Sports Day

As you will all know, we had to postpone our Sports Day last June due to the weather. We finally managed to go ahead on 7th September and the day was a great success. The weather stayed dry and all the school & Nursery children were joined by Struan and Raasay Schools. We all had fun doing the sack race, potato and spoon race, golf target, football shoot and much more!

Archive Centre Visit

The Primary 5 – 7 pupils have been having swimming lessons these past few weeks – and on one of the days each week it was arranged for them to visit the local Archive Centre in Portree. They thoughoroly enjoyed this – here are some photos of thier visit.

Sports Day

As you will all know, we had to postpone our Sports Day last June due to the weather. We finally managed to go ahead on 7th September and the day was a great success. The weather stayed dry and all the school & Nursery children were joined by Struan and Raasay Schools. We all had fun doing the sack race, potato and spoon race, golf target, football shoot and much more!

 

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

We are supporting this fantastic cause again this year and have sent home (with your child) a leaflet with information. We would be grateful if boxes and/or items could be dropped off at the school by Thursday 8th November.

Thank you for your continued support,

P5 – 7 School Trip

Primary 5 – 7 had fun on their school trip in June. They started the day in Plockton with a trip on Calum’s Seal Boat, then on to Duncraig Farm and Duncraig Nursery. The weather was lovely! Hope you like the photos!

P1 – 3 School Trip

Here are some photos of the Primary 1 – 3 school trip which was in June.

The weather was fantastic and everyone enjoyed their visit to the Thatched Cottage Museum in Kilmuir and then on to the Dinosaur Play Area at Aros.

CARBOST FC SOCCER 7s

Match Report: CARBOST FC SOCCER 7s – PORTREE

This year’s outstanding Carbost FC squad rounded off their season in fine style at the fourth and last Soccer 7s festival of the campaign, which went ahead on the Portree Astro on Saturday. As they have in each of the preceding three events, the group put in excellent performances in their six games, playing throughout in the right spirit and together as a team.

In their first game they notched up five goals against a young Broadford B team, Tom Rokahr and Charlie Rees bagging a brace apiece and Toby Wallwork weighing in with his first goal and on his ninth birthday. Up next was a stiff test against one of the four Portree teams at the festival. A tight, keenly-contested encounter, our opponents scored a smart breakaway goal, Carbost twice hitting the woodwork as we pressed to equalise but without luck.

The team bounced back through the next four games, coming out on top in three and sharing the spoils in what was a thoroughly entertaining nil-nil encounter with another strong Portree group. Typically, sticking to a good, solid shape, marshalled from centre-back by either Donnie Macdiarmid or Aaron Mackenzie, they played some superb, sharp-passing, attacking football.

One goal in particular caught the eye: a three-way interchange of passes between Tom Rokahr, Donnie Macdiarmid and Charlie Rees, rounded off by the latter’s smart finish. The always busy pairing of Robaidh Anslow and Donnie Macdiarmid also helped themselves to well-taken goals, while the team was anchored by disciplined, no-nonsense performances at full-back by Jess Rokahr and Fergus Mackenzie, or else Finlay Wilson and Amy Robertson.

Fittingly, our midfield dynamo Tom Rokahr marked his final appearance in Carbost orange-and-black with a stunning rocket from the halfway line. That blazing shot was also the perfect summing up of the team’s season as a whole. Collectively, they have made giant strides over the course of the past year and been nothing but a joy to watch and coach. In twenty-two games together this season, they have won sixteen and drawn two.

More importantly, they have never failed to play with smiles on their faces, encourage each other or given of their best. In short, this year Carbost FC has been a great team in every regard.

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The North West squad in Portree was:

Aaron Mackenzie

Jess Rokahr

Donny Macdiarmid

Fergus Mackenzie

Tom Rokahr

Robaidh Anslow

Charlie Rees

Finlay Wilson

Amy Robertson

Toby Wallwork

 

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BROADFORD SOCCER 7S TOURNAMENT

Match Report:

The Carbost FC squad competed in the last Soccer 7s tournament of the school year on Saturday and once again did themselves great credit. On a grey, blustery morning, the team played six seven-minute matches and against generally the strongest opposition they had faced during the course of three tournaments.

They got off to the proverbial flier, recording a 2-0 win over Broadford B in their first game. This opening encounter also set the tone for the way the Carbost group played throughout: setting up and sticking to a solid team shape, passing the ball from back to front at pace and with purpose, running for and supporting each other, and scoring a brace of excellent, well-worked goals. In addition, they also struck the woodwork three times in this contest and then twice more in the next, another 2-0 win over Portree Blue.

The third game, against a determined Sleat side, was a more attritional affair, but one decided by an instinctive poacher’s finish by Carbost’s Robaidh Anslow. Our fourth match brought about the team’s stiffest test against Portree Whites and was their best performance.

Strong at the back, where Jess Rokahr and Aaron Mackenzie were unyielding, and driven from midfield by our two pocket dynamos, Tom Rokahr and Donnie Macdiarmid, we went toe to toe with skilful opposition and prevailed thanks to two fast counter-attacking moves, both finished by Charlie Rees.

It was our first win over the Whites, and doubtless that extra effort contributed to the team being not quite so sharp and clinical in our last two matches, each 1-0 reversals against Portree Green and a typically good North West B side. Although the team created a hatful of chances in the first match, and that the latter was only decided with the very last kick.

Overall, though, this was another excellent performance from a squad who have set high standards all seasons. Testimony to that is their record across the three Soccer 7s events and in which they have recorded eleven wins and two draws in sixteen games. More importantly, they have done so in all the right ways: playing for each other and as a team and always with a smile on their faces. As a group and individually, they have made great strides and we look forward to continuing that development on into next year and beyond.

The Carbost FC squad in Broadford were:

Aaron Mackenzie

Fergus Mackenzie

Jess Rokahr

Finlay Wilson

Tom Rokahr

Donnie Macdiarmid

Robaidh Anslow

Charlie Rees

Toby Wallwork

 

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Twitter: @paulreesQ

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Picnic

On Thursday 21st June, Sam the cook made us all a fantastic picnic which we really enjoyed out in the sun!

We had Sandwiches, fruit kebabs, chicken nuggets, sausages, pizza, salad, cakes and milkshakes! Thanks Sam!

 

Challenger Bus

On Monday 18th June we had a visit from the Challenger Bus Team from Perth who delivered bible stories, songs and we learned about John Harper – the Scottish Minister who died on the Titanic.

It was a really interesting day!