A very large turn out of nearly a thousand people attended the school’s Open Day on Saturday 11th January 2014. Primary school pupils from Year 6 and Year 7 and their families enjoyed an impressive insight into all aspects of life in Dalriada. The work of all academic departments and many extra-curricular activities were on display and the visiting pupils had the opportunity to witness and take part in many varied activities.
Visitors also had the opportunity to see in action the new Home Economics facilities and 3G training area. Mr Skelton addressed both Year 6 and Year 7 pupils and parents outlining the continuing success of the school and pointing out the unique ethos of the school. He stated that ‘happy, interested children work hard and achieve highly. Our pupils and staff set their sights high and constantly work to improve the quality of what they do, in order to achieve the highest possible standards in academic work, and in a wide range of activities’.
In addition to Mr Skelton’s presentation a number of Year 8 pupils and the Senior Prefects gave short accounts of what life was like for them in the school and visitors were also treated to a superb compilation of photographs which depicted life at Dalriada.
Over 300 pupils volunteered to help out at the Open Day, manning the 22 areas in operation. Nearly 100 sixth form pupils acted as guides to the large number of tour groups that toured the school. They were able to give an invaluable first hand insight into what life is like for a pupil at the school. The Open Day was another very successful day for the school.