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’.
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.
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.
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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Glenbarr Primary School welcomed families and friends to a Burns lunch on Tuesday, 30th January. The children had made tartan-inspired place mats, non-alcoholic Cranachan, and shortbread for their guests. The pupils entertained their visitors with poems, songs and tunes using ocarinas, recorders and bells. A good time was had by all!
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The nursery parent group planned and hosted their first ever disco for the children who are at the Early level. It was extremely well attended by the children and their families and it was a wonderful success. Local DJ, George Noble, kept the dancing going with his wonderful selection of music. A huge number of P6 children volunteered to be buddies and led the dancing, helped serve juice and a biscuit and were fantastic at tidying up at the end. Overall there was great excitement and the children would now like a disco every week!
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Pupils at Arinagour Primary School had their annual Burns’ Supper at the Island Café on Thursday. The pupils entertained their audience with speeches, songs, poems and a Highland Fling.
This year the children also played ukuleles, recorder and fiddle
Pupils in Primary 6 and Primary 7 in Rockfield Primary have recently been involved in a very exciting project which sees them work in partnership with Scotland’s Urban Past, a flagship Historic Environment Scotland community engagement project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This project will see Scotland’s Urban Past work in partnership with Oban TSI (Third Sector Interface)and Rockfield Primary to provide oral history training, filming and story boarding training which will enable the pupils to interview older members of the community about growing up in Oban. These interviews and story boarding ideas will be collected and used to create a film. Watch out for the premiere at a cinema near you!
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Astronomy for Remote and Island Schools came to Bunessan Primary this week. They ran workshops for the children all day and then stayed on for a Community event in the evening. It was great to have real astrophysicists/astronomers in school at the start of lots of work we are going to do this term on Space. The whole school was buzzing with energy and excitement as the children worked with real scientists covering a huge range of subjects, including Earth, Sun and Moon, the Solar System, Constellations and the Nature of Light.
A packed village hall last Thursday evening enjoyed a wonderful performance of ‘Cinders’ by Strath of Appin Primary School pupils and nursery children. In just over two weeks the pupils pulled out all the stops to learn their lines, song words and dance routines which got everyone in the Festival mood.
Pupils at Southend Primary School hosted their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday 14th December. Children performed a number of acts including two French songs, ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ on their Ocarinas, a well performed ‘Little Baby King’ Nativity, and more. The concert was supported by families, friends, and the local community and we would like to thank everyone who attended. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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The P7/6 children at Taynuilt Primary have been learning about poverty and homelessness around the world. To round off the topic we invited Hope Kitchen to our class to learn about local poverty and find out what we could do to help. Agnes and Beth gave us an extremely informative talk and a very useful question and answer session with group discussions followed.
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Recycle, Reuse and Reduce was very definitely the message that the children got from a great session delivered at Minard Primary school by Andra McShannon. Andra talked about pollution and the ways we can contribute to a greener planet. The emphasis was on the sea and coast and the Minard and Furnace Pupils made marine animals from the recyclable materials they had bought in from home.
Pupils at Castlehill Primary School were very busy last Friday raising money for Children In Need. A Talent Show in the morning in which parents and families of the children who were singing, playing instruments, dancing and acting were invited was followed by a Bring and Buy Sale in the afternoon. The amazing amount of £886 was raised
Each year, P6 pupils from Dalintober make the Guy for Campbeltown’s Bonfire & Firework Display – organised by Dalintober and Millknowe Tenants & Residents Association, Campbeltown Fire Station and Campbeltown Coastguard. This year’s ‘star of the show’ was Bernie Bonfire…!
Dalintober was a hive of Hallowe’en activity this week, with parties for our ELC am group, ELC pm group, P1-2 pupils, P3-4 pupils and P5-7 pupils. Great fun was had, with great costumes from pupils – and staff!
Pupils in Primary 5 – Primary 7 were lucky enough to have class visits from representatives of Scottish Water. They provided a range of different activities for the pupils to try, including games and experiments. They were also able to provide very important information on a range of water related topics including –
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This term Taynuilt Primary had our first School Environment Day. We worked together in our Clan teams on lots of tasks to make our school environment tidier, brighter, more welcoming and caring for everyone who comes here. Lots of fantastic mums and dads came to help us. We painted wallboards, dug up enormous bushes, cleared out loads of rubbish, power-washed paths and benches and laid bark chippings. We even had all our windows cleaned inside and out so everything really does look brighter! Thank you very much to everyone who helped.
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On a blustery day in the middle of September, Primary 4 – 7 from Drumlemble Primary School headed down to Machrihanish beach, accompanied by Andrea McShannon from the GRAB trust, for a beach clean as part of the Beaches and Marine Litter project.