Paible School bade farewell to its secondary department on Thursday 30th June as the pupils filed out for the last time. Iain Ferguson will go down in history as the very last pupil to walk out of the school. For the first time in approx 130 years, there will be no secondary provision in North Uist from August 2011.
Before leaving school, the secondary pupils enjoyed a fun day of 'water activities'
S2 Subject Awards
Art & Design
Iain MacB & Emma
Iain U Ferguson
Iain U Ferguson
Fazel & Hannah
Fazel Gold Award and best in school- Hannah Silver award
Gaelic Medium Ribbit Award Anna MacIain an Abigail Lane
Secondary- Katlyn Maclellan
Primary - Mairi Macintosh
Gaelic Society of London Competition
1st -Marion MacCorquodale
Merit Prize- Kenny MacKillop
Merit Prizes-Mairi MacIain and Orin Shepherd
School won the Medallion Shield which was last won by Paible in 2002
Hugh Macdonald, Headteacher, is joined by former heads,
Agnes Macdonald and Alex Blance
Former and present staff of Paible School met in the Stepping Stones Restaurant on Friday 24th June 2011 to commemorate the closure of the Secondary Department. Colleagues travelled from near and far to renew old acquaintances. The evening proved to be most enjoyable as many memories were recalled and shared. A number of former staff including one from Australia who were unable to attend sent their greetings and recollections. We were delighted to welcome Mr Alex Blance who was headmaster when the new school opened in 1963. Ironically, one of the first year pupils in the new school was Hugh Macdonald who as the present head will be the last headteacher of Paible Secondary School. The headteachers who have served the school since its opening are as follows:-
Paible staff past and present pose for a photo Top of page
All secondary pupils enjoyed an end of term action packed trip to Lewis and Harris on Tuesday21st/Wed 22nd. After an early morning start, to cross on the 0715 ferry from Berneray to Leverburgh, the first stop was at the Leverburgh Butty Bus to enjoy sausage/ bacon rolls. Next stop was the new Golf driving range at Back FC ground where they all mastered the skill of hitting golf balls distances of anything between 0 and 200yds with a fair number hit by Iain F making it into the loch!! From there they returned to Stornoway for lunch and shopping followed by a visit to the Bridge Centre. Activities on offer here were tennis, crazy golf and rollerblading. Crazy golf lived up to its name with the headteacher facing the humiliation of being soundly beaten by Andrew and Iain. Kasia, Eilidh and Joanna pushed rather than putted their way round the course.Calum, Fazel Iain MacBain and Andrew fancied themselves as the next Wimbeldon Champions but Iain Uisdean's filming of the event leaves one dizzy watching the resultant video clip!!! Meanwhile, on the rollerblades, John overcame his initial fear and mastered unusual techniques in getting around. Emma and Hannah showed the rest how it should be done while Katlyn and Norman even attempted the ramps.
Last sporting event of the day was the much anticipated visit to the Lewis Karting Centre. Once kitted out in 'unelegant' overalls and helmets and a safety talk, they took to the tracks.
After a cagey first couple of laps, a number of personal battles took place on the track. Emma used illegal tactics to prevent Hannah from overtaking her while Iain F and Andrew imagined they were at Silverstone as they raced each other. Calum and Norman agreed that there was no clear winner in their duel. After a shower and change of clothes in the Scaladale Centre, the group headed back to Stornoway to the Caladh Inn for an excellent carvery meal in the Eleven Restaurant. We won't name the ones who had not second, not third but four helpings and we understand that the local bakery ran out of rolls!!
An early morning start saw us head back to Harris for a walk on Horgabost beach before retuning to Uist. A most rewarding and enjoyable trip but sadly with the closure of the Secondary Department, it is the end of an era.
Congratulations to Hannah Hocine winner of the Outstanding Pupil Category at the Scottish Schools Magazine Competition Award Ceremony held in the inspirational surroundings of Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on Friday 17th June. In her submission in support of Hannah's nomination, Mrs Campbell, her English Teacher made this statement: "I've been teaching for 24 years and I can recognise a true gem when I see one. This pupils is rare, precious and reminds me of the sort of standard we should all be aiming for. She was the binding agency for the whole magazine project; resourceful, intelligent, hardworking, encouraging to her co-workers, quite an achievement for someone who is 13." Hannah certainly showed all these attributes as she spent endless hours in getting the magazine together especially in the last frantic week as the deadline approached. Well done, Hannah.
