During December Andy Crabb (filmmaker) and Dr Suzi Billing from SAMS came to Taynuilt Primary to teach the children how to make short animation films based around aquaculture.
One of Taynuilt’s entries (The animation of Billy the Scallop and the naughty Octopus, by Bernadette McMullen P7) was judged to be 3rd overall. The film will shortly be available on the Aquaspace website.
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The Islay Primary Schools Bands had a fantastic Band day last Saturday 24th February 2018. Eight professional musicians travelled from the mainland to work and play along with our young musicians.
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What a great evening St Joseph’s had last night at the Young Writers and Young Photographers prize-giving in Helensburgh. Many schools in the area took part in these two annual competitions but St Joseph’s managed to have FOUR winners altogether. Imogene won second prize and Grace won third prize in their category in the Young Writers competition whist Olivia won First Prize in the Intermediate section of the Young Photographers competition and Orla won First Prize in the Junior section in the same competition.
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The P7’s at Dunoon Primary School have been working on their IDL on Citizenship. Working in groups they have been researching and interviewing people in different sectors of the local community. Groups have been focusing on Care in the Community, Caring for the Environment, Other Cultures, The Law in Scotland, The Scottish Government and The History of Dunoon.
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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’.
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A packed hall of family, friends and members of the community enjoyed a terrific evening of music, dance and entertainment at our recent ceilidh. The children enthusiastically performed their songs and ceilidh dances and it was a great opportunity for the highland dancers to showcase their talents along with our instrumental performers (on chanter, accordion and violin).
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Well done to the P1 class of Kirn Primary School for winning second place in the National French drama competition.
to see their fantastic language skills.
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The nursery children at Taynuilt have been learning some greetings and songs in French. The arrangement was organised by Mrs McIness and Mrs Mitchell. Here is the latest clip for you to enjoy. CLICK HERE
Drumlemble Primary School has successfully renewed their Eco-Schools Green Flag Award Status.
This is an outstanding achievement. The Flag is being held by the school’s Eco Committee
Drumlemble Primary have had a fun filled week in the lead up to Mrs. McIntosh’s last day prior to commencing her maternity leave.
The children have been partaking in lots of outdoor learning focusing on the subject of Wood, sometimes even catching the sunshine.
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On Monday February 19th Furnace Primary school began a brand new Family Story Club in parnership with the wider community. Volunteers came in to experience and share their story reading skills on a one to one basis with pupils from Minard and Furnace Primary schools.
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As part of our topic, “The Circus is in Town”, pupils from Dunoon Primary School Learning Centre had the opportunity to visit Dunoon Grammar School today where one of their Drama teachers, Mr Pearson, organise a circus skills workshop.
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Easdale Primary School pupils picked as winners of Keep Scotland Beautiful competition.
Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that pupils from Easdale Primary School have been selected as winners of the nationwide competition to Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden – which will see them now bring their creations to life for display at the Gardening Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh this June.
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Southend Primary pupils are enjoying playing on their new climbing frame funded by the Parent Council.
This improvement to the school grounds is part of the children’s Eco Project.
Soon children will choosing plants for growing in their new poly tunnel.
The Southend Tufty Club came on their second visit to the school, this time to hear the children perform their work on Robert Burns.
After tea, coffee and shortbread, made by the children, the ladies worked alongside the children helping with their art lesson.
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Southend Primary School held a Burns Lunch to celebrate the Baird.
The lunch was extended to the children’s family, friends and wider Southend Community.
The lunch was chaired by one of the 20 guests, Mr. Robert Millar.
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The upper school classes at Sandbank Primary treated guests to an afternoon of Scottish celebrations last week. The Gaelic P 4-7, P5 and P6/7 classes joined forces to wow the audience with an array of performances, including bag pipes, fiddle, drums, piano, chanter, poetry recitals and highland dancing.
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The children in Drumlemble Pre 5 unit are busy learning all about the Chinese New Year.
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The pupils were involved in planning and organising this trip to Glasgow where they had opportunities to experience an environment very different to their own.
The children had contextualised opportunities to develop skills for learning, life and work which were tailored to their particular needs. There were also opportunities to develop literacy, numeracy and health and well-being, in particular the use of money and telling the time.
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Furnace Primary 4 boys came along to Minard Primary School to join in an outdoor Maths session. The subject was angles and the boys searched the grounds recording the different types of angles they found in the most unusual and unexpected places. They looked for right angles, acute angles, obtuse angles and straight angles writing them down on a tally sheet.
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