The pupil Digital Leaders event took place in Inveraray on Friday 18th November. This event was attended by 244 pupils from 40 schools.
It is important that our pupil’s opinions are heard and we would like feedback from our digital leaders via the survey emailed to staff.
The survey will close on Monday 28th November at 5pm and will take around 10 minutes to complete.
As part of their Food for Thought project, funded by Education Scotland, Strone Primary School took five P5-7 pupils, Mackenzie, Romily, Millie, Duncan and Theo to the Taste for Tourism Conference in Oban last week. Two other Argyll schools, Ulva Primary and Ardrishaig were also presenting work at the event. Strone pupils organised their own stall, with a presentation of their work about local produce, and took baskets of delicious Apple and Bramble flapjacks they had made, to sell at the event.
Continue reading Strone Primary Attends Taste for Tourism Conference.
Please click on the link below to access teaching resources to support the World Gymnastics Championships to be held from the 23rd October in Glasgow.
A great resource and training opportunities to support Primary Schools with Health and Wellbeing and in particular Healthy eating is the High 5 Health and Wellbeing Programme.
The aims of the session are to:
• Introduce participants to the High 5 Health and Wellbeing Programme for Primary Schools
• Bring participants to a level of familiarity and confidence that they could go on and support schools to deliver High 5 Continue reading High 5 Health and Wellbeing Programme training session
This year the Summer Reading Challenge has teamed up with Guinness World Records to establish a “Record Breakers” themed Challenge. Aimed and 4-11 year olds, Record Breakers brings together fact and fiction, challenging young readers to explore astonishing real-life achievements and world records. Children are encouraged to read six or more library books of their choice during the summer holidays with collectable incentives and rewards. Children can sign up at their local library at the start of the summer holidays– it’s absolutely free – and pre-schoolers can take part in the mini-Challenge. Continue reading Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland
Join the Youth Arts Explosion in Argyll & Bute!
Are you aged 14 – 25? Are you from Argyll & Bute? Do you believe the arts are important? Have they shaped your life? Will they shape your future? Then join us for the Argyll Youth Arts Hub launch weekend. We’re bringing young people from across Argyll & Bute together to shout about why the arts are important and why there should be more creative opportunities for young people in this area. WHEN: Friday 5th – Sunday 7th June WHERE: Oban COST: Completely free! Continue reading Make a Scene – Argyll Youth Arts Hub Launch Weekend
5,4,3,2,1….5 shots, 4 cast/crew, 3 objects, 2 minutes long, 1 area of story focus. These sessions are entertaining and extremely adaptable to ALL curricular areas, levels and needs. Enable your learners to make a film using tablets, flip cameras or smart phones, following a brief and developing their literacy and communication skills. Continue reading FREE TWILIGHT CPD (during March): Using film to bring texts to life for primary and secondary
Applications can now be made to the Food for Thought: Education Fund. The fund aims to support practitioners to improve learning and teaching within food education in Curriculum for Excellence. Awards of up to £3000 per project are available. Apply HERE Background: Education Scotland is committed to building the confidence and capacity of practitioners to improve learning and teaching within food education in Curriculum for Excellence using national initiatives such as the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 and Commonwealth Games Legacy Continue reading Food for Thought: Education Fund
As part of the new BIG PAINTING CHALLENGE the BBC have created content specially for schools and all the information you need to get involved will appear on their web site HERE. At 11am on the 25th of February 2015, they will be streaming a Live event from Birmingham Library designed to get your class drawing, and you can join in and watch on the website. CBBC’s Ricky Martin (Art Ninja) and Michelle Ackerley will be joined by Nick Sharratt, (illustrator of the Tracy Beaker books) to take you through a fun packed drawing adventure. Download the information to help you get prepared for the session HERE, and come back to the site on the 25th of February at 11am to watch the Live Lesson.
There are still spaces available on these afternoon CPD sessions. Come and learn how to facilitate effective drumming sessions. Drumming rates as the most satisfactory and inclusive musical experience children can experience in school. Participants will receive boomwhacker packs (tuned percussion tubes) for their school.
Continue reading BIG RHYTHM SESSIONS Funded music CPD
There’s still time to be part of the BBC’s Ten Pieces Project.
CPD sessions are taking place throughout Argyll and Bute over the next few weeks.
To book a place email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All sessions will take place from 4-6pm in the following locations:
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One of Argyll and Bute’s instumental music tutors Stuart Liddell, from Inveraray, has been crowned the Glenfiddich Piping Champion. The event, now in its 41st year, is seen as piping’s “ultimate accolade”. The championship is only open to those who have achieved success in other solo piping competitions earlier in the year. Pipers from around the world converged on Blair Castle in Perthshire to take part in the event, which was established in 1974. Continue reading One of our tutors scoops the ‘ultimate accolade’ !!!!
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!
A lot of our schools have used the Commonwealth Games as a focus for activity this term and you can look at some of the fabulous IDL, creative and sporting events that are taking place by opening THIS DOCUMENT
GYMNASTICS COURSE for primary class teachers to assist with the teaching of gymnastics. Tuesday 13th May 2014,3.45pm – 5.30pm, Park Primary
DANCE COURSE for primary class teachers to assist with the teaching of dance.
Wednesday 14th May 2014,3.45pm – 5.30pm, Dalintober Primary
The courses will be led by Anne Murphy, Development Officer with Education Scotland. To book a place on either course please email Rona Young, PE Co-ordinator: email@example.com
The following course has been organised for primary class teachers to assist with the teaching of dance. The course will be led by Anne Murphy, Development Officer with Education Scotland.
Tuesday 1st April 2014,3.45pm – 5.30pm, Colgrain Primary
To book a place please email Rona Young, PE Co-ordinator:
Please find information below about a fantastic opportunity to attend a day long FREE CPD seminar in Inveraray on ‘Relationship Based Learning and Teaching’ featuring guest speakers and workshops on 29th March. This is a continuation of the successful CAST project ‘My Shoes, Your Shoes’. Click on the image below for full details…………….
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Tuesday 11th March saw Michael Russell attend our ‘Raising Attainment’ conference in Oban. The Corran Halls was the venue for this two day celebration of learning and teaching in Argyll and Bute, featuring many exhibition stands bursting with information on a huge variety of topics. Everything from Skills Scotland to Forest Schools was represented and Michael Russell made a point of visiting as many stands as he could before he delivered an inspiring keynote speech. Afterwards he visited our Continue reading Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning visits our Conference
Argyll and Bute Council Education Department are holding a two day Learning Festival entitled ‘Raising Attainment’ at which delegates can browse stalls, take part in workshops, listen to keynote speeches and a bit of live music! Please see image below for further details. Continue reading RAISING ATTAINMENT – CORRAN HALLS, OBAN 10th & 11th MARCH 2014