As well as being presented with her certificate, Hannah as category winner wins for her school QuarkXPress9 and will be offered an industry tour or work experience.
Hannah and Emma with pupils from Park School Kilmarnock pose with Rugby Star and BBC radio Broadcaster, Johnnie Beattie who hosted the Awards ceremony.
As well as Hannah's win in the Outstanding Pupil category, the school picked up certificates for being shortlisted in three other categories:- Best Editorial Content, Best Design and Layout and the main one, Scottish School Magazine of the Year.
The 4th Mini Highland Games were held on Friday 10th June. Chieftains, Iain U Ferguson and Hannah Hocine with the Lionacleit Pipe Band led the parade from the school to the playing fields. Pupils from Lochmaddy, Carinish and Balivanich Primary Schools as well as Saoghall Beag Nursery and Croileagan Dhunsgealair joined us for the day. A fun packed morning of activities followed as well as a number of side shows including police, coastguard, health, teas, coffee, icecream etc.
Our secondary pupils led most of the many varied activities that included; golf chipping, Hammer, Shot Putt, weight for distance, caber, tug of war, races, long jump, assault course, welly boot throw, beat the goalie and the very popular pillow fight which saw the headmaster knocked off the beam!
As well as all the sporting events, chanter competitions for all stages were judged by ex pupil Mairi MacInnes and Fiona Maclennan while our young Highland dancers entertained the spectators. A wonderful buffet was laid on by the canteen staff for pipers, staff, helpers and secondary pupil.
On Wednesday morning, as part of our Health Week, Primary 4 and 5 were introduced to the basic skills of golf. Christine Lindsay, Active Schools gave the pupils a taster of chipping and putting using Club Golf equipment. They all did very well with the following pupils gaining certificates. Hamish Rodger and Marion MacCorquodale- longest drive, Abigail Lane and Kenny Mackillop-putting competition, Kenny Mackillop, Donna Mackinnon and April Maclellan- nearest the flag.
On Wednesday afternoon we all had great fun while also learning about leading a healthy lifestyle. Marion, Island Youth Project spent some time with us playing card/board games where we had to decide which foods were healthy, if they weren’t, down the Greedy Gorilla’s throat they went! Kenna, NHS Health Promotion had us choose which food groups different food samples belonged to and Christine, Active Schools had us all exercising outside in the playground. The highlight of our session with them was getting onto a bike to make smoothies…oh we had to pedal so hard but the end result was definitely worth it! In the gym Claire Scott, Volunteeer Sector really put us through our paces teaching us how to tone up using boxercise techniques and oh waw what fun we had.
Even our headteacher tried out the smoothies. Click on his pic to see more photos of our activities on Wed.
After attending a Daffodil Tea in 2009 organised by the S2 pupils, Mr and Mrs William Mcleod from Washington Co Durham were so impressed and amazed at the talent of our pupils with musical instruments that they paid a return visit on Wed 25th May to present the school with a set of Kilberry pipes. They were bought by Mr Mcleod but as he did not have time to master the skill of playing, he decided to donate them to the school. Dòmhnall Bàn Macdonald, piping instructor accepted them on behalf of the school and Hugh Macdonald, Head Teacher, expressed his appreciation for their very generous donation.
OOPS – we’ve done it again!!!
For the third year running, Paible School Magazine has reached the finals of the prestigious Scottish Schools Magazine Competition, taking on some of the biggest and best S1-S6 schools in Scotland and managing to prove themselves. This year, they have been shortlisted in four categories: Best Overall Editorial Content; Best Overall Design and Layout; Outstanding Pupil (Hannah Hocine) and the main category, Scottish School Magazine of the Year Award 2011.
The award ceremony will be held in Dynamic Earth on June 17th and we hope to get some pupils down to that. Fingers crossed – it would be nice to replicate or even beat last year’s bronze award.
Further details can be found at www.ppa.co.uk/scotland/. The magazine has gone to the publishers and should be available for sale in two week’s time.
