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PTA News & Events (2015)

PTA Fun Tennis Evening at Craigclowan

05 Jun 2015

The sun shone down in all its glory on the inaugural PTA Tennis Evening on Friday. It was a fabulous fun-filled event, with all six Craigclowan tennis courts abuzz with action. The format of the evening was mixed doubles, and as many of the couples had never actually played together before, it was all very sociable. There was both hilarity and some serious competitiveness on display throughout the evening, as players showed off their skills and did their utmost to see off the competition!

After a hard fought final, the winning couple were announced as Lisa and Johnny Roberts, who came in just ahead of the runners up, Jamie Pennycook and Alison Deighton. The Wooden Spoon award went to a delighted Ann Medlock and Georgia Blair. Congratulations to all the prize winners, and thank you to all who came along to support the event – many a tennis raquet had been specially dusted down for the occasion!

A total of £385 was raised on the evening, which will be passed on to the San Family’s summer fundraiser for the Maggie’s Centre at Ninewells. A cheque from the PTA will be presented to Lyn San later this week.

The PTA would like to thank Quintessential Brands for donating the utterly delicious Bloom ‘Strawberry Cup’ and Bloom Gin, and the Porter family for donating the sumptuous strawberries.

Craigclowan Evening at the Fingask Follies

01 May 2015
A delightful and entertaining evening was enjoyed by all who attended the PTA outing to the Fingask Follies on Friday 1st May. It was great to see so many parents attend this event at the wonderful Fingask Castle, and we hope to hold another evening at the Follies next May.  The picnic and drinks in the pavilion during the interval was most sociable, and the show itself was amusing, witty and very professionally produced.
‘Fingask Follies’ is directed and produced by Craigclowan parents, Andrew and Helen Threipland. They have just completed their season with a standing ovation at the Chelsea Arts Club in London.

Craigclowan PTA Clay Pigeon Shoot at Strathallan

14 May 2015

Once again, the Craigclowan Dads who attended the annual Clay Pigeon Shoot at Strathallan School had a wonderful evening. Strathallan hosted the event as a social event and fundraiser for Craigclowan PTA. Four teams took part this year, with some very impressive shooting from all participants. Congratulations to the winning team, Jamie Heriot Maitland, Benedict Lawson and Stuart Henderson, and to the overall winner, Jamie Heriot Maitland. Commiserations to the joint booby-prize winners, Jamie Pennycook and Steven McColl – there’s always next year! The evening concluded with fine hospitality in the form of a delicious supper of curry and pudding, kindly provided by Strathallan. This was much enjoyed by the Craigclowan Dads, along with some top quality chat!
The event took place at Strathallan’s purpose built Clay Pigeon Shooting Facility, the only one of its kind in Scottish schools.  The setup is fully automatic and coaching was provided to the rustier of the participants by one of Scotland’s top Clay Pigeon coaches.
We look forward to this event again next year, and are hugely grateful to Strathallan for hosting and organizing it for us.

PTA Family Ceilidh

21 Feb 2015

On Saturday evening, over 100 revellers joined together at the PTA Family Ceilidh at school. It was a wonderful evening, with spirits high and the dance floor buzzing all night long. The ceilidh band ‘Kilty As Charged’ (including Anna Olaffson and Kyle Howie from The Red Hot Chilli Pipers) played brilliantly. The excellent Caller ensuring that everyone, from seasoned ceilidh goers to complete novices, was able to join in and it was lovely to see so many Craigclowan children up dancing together with great gusto.

Special mention must go to the Craigclowan Pipe Band, who played at the beginning of the ceilidh and again in the interval with enthusiasm and professionalism far exceeding their years – there were compliments aplenty for this talented group of young musicians.

It was a friendly and informal event, and one that many people have already asked us to repeat next year – thank you to all parents and friends who came along to support the Ceilidh, and we look forward to doing it all again!