Category Archives: Requests


A team of pupils from Dunoon Grammar School is calling for help from members of the public after being shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Apps for Good UK finals.

The youngsters beat of stiff competition from over 25,000 young people, from 1,250 establishments, to reach the final 10 with their innovative SafeStep idea. However, in order to win, the team needs members of the public to vote for them.


Colgrain Pre-5 Community Spirit

colgrain-pre-5-community-spirit-1The boys and girls of Colgrain Pre-5 Unit have been thinking of ideas of ways to help the community of Helensburgh. They have been gathering donations for the Helensburgh Food Bank. They realised that there are people who may need help this Christmas. All donations are still welcome from family and friends of the school.

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The Great Glassary Market

Glassary Market Day 1 MayAre you bored on Saturday? Well, there’s a market on at Glassary Primary, selling lots of great things like fragrances, sweets, tattoos and ice creams. There’s a bike wash, toys and more. Plus there’s a Fun Day, with burgers, face paints, a bottle stall, cakes, coffees and teas and a slow bike race!

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Christmas Spirit at St. Joseph’s

St Josephs Fooodbank 1The children and parents of St. Joseph’s were recently asked to donate luxury food items to school during the season of advent to assist those in need in the community. As a tradition St Joseph’s has always made food bags and given them to the senior citizens in the area. However, this year we decided to spread the Christmas cheer even further. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of parents and pupils and were not only able to give food bags to the senior citizens but also made healthy donations of food to the Food bank in Helensburgh. Continue reading Christmas Spirit at St. Joseph’s

Strone Primary Make Food Donation

Strone PS Food bankTo celebrate Harvest time, Strone’s P5-7 class organised a Harvest Assembly for the school. Parents were invited to come along and bring a donation of food, which the children decided to donate to the Cowal Food Bank. The children had a fantastic response to this request, and last week P5-7 Class Teacher Fiona Maclean, Classroom Assistant Dorothy Brayshaw, and four Strone pupils visited the Cowal Food Bank on Kirk Street, to deliver our donations to staff member Jim Elsby.

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Primary Four Harvest Festival Assembly

JLB Harvest 1This term, Primary Four reached out into their local community as part of their learning. They wanted to gain a deeper understanding of the importance that local organisations play in providing the needs of their local community. By investigating the traditions behind Harvest, the children decided to contact Helensburgh and Lomond Foodbank to see how they could help the individuals and families in their community who are not able to fully enjoy the Harvest Festival.

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Pencil Cases for Nepal

Taynuilt nepal pencil casesJenna (P3), Aaron (P1) and Owen (Nursery)’s Uncle Matt was in Nepal during the recent Earthquake. He has been back in the UK speaking and fundraising to help the people of Nepal rebuild their country and he asked Taynuilt Primary to help the children of a school similar size to ours. Many schools were destroyed by the quake and everything was lost. They are trying to restart the schools but have no equipment at all.

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Some strange looking characters have set up camp in the grounds of Rosneath Primary School! They sent a letter to the children pleading for a place to stay after being “evicted” from their home (field) on a nearby farm for not doing their job properly. What a cheek!

We think they help make our grounds look spectacular so they can stay for as long as they like. Welcome to our new Scarecrow Family made from recycled materials.

News from Castlehill Primary School

Primary 5 Garden Project
Last week, Primary 5 wrote letters to staff at Springbank and Mr MacArthur at the Garden Shop asking if they could kindly help out with their garden project. Very quickly, we got barrels from Springbank Distillery and plants and flowers from the Garden shop.

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St. Joseph’s children always happy to help!

The children and parents of St Joseph’s were delighted to lend a hand to Helensburgh Rotary Club’s Aquabox Appeal last term. This year the children were not asked to bring in small toiletry items etc. as in previous years but to collect money to assist in buying an Aquabox which was already full of essential items for those people in third world countries. St Joseph’s gladly embraced the request and held a non-uniform day solely for the purpose of raising funds for the appeal.

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Dunoon Primary Eco Schools Anti dog mess and cigarettesstub Campaign

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Dunoon Primary’s Eco School’s Commitee 2012/2013 were delighted to receive their second Green Flag Award in the summer of 2013. Our Eco School’s assessor, Paul Love was delighted with all the Eco School improvements our school had made for e.g. further improvements to our Fairy Garden and was delighted to witness a real life mum and dad Coal Tit fly out of the newly designed bird house made by one of our P6 pupils and their grandfather last year. Continue reading Dunoon Primary Eco Schools Anti dog mess and cigarettesstub Campaign

Parent planning meeting at Rhu

P1 and 2 at Rhu, had a very eggciting start to the term when they discovered a giant egg in the playground. After the mysterious creature hatched, the children decided to make a study of dinosaurs. As is our practice, we talked to the children about what they knew about dinosaurs and what they might like to learn. In order to involve the parents, we sent out a letter inviting them to a planning meeting. To accommodate working parents we provided a reply box and an opportunity to email suggestions.

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Help! I am in desparate need of help. My name is Jason Baker and I am in Primary 7 at Port Ellen Primary School on Islay. My Endeavour project is to build from scratch and programme an electronic vehicle operated by remote control. I have the parts for a universal remote control and the rover vehicle. The rover has a switchboard kit. I need help making the remote control send a signal to the receiver on the rover so that it will pick up the signal and move according to the remotes commands.

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