Dunoon Primary had been awarded it’s third Green Flag. Below is an extract from the letter Dunoon Primary received by Mrs Senga Wakefield, who is the leader of our Eco Committee from Eco-Schools Scotland/Keeping Scotland Beautiful.
WHSMITH’S SCOTTISH SCHOOL LIBRARIES
WHSmith donates book vouchers to help St. Columba’s Primary boost their library resources.
The store manager from WHSmith enjoyed a visit to St. Columba’s Primary recently as part of the WHSmith Trust’s Scottish ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme. As part of the ‘Encouraging Reading’ programme, the WHSmith Trust is donating vouchers to twenty four schools across Scotland to help boost the schools’ library with “Books for Reluctant Readers” for the new academic year.
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Kirn Primary’s P4 class visited Seasons Café in Dunoon as part of their Food for Thought topic. The class were given a tour of the kitchen to see how food is prepared, investigated how the food is presented to customers, how the café is arranged and paid extra special interest to the décor as Kirn Primary have been asked to contribute ideas for the refurbishment of Dunoon’s historic Burgh Hall.
The children rounded off their visit with a delicious Italian biscotti – many thanks to Seasons Café.
The audience were wowed when the children of Lochgoilhead Primary School performed the play ‘The Pied Piper’ on 21st December, 2016. After the show there were mince pies and tea/coffee or juice. We also sold some Christmas crafts we had made. A total of £183 was raised for school funds. Both children and adults put in an enormous amount of work into it. The Pied Piper was a big success.
By Anna McCulloch, P6.
On Monday the 19th of December, Clachan Primary School presented a fabulous performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The children all sang beautifully, certainly a show to remember! The well-known tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber were enjoyed by everyone. It was lovely to see such a great turnout. The audience joined us for tea and our homemade mince pies after the show. Everyone went home singing their favourite tunes!
Children from the Pre 5 Unit and pupils of Strath of Appin Primary school put on a splendid production of “Aladdin Trouble” to a packed, appreciative audience in Appin Village Hall. The children had great fun learning and performing their panto.
The 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.
On the evening of Wednesday 30th November 2016 the pupils at Furnace Primary School took on the “grown-ups” in the first ever ” Pupils v Grown-Ups Furnace Community Quiz” organised by Mike Masters of Furnace Community Council and Furnace Primary Head Teacher Robyn McIlroy.
The Hostel Factor 2016 was held on 29th November, to a packed audience of parents and staff. The show started with Junior Presenter, Cameron, a terrific witty and explosive introduction to the show and St Andrews Night. Our own Ant & Dec presenters, Brandon & Josh super smart double act put the judges and acts through their paces with their witty and entertaining presenting skills.
Some of the P7 and P6 pupils in St Columba’s Primary School, Oban, have managed to achieve the Rookie Lifeguard Bronze Award during their swimming lessons in school. With the help of fundraising by the Parent Council, all pupils from P3-P7 have an eight week swimming block every year to ensure that as many pupils as possible are competent swimmers by the time they leave primary school. Of course, none of this would be possible without the help and support of Atlantis Leisure.
Helen Glennie, Ron Hetherington and Colonel Tim Sinclair came into give us a talk on Remembrance and showed us a display. Helen told us about some of the people who were from Seil, Easdale and Luing who died in World War 1. Tim told us about why we do remembrance and what it is for as well as why we wear poppies. Tim came in his uniform and told us about his medals and rank.
This month Minard Primary fought off stiff competition from across Scotland to win a national competition for its innovative ways of making waste go for further.
Instead of using traditional recycling methods for disposing of waste paper, pupils at Minard Primary School have been turning it into recycled paper briquettes which can then be used in the community as fuel. As a result of this ingenious idea, Minard Primary was crowned the winner of the Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) School Challenge Competition.
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Primary 6/7 (Eng. lang. classes) show their Remembrance Day work to the school at Sandbank Primary’s Assembly. Their display highlighted the Scots who have won Victoria Crosses, and after being used in the service was put on display in both Kirn and Sandbank Parish Churches on Remembrance Sunday.
Six of the school’s House Captains (on left) represented the school, along with the head teacher, at the parade and act of remembrance at the war memorial at Lorenzo Point on the Sunday, laying a wreath from the school.
The children, parents and staff of St Joseph’s were delighted to sponsor the Stand Up to Cancer campaign in school on 14th October. The children came to school out of uniform and happily donated £1 towards this very worthy charity. The school had been approached by the local Cancer Research Shop and asked to be party to their local Stand Up to Cancer Campaign.
The staff of St. Joseph’s Primary and Family Learning Centre has been working with Kirkmichael Community Development Group over the last few months to get a new ‘Meet and Eat’ programme for the elderly in the local community developed at St. Joseph’s Family Learning Centre. Wednesday 12 October, 2016 saw the launch of this excellent new initiative with the helpers of the Community Development Group bringing in the required food and setting up beautifully presented tables for the elderly to come along and enjoy some sandwiches, baking and a blether.
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The P4-7s from Carradale Primary School have recently attended a 4 week golf session run by Dr Abernethy and Mrs Margaret Campbell. They were split into two groups, the ones that hadn’t played golf before and the ones that head. They had great fun playing on the field, chipping and putting.
On Friday 30th September Strachur Primary held a MacMillan coffee morning. Primary 1-4 baked fruit loaf that week and Primary 5-7, fairy cakes. These were sold alongside many donations of cakes and home baking from staff and the wider school community. Primary 5-7 served all morning and were delighted with the final total of £348.10 for this very worthwhile cause.
Thank you to all the people who contributed.