Paible pupils and staff played their part in the Keep Scotland Tidy
Campaign by cleaning up the areas around the school- Six groups cleaned up from the Committe Road to Bayhead Shop, School to Bayhead Shop, School to Kyles, Balranald, Small Circle and around Loch Sandary. Not only was the place cleaned up but one of the groups found some very interesting items- a bird's nest, a frog, a caterpillar and toys while being watched by some very interesting spectators. Click on Archie to see more photos.
Secondary pupils organised this year's Daffodil Tea with £340 donations going to the local MacMillan Cancer Group.. About eighty people turned up to give their support and the school is once again indebted to family, friends and members of the community for their generosity and support.
Hannah Hocine's home made iced sponge was won by Cathie Laing.
PAIBLE SCHOOL TENNER TYCOON
Towards the end of last term, all classes were given a £10 loan and challenged to make as much profit as possible through enterprising activities, whilst encouraging them to make a difference through fundraising. As a school it was decided to link these activities with the whole school project on National Disasters with the profits going to the British Red Cross Disaster Appeals for New Zealand- £165 and Japan- £250.
S2 produced a booklet - Sec 1 Class Lists 1963- 2010. It listed all the pupils who were in S1 since the school opened in 1963 till the present day when it appears that our present S1 will be the last because of the proposed closure of the Secondary department. The booklet sold like hot cakes with many copies being sent abroad.
S1 pupils revived the dying art of shoe polishing by offering to shine shoes for £1 per pair as well as undertaking silver cups polishing.
Biscuits and snacks were sold by Pr 5-7 as well as organising a Bring and Buy on March 22nd. P1, 2 and 3 worked in groups and sorted sweets into 10p and 20p bags to sell at breaktimes while GM class in room 1 took great delight in selling stationery
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At the recent Lewis and Harris Highland Dancing Competition, Paible pupils returned with a haul of medals and trophies! Awards were as follows: Mairi MacIntosh P7 1st, 4x 2nd, 2x 3rd Kayreen MacLeod P7 1st, 2 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd 5th and Fling Trophy Marion MacCorquodale P4 5 x 1st, 2nd, Overall Highland Trophy, Joint National Trophy and Fling Trophy Anna MacIain P4 2 x 1st, 2 x 3rd , 4th Overall National Trophy, Fling Trophy Zoe Wilkie P4 5 x 1st. Overall Highland Trophy Mairi MacIain P2 2 x 1st and 6th Iona MacLeod P2 2nd and 4th
Mairi, Kayreen, Zoe, Marion and Iona attend the Uist Assossiation of Dancing led by Claire Campbell and Anna and Mairi attend the Kerry Macdonald School of Dance. Top of page
Young Leaders Award
Congratulations to Mairi MacIntosh, Kayreen MacLeod and Calum Fraser who have successfully passed the Young Leader course led by Andy Wallace from Active Schools. They received their well earned certificates at the March 2011 end of term assembly.
At the end of term assembly in March certificates were awarded to pupils from P4-7 who have worked hard on home reading – some for the amount they had read and good record keeping, and some for trying really hard. Ribit encourages pupils to record their home reading and try out different reading materials- fiction, non-fiction, newspapers etc. Well done to those who set time aside to read at home – keep up the good work!
As part of the national No Smoking Day Campaign 9th March, Mairead Macdonald, Smoking Cessation Advisor gave a talk to Secondary and primary 7 pupils on facts and figures to do with smoking and the health/ cost benefits of giving up. Find out more by going to www.wequit.co.uk.
Pupils then had to design a calendar caption for Non-Smoking Day. Winning captions were 1st Hannah Hocine S2 who won a £25 Colin Campbell Sports voucher and runner up Mairi MacIntosh P7 £15 voucher
All the pupils and staff enjoyed their 3 days skiing and arrived safely back in school with all their limbs intact. View slide show of photos.
Thurs 3rd Feb
conditions at Badaguish this morning!
Final day of skiing but could we make it to the Lecht? We avoided our usual back roads shortcut in the hope of avoiding the worst of the road conditions. The main roads were not much better but with Mr Townsend's skillful driving we made it to be met with glorious sunshine and an ample covering of powdery snow. On with the boots and the skis for final lessons. This time Hannah, Emma, Andrew and Calum had the experience of riding the chairlift to the top and skiing back down, despite cries of "I'm not going on that!" "How do we get back down?" "I'm scared!" but up they went and down they all skied safely. Meanwhile, Katlyn, Kayreen, Mairi, Fazel, Norman and Calum were up and down like a yo-yo while Eilidh, Katy and Kasia were racing and beating Ms Levack when they weren't helping her to her feet!! At the end of the afternoon session, certificates were issued to them all for their tremendous achievement.
