36 people made up of Portree Primary School staff and neighbours of the school took part in the Lucky2bhere Heart Start training at the school on 15th March. Trainers from the Lucky2bhere charity provided the training which was well received by all in attendance.A defibrillator is now housed at the school and is one of 14 that have been installed in the Portree area.
SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The school cross country championships were held on 25 February. This year’s boys’ champion is Ross MacLeod and the girls’ champion is Erin Baker. Nearly 100 pupils took part in the event and everyone completed the course and did really well. The top 7 runners in each race will now represent the school at The North of Scotland Cross Country Championships, in Alness, on 19th March.
World Book Day
A successful World Book Day was organised by P6 on 3 March. Pupils from across the school took part in a variety of activities organised by P6 to promote books, reading and literacy. The enthusiasm of all pupils was a highlight of the day.
12 teams from the school took part in the recent Skye First Shinty Tournaments for all ages and all did really well. Portree were the winners of the P7 and under tournament and the P1-3 tournament and were also runners up in the P5 and under tournament. The school successes at the Skye tournaments allowed Portree’s P7 team and P5 and under team to take part in the National Finals in Fort William on 27 February where again the P7 team fought off the challenge of 13 other qualifying teams from across Scotland, to win the tournament. In a closely fought final, Portree defeated Bute 4-1 to lift the national title for the 4th time in the last 10 years. The P4/5 team also played really well in their event which was eventually won by Inverlochy Primary School. Thanks are again extended to all the coaches and parents who supported the pupils at all the tournaments.
Here are some pictures or the recent tournaments and the teams.
Skye and Lochalsh- Rotary Quiz
14 teams from across the area took part in this year’s Rotary Quiz. Portree had two teams taking part and the team called “Portree Information” were the winners of the quiz and will go on to represent the area at the North of Scotland Finals in Dingwall, in April. The winning pupils were – Daisy Jo Ross, Patrick Craig, Anna MacPherson and Ryan Grundy.