Apr 242015
 

Ardrishaig PS BarrowbandDid you know broccoli comes from Italy? Or that carrots came from Afghanistan? Primary 1-4 pupils in the Mid Argyll area learned these and many other interesting facts about fruit and vegetables thanks to The BarrowBand. The BarrowBand’s goal is to ‘inspire a new generation of people (especially children) to love, understand and demand fruit and vegetables as part of their diet and lives.

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Apr 242015
 

Rosneath Crosss Country 1Rosneath Primary took part in the above event with other Helensburgh & Lomond Primary Schools on Thursday 23rd April. What a glorious morning! Ideal weather, ideal terrain under foot, lots of enthusiastic Runners.
All personal goals achieved and the Finish Line crossed!
Many thanks to Margery Taylor (Lomond) and Martin Caldwell for superb organisation and to Lomond for their hospitality.

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Apr 242015
 

Kilcreggan gym 1Children at Kilcreggan Primary School have been working hard to respect each other. The Eco-committee presented a respectful assembly to encourage everyone to treat others as they like to be treated. They reminded us to say and do polite things and tell someone about our worries! They read ‘The Big Bag of Worries’, reminded everyone about the ‘Buddy Stop’ and encouraged everyone to try and earn a ‘Respectme’ badge.

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Apr 242015
 

DPS Glow in the Dark Science 2Dunoon Primary Celebrate the International Year of Light The reallysmallscience group, from Strathclyde University, helped pupils at Dunoon Primary to celebrate the International Year of Light 2015.
Classes took part in ‘nanoglow’ fluorescent workshops to learn why light is so important and discover natural and everyday items that glow. Pupils then used invisible ink pens to write secret messages and produce their very own glowing artwork.
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Apr 222015
 

Bowmore 4th Green FlagBowmore Primary have done it again! By hard work and dedication, we have earned our fourth Green Flag as an eco-school! Not only do we maintain our eco way of life by litter-picking, saving energy, composting peelings and running a healthy tuck, we have made time to improve our school grounds. Our raised beds and rockery are now well established and used to their full potential.

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Apr 222015
 

Rosneath Cross Country 1On Saturday 18th April in the grounds of Kirkcaldy High School, Fife, Team Rosneath joined 1,000 other P6 and P7 pupils for the 28th Annual Cross Country Championships. What a hard course, what a challenge but our athletes ALL crossed that all important Finish Line!

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Apr 222015
 

St Muns STEMPupils of Primary 7 at St. Mun’s returned to school after the Easter break to some very exciting news.
Having completed and sent off their designs for the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award for STEM 2014/15 where they had been challenged to interpret the question “If you were an engineer in Scotland – what would you do?” the children were delighted to hear back from the organisers of the competition.
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Apr 222015
 

St Muns Murrin successSci-Ku Success For Murrin
The Edinburgh International Science Festival is an educational charity, which aims to encourage people to discover the wonder of the world around them. The Reading Experiment, run in conjunction with the annual festival, aims to unite the worlds of science and words by encouraging children to delve into science writing.

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Apr 212015
 

Port Ellen tuscania loganBoth Kilniver and Port Ellen Primary School are through to the voting stage of the Scottish Legion story writing and photo competition. Schools who entered this competition investigated how the outbreak of World War One impacted on the families in their local communities and the effect that it had on the day-to-day lives around them. Ten children from the winning school will receive a unique VIP experience at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

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Apr 202015
 

St Joes Young Writers 1St. Joseph’s recently had a visit from Adam Muggoch and Jack Rudram of Helensburgh Rotary Club who came along to school to present prizes in the local Young Writer’s Competition. Lucy and Nelle had taken first and second place respectively in their category by writing a piece on the topic ‘ Light up the Community’. Nelle wrote a piece around family inspiring you and Lucy’s piece described how the Helensburgh foodbank brought light into the life of the community.

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Apr 082015
 

Health Day Salen PS2Primary 6 pupils from Salen, Lochdonhead and Ulva Primary schools treated all staff and pupils to a lunch of locally produced food as the highlight of Health Day where the theme was Healthy Eating. They took over the school kitchen for the morning and, under the guidance of sous chef Michael Shannon from the Western Isles Hotel, assisted by Iona, and Eilidh and Debbie from the school kitchen, they prepared and served a feast of wonderful Mull produce which had been kindly donated by local producers.
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Apr 082015
 

SAL MESSY CHURCH COURIERPrimary 5 at Dalintober had their very own Messy Church at Lorne and Lowland Church. Rachael, Marie and Jean had organised lots of interesting activities to link with the topic of Easter. A puppet helped to tell us the story of Easter, while vigourous movement was needed to join in the songs. This was followed by a variety of messy crafts plus an egg hunt. Finally, everybody sat together to enjoy lunch and a chat about the morning’s Messy Church.

Apr 022015
 

Runahaorine PS Pizza 1Children at Rhunahaorine have been exploring ways of creating healthy, tasty pizzas using fresh ingredients. We have been developing our skills for learning, life and work.
First we learned about basic food hygiene.
Next we baked and tasted several different pizza base recipes and judged them on the criteria of cost, healthiness, appearance and taste.

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Apr 022015
 

JLB Autism 1John Logie Baird Primary and Pre-five Unit raised awareness of autism by wearing blue. We have been celebrating differences in our assemblies and through our Achievements Tree so we were delighted to take part in Autism Awareness Day on Thursday 2nd of April. Our uniform is blue so it suited us down to the ground and all of our wonderful staff made a huge effort to wear blue!

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Apr 022015
 

Strone PS Parents Evening 1 April 2015Last Thursday, Parents of Strone Primary School were invited to attend our Open Learning Evening, where pupils had a chance to show off their learning this term. As a culmination of this term’s Tuesday Afternoon Skills Clubs, Parents were treated to delicious Rocky Road and Fruit Kebabs prepared by the Cooking Club, a guided tour of our Pop Art Gallery by the pupils involved in the Art Club, and they were also able to see examples of work displayed by the Science and Technology and Music Clubs.

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Apr 022015
 

St Joes Easter 1The generous pupils at St. Joseph’s managed to raise £330 for their nominated Lenten charity SCIAF this week. Staff bought prizes for a children’s raffle with all proceeds intended for a charity close to the hearts of the whole school family: The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund. With the government’s pledge to double any donations to SCIAF before May 2015, these funds are now guaranteed to mean a £660 donation for the charity.

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Apr 022015
 

Garelochhead PS Spring Tea1Yesterday, families and friends of Garelochhead PS were treated to tea, coffee and biscuits to celebrate the start of British summer time. Lots of people turned up and were entertained during the event with songs from all the classes and an Easter ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’ created by P7. Although the winner didn’t get a million pounds, they did receive some homemade Millionaire’s shortbread.

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Apr 022015
 

Innellan and Toward Beach 1Through active learning, developing their problem solving skills and using relevant contexts the pupils at Innellan and Toward Primaries have been involved in a range of open-ended experiences and investigations which have generated new knowledge and greater understanding of the world in which they live.

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