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Primary 1 host a Harvest Lunch

Primary 1 with the help of their buddies in Primary 7 hosted a Harvest Soup & Pudding event on Wednesday 9th October 2019. The Primary 1 class invited special guests and cooked and baked all the food with their teacher. They treated their guests to a harvest song and an enactment of the Ginormous Turnip. The afternoon was enjoyed by all.

Enterprising Maths

On Thursday 26th September, 11 schools from across the region descended on Wallace Hall Academy to take part in the annual Enterprising Maths Challenge. Our team consisted of Emily Cochran and Thomas Rideout (S3) along with S4 pupils Anya Graham and Abigail Maxwell. Thomas said: “To get picked for the team we did a test in class earlier this term and the pupils who received the highest marks were chosen to take part.” The first round consisted of basic problem solving, warm-up questions and physical puzzles. The second round focused on engineering and the third round took the form of a relay. Emily said: “One of our tasks was to build a bridge designed to hold 7kg.” Anya and Abigail adde

Wallace Hall Sailing Club

The school sailing club enjoyed a wet but fun evening's sailing at Annandale Sailing Club this week. The facilities at the club are fantastic and we are very lucky to be able to access these. Thank you to everyone at the Annandale Sailing Club and everyone else who supports our Wallace Hall sailors.

Geography Trip

Senior Geographers enjoyed their visit to the Solway Coast to investigate the Needle’s Eye sea arch at Sandyhills recently. The Needle’s Eye is a natural wave-cut arch which is easily accessible and has a path leading through to the saltmarsh. Eimear Hill, one of the geography students on the trip, said: “It really helped to be able to visit the Needle’s Eye and actually see it in its natural environment. It was a lovely spot to visit and the actual Needle’s Eye was very impressive. Many thanks to Mr Miller for organising the trip.”

A Team Effort

Many thanks to Pegasus Fitness, a gym and physical fitness centre based in Thornhill, for sponsoring our new S1’s football strip this season. The team had their first home game of the season last night at Wallace Hall and even in the pouring rain the strips looked great! The team have scored 7 goals in their first two league matches and will be hoping to add many more in the new strips over the coming season. Pegasus Fitness kindly approached the school before the summer holidays to offer to help out the Wallace Hall football team. Their support has been greatly appreciated by both staff and pupils. Generous offers like this are vital to extra-curricular sport and give pupils a sense of pr

Primary 1 Weaving their way to success

Primary 1 pupils with the help of their teacher Miss Purves have been learning to weave. Miss Purves said 'The art of weaving or sewing is a skill that helps to develop fine motor skills and the pincer grip, which in turn helps little fingers to hold a pencil correctly'. They class were split into groups of two and as a team they had to decide on a pattern to follow, colours to use and most importantly who was going first. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed this topic and their craft work is proudly displayed on the class notice boards. Well done Primary 1!

European Sports Day

European School Sport Day 2019 Wallace Hall Primary School children joined children all over Europe in enjoying being active for at least 120 minutes last Thursday. The aims of the day were to: support all learners in being healthy and active develop learners' confidence and teamwork skills have fun raise the profile of the Daily Mile, PE and school sport The P1-7 children took part in a Super Mario Kart inspired speedway, a very energetic workout and a relaxing yoga class. All the children completed the Daily Mile together in a circuit around the school grounds and had great fun pacing themselves and encouraging each other. The day ended with an extremely lively whole school dance-a-thon

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