Dunoon School Hostel celebrated 50 years since it opened in 1968. The Committee have worked extremely hard to make Saturday 22 September a day to remember in Hostel History. The parents, ex parents, ex young people and communities of Lochgoilhead and Tighnabruaich did not let us down, throughout the day from 11am to 3pm we had such a fantastic turnout.
All local pirates celebrated International Talk Like A Pirate Day by kidnapping all the staff and the children, and taking over the school.
They spent the day practising their pirate vocabulary, discovering their pirate names, designing pirate flags to match their desperate characters, making floating pirate ships and building pirate ships from large boxes so they could sail across the briny deep. There were songs and stories, the making of ships biscuits and a hunt for a lost treasure chest.
We are please to say that all staff and children were returned safely the next day, though strangely tired!
P4 and P5 enjoyed a fun day at Scotland Street Museum in Glasgow. P4 learned about the design of the famous building and how Charles Rennie Macintosh used shapes and colours to tell stories throughout the school. P5 were given an insight as what life was like for Scottish children in school during Victorian times.
Thank you to all our volunteer helpers.
Primary 5 pupils from Rhu Primary School took part in a Tudor day to celebrate the end of their Term 3 Tudor topic. The pupils were able to dress up in Tudor attire if they so wished and took part in a range of Tudor related activities throughout the day, such as: preparing and tasting Pottage (a traditional vegetable soup); designing their own Tudor shield; making a Tudor rose; and playing Chess . Parents were invited in at the end of the day to look at the pupils work.
We went to Auchindrain Museum to see the houses and how people lived in the olden days because our school topic is Our Heritage.
We saw the new house which is already about 75years old! The owner of Auchindrain is called Catty Cat and he looks after Auchindrain. (He is a cat)
We had a look at the Wise woman’s house – she made people better by using herbs and some poisonous plants, but by using a little bit of them it made people better.
The word for Wise woman and old lady is the same in Gaelic and it means witch. Continue reading »
Dunoon Primary P6 have been very busy working on a project funded by the Burgh hall. It’s called Stories, Stones and bones and we have been researching the local history of Dunoon, with help from Margaret Hubbard. The pupils came up with the idea of making a film about the town called ‘Dunoon History Hunters’.
Glenbarr Primary School welcomed families and friends to a Burns lunch on Tuesday, 30th January. The children had made tartan-inspired place mats, non-alcoholic Cranachan, and shortbread for their guests. The pupils entertained their visitors with poems, songs and tunes using ocarinas, recorders and bells. A good time was had by all! Continue reading »
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.
Dunoon Primary School , P6 Mrs Simeone’s Class took part in an exciting competition about WW1. The whole of the class took part in the competition but there were 3 main winners myself (German Trench Dagger) Arron (Commemoration Poster) and Kerrin (WW1 Nurses Outfit).
Achaleven’s Got Skills!
12th – 16th June was a very busy time at Achaleven Primary!
We packed in a lot in a short space of time starting with tag rugby with Allan and Ellie who put us through our paces, kept us active and we worked together well to achieve great results. We planned a trip to Glen Nant for the Wednesday so this involved creating a risk assessment.
Primary 6 pupils have been finding out what life was like in the Stone Age during a programme of outdoor learning in their local woodlands.
The class have been reading Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver, which is a novel set in the Mesolithic Period. To bring the story to life, they have been visiting Ardenconnel Woods to experience a Stone Age existence.
P1 and P2 at Rhu made an ‘eggxciting’ discovery in the playground earlier this term. Imagine our surprise when we found a giant nest with an enormous egg inside! On researching eggs, taking advice from our resident palaeontologist, dissecting droppings and reading lots of books, we thought it could be a dinosaur.
On Tuesday 7th February 2017 some of our local community neighbours from Minard village came along to school to share some memories from their childhood. Mrs Hay and her friends brought with them things which reminded them of their childhood and our pupils brought in some things from their earlier childhood. Over teas and biscuits we all shared our ‘memories’ using our memory objects to tell stories. Our neighbours brought old coins, school photos and toys from long ago.
“A highly enjoyable Burns supper was held at Furnace Primary on 25th January 2017 with all the Minard and Furnace pupils and staff. Lots of parents and members of the community came along too. All the pupils were involved in one way or another. Myself and Marie from Furnace were the MCs for the afternoon.
We had a braw day on Wednesday 25th January celebrating Robert Burns. We enjoyed poetry, music, dancing and singing. Primary 1-4 had learned the Selkirk Grace. The haggis was piped in by Kirsty, Sophie and Anna. Cameron, Isaac, Finlay and Dylan addressed the haggis and our lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties was delicious!
La Concours de la francophonie
Well done to the P5 class of Dunoon Primary School for winning the regional final of the French Drama competition. The class were involved in an interdisciplinary learning project about the Titanic. They then developed a French drama linked with this project and sang a traditional French song about a sailor and the sea. Their winning entry can be seen HERE . They have now been entered into the national final. We wish them every success in the next stage of the competition.