There are lots of new exciting resources and upcoming training and events to help you deliver language learning in your classroom. You will find all the information under the following headings in the recent Argyll and Bute 1+2 Languages Newsletter HERE
The P4-7s from Carradale Primary School have recently attended a 4 week golf session run by Dr Abernethy and Mrs Margaret Campbell. They were split into two groups, the ones that hadn’t played golf before and the ones that head. They had great fun playing on the field, chipping and putting.
The Hands-On Cove Park Holiday Art Club offers a blast of creativity every day!
Prints of Play! is for children aged 8-11 interested in art, experimenting with colour, shape, texture and pattern. During a course of four daily sessions, 09:30-11:30 from Monday 17 – Thursday 20 October 2016, children will experiment with ideas around the theme of ‘play’ to create a series of quick, inspirational paper collages that will be used to inform a stencil design to print one or more t-shirt designs that they can go on to wear.
Continue reading Prints of Play! at Cove Park
Root Camp is a not-for-profit social enterprise committed to changing the consumer habits of young adults in the UK. They work with 14-21 year olds, spending a week in a rural environment, dividing time between cooking in a professional kitchen and hands on experience in the fields – planting, harvesting, foraging and fishing.
Inspired by the Team GB ‘Get Set for Rio’ challenge, Primary 7/6 started regular running in September to try to cover the distance of 9450 km from Tarbert to Rio de Janeiro before the Olympic Games start there this summer.
Starting on the 13th of June Taynuilt Primary did a whole school project on the Olympic Games. Primary four to seven were organised into groups of 3 to 4 children by the teachers, with a p4, p5, p6 and p7 members of each group depending on the number of children in each group. The groups each chose specialist areas to research in order to find out about the Ancient Greek Olympics and the Ancient Greek World.
On the 1st of June 2016, eleven pupils from Dunoon Grammar School took part in the Scottish Disability Sports National Junior Athletics tournament in Grangemouth. Competitors came from all over the country to race and take part in a great variety of sports. This is the sixth time that DGS pupils have participated.
P5-7 pupils have been working hard over the last few weeks with tutor Roddy to perfect their SAMBA Drumming performance for the rest of the school, complete with colourful masks the pupils made themselves.
P6 at Tarbert Academy have recently completed their I Cycle training. The children have been using the programme since March and each week have taken to their bikes and practiced many different road manoeuvres. On training days the children were instructed by I cycle trainers Tony Jones and Arlene Scott who were also joined by local police officer Alan Frame, who impressed on the children the importance of good cycle practice. After successfully completing the training the children were each gifted a bike lock from local councillor Anne Horn on behalf of the Kintyre Safety Forum.
We are delighted that Mr Burke (local Strachur retiree) has come into our school to transform our polytunnel from an overgrown jungle to something fit for Beechgrove Garden! We are now growing tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, peppers, radishes and lettuce. Mr Burke has been involving groups of children in the process and pupils have taken responsibility for watering the plants everyday.
We had a great day last Friday at the Cowal Police Sports. Our football team played well and everyone demonstrated excellent sportsmanship in the races. Thank you to the organisers for a fun event with opportunity for the children to socialise with other schools.
P5, P6 and P7 pupils of Dalintober PS were very lucky to have worked with Mark McSporran, CAST on Samba Drumming skills this session. They showed off their new talents in an outdoor performance for fellow pupils, staff and parents – and the sun even shone, adding to the samba feel! Many thanks to Mark for sharing his expertise.
Kilcreggan Primary P6 and p7 pupils recently received “Heartstart “ training. This training gives pupils guidance about what to do if they find someone suffering a cardiac arrest attack. They learned about
• how to correctly put someone into the recovery position and assess their condition
• what to in an emergency situation,
• how to recall the procedures using the “DRS ABC” acronym.
They used the “Little Annie” dummies to learn how to perform CPR.
Rockfield Primary 3 pupils follow in the footsteps of famous footballers and play at Hampden!
Primary 3 pupils from Rockfield Primary were selected to represent Argyll and Bute at the Tesco Bank National Football Festival held at Hampden on 23rd May 2016 and followed in the footsteps of many famous teams and players! It was a very, early start for everyone involved, but they had a wonderful day which included a chance to look around the famous stadium and the dressing rooms!
Angela from the British Heart foundation was in our school today to train our Primary 7s in the Heartstart Emergency Life Support Programme. They learned how to perform CPR and other emergency life saving skills. Mrs Wilson was Angela’s assistant for demonstrating the recovery position, thank you Mrs Wilson!
Following a short period of training 32 children from Rockfield P4-7 took part in the OLI Interschool Orienteering championships on Friday at Ganavan in glorious sunny weather. The children had a fantastic experience and were great ambassadors for the school. They all attempted to navigate their way around various courses at great speed with some children achieving first, second or third place but all children put in a fantastic effort and tried their very best.