Category Archives: Commonwealth

Strone Primary Schools pupils receive Sports Prize

Active Schools Co-Ordinator Lindsay Mitchell presented Strone Primary School pupils with a bag of sports equipment for having the highest percentage of pupils taking part in the Commonwealth Passports scheme last year, which rewarded pupils participating in extra-curricular sports activities both in and out of school.

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4 lucky children from Rosneath Primary were invited to Glasgow City Chambers last Thursday to a Game On Scotland Celebration Event. They had the opportunity to meet up with 80 other children from schools all over Scotland for a fun-filled day where they met Team Scotland/Team GB athletes from 4 different sports. All schools taking part had been awarded a Game On Scotland plaque and shared their challenges.


Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014 at Rothesay Primary

Rothesay Primary had a fantastic start to the day today with an inspiring talk and production by Neil Adam and Judy Turner, visitors from Australia, as part of the 2014 Scottish International Storytelling Festival. Our visitors were organised by Patricia McArthur from Rothesay Library and they were a huge hit with Primary 6 and 7 pupils from RPS.

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Dervaig Primary School Know Their Onions

Dervaig Primary pupils successfully grew onions and peas in their raised beds area this year and were delighted to win a 1st for the peas and a 3rd for the onions at the Tobermory Horticultural Show on Saturday 23 August 2014. The pupils are now looking forward to making a large pot of soup with the rest of their produce. They also won a 1st and 2nd in the photographic category, and a 3rd for a commonwealth painting.

Game On – A Lasting Legacy

As part of the Scottish Government’s Legacy Gift initiative, Education Scotland was allocated 1000 Games tickets to distribute to children and young people who had engaged with the Game On Scotland programme, as part of the Commonwealth Games.
Schools were invited to apply for tickets by completing a survey about activities held in conjunction with the Game On website and Commonwealth Games, to be put in the ballot for a chance to win 10 tickets for sporting Games tickets.
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DPS Commonwealth Concert

Dunoon Primary hosted a spectacular Commonwealth Grand Concert on Tuesday 24th June. The Concert began with a parade of all the countries and the choir then sang ‘Heres to our Commonwealth’. P1 – P7 then followed with a selection of songs relating to their chosen Commonwealth Country.

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Bowling Club Visit

Pupils from Garelochhead Primary School enjoyed a visit to Garelochhead Bowling Club recently.
The Primary 2 class went along to the club as part of their interdisciplinary learning on the Commonwealth Games. Club members Mr Kjorstad and Mr Leishman taught them about the rules, the object of the game and the equipment that you need to play.

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QUEEN’S BATON RELAY: flowers on the route, information and quiz!

To celebrate the Commonwealth Games the Queen’s Baton will be coming through Argyll on Sunday 13th July. Primary schools surrounding the main stopping off points, (Oban, Lochgilphead, Inveraray and Dunoon) have been asked to encourage their pupils to make paper flowers of a single different colour for each town. Schools are asked to send the flowers home this week so the pupils can take part and bring their flowers on the day to line the streets. The whole relay is being live streamed on-line HERE as well as BBC coverage. Click HERE to try out the Queen’s Baton Quiz. Continue reading QUEEN’S BATON RELAY: flowers on the route, information and quiz!

St. Mun’s Pupils Interview Queen’s Baton Bearers

With the recent announcement of the local Queen’s Baton Bearers for the final leg of its journey in Argyll, the Primary 7’s at St. Mun’s Primary School decided to invite some of them along to share their stories. Gillian Purdie and Pev McChlerey were the first to be put through their paces as the children conducted a question and answer session, which they filmed and later edited. Gillian, whose son Graham is a pupil at the school, said she was very honoured to have been nominated. Continue reading St. Mun’s Pupils Interview Queen’s Baton Bearers

Strone Primary Commonwealth Sports Day

On Thursday 19th June we held our very own Commonwealth Games in fantastic sunshine at Grahams Point, hugely supported by our parents, carers, families and the local community. The four house teams each chose a Commonwealth country and made flags, decorated t-shirts, and made food to represent their country, which added to the carnival atmosphere. The winning team were Trinidad and Tobago and all the pupils received a medal for their efforts on the day.

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Robert Miller Baton Bearer Visits Dunoon Primary!

Robert Miller, a 4th year pupil at Dunoon Grammar School recently visited Dunoon Primary School to talk about his recent nomination as Baton Bearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay. During his enthusiastic presentation he said he was surprised to hear he had been selected from so many community nominations as up to 4000 Baton Bearers from 34 local authorities will take part in the relay.

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P7 organise P1-3 “Fitness and Fun” Club at Dunoon Primary

As part of the whole school Commonwealth celebrations, Miss Johnston and P7 have been planning, organising and running a sports club for P1-3 pupils. Each week the younger children have had the opportunity to try out a different sport featuring at this year’s games, e.g. hockey, football, badminton, etc. Almost all P7 pupils have volunteered to help run the club showing themselves to be responsible and effective members of the school. They have also developed their coaching and mentoring skills.

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Commonwealth Games on Lismore

The North Lorn Primary Schools – Lismore, Strath of Appin, Ardchattan, Barcaldine along with Achaleven and Kilchrenan from further afield, held their own Commonwealth Games on Lismore on Thursday 5th June. Calmac very kindly ran two special ferries to accommodate the 70 visiting children together with staff and parents. The Games began with an Opening Ceremony where each school representing a different Commonwealth country paraded with a flag and a banner before performing a dance or song from their chosen nation.

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Commonwealth Games

Rothesay Primary were delighted to be asked to send another 50 pieces of art for the Commonwealth Games Athlete’s Village. Initially, we sent 10, as the winners of an art competition, but Game On Scotland were so impressed with our entries that they asked for more – a lot more!

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News from Cardross Primary School

Commonhealth games
Cardross Primary had a visit from Hopscotch theatre company. They performed ‘The Commonhealth Games’, it was a super production enjoyed by everyone!

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Yesterday saw our Primary 7/6 class working very hard with Shona Freeman from One Day Creative on a drama based on the Commonwealth Games. Pupils spent the morning learning their parts for a story about a young boy whose talents lay in sporting activities. Billy was training to take part in the Junior Commonwealth Games and couldn’t believe what he was seeing when his teacher introduced him to an athelete who would help him train. Mr Bruce was an elderly gentleman of 60+ but he was still able to bring out the best in Billy, who after intense training went on to win his race. Continue reading GAME ON DRAMA -COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Salen Success

Pupils and staff at Salen Primary were delighted to hear we have been awarded a Sport Scotland Gold Award for achieving excellence in physical education and school sport. The staff found out on Friday but we decided to keep it a secret so we could announce it at the start of our Commonwealth Games Week.

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Oban High and the Digital Commonwealth 2014

The nationwide Digital Commonwealth project run by UWS, focuses on lowering the threshold for involvement for individuals and groups so that they can be empowered to exploit creative tools and technologies to tell their stories, digitally. The project aim is to involve every Local Authority in Scotland in the digital reporting of the Commonwealth themes in the run up to the Queen’s Baton Relay. The schools programme promotes digital media literacy skills through a series of in-school training workshops, Continue reading Oban High and the Digital Commonwealth 2014