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P4-7 travelled to Lanark Race Course to take part in the annual Small School Cross Country event. The whole team had been training well and did their very best on the day. Well done to everyone.

The P7  team of boys got the gold medal and the P7 team of girls got the bronze medal. Well done to them!

All that hard work was worth it.

Scots Poetry Competition

Monday 3rd February was our Scots Poetry Competition. Every pupil in school has worked hard to learn their poem over the last few weeks. They were all winners!

The judges this year were Mrs Heather Craig and Mrs Grace Dempster, both ex parents of our school. We are very grateful to them for being the judges as we know it is a very difficult job.Thank you ladies!

The winners were :

P1 Erica Bark

P2 Joslyn Bark

P3 Jorgie Logan

P4 Ellie Taylor

P5 Poppy Cunliffe and Rebecca Mooney

P6 Carmo Monteiro

P7 Callum Henderson.

A special mention to the 3 P7 boys who all learned “To a Haggis” by Robert Burns- a great achievement.

Mrs Craig and Mrs Dempster gave all the pupils a bag of sweeties for doing so well.That was very kind. Thank you very much.

Cookery Competition

P4-7 have entered a cookery competition organised by  the Food Drink Federation Scotland and sponsored by Brakes.It is called the Braw Lunch Brake Challenge. They have split into two teams and have created a dish to cook. One team decided on a pot noodle, the other time chose a McCrawford. They each made their dish and the rest of the school tasted them and reviewed them. They hope to be successful in the competition. Good luck!



Small School Cross Country

On Thursday 7th March P4-7 pupils travelled to Lanark Race Course to take part in the annual Small School Cross Country training. They all did really well and tried their best. In the P6 boys race George got 6th place which allowed him to win a team Gold with the P6 boys from Abington. Euan got 8th place in the P7 boys race and this entitled him to a team Gold with the other boys from Abington. Well done everyone!


Scots Poetry Competition

On Thursday 31st January we held our annual Scots Poetry Competition. As usual, all pupils did very well and had worked hard to learn their own poem.

This year the judges were Mr and Mrs Ronnie Gemmell and they had a very hard job.

However, they managed to pick a winner for each year group. The results were:

P1- Joslyn Bark for “Humpty Dumpty”

P2- Jorgie Logan for “Bionic Bill”

P3- Ellie Taylor for “King o’ the Midden”

P4- Julia Zatonska for “The Puddock”

P5- Jack Taylor for “The Bogle”

P6 Callum Henderson for “Glen a Sheep Dog”

P7- Aleks Zatonski for “The Whistle”

Well done to these winners and to everyone for doing their very best!

A big thank you to Ronnie and Grace for a job well done!


Engineering Project

Friday 16th March was an exciting day for all pupils and staff. It was the Engineering Showcase, the culmination of a project organised by Miss McCartney.

Engineers from various workplaces visited the school to talk about their jobs. The pupils asked lots of questions. The pupils were then inspired to think of an issue or problem in life which they could solve with an engineering invention. The pupils made their designs and labelled them to show how their design would solve a problem or issue. The pupils all wrote a pitch letter to the judging panel saying why the judges should choose their design to make into a prototype.

On Friday 16th , parents and friends came in to school to look at all the designs and pitch letters. They had then to vote on the one in P1-4 and P5-7 that they thought was the best design.

All visitors were impressed with the designs and realised how much work had been put into this project. Thank you Miss McCartney for giving us this idea to enter the competition. Let’s hope we have some winners!!

Scottish Poetry Competition

On Thursday 1st February every pupil of Crawford Primary School recited a Scottish poem. Marjory MacArthur and Sally Simpson had the onerous task of judging the competition.

The winners were:

P1/2 Jacob Bias “Mince and Tatties”

P3/4 Rebecca Mooney “The Circus”

P5/6 Aleks Zatonski “A Dug, a Dug”

P7 Rory Hunter “A man’s a Man”

Well done to these winners but also well done to everyone for doing so well.

Ian Henderson, Rory Hunter and Christopher Brady provided musical entertainment on the fiddle and tenor horn. Well done boys!

Track and Field Event


On Friday 19th May P6/7 pupils went to the John Cummings Stadium in Carluke to take part in the Track and Field event. They  competed in a variety of events including 600m, 100m, javelin and long jump. They all did their best and Rory in P6 won his heat but unfortunately had to leave before the final was run.Well done team and all looking good in their new hoodies.

Cross Country Championships


Crawford and Abington Primaries travelled to Lanark Race Course to take part in the annual cross country race. The pupils have been training together on a weekly basis during a lunchtime club. All pupils did very well. In the P6 boy’s race Rory Hunter won gold, Rowan Johnstone won silver and Liam Gibson won bronze.As a result the three boys won gold for their team.Well done boys!


The P7 boys also won the Gold medal for best team. Well done to Paul, Liam and Finlay!