Richmount Primary School  
105 Moy Road - Portadown - BT62 1QP l Tel: 02838 357929 

2016 - 2017 

Irish Dancing – A Busy Year. 
 
The Irish dancers have had a very busy year. They have competed in three festivals, Ballyclare, Portadown and our own Class Festival. 
Ballyclare was very early starts with the pupils having to be in school for 7.40 am ready to get the bus. The children danced extremely well gaining various awards and the P4/5 team won the Ballyclare Festival cup with their Soldiers’ Joy. 
For Portadown the children had a more civilized start, arriving at the Civic Centre for 9 am. Here again the children danced extremely well and received a variety of medals. 
Our Class Festival, held at the beginning of June, was a great success. I would like to say thank you to our adjudicator Mrs Helen McStravick. The dancers performed very well once again going home with lots of medals. Thank you to our sponsors. 
It will be sad to say goodbye to this year’s P7 girls, who have achieved so much in their school dancing career. Thank you for all your support and I wish you every success in your future schools. I hope you will still continue your love for dancing in the future. 
I also have to say thank you to all the parents for all their support and trying to understand the unusual language the dancers and I have use. 

P1 - 3 Class Trip to Fort Evergreen 

Richmount's Girls Hockey Tournament  
Sponsored by Mr Don Woolsey, Scotch Street Mace , Moy Road, Portadown 

The girls’ football team at the Ambassadors’ tournament held at The Cope PS, Loughgall 

Richmount Cup Girls' and Boys'Football Tournament  
Sponsored by Mr Don Woolsey, Scotch Street Mace, Portadown  
 

Mrs. Deirdre Kennedy (Chair of Governors) presents a gift to Mr. Sydney Anderson following his retirement as an MLA at the Stormont Assembly. Mr. Anderson is a serving member of the Board of Governors. 

Sport 

Rugby – The school rugby team that competed admirably at the Shelbourne and Gilpin Mini rugby Blitz on 30th March and 6th April. Callum Courtney was awarded the most promising player award at the Shelbourne Blitz. 
Football – The school’s Boys’ football team that competed at the Mid-Ulster Schools’ Football Association Spring Festival on 7th April at Drumgor Primary School. The boys acquitted themselves very well in their matches against Dickson, Seagoe, Poyntzpass, Carrick and Mullaglass Primary Schools. The team’s captain, Zach Woolsey was outstanding both in attack and defence and was a great example to the rest of the team.  
 
Well done Zach! 
 

Girls' Football Roadshow 
 
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WORLD BOOK DAY 

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Mr Clyde’s P6/7 class all designed and wrote a children’s story book to read to a child in Mrs Whitford’s P1/2 class. The book was then given to the P1/2 child as a gift to celebrate World Book Day. All the pupils enjoyed reading and chatting together. 
Book Fair and Elaine Livingstone from Asda Portadown (disguised as Minnie Mouse) visited the pupils in P1-P4 to read stories as part of our World Book Day celebrations. 

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 

In Richmount Primary School we now have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) funded by Sport Northern Ireland. This is invaluable if either a child or an adult goes into cardiac arrest whilst in school. These units are expensive so we are very fortunate to have one on the premises. Both Mr Clyde and Mr Hall have been trained up on using one of these defibrillators on both children and adults. 

Charity  

Fundraising for 'Angel Wishes' 

Richmount Primary School have raised a very impressive sum of £670 for the charity ‘Angel Wishes’ from the P6/7 coffee morning held last term and donations in lieu of teachers’ Christmas presents. Pictured receiving the cheque on behalf of the charity are Mrs Debbie McCann and Ollie McCann who have benefitted from the help of the charity. Handing over the cheque are Mr Clyde and some of the P6/7 pupils who helped raise the money, Thomas Parks, Jessica Hughes, Holly Davey and Zack Davison. 
P6/7 Coffee Morning for ‘Angel Wishes’ 
 
As part of their ‘Money-Wise’ topic the P6/7 class along with Mr Clyde and Mrs Capper decided to plan and hold a coffee morning in school to raise money for the charity ‘Angel Wishes’, which grants wishes and gives amazing special days to children fighting cancer and leukaemia. We advertised our event and wrote to different businesses asking for sponsorship. Mrs Capper helped the P6/7 pupils bake a selection of buns during the week to sell to the pupils in school. We decorated our school assembly hall with pinks and purples and held the event on Friday 21st October. A large number of parents and friends turned up to support us and the P6/7s are really pleased to say they managed to raise an amazing £522 for the charity which we hope to hand over to them in the next few weeks. They would like to thank the main sponsors of the event-Woolsey’s Mace, Scotch Street, Wright’s Spar, Dungannon Rd, Woods’ Supervalu, Tandragee and Greenmount Vets, Portadown. They would also like to thank the many parents, family and friends who were busy baking and sending in donations of food for our event. 
 
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