The first Family Learning Event of 2019 was held at St Andrew’s Primary School on Monday 18th March. Parents, grandparents and siblings joined pupils in a fun-filled family line dance session run by our own Miss Walker. Everyone had a marvellous time learning a new skill whilst improving fitness and general health & wellbeing. Pupils and parents are already asking for another session.
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On Wednesday 21st March all the pupils of Colgrain Primary came together to perform a dance to the song ‘This is Me’ from the hit film The Greatest Showman. The performance raised money for this year’s Sports Relief campaign. The performance was filmed and shared with the parents. Have a look at our Twitter page to see our moves! @ColgrainPS
A wizarding fun time was enjoyed by the whole school to celebrate World Book Day. The P7/6 class opened our doors to the familiar sound of Potter magical music and we entertained the children with fortune telling tea leaves, divination, charm school, spells, stage make up, quidditch indoors, photo booth and butterbeer. We recently purchased Harry Potter books for whole class reading and so far they are going down a storm. A book sale was held and parents invited in to enjoy the celebrations too.
The P7’s at Dunoon Primary School have been working on their IDL on Citizenship. Working in groups they have been researching and interviewing people in different sectors of the local community. Groups have been focusing on Care in the Community, Caring for the Environment, Other Cultures, The Law in Scotland, The Scottish Government and The History of Dunoon.
A packed hall of family, friends and members of the community enjoyed a terrific evening of music, dance and entertainment at our recent ceilidh. The children enthusiastically performed their songs and ceilidh dances and it was a great opportunity for the highland dancers to showcase their talents along with our instrumental performers (on chanter, accordion and violin).
to see their fantastic language skills.
The children of the Drumlemble Pre5 unit have had a fun filled week listening to Scottish music, learning a Robert Burn’s poem ‘The wee rid car’, designing their own tartan kilts and making thistles.
They also made traditional Scottish shortbread to have for snack
Drumlemble Primary held a Poetry Competition in honor of Robert Burns day. The competition proved to be a fabulous event, with the children all trying extremely hard to master the Scots language whilst reciting a Scottish poem! Parents and teachers had the difficult task of choosing winners. The children were judged by the teachers on eye contact, diction, expression, volume and recital. The event was completed with some Scottish dancing which the parents were invited to join in and a rendition of Auld Lang Sang
Primary 6 and Primary 7 have been learning a whole range of Scottish ceilidh dances this term. The culmination of this work was twofold, a wonderful ceilidh last night and then this morning a whole school Strictly dancing competition, complete with judges! Both events were wonderful!
A huge well done to all the pupils at Salen primary who performed their James Bond themed Christmas play, “Christmas is Forever” to a packed school hall. After several weeks of rehearsals the children sang, danced and acted their socks off in both our matinee and evening performances. The pupils were joined by the children in our Pre-school who performed “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and also our Sgoil-àraich with a lovely rendition of “Rinn Sinn Bodach Sneachd an-diugh”.
On the evening of Tuesday the 19th of December, the pupils of Clachan Primary performed their musical Christmas show; ‘The Stars Are Coming Out At Christmas’
The school was packed with friends and family who had gathered for a night of entertainment, followed by tea, mince pies and Christmas cake.
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.
P5 pupils at Rhu Primary have spent this term reading and examining scripts. They have looked at the different features of play scripts and then used this knowledge to plan and write their own short puppet show scripts in co-operative learning groups. They chose the Rhu Primary ‘school bees’ as their morals behind their stories, such as ‘Be Hardworking’, ‘Be Honest’ and ‘Be Responsible’.
On Tuesday 5th December, senior pupils extended a welcome to their grandparents, wider family members and senior members of the Colgrain Community. Our Senior Citizen’s Tea Party is organised and run by the pupils themselves. Attendees were entertained by Pre-5 and Primary 1 pupils singing Gaelic and French Christmas songs and P7 pupils played the chime bars and sung too.