Jun 142016

Port Ellen Junior Saltire WinnersLast week Joe, Bronagh, Kaya and Murray traveled with Mrs Clark and Mrs Leask to Glasgow and Edinburgh to take part in the Celebration of Science and Engineering run by @scdiYESC at the Glasgow Science Centre. They were finalists in the Junior Saltire Awards with their Wave Islay design, made with help from Bronagh’s dad Gus, an excellent boat builder. They tested their devices at the Flowave facility in Edinburgh along with 6 other primary schools and 5 secondary schools, before attending the event and presenting to the judges.

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Jun 072016

001P5-7 pupils at Strone Primary School enjoyed an overnight adventure to Oban Youth Hostel with outdoor activities provided by Stramash. The children explored Oban including visiting the local seafood stalls and relaxing on Ganavan Beach. An afternoon trip to the cinema was followed by a meal in a local restaurant. The adventure continued the next day with Gorge Walking and Climbing sessions delivered by Stramash. The fantastic weather also contributed towards a memorable experience for everyone. Continue reading »

Jun 022016

IMG_0596S4 pupils who are studying national 5 music at Oban High had the opportunity to visit a pop up opera performance of Mozart’s Figaro on Wednesday. A shortened version of Figaro was performed by Scottish Opera in a converted articulated lorry which became a theatre on wheels with a stage, a chandelier and even the original carpet from the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. The lorry, which parked at the Corran Halls, was painted inside to look like the interior of the Theatre Royal and the audience of 22 were seated on stools with the singers, in full costume, performing amongst them. Continue reading »

Jun 022016

Toward and Innellan Holyrood Park June 2016Pupils travelled through to Edinburgh to Holyrood Park where with the help of Rangers from Historic Scotland they travelled back in time to study the nature and type of volcanic activity was involved in shaping Arthurs Seat. They learnt the names for all the different parts of a volcano and were able to identify the different features in the surrounding landscape. They discussed and studied the best place to be if a volcano was about to erupt and decided to be as far away as possible especially as one of the Rangers mixed some vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda to make a chemical reaction.
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May 302016

10On Monday 23rd May, Colgrain Pre-5 Unit boys and girls had a very exciting adventure to Helensburgh Fire Station. We have been learning about our local environment and the special roles that people play in it. We were taken on a tour of the Fire Station and got to see the sleeping quarters, the kitchen,the pole,the fire engines and we all got a shot of the hose! Mr Mussett also showed us the medical equipment that the firefighters use. When the morning boys and girls were there we got to see a real emergency call out – it was very exciting! Thank you to all the parents who accompanied us on our trip, and an especially big thank you to Mr Mussett for organising our visit! Continue reading »

May 192016

Strone DGL 1P5-7 pupils enjoyed an action packed weekend at the PGL Dalguise Centre in Perthshire. Activities included canoeing, zip wire, climbing and abseiling, problem solving games and the giant swing which was everyone’s favourite. The fantastic weather was an extra bonus!

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May 092016

Dalintober World of Work Week  SpringbankPupils at Dalintober & ELCC embarked on a journey of discovery through the world of work.
The week involved a range of visits to places of work in the local area and the school also welcomed a wide variety of visitors through its doors to work with classes.
ELCC had a visit from our School Crossing Patroller and the children loved taking turns to hold the lollipop.
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May 032016

Rhunahaorine and Gigha robots 1 May 2016Rhunahaorine and Glenbarr schools took a day trip to Gigha last Thursday for a Lego workshop provided by Generation Science and sponsored by Cal Mac.

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Apr 012016

DGS Learning Centre pupils visit Ardroy Outdoor CentreDunoon Grammar School learning centre pupils have returned from a big adventure at Ardroy Outdoor Centre on the shore of Loch Goil. This three day residential formed part of their John Muir Silver Award and involved learning centre pupils exploring hillsides, beaches and taking to the water in canoes. They built dens, made fire and some even made a mud slide down the hill!

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Dec 162015

Castlehill Celtic ConnectionsPrimary 4 had a fantastic time at Campbeltown Museum recently. In order to conclude their topic on The Celts they visited the museum to look at the exhibition on Celts. They were shown round the museum by the curator and Primary 4 were also lucky enough to meet an archaeologist who told them about archaeology in Kintyre. Thank you to the staff at Campbeltown Museum.

Dec 152015

Rosneath panto 1 2015This morning the WHOLE School headed off together to see Snow White at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow. What a performance! We sang, we shouted, we danced, we laughed, we clapped! Beautiful costumes and scenery.

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Dec 022015

Strachur PS Transition bring and buy 1P6-7 held a Bring and Buy Sale in their classroom today and raised £93! This goes towards the P7 transition trip to Benmore next year. They will have the chance to bond with their future Dunoon Grammar peers. Thanks to all the families who donated items to sell. Well done P6-7 and Mrs Tato!

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Nov 302015

Strone PS BanquetAs part of our Food for Thought project the P1-3’s visited the James Duncan Café at Benmore Gardens to sample local produce and learn about sources of food and food journeys.
We received a warm welcome from all the staff who treated us to a delicious 3 course banquet of locally sourced dishes, including Loch Fyne Smoked Salmon and Braddan Rost with Black’s of Dunoon Oatcakes, Winston Churchill Venison Casserole and Burgers and Isle of Arran Ice-Cream with samples of home-baking from the café. Continue reading »

Nov 262015

Science OHS 1Primary 3 from Park Primary school recently made two trips to visit the Oban High Science department as part of their project on the States of Matter. They had a fantastic time learning about the changing states of matter and exploring materials that are soluble and insoluble.

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Nov 042015

Drumlemble  & Carradale CM Primary School Exhibition 2015 2In late spring of this year, pupils from Drumlemble and Carradale Primary Schools took part in an innovative project created and delivered by the Kilmartin Museum education team. The main focus of the project, was the Campbeltown museum objects of the Iron Age/Early Historic period. The pupils enjoyed many days of input from the team and field archaeologist Roddy Regan as well as professional workshops with Lucinda Hopkinson, Sian MacQueen, Philip Price, Mandy Haggith and Jenny England.

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Nov 022015

DGS Auschwitz 1On Wednesday 29th October, S6 DGS students Tylor Bracey and Simone Peter set off on a one day trip to Auschwitz in Poland, along with their History teacher, Mr Darkins. This life changing trip was part of an experience organised and part funded by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET), designed to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and to educate younger generations on the lessons of the past.

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