Dalbeattie Primary is delighted to have been selected as one of the 200 schools, from throughout the Commonwealth, whose art work will be featured on silk flags, which will be on show during the pageant for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee along The Mall on route to Buckingham Palace on Sunday 5th June.

The Primary 4/5 class took part in the competition to create artwork as part of ‘The River of Hope’ project organised by the Thames Festival Trust. Depute Headteacher, Alex Howie, worked with the Primary 4/5 pupils to explore the history and biodiversity of the local ‘River Urr.’ Learners found out about important local history associated with sites along the river’s banks as well as its wildlife and biodiversity. A particular focus was the Atlantic Salmon. In the past, the school has been pleased to have taken part in ‘Salmon in the Classroom,’ a project run by Galloway Fisheries Trust, which not only taught young people about the fish’s lifecycle but also alerted learners to the importance of safeguarding numbers of salmon in our river.

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