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Helmsdale primary works well with community


By Alison Cameron


P7 children outside Thyme and Plaice restaurant where their teacher treated them to a meal.
P7 children outside Thyme and Plaice restaurant where their teacher treated them to a meal.

Helmsdale primary school had a well supported end of term service.

An impressive array of trophies was on display as it has been a winning year for the school and some medals were given out by PE teacher Pat Sutherland for awards from the inter schools Highland Games.

Dawn McKenzie acting head teacher spoke to the assembled group about how after a year it is very clear to see what a well supported school this is by the community. Helmsdale Primary has enjoyed support from Timespan, RSPB, the local railway group, volunteers who come in to do sports, knitting, art, library and dancing. This year Helmsdale was very lucky to have a visit from David Mackay, a former pupil and the first Scot in space.

At the end of the service there were presentations to Ms Burgess the probationer teacher who is sadly moving on. She has been a great asset to the school, a very positive and hard working person who will be missed by staff and pupils alike.

The following evening a disco was organised by staff and parents with DJ Malcolm Cowie, a great way to end the school year. Prior to that P7 were treated to a meal by their teacher Mrs Taylor at local restaurant Thyme and Plaice.



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