By this time, conditions had worsened but we made it safely back in time for our cooks Mairi, Hannah and Eilidh to prepare dinner.
Wed 2nd Feb
Day 2 on the ski slopes but conditions were not so good as the previous day. An overnight thaw left bare patches on a number of the runs but our intrepid skiers were not to be put off. Ski boots were gingerly eased onto aching feet and clipped onto their skies as they headed off for more lessons. Before lunch, Kayreen, Mairi, Katlyn, Calum Fraser, Norman, Katie and Fazel disappeared over the horizon in the chair lift to appear about 30 minutes later down a rather challenging course- a remarkable achievement for our skiers. At the same time the rest of the group moved onto a more challenging course for them which they all mastered- even Ms Levack!
Following a swim session in the Macdonald Resort, they had an opportunity to develop their social skills by dining in the Aspect Restaurant. Calum F discovered that the Linen napkin on his table was not there for decoration but for his own personal use! We had hoped to dine in Giovanni's Ristorante but unfortunately it was closed possibly as a result of the Paible Christmas 'Wedding.'
Tues 1st Feb
After a 7am start and a hearty breakfast, excitement mounted as they all got kitted up in their salopettes, ski suits, goggles, hats, etc ready for the bus ride to the Lecht. Prospects didn't look good as we drove though driving rain, sleet and then a blizzard. Could anyone ski today?
As we parked at the Lecht, the sun shone through and for the rest of the morning we had glorious blue skies.
After getting fixed up with boots and skis, it was time to hit the slopes. As the following photos show, all had a great time with some 'hitting' the slopes more than others while Ms Levack seemed to have difficulty in getting from the horizontal to the vertical. Hannah and Calum enjoyed getting tangled up with the fence while Andrew and Norman, being gentlemen, went to Kayreen's help only for them to collapse on her as they all slid down the slope like Jack and Jill. A welcome cup of hot choclate before heading back for Emma and Hannah's spaghetti bolognaise. All survived with great hilarity and looking forward to day 2. More photos will appear when we get back to school.
Monday 31st Jan
After a rather choppy crossing to Uig when a few pupils and staff!! felt rather squemish, the group made their way to Inverness- first stop Tesco Inverness to stock up on their supplies, before heading for Aviemore and finding their way along a dark avenue of trees to the Badaguish Lodge. Pupils' reactions were wow!! amazing!! gobsmacked!! cool!! wonderful, when they saw the Scandinavian pine lodge and saw their rooms were ensuite. Andrew was relieved to see there was a dishwasher but he has learned how to make his own bed!! An early start tomorrow as we head for the Lecht at 8.30am.
As part of their Crofting Connections Project, Paible Pr 6,7 and Sec pupils spent an hour on Thursday 28th April planting potatoes on the machair with the help of our adopted crofter Hughie Macdonald.
The ground had been spread with seaweed and cow manure allowing us to plant truly organic potatoes with no artificial fertiliser used. Hughie’s tractor prepared the furrow while the pupils, in groups, followed planting the seeds about a foot apart. The main varieties planted were Records and Sharps Express. Also planted were Peach Bloom, Organic Sarpo Mira, Salad Blue, Shetland Black, Witchill and Highland Burgundy Red- unusual varieties donated by Crofting Connections. It will be interesting to see what these new potatoes will taste like and what return we can expect in the autumn.
S1/2 pupils take time off class to plant trees and shrubs in the school garden.
Plants were donated by the Woodland Trust and garden equipment by Crofting Connections
As part of the Crofting Connections Project and putting Curriculm for Excellence into practice, secondary pupils attended the Auction Mart in Lochmaddy on Thurs 20th January for the first sale of the year. While there, they took note of number of beasts sold, breeds, weights and the prices fetched. All the data collected has been entered into spreadsheets to produce graphs, charts and to make numerous calculations.
