|A busy Ancrum Primary School Summer Fayre|
|At the Ancrum Road Primary School Fayre|
|Blackness Primary School’s event was equally well-attended|
|Always a good sport, Gordon Ferrier was back in the stocks!|
|City Church on Tullideph Road also had their Family Fun Day yesterday|
|Carys Watt of P2A, Ancrum Road Primary School|
|Darci Reid of P2B, Blackness Primary School|
|Josias Roma of P2, Victoria Park Primary School|
|Matylda Karolewska of P1S, St Joseph’s Primary School|
Following implementation of thesafer parking arrangements at St Joseph’s Primary School last term (see above), this afternoon I met with the Head of Primary Education, the Head Teacher and our local community police officer, to discuss how well the new arrangements are working.
The results have been largely positive – there will always be some difficulties given the busy nature of Bellfield Street and the school’s proximity to the junction with Hawkhill – but it is clear that the vast majority of drivers are observing the “don’t park right outside the school” safety message.
At the start of the new term, both Ancrum Road Primary School and Blackness Primary School saw the “safer parking” arrangements implemented. This is to be greatly welcomed. The photo below is outside Blackness Primary School in Pennycook Lane.
It is great to see an under 10s football team established in the West End – a totally new initiative – and I am very grateful to Paul Johnston of West End Community Council, whose drive and initiative has made this possible.
We also owe a debt of gratitude to Barnetts Motors Group, who have sponsored the team football strips and to the local primary schools – Blackness, Ancrum Road, St Joseph’s and Park Place – for their involvement.
After getting a wee bit wet standing in the rain at Riverside Playing Fields, I was guest speaker at the River Crescent Residents’ Association AGM (held at the Botanic Garden) – a great turnout of residents and useful discussion on local issues.
And in the evening, a family party as Janet’s cousin and her husband are across visiting from the Netherlands (again, see below).
One feature of Ancrum Road PS is its Victorian classroom (see below) – an educational tool used not just in Dundee but with visits from neighbour authorities’ schools too.
The school has an excellent website (click on headline to view) and, in the best of traditions, a blog too!
Thanks to the offer to establish and run one by a member of West End Community Council – Paul Johnston – and the kind assistance of the City Council’s Leisure and Communities Department and the University of Dundee’s Institute of Sports and Exercise, an “Open Day” for boys of the appropriate age (Primary 4 – going into Primary 5 in August) together with parents/guardians is being held this Saturday (17th May) from 10am to 12 noon at the University of Dundee’s football facilities at Riverside.
Paul has great experience of running youth football and I am most grateful to Barnetts Motors for their interest in sponsoring the team, once established.
The four local primary schools (Ancrum Road, St Joseph’s, Park Place and Blackness) have kindly distributed details to parents/guardians – and we are hoping for a great launch on Saturday! Click on headline above to view more.