Last week all pupils at Rothesay Primary wrote speeches for their Challenge Homework. The pupils then had to deliver their speeches in class and answer any questions their classmates might have. Topics ranged from holidays, to hobbies, to family pets – Mrs Shaw even met a little black puppy in the corridor after having been a ‘live’ prop! Pupils learned the skills of note making, using prompt cards, ways to use props, how to involve your audience and how to listen and think of questions to ask if you were in the audience.
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On Thursday the 31st of March children from across Mid-Argyll in P4 and 5 enjoyed a workshop with children’s author, Emily Dodd.
Emily, whose books include, ‘The Mouse and the Grouse’ and ‘Can’t Dance Cameron’ worked with the children on how to write a good story. She used the two book characters, ‘Book Buddy’ and ‘Reading Rhino’ that the children in Mid-Argyll had voted on for our recent Reading is Fun competition.
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Kilcreggan Primary School are celebrating the wonderful achievement of two pupils this week. Sam Holt, Primary 5, and Agnes Borland Sinclair, Primary 7 both won gold medals in the Helensburgh Rotary Club Writing Competition. Sam won the junior section while Agnes was intermediate section winner. Both stories will now go forward to the National Rotary Club Schools Writing Competition.
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To celebrate our whole school Interdisciplinary Topic, Our School and Our Community, we hosted an Open Day for the community to come in to our school. Our community were able to take guided tours of our school led by our pupils to see the wonderful work that we have been doing. We are very lucky that Mr John Stirling from our local museum provided us with school artefacts from bygone days and was there to help us on the day and talk to our visitors.Eleanor McKay from Library HQ helped us with the displays.
Continue reading Trip Down Memory Lane at Dunoon Primary Open Day!
On Friday the 18th December, the pupils of Dunoon Grammar School took part in a whole school debate on ‘should the UK government renew Trident?’ This was the culmination of three weeks of preparation, research and speech writing for everyone involved.
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Luss Primary recently took part in Floris Books Kelpies “Myth of the Beast” story writing competition. Ruby in P3 won her category and received a signed copy of “An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures” along with a Certificate. She also won £100 of Kelpies books for the school.
One of Kirn Primary’s P7 pupils, Caleb McLeod, received a very surprising letter sent by no less than Professor Stephen Hawking himself! Professor Hawking was replying to a letter Caleb wrote at the end of last session to Professor Hawking as part of a P6 letter writing project.
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CAST is happy to announce that the following budding writers have won prizes in the 2015 Argyll and Bute Writing Competition, supported by Scottish Book Trust. First prize is scooped by a pupil from Kilmodan Primary, and the battle for the remaining places was so close the judges decided that there would be 3 joint seconds. Charlotte Johnson from Rhu Primary, Jasmine Middleton from Port Ellen Primary and another pupil from Kilmodan Primary. Continue reading Argyll Collection Writing Competition Winners 2015!
The children of Minard and Furnace Primaries performed their version of the Nativity on Wednesday the 16th to friends and families in a packed out Minard village hall.
The show was called ‘The McTivity’ as it tells the Christmas story in Scots. The children had been studying the Scottish language and enjoyed writing stories in Scots. Finding the ‘McTivity’ to perform was a good follow up drama activity.
Pupils at Strachur Primary invited parents, carers and other family members into school on Friday of last week to share what we had been learning about Anti-Bullying. Visitors popped into classes to see our hard work, were asked to give their view on ‘bullying’ and asked how they feel staff at Strachur Primary should respond to it. This information will contribute towards the creation of a new Anti-Bullying Policy for Strachur Primary.
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In late spring of this year, pupils from Drumlemble and Carradale Primary Schools took part in an innovative project created and delivered by the Kilmartin Museum education team. The main focus of the project, was the Campbeltown museum objects of the Iron Age/Early Historic period. The pupils enjoyed many days of input from the team and field archaeologist Roddy Regan as well as professional workshops with Lucinda Hopkinson, Sian MacQueen, Philip Price, Mandy Haggith and Jenny England.
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The children have been busy with the help of some parents tidying the nursery garden. They investigated and solved environmental issues that included making a more efficient wormery in the garden, transferring fresh rain water into the ponds and weeding our raised beds.
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The children at Achahoish P.S. wrote and drew about the very funny book, ‘The Queen’s Knickers.’ As the children had heard that Her Majesty the Queen is now our longest ever reining monarch, they thought she would like to receive their letters and drawings as a little gift to mark this special moment in history.
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Pupils at Skipness Primary School have been building and programming Legomindstorms robots as part of their Technology IDL. They held a workshop for parents and members of the community where they showed people how to build and programme the robots. They also shared talks and films they had made as well as Comic Strips featuring the robots. A fun afternoon was had by all!
Bha sgoilearean AS2/AS3 agus AS1 a’ gabhail pairt anns an co-fharpais ‘FilmG’ an seachdainn seo. Rinn iad suas sgeul aca fhèin agus chaidh iad a-mach anns a’ choimhearsneachd airson fiolmadh a dhèanamh. Tha iad uile a’ coimhead air adhart ri gearradh an ath-sheachdainn le Cailean agus Caxy, oidean FilmG. Air 16mh den t-Samhain, bidh ar sgoilearan as sinne a’ fiolmadh an sgeul aca fhèin.
Cùm d’ shuil a-mach airson fiosrachadh mu bhotadh. Tha ar fiolmachadh bho an-uiridh agus 2013 air an làrach aig FilmG.
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Taisbeanach – Ard na Blathaich
Chuir clas 6/7 o Bhunsgoil Thaigh a’Chladaich crioch air an topaic aca mun eachdraidh ionadail le taisbeanach san oifis Coiltearachd Gleann a’Bhrandaidh o chionn ghoirid.
Sandbank Primary’s GM6/7 ended their topic on local history by setting up an exhibition in the Glenbranter Visitor Centre and Forestry Offices.
Continue reading Local History Display – Glenbranter Forestry Office July 2015
We are very proud to have published authors in their midst.
Over the past year we have had 5 pupils published in 3 different books through the Young Writers creative writing programme. These have ranged from mini sagas to acrostic poems and poems about space.
It’s amazing to see our entries printed in real books!
This session, 21 pupils from Primary 2/3 have been involved in an exciting new initiative called Roots of Empathy. Throughout the year there have been weekly visits from the instructor Jane McLean, School Nurse and every two weeks a visit from a mother and baby, Kathy and Hamish.
Roots of Empathy is an innovative program teaching pupils valuable lessons while fostering a more nurturing and caring environment in the classroom.
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Last term, as part of a whole-school enterprise overarching theme, Primary 7s at Park decided to enter the Blythswood Challenge, for the second year running. This enterprise challenge gives a £20 starter fund and 4 weeks to make it grow. The class decided to organise fundraising activities and settled on a Cutest Pet Competition, a Parent/Child Netball Tournament, Lunchtime Challenges, a Sponsored ‘Stay Awake’ and they also sold items on eBay. In total, these activities raised a staggering £1067.15!
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Sky Academy Skills Studio
On Wednesday 22nd April 2015 Toward and Innellan Primary schools went to Sky Academy Skill Studio in Livingston to make a news report on Natural Disasters. We got to use green screens, professional cameras (worth £60,000) and wear costumes. There were four studios each working together to make a news report. There were eight roles in each studio – Producer, Director, Scriptwriter, Camera operator, Reporter, Eyewitness, Expert and Editor.
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