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.
The boys and girls of Primary 1 brought a fabulous ‘Noisy Nativity’ to the United Church of Bute on Wednesday 14th December. The whole school joined in with all the songs with such gusto that Rev Jones said the roof nearly came off the church! Our P7 narrators helped keep everything on track and we all ooohed as the kings presented their gifts to the baby Jesus.
This advent the children of Tarbert Academy have been encouraged to “think of others” by bringing food in for the Kintyre Food Bank. We did this because there are people around us who may not be able to afford a Christmas dinner.
On Monday 28th November Kilmodan pupils joined Strone pupils for the day.
In the morning the children participated in a number of activities learning traditional Scottish songs, poetry and art.
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.
Rockfield Primary School and St.Columba’s Primary School came together this morning in a Remembrance Day Service. Senior Pupil Leaders from both schools participated in the service by giving information about The Great War and reading the poem, ‘The Cherry Trees,’ by Edward Thomas.
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.
Take a look at the http://www.growstorygrow.com/ for some great French stories you can use in your classroom. These topical stories suitable for upper primary school. You will find the Guy Fawkes story under the French list of stories.
The Remembrance Day story is in the English list of stories (No.33) because it is a mixture of English, French and German. This is a moving story about war and those who died. It is particularly poignant because it illustrates how we all experience the same emotions no matter what our nationality.
Recently, as part of their R.M.E. Topic on Celebrations, P3/2 at Rosneath Primary School decided to make then send 90th Birthday Cards to the Queen. The children had great fun putting their own personal touch to their cards.
Never in their wildest dreams did they think the Queen would remember their cards out of all the millions that were sent.
What a lovely morning was had by all at Helensburgh’s Lite Bite Coffee morning on 31 May when some P7 children from St. Joseph’s went down to help and say ‘Thanks’. The ladies and gentleman of the regular Tuesday coffee morning held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall welcomed the children of St. Joseph’s with open arms – and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves getting acquainted with not only Parish members but also members of the Helensburgh community from other faiths…or no faith at all.
The pupils of Sandbank Primary School and the Early Learning and Childcare Unit are very aware of how lucky they are to have access to a safe and stable school environment where they can learn and have fun together with their friends. They, along with their teachers, know that this is unfortunately not the case for all children around the world and the school regularly has participated in the “Send My Friend to School Project”
In February 2016 Bill Clifford, a guest speaker from Mary’s Meals, came and spoke to the Primary 7class about the ways in which the Mary’s Meals charity helps children. After the visit the Primary 7 pupils asked if they could take part in the Mary’s Meals Backpack Project.
On Wednesday 30th March, all of the boys and girls from Colgrain Pre-5 Unit right up to P7 took part in a special event to raise money for the Nora Docherty Foundation that has built schools and supports children in the Dedza region of Malawi. We had to walk a mile round the African village that had been set up in our school grounds.
Children at Rhunahaorine celebrated Fair Trade Fortnight with a Big Breakfast on Friday 4th March.
Parents, pupils and staff enjoyed wearing our onesies and tucking in to hot chocolate, fruit and cereals to raise awareness of the plight of the farmers who produce our breakfasts. We learned that millions of farmers in developing countries work hard to grow the food we eat yet many don’t even get enough to eat. We are trying to help them by making sure that our healthy breakfasts are also Fair Trade.
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Everyone tells us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so we decided to participate in Fairtrade Fortnight’s Big Breakfast this year. We opened the school to everyone in the village and, as well as making the lovely flapjacks, pancakes and muffins for our guests, we greeted them on arrival, helped serve and washed up.
On the 16th of December 2015 Dunoon Grammar school Learning support department held its annual Christmas fayre. At the fayre there were lots of different stalls such as tombola, raffle, baking, homemade decoration, wood crafts and Guess the weight of the Christmas cake. For the first time ever there was a Santa’s Grotto and Kirn Primary Nursery children enjoyed meeting Santa and getting a small present.
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.