As part of our Food for Thought project the P1-3’s visited the James Duncan Café at Benmore Gardens to sample local produce and learn about sources of food and food journeys.
We received a warm welcome from all the staff who treated us to a delicious 3 course banquet of locally sourced dishes, including Loch Fyne Smoked Salmon and Braddan Rost with Black’s of Dunoon Oatcakes, Winston Churchill Venison Casserole and Burgers and Isle of Arran Ice-Cream with samples of home-baking from the café.
Dalintober PS and ELCC Fundraise for Children In Need
Dalintober PS and ELCC raised funds for BBC’s ‘Children In Need’ annual appeal last Friday. A non-uniform day was held – with an array of outfits and costumes on show! Various smaller fundraisers were led by pupils throughout the day including a discothon, cake stall, face painting and much more. A fabulous £430.03 was raised for the charity.
In Dunoon Primary, Mrs Macdonald and P7 organised a Drawing Competition, a Raffle, made Badges and Bookmarks, held a Non Uniform Day and held a Bake Sale all to raise money for Children in Need. Thanks to the fantastic support of staff, pupils, parents and friends of Dunoon Primary the amazing sum of £928.47 was raised. A huge thank you to all!
P7 Dunoon Primary School
Recently Minard Primary children welcomed Mrs Linda Williamson to their school as part of their ‘Scottish Traditions’ topic. Mrs Williamson is the wife of the late Duncan Williamson, storyteller, who had connections with the area. We spent the morning listening to Linda’s stories and hearing about her life then were joined by the children from Furnace Primary and members of the community for more stories and fun. We hope to welcome Linda again soon.
The children of Salen Primary School and Pre-school held a Wear to Scare day for Halloween to raise funds for Save the Children. The children and staff came to school dressed up for the day and staged a magnificent parade in the hall. The school hall had been spookily decorated by Janny Jan for the village Halloween party organised by our lovely SWRI. It was the perfect venue for a quick parade and collection which amounted to £80.
This event was made possible with the help of Mr Gus Whyte who kindly refereed and Mrs Babs Whyte, PE Teacher. The children of Salen Primary School were joined by children from Lochdonhead Primary and Ulva Primary Schools as part of their normal PE sessions.
For Book Week Scotland 2015, Oban Library are asking all schools and homes to create their own reading spaces.
It could come in any shape or form from a shelf in the staffroom to a tented reading den. Whatever it is, make more space for reading this #BookWeekScot…
Take a picture and send it to Oban Library to enter a free prize draw. Closing date Monday 7th December
At Toward Primary we have been exploring and creating buildings, objects, and much more using a new wooden construction toy called KAPLA. We discovered KAPLA at the recent Scottish Learning Festival. KAPLA is made up of a set of 1000 identical pine blocks which makes them ideal for building many kinds of structures. You don’t need glue, screws or anything else to hold the blocks together. The blocks are held together by gravity and balance.
Colgrain Primary enjoyed a fantastic health week, last week. Local clubs and coaches came into school to lead sessions for all pupils. Our parents kindly donated fruit for snack times and the event was rounded off with a wonderful sports quiz to raise funds for our school hall. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make our health week the success it was.
On Monday 9th November CAST held a wonderful gala concert in Lochgilphead celebrating the rich tradition of piping and drumming in our schools & communities. Our young people and their chaperones had travelled from Helensburgh, Dunoon, Campbeltown, Oban, and Mid Argyll. A good audience turned out on a blustery and wild evening to be treated to a huge variety of pipe bands, soloists, ensembles and a drummers fanfare. The concert lasted 2 hours and featured almost every young piper and drummer in Argyll and Bute culminating in a Grand Stramash with over 160 pipers and drummers
Cowal Primary Schools Golf Tournament took place at Blairmore and Strone Golf Club as part of Strone Primary School’s Health Week. Teams from Innellan, Toward, Sandbank, Strachur, Strone and Tighnabruaich took part in a fantastic event, organised in partnership with the golf club, Mrs Daw from Strone Primary School and Active Schools Co-ordinator Mr Andy Trull.
A busy calendar of activities has been planned at Castlehill to ensure that transition from Campbeltown Nursery to Primary 1 is a supported,positive process. Primary 1 have enjoyed going back to visit the nursery,especially using the outdoor area! Mrs Reid, Primary 1 class teacher, is also visiting the nursery weekly to work with the pre- schoolers, getting to know them in their own environment.