All posts by Claire McCahey

Clachan Primary Christmas Show

On the evening of Tuesday the 19th of December, the pupils of Clachan Primary performed their musical Christmas show; ‘The Stars Are Coming Out At Christmas’

The school was packed with friends and family who had gathered for a night of entertainment, followed by tea, mince pies and Christmas cake.
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Southend Primary School Christmas Concert

Pupils at Southend Primary School hosted their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday 14th December. Children performed a number of acts including two French songs, ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ on their Ocarinas, a well performed ‘Little Baby King’ Nativity, and more. The concert was supported by families, friends, and the local community and we would like to thank everyone who attended. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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P5 Puppet Company’

P5 pupils at Rhu Primary have spent this term reading and examining scripts. They have looked at the different features of play scripts and then used this knowledge to plan and write their own short puppet show scripts in co-operative learning groups. They chose the Rhu Primary ‘school bees’ as their morals behind their stories, such as ‘Be Hardworking’, ‘Be Honest’ and ‘Be Responsible’.
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Hope Kitchen visit to Taynuilt Primary

The P7/6 children at Taynuilt Primary have been learning about poverty and homelessness around the world. To round off the topic we invited Hope Kitchen to our class to learn about local poverty and find out what we could do to help.  Agnes and Beth gave us an extremely informative talk and a very useful question and answer session with group discussions followed.
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Senior Citizen’s Tea Party at Colgrain!

On Tuesday 5th December, senior pupils extended a welcome to their grandparents, wider family members and senior members of the Colgrain Community. Our Senior Citizen’s Tea Party is organised and run by the pupils themselves. Attendees were entertained by Pre-5 and Primary 1 pupils singing Gaelic and French Christmas songs and P7 pupils played the chime bars and sung too.

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Spòrs Gàidhlig

Tha tòrr spòrs air a bhith againn ann an Gàidhlig aig Bun-sgoil Bhogha Mòr. Diciadain 29 An t-Samhain, thàinig Alasdair Satchell dhan sgoil agus ionnsaich Clas 1-7 Gàidhlig mu eachdraidh Uilleam Ualas agus Raibeart Brus.  Ann an dà uair a shìde, chuala sinn mu bàs Rìgh Alastair III, Eideard Longshanks, Toom Tabard, Uilleam Ualas agus Raibeart Brus aig Blàr Allt a’ Bhonnaich.  Ach cha robh sinn dìreach ag èisteachd, bha sinn a’ glaodhaich sluagh-gairm agus a’cruthachadh dràma beag no dhà.  Chòrd e rinn gu mòr agus dh’ionnsaich sinn tòrr.

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Rhu Primary ‘Mission to Mars’ event

On Friday 24th November, P5 and P6 pupils from Rhu Primary were invited to Lomond School Games Hall to take part in a ‘Mission to Mars’ digital learning session. Pupils were split into groups and throughout the afternoon they worked through and completed 6 different digital tasks, all linked with the ‘Mission to Mars’ theme.

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Dalintober PS & ELC ‘Children in Need’ Fundraiser

Dalintober PS pupils, parents & staff raised a fantastic £465 with their annual ‘Children In Need’ Fundraiser.   We all wore our ‘Pyjamas for Pudsey’ and participated in lots of fun activities, such as a ‘Puffed Out for Pudsey’ obstacle course, cupcake selling and Danceathons.

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Recycle, Reuse and Reduce

    Recycle, Reuse and Reduce was very definitely the message that the children got from a great session delivered at Minard Primary school by Andra McShannon. Andra talked about pollution and the ways we can contribute to a greener planet. The emphasis was on the sea and coast and the Minard and Furnace Pupils made marine animals from the recyclable materials they had bought in from home.

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Bring and Buy Sale

The children of Drumlemble Pupil Council decided that they wanted to raise money for the victims of recent Hurricanes.  They researched this and decided that buying Gerry Cans was the best idea.  After discussions with their classmates, they came up with the idea of running a Bring and Buy Sale.  In addition to the toys, games and books, one of the children had baked cakes which were sold as well.

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RNLI Visit Kilmodan Primary School

In June the pupils of Kilmodan Primary School, Glendaruel visited the Tighnabruaich Life Boat Station. We were given a grand tour of the station and had the opportunity to learn a range of interesting facts about the RNLI. We were very lucky to be able to sit on the lifeboat and of course pretend to drive it! We also learned about the survival suits and the cost of very important equipment.
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Children in Need at Castlehill Primary

Pupils at Castlehill Primary School were very busy last Friday raising money for  Children In Need.  A Talent Show in the morning in which parents and families of the children who were singing, playing instruments, dancing and acting  were invited was followed by a Bring and Buy Sale in the afternoon.  The amazing amount of £886 was raised

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Clachan Primary’s Sumdog Success

Clachan Primary were delighted to come 20th in the National Sumdog Contest between the 3rd and 9th of Nov 2017. This was a UK-wide contest with 3,099 classes entered and 1,184 classes qualified. In total 27,431 students took part. Clachan children have been working on mental maths agility and building resilience across all learning. Sumdog has helped the children apply these skills in a fun and enjoyable way.

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MP lends a hand for DGS Learning Centre Charity Fund Raiser

At the beginning of October the junior Learning Centre enterprise class held a charity fund raising event for The Rainbow Trust, an organisation that provides support for children, and their families, with life threatening conditions. The pupils had researched several charities and came up with many fund raising activities before finally deciding on their ‘Quiz and a Cookie’ event.

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Dalintober ELC Fire Station Visit

Dalintober ELC recently paid a visit to the Fire Station as part of their learning about Bon Fire night.  They were given a talk about fire safety from Kelly McSporran.  She showed the children round the station and demonstrated hoe they had to quickly get into their protective fire outfits.  The children were very excited when asked if they wanted to go inside the fire engine.  All the children from the morning and afternoon sessions left with a helmet as a reminder of their trip.

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