Monthly Archives: November 2014

Junior Saltire 2015

JSAfter picking up the Highly Commended Prize at the 2014 Junior Saltire Awards in Edinburgh, I am pleased to announce that Team Daviot is entering the competition again this year. The Brief for 2015 is to design, build and test a floating Wave Energy Converter. We look forward to working with Mr Elder again – his expertise was invaluable last year. We are all hoping we can go one better this time and scoop the top prize!

 

Well done!

A very big well done must go out to our cross country runners. They represented the school magnificently today! The course was long and challenging, so they should be exceptionally proud of their achievement. I was particularly impressed with RM who was Daviot Primary’s only male entrant. He really is a tremendous asset to our school. Thank you all for stepping up for Team Daviot. The only person who let the side down was me. Sorry for forgetting the tracksuits guys!

Team Daviot Steals the Show!

IMG_1360Well… I have to say it… I’m finally lost for words!!! So, I’m going to leave it to Mr Kortland who summed up last night so well.

What an amazing performance by all the Daviot kids! They were all brilliant. The whole audience really enjoyed it and it was by far and away the best production on the night. It was the most enjoyable night out at the theatre I’ve ever had!

To be honest, only the people who were at Eden Court to see the play will ever believe what our children accomplished. Seven pupils (aged 6 to 11) performed Twelfth Night in the original Shakespearean language. Not only that, they shared 14 parts across 11 scenes and did it in front of 250 people! Truly astonishing! I’m so proud of you all.

Go Team Daviot!

IMG_1309I just wanted to add a quick post to wish Team Daviot lots of luck for their Shakespeare production tomorrow night. I am so proud of each and every member of the class. They have worked so hard to prepare for the big night, and everyone is really excited to get on stage.  The picture shows the children enjoying some special ‘end of rehearsal’ cakes from Harry Gow’s – and they really were well-earned. We hope you enjoy the show!

Remembrance Sunday

lesytThey shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

“For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon 

Thank you to our volunteers who read at the Remembrance Sunday service.

Daviot Welcomes Feis Rois

IMG_1305Daviot welcomed Fèis Rois to school this week. Fèis in Scottish Gaelic means “festival” or “feast.” It has come to mean a tuition festival, usually for children and young people, which celebrates the music and song culture connected with the Gaelic language. Our Fèis Rois tutor was so impressed with the pupils’ attitude and behaviour she decided to try some particularly challenging work. Indeed, she said she had never tried it with a class before – and yes, you guessed it, they completely surpassed her expectations. I keep telling everyone I meet… the children at Daviot are the best in Scotland!

Bodyworks on Tour

We had a wonderful time at the Bodyworks science event this week. It was all about our amazing bodies and gave us a science show and a range of interactive exhibits. I would like to say a very big thank you to Ms Banks for inviting us to join her children for the experience. We look forward to joining Strathdearn Primary School for many other activities this year.