Aug 232016

The In-Reach/Out-Reach team at Parklands School in Helensburgh will be holding informal open afternoons from Monday 5th to Thursday 8th September from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Feel free to pop in to find out and chat to us about the various intervention programmes on offer to children within Mainstream schools, as well as taking a look at our planning, resources and classroom set-up.

Mar 152016

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The University of Edinburgh offers a range of options for the study of physical activity for health that aim to increase knowledge and understanding of the global issues pertinent to physical activity for health and enhance opportunities for employment in a number of physical activity related careers. Continue reading »

Jun 152015

Tesco Bank & R-Breakers logoThis year the Summer Reading Challenge has teamed up with Guinness World Records to establish a “Record Breakers” themed Challenge. Aimed and 4-11 year olds, Record Breakers brings together fact and fiction, challenging young readers to explore astonishing real-life achievements and world records. Children are encouraged to read six or more library books of their choice during the summer holidays with collectable incentives and rewards. Children can sign up at their local library at the start of the summer holidays– it’s absolutely free – and pre-schoolers can take part in the mini-Challenge. Continue reading »

Feb 202015

PeasPlease260_tcm4-757190Applications can now be made to the Food for Thought: Education Fund. The fund aims to support practitioners to improve learning and teaching within food education in Curriculum for Excellence. Awards of up to £3000 per project are available. Apply HERE Background: Education Scotland is committed to building the confidence and capacity of practitioners to improve learning and teaching within food education in Curriculum for Excellence using national initiatives such as the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 and Commonwealth Games Legacy Continue reading »

Jun 122014

There’s a world of fantasy and adventure waiting for you when you take part in Mythical Maze, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge 2014! Lose yourself in your local Library as you explore the maze and meet some weird and wonderful creatures from myths and legends. All you have to do is read any six books over the summer – just as long as they are borrowed from the library. They can be story books, fact books, picture books, joke books and audio books. Continue reading »

Jun 172013

The Argyll & Bute Assessment Forum has been set up this term to help drive forward the assessment agenda in Argyll & Bute. It has a cross-sectoral membership and schools throughout Argyll & Bute are represented. The aim of the forum is to draw together assessment guidance to assist all schools and to seek out and share good practice. To help the forum achieve this, a very short survey has been designed to give all teachers the opportunity to share their views and good practice on assessment.
Many teachers have already responded but the forum would like to hear from as many teachers as possible. Please click HERE to take part in the survey. It will only take you a few minutes.

Apr 292013

We are pleased to announce that the first Argyll and Bute Celebrating Youth Achievement event the AB Awards will take place on Thursday 19th September 2013. Based in Oban’s refurbished Phoenix Cinema, the authority wide event will celebrate young people aged 11 to 25 through eight categories as well as those who have achieved Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards and Youth Achievement Awards. The AB Awards, is a partnership project between Argyll and Bute Youth Forum and Argyll and Bute Council’s Youth Services and has been made possible by the generous support of sponsors. Full information and a nomination form is available HERE

Dec 122012

What: a samba drumming project for p5-7 delivered by a music specialist, focusing on rhythm using Brazilian percussion instruments. In the last week of the block the children will have an opportunity to perform either to other pupils or an invited local audience.
When: a consecutive six week block of approx 1 hour-long sessions (depending on numbers) programmed to fit your timetable between January and June 2013. Continue reading »

Nov 212012

This new update improves SMART Notebook 11 speed, responsiveness and usability.  It features SMART Response software updates and a new version of SMART Ink providing improved integration with Microsoft software.  This Service Pack update now adds support for Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and limited Microsoft Windows 8 compatibility.  If you have any questions please contact

Nov 152012

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has launched a new pilot scheme to help schools and outreach groups experience the great outdoors in the Park by offering an Educational Travel Grant. With forests to explore, landscapes to walk and climb, lochs and rivers to sail on and rich wildlife and history to discover, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park provides the perfect outdoor classroom for schools and groups. Continue reading »

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