Wardie families polished their dancing shoes and came along in droves to the Family Ceilidh on Sunday 30 January at the Trinity Scout Hall. This was the Parent Staff Association’s (PSA) first social event of 2016, and we were pleased to welcome Wardie pupils of all ages with their mums, dads and siblings, and a few grandparents – over 130 people in total!
The atmosphere in the hall was certainly festive, with Saltire bunting and fairy lights, plus a tuck shop and bar selling drinks and snacks. Caroline Brockbank of CeilidhKids filled the dance floor in no time with her catchy ceilidh music and expert, child-friendly dance calling. Needless to say there were lots of sweaty, smiling little faces at the end of the afternoon! Many parents and carers joined in the dancing, while others took the chance to relax and chat over a drink.
The raffle draw caused much excitement among the kids, who crowded around Amanda with their strips as she drew the numbers. Parents had donated a variety of prizes including chocolates and toys, so many walked away happy.
A big thank you to all the families who came along, and to the many parent helpers: Shona, Orlagh, Amanda, Juliet, Ange, Ally, Lorna, David and Richard. Thank you too to everyone who donated a raffle prize. Special thanks also, to Trudi Butler for taking wonderful photographs of the event. The afternoon raised an estimated £500 for the PSA to fund special projects and improvements at the school.
“We had a great time. Thanks to everyone who arranged it. My daughter didn’t stop dancing with her friends and even my son got involved in a couple of dances which came as a big surprise – testimony to a fab atmosphere.” – Nicola Mackenzie