The Dundonald Primary School BuildingDundonald Primary School
On Friday 20th May we spent the day celebrating the various countries and cultures represented in our school. All pupils participated in a wide range of activities from around the world including dance, drama, art, cookery and music.
Prior to the celebration, each year group had chosen a country and parents & pupils had spoken to the pupils about life in that country. The pupils then prepared power points which were used during the day to find out about all 12 Countries represented, as they pupils completed their Dundonald Primary School Passports. The character leading the adventure was our new school mascot, Dexter the Dundonald Dino. Dexter was created by P5 pupil Amy Forman and was chosen as the winner following a competition ran by our School’s Council. In addition to our parents we welcomed various specialist agencies such as Artsekta, Castlereagh Council, Ulster Scots, Happenstance Theatre Company, Best Sellars, Irwin’s bakery who sponsored our P6 programme with an NI focus, SEELB Library service, and the Inclusion and Diversity Service.
Our P5 and P6 pupils were joined by pupils from St.Josephs, Holland Drive and Christ the Redeemer Primary School who demonstrated their Irish Dancing skills.
 
As our school is a member of the Get Set programme linked to the 2012 Olympics, the Olympic organising team sent a photographer to capture the event and plan to use the material when they launch their “Go Global” programme for schools later in the year.
 
We would like to thank all of our parents from around the world who contributed to making the day such a memorable event for our pupils and staff.