For their language work, they produced a piece of descriptive writing of their experience. Here are a couple of examples of their work. You can view them all on glow
He stood quietly in the corner, his face weather-beaten from a long day at work, eyes fixed on the auctioneer and a look of complete concentration on his face. Dressed in a blue boiler suit, he held his wooden stick in his hand and massive brown boots on each of his feet. His head was covered with a black, wooly hat but you could still see some tufts of grayish hair sticking out the back. He didn’t make any obvious movements, but if you looked closely he slightly raised his finger every time the auctioneer was looking for another bidder. Hannah Hocine
When I walked in, my eyes were drawn to the auctioneer. He was sitting in a tight crouched corner. He was sorting out some papers with his mike on. The sound began buzzing through my ears. As he began speaking, he was rumbling, taking extremely short breaths. His lips were hardly moving. Many figures came out of his mouth. His hands pointed at someone who wanted to buy. His voice projected all over the room, the microphone echoing from outside the building, his eye catching a particular person from time to time.
He used his gavel to hit the desk when a calf or cow was sold. He’d then move on to the next cow that entered the ring. As he introduced a cow, his eyes were fixed on a piece of paper. His glasses were half way down his nose, his head hardly rising as he spoke. His eyes scanned and swayed across the room. He kept looking at the top row of people then flicking his eye down each row to the bottom. My mind was lost as he spoke two times the speed of a normal person. He must have been weary and tired when he went home last night. He deserved a good night’s sleep.
Iain MacBain S2
As the cows and bulls entered the ring there was a sense of fear within me. Their large round brown eyes stared at the crowd in mischief. Their legs trotted, swayed and turned. Their backs were slamming the rings. Their heads were pointing towards the people on the front row. The cattle were bellowing. The noise of the cows made you feel apprehensive. The tension was building in the room.
When the cattle stumbled in, they looked disorientated. As the large steel gates closed, they rummaged their heads through the doors trying to find an exit. They scrunched their nostrils from time to time. It seemed that they were not having a very pleasant day being squeezed amongst each other, not having their own personal space or their own green pasture.
There were men dressed in green, red, blue and orange boiler suits guiding the cows round the rings with long wooden sticks. Once the cows were sold, they would gallop into another pen nearest the auctioneer. The bottom of their legs was scraping along the straw making a rustling sound. The gates would then screech closed and the cows would make a lowing sound. Their day at the sales was over.
Iain MacBain S2
My Packed Lunch!
It was packed alright. There was loads of food in there like 2 chicken and mayonnaise rolls, 2 packets of crisps, 2 biscuits, a square bar, 2 petit filous, Lucozade sport and I also had the left overs of my dads soup but my dad ate one of my rolls. I took the foil of my rolls and yummy they were good with a swig of soup.
Eilidh Cameron S1
On Wednesday 12th January a group of pupils visited Trianaid Care Home in Carinish to entertain the residents. Pupils took part in Gaelic Singing, Piping, Highland Dancing and Accordion. As a result of the very succesful enterprise activity that the secondary 2 pupils recently completed in updating, producing and selling a new North Uist phone Book, a donation from sales of the phone book was presented to
resident Mary Connoly on behalf of Trianaid and Flora MacDonald on behalf of the local branch of MacMillan Cancer support. After the presentation, pupils and staff were treated to a wonderful spread of goodies and we would like to thank staff and residents of Trianaid for their hospitality.
Sec 1 and 2 pupils invited all former pupils who are in Sgoil Lionacleit to their Christmas Dance. Over 40 of them accepted the invitation and had a wondereful time dancing to Soladale before enjoying a sumptious buffet prepared inhouse by Cirsty and Celia. Click on Christmas Dance link above to view slide show of dance photos. Top of page
This year's Christmas show was titled 'The Wedding' when family, friends and members of the community took up the wedding invitation and joined the 'happy couple' for their big day.
The wedding involved all the pupils in the school.
made up the Bridal party which had more twists and turns than the Golden Road in Harris
Scene 1- Am Fiachadh..... Obh! Obh! Cò a gheibh agus cò nach fhaigh?- Who will or will not get an invite to the wedding?--- P1-2GM le taic bho P4-7GM
Scene 2 - Hats, Belts, Bags. but Donald.."Where's your troosers?" P1-3
Scene 3- Commotion 's a' Chidsin (in the kitchen)- S1
Scene 4- Cèol is Craic air bus na bainnse- Fun and Games on the Wedding bus ..P4-7GM
S2 pupils launch the new North Uist Phone Book.
