On Friday 24th February we had a very special visitor at Strachur Primary School – the mascot for the Beatson Hospital in Glasgow, Bella Beatson. The children were very excited and some came to school dressed in black and yellow to match Bella! Bella’s escort, Amy, told the children about the work the Beatson does and how people with cancer can be looked after there. We put our donations in Bella’s collection can and raised £121.30 for the charity.
With the guidance of owner and chef Julie Oliphant, chef Graham Griffiths and hotel manager Laura Oliphant the pupils developed skills in food preparation. They identified ingredients, units of measure and equipment used in the cooking process.
They also learned about cleanliness, hygiene and safety
P1 and P2 pupils joined the senior pupils as guests to sample the meals that had been prepared.
“Good2Go is a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme for all primary pupils. We have created 6 core lessons plans for early, first a second level, which cover topics outlined by the Scottish Government in their Child Healthy Weight Strategy. Completion of the full programme will allow you to meet all “Food and Health” HWB outcomes for early, first and second level.”
A folder with all resources needed, is on SALI for all teachers to access, under the Health and Wellbeing tab
On the 7th of February Dunoon Primary held a whole school Clan day. Pupils gathered in their Clans; Clan MacCallum, Clan Hunter, Clan Campbell and Clan MacQueen. The atmosphere was one of excitement as the Clans discussed Wants & Needs, children’s Rights & Responsibilities and Anti-bullying. Head Boy and Head Girl, Callum Crofts & Ceana Walker, are now writing to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to tell her what Rights and Responsibilities the Clans think the people of Scotland should have.
The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award was presented to staff and pupils last month, by Lorna Jackson (sportscotland Partnership Manager).
Dalintober PS & ELC were delighted to welcome Dr Andrew Dalziell as part of the school’s commitment to developing the acclaimed ‘Better Movers & Thinkers’ programme across the whole school and ELC. Dr Dalziell is highly regarded for his work and research in this area and worked with the staff and pupils on the theory and practice of BMT and the marriage of healthy, active bodies and healthy, active minds – we look forward to welcoming him back in March.
The whole of Lochnell Primary School were in attendance for an award presentation on Tuesday of this week when Tara Heritage-Crabb was announced as the winner of the 2017 Road Safety Calendar Competition. Tara, a P5 pupil, was very surprised but thrilled to be this year’s winner. Her brightly coloured picture, bearing the message ‘Wait till the red goes green’ was selected as the header for the 2017 calendar. Judging was again incredibly difficult for the Road Safety Unit who received 1,673 entries from 43 of our schools.
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Dalintober PS Pupil Council’s ‘Tasty Tuck’ ‘Tasty Tuck Team’ Hit Dalintober PS
This month, the ‘Tasty Tuck Team’, aka Dalintober Primary’s Pupil Council members, launched their annual initiative to encourage pupils to bring in healthy snacks for playtimes. They sold some tasty morsels – fruit, pitta breads and crackers – as suggestions and these ‘tasters’ went down a treat with their fellow pupils. Following the current project’s run; they hope that parents and pupils will continue to promote the healthy eating message. The ‘Tasty Tuck Team’ would like to thank Miss Flaws, Miss McCallum, Mr Strang and the staff of Tesco Campbeltown for their help.
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.
Parents came to Easdale School to find out about what pupils have been learning. We invited the adults to join us for breakfast. There were lots of healthy breakfast foods to choose from. Mrs MacKechnie and Mrs MacLarty helped us by setting up the kitchen and hall. Thank you to Tesco for the food donations for this.
Primary 1-4 participated in a workshop called ‘Go, Oxygen, Go!’ and P5-7 had ‘Get Active’. We found out where oxygen comes from, how it enters our body, how the body transfers it to our blood and it’s journey to our muscles. We took part in lots if fun experiments and learned many interesting facts.
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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.
Park Primary 1 and Early Learning and Childcare Centre share learning experiences in Early Level activities. This term the activities took the children to Dunollie woods where they chose to learn about trees. Each group made friends with a tree and got to know their new friend really well(its name, shape of leaves, type of seeds, parts of a tree, bark pattern).
P7 pupil, Keira Munro, proudly shows her shield. Keira and Toby won the O’Donnell Shield at the Pony Club Working Hunter Show for having the most points over all. Well done, Keira. You were up against older and more experienced competitors. Keira had previously managed to achieve a 2nd and two 3rds for show jumping at the Salen Show in August. We look forward to following your Pony Club career. Continue reading Salen Primary Star Jumper
Pupils from Primary 6 and Primary 7 in Rockfield school recently took part in active workshops, which focussed on being safe around trains, train stations and railway tracks. These safety workshops were provided by Scotrail and encouraged the pupils to think about all of the issues surrounding rail safety. The workshops included discussion work and drama activities, which the pupils really enjoyed.
On Thursday 22nd September we celebrated our 3rd Eco Schools Green Flag with a One Planet Picnic. All of the food at our picnic was local or sutainably produced. Our Councillor Mrs Anne Horn came to join us along with parents, family and friends. Our oldest and youngest pupils cut the beautiful cake which was made by Hannah O’Hanlon, a community member of our Eco Committee and it has a very appropriate Beach Schools theme!
The Eco-committee harvested mint, ginger-mint, sage, chives, and fennel from the school grounds. Everything had grown so well that there was plenty to send home with all the pupils. Continue reading Herb Harvest at Salen Primary School