The delights of a rural school where the pupils sow, nurture, harvest, prepare and distribute the harvest from the school grounds. The pupils of Minard Primary school made plum and apple crumble to give away to members of the community along with harvested parsley, carrots and leeks. The gifts were delivered almost as soon as they were gathered from the gardens. The feedback from our small community was excellent with several pots of soup on the go locally that night.
The Cooperative in Campbeltown are very kindly donating fruit to each class at Castlehill Primary school over the next few weeks. This is part of the Pupil Council’s initiative to encourage all pupils to eat a healthy snack. Below is a photo of the Pupil Council receiving the fruit from staff from the Coop. Primary 1 and Primary 2 children were the first to receive their free fruit, with the other classes receiving fruit over the next few weeks.
The Pupil Council would like to thank the Co-op very much for their kind donation of fruit for the school.
Pupils from Castlehill Primary School took part in their daily mile on Friday 23rd March. All the classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7 ran, walked or jogged together around the school in aid of Sport Relief. It was great fun and at the end the children enjoyed fruit donated by Tesco. A big thank you to them for providing this fruit for the whole school.
Thank you to Mrs Dundas, Mrs Ferguson, Ms Buchanan and Charlieanne for their assistance with the all-important first stage of the signature bakes. The pupils put their maths skills to good use weighing out all the ingredients.
Enterprising Primary 6 pupils at Rhu put their digital heads together and came up with a charitable and eco-friendly plan to support the Helensburgh Foodbank at Christmas time. The children collected a total of 305 items in just two weeks by establishing their Christmas-e-Greetings company in the school. The scheme involved pupils buying a digital greeting card which was displayed on the TV’s in the foyer and hall during December. Instead of exchanging money for the greeting, the pupils brought in items of food for the foodbank.
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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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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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.
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.
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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Lochdonhead Primary School was selected as the Regional Winner 2017 in the Better Energy School Awards. The school have won a cheque for £500.00 “Congratulations to the pupils and staff of Lochdonhead Primary School – what an ambitious project you have embarked upon and you have adopted an extremely professional approach. We were very impressed by the way you have sought detailed information and knowledge from experts and the way that you have involved your community in the development of your nature trail.
The children from, Primary 1 – 7, took part in a sponsored skipping event called Jump Off, on Friday 9th June, to raise money to help fund BHF research which will help to prevent, predict and try to cure heart disease. The charity relies on the generosity of sponsors to help them continue this life saving work.
We are very excited to start our yoga club at school after 3 teachers and 1 parent attended recent training, provided by Active Schools. We are even more excited to have our own yoga mats for the club – kindly donated by Kayci’s mum, Rebecca. Rebecca organised a raffle through her business, KMR Candles, and all proceeds went towards the purchase of the mats. Thank you Rebecca! Our yoga club will start on Thursday 23rd May after school and run for 6 weeks.
We managed to raise over £550 for Red Nose Day. We are very proud of our pupils’ efforts. We would like to thank the local community who were very generous as well as the parents who supported many aspects of our fundraising.
The pupils of St Mun’s Primary School have been busy, throughout the Lenten period. Each class was challenged to organise and run an event to help raise money for two important charities: SCIAF and Multiple Sclerosis. Throughout March, a variety of activities took place: a Bring ‘n’ Buy sale, raffle, Easter Egg hunt, guess the name of the bunny competition, paper airplane race and a Coffee Morning to which parents and parishioners of Our Lady and St Mun’s Church were invited.
St Andrew’s Primary School changed front their usual blue uniform to a red takeover for Red Nose Day! Pupils and staff all wore either red or fancy dress of their choice to have some fun while raising money for Comic Relief. Pupils brought in a donation for the chance to dress up. At the school’s assembly, pupils in P 1/2/3 shared with the rest of the school where the comic relief money goes- showing the results of their research that included the provision of schools, immunisations and other medicines for children in areas of Africa. They pupils then enjoyed a disco in the afternoon with biscuits for sale! Altogether the school managed to raise £191.75 for the charity.
On Friday 24th February we had a very special visitor at Strachur Primary School – the mascot for the Beatson Hospital in Glasgow, Bella Beatson. The children were very excited and some came to school dressed in black and yellow to match Bella! Bella’s escort, Amy, told the children about the work the Beatson does and how people with cancer can be looked after there. We put our donations in Bella’s collection can and raised £121.30 for the charity.
WHSMITH’S SCOTTISH SCHOOL LIBRARIES
WHSmith donates book vouchers to help St. Columba’s Primary boost their library resources.
The store manager from WHSmith enjoyed a visit to St. Columba’s Primary recently as part of the WHSmith Trust’s Scottish ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme. As part of the ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme, the WHSmith Trust is donating vouchers to twenty four schools across Scotland to help boost the schools’ library with “Books for Reluctant Readers” for the new academic year.
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The boys and girls of Colgrain Pre-5 Unit have been thinking of ideas of ways to help the community of Helensburgh. They have been gathering donations for the Helensburgh Food Bank. They realised that there are people who may need help this Christmas. All donations are still welcome from family and friends of the school.