For a successful enterprise project, identifying a gap in the market is essential, and this year’s S2 pupils at Paible School are confident that they have done just that. It is over 13 years since the last North Uist phone book was published and it was felt by many that the time was ripe for an updated version. If its predecessor is anything to go by, this invaluable little book will earn its keep many times over the coming years and pupils have worked very hard to ensure that all needs are catered for. Not only have they been involved in typing out and checking numbers, but have also designed adverts for local businesses. The new Phone Book in A5 booklet format has been on sale since the end of November and with well over 500 copies already sold, the school fund has been well replenished thanks to S2 pupils.
Switch Off Fortnight
During the fortnight, pupils and staff will think about the energy that our school uses and share ideas of how we can save it. Energy Police are checking all classrooms at lunchtime to ensure that all lights are switched off. Reports of class activities will appear here in due course
Paible pupils take up Crofting
Paible School is now involved in the Crofting Connections initiative pioneered by the Scottish Crofting Federation. Our aim is to give children an insight into crofting and its heritage through encouraging them to take part in crofting activities, talk to crofters and produce food.
Pupils have considered all the crofting activities that take place during each season and thereafter groups will research in detail certain activities to get a picture of crofting past, present and future.
On the 6th of October, pupils visited a local croft and experienced how corn was harvested in the past using a scythe.
They also picked potatoes using traditional methods, graded them, weighed them and ate them in the school canteen the following week. This is just the beginning and we plan to be involved in many other crofting activities in the following terms. The children love it, they enjoy learning outdoors and getting their hands dirty. Crofting video
Threshing, Winnowing and Milling
Having experienced how corn was harvested in the past, pupils at Paible took part in further harvest related activities this week – threshing, winnowing and milling. The small oat grains were ground into flour of various textures using a mini mill supplied by Crofting Connections.
Next week pupils will use the home ground flour to make delicious scones and oatcakes for staff and visitors.
Following on from last week's milling activity, pupils used the ground flour to make tasty scones and oatcakes in their H.E. class. Could this be the start of an Organic Bakery at Paible School?
get ready to place your orders!
Click on oatcakes to see how they made them Top of page
Visit to Holyrood
Eilidh Cameron and Norman Macdonald S1 visited a Crofting Connections presentation at Holyrood Main Hall on Nov 10th. The purpose of the visit was to showcase the work done by schools that are piloting the Crofting Connections project. This was done by display boards and 2 plasma screens showing photos, including some from Paible, with captions highlighting the Crofting projects. A number of speakers including Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary and Roseanna Cunningham, Minister for Environment addressed the meeting before all had a chance to enjoy a finger buffet of Scottish Crofting Produce- trays of Crofters' pies, mini-quiches, potato scones topped with Stornoway black pudding, roast shetland beef with Arran mustard plum and oatcakes
(unfortunately not ours!!)
Sandy Gilles and John MacPhail from the local branch of Gideons International give New Testament Bibles to our Sec pupils. Top of page
Blythswood Shoebox Appeal
S1 pupils organised this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal. They began by leading the whole school assembly on Tuesday 28th Sept with the theme ‘ Give a gift and bring some joy.’ Over the next months, pupils, parents and members of the community brought filled and empty boxes, items for inclusion and donations. During the last week of October, the pupils were involved in wrapping boxes, sorting items and making up gift boxes that will bring so much joy to someone who would not otherwise receive one. A total of 57 boxes was collected in the school and we are again indebted to all who contributed and to Uist Parcels for delivering them to Invereness for us.
Friday 29th October saw Paible School pupils in a pinkish colourful mood but it was all for a good cause. £238 was raised for Breast Cancer. Top of page
Visit of Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning
Mike Russell, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Leslie Evans, Director General of Education in the Scottish Government Joan MacKinnon, Director of Education and Children's Services along with a number of officals from the Scottish Office and CNES visited the school on Wed 1st Sept. They went round the classrooms, speaking to pupils and teachers and looking at the numerous wall displays showing Curriculum for Excellence in practice.
The winner of the PS! Magazine competition was drawn out of the hat on Friday 25th June. Congratulations Colin Coyle, aged 10, who correctly guessed that Paible School was opened in 1963 and that Mr Iain Bramwell had been a teacher at the school for 31 years. A book of 10 vouchers for a junior free swim is on its way to him.
Have a look back at all that happened in Session 2009-2010