun day in a special way on Saturday, as the pupils put on a show for their retiring head teacher, writes David McPhee.
The children ended the day by performing a series of songs, as well as revealing their fondest memories of Sine MacVicar, who has devoted 44 years to Dunbeg Primary School.
Mrs MacVicar has been shortlisted as the Head Teacher of the Year Award, with the winner being announced on June 7 at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow.
The fun day itself was made up of many activities such as welly tossing, water slides, sports, various stalls, and the pupils were able to get their own back on the teachers by splatting them in the face with a wet sponge.
Speaking on the day, Mrs MacVicar said: ‘ It has been a hugely successful day. It’s Dunbeg Primary School’s main fundraising event of the year and it supports school activities and trips.
‘ It’s the biggest event of the year and the parent council put a huge amount of effort into the organisation of it.
‘ It’s a community event, which has been getting bigger and bigger every year.’
Discussing her retirement, Mrs MacVicar added: ‘I would say I have mixed feelings.
‘ I have loved every minute of my 44 years and still enjoy hearing about former pupils. I feel as if I am going out on a high.’
Nicola Bichard, principle teacher at Dunbeg Primary School, said: ‘ This year is a special year because it’s Mrs MacVicar’s last year.
‘ We are all going to miss her so much. She is just amazing. She is the glue that holds everything together in the school and she is going to be a massive loss, but we are hoping she will still come back and help us.
‘ She is totally dedicated to the school and the community. The children are at the heart of everything she does.
‘ She is all about the children and she always will be – even when she retires, because that’s her values and she has shared that with all the staff.’
Steven McCauley, who coaches Dunbeg football team, said: ‘ In the throwing the welly competition the teenage section and adult section were in uproar, with two generations of Drummonds going head to head.
‘ Fifteen-year- old Michael Drummond went head to head with his father Craig, 45, and young Michael stepped up to the mark and beat his dad.’
Mrs MacVicar takes a turn getting hit in the face with a wet sponge. t22DunbegFunDay01
Steven Macaulay, coach of Dunbeg football team, with the winner of the throwing the welly competition, Michael Drummond. t22DunbegFunDay03