As part of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Campbeltown residency, pupils from Campbeltown Grammar have created interactive posters with digital artists from talc, which can be used to trigger images to launch an augmented reality experience on your mobile.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO) have been working with primary and secondary school pupils across Kintyre as part of a week-long residency in Campbeltown. Pupils have taken part in performances and song writing workshops with BBC SSO musicians, including a special workshop on Gigha. The pupils created their own songs based on Mussorgsky’s “Pictures From an Exhibition”, inspired by characters in the paintings which inspired the music, including the “Troll King” and the “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks”.
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S3 art and design pupils in six secondary schools have recently had a day off timetable to work with two professional artists and Fiona Blakey, Cultural Coordinator. The project was inspired by a recent visit from the Travelling Gallery and supported by Argyll Youth Arts and Education Scotland through the Creative Learning Network scheme. Coordinated by CAST, the artists, Rob Walker, Amy Whiten and Gillian Steele, worked with pupils from Oban, Lochgilphead, Tarbert, Campbeltown, Dunoon and Helensburgh. During their time with the artists pupils tried a variety of printing and urban contemporary art techniques each producing a large protest placard. Please see below for a Youth Arts film about the project. Continue reading S3 art pupils get protesting!
Dalintober Primary School invited S5 and S6 pupils from Campbeltown Grammar School to run a pilot Homework Club for interested P3 and P4 pupils and was overwhelmed with the response. A total of 18 tutors signed up to coach the 20 youngsters attending the club on Monday afternoons, where they assist the pupils in completing some of their homework tasks and activities before they take them home to discuss with parents.
P5 pupils at Dalintober PS held their annual Oxfam ‘Bring and Buy’ Sale last week and raised over £300. The class sold goods and acted as personal shoppers for the younger children. One of the highlights was the nail bar that parent helpers and Campbeltown Grammar School pupils helped with.
Dance Leaders from Campbeltown Grammar School came along to Dalintober Primary on Friday 3rd October to teach some energetic routines to P1-7 girls as part of the celebration of Active Girls Day. Everyone had a fantastic time and Dalintober would like to thank Morgan, Kathryn, Chloe and Hannah for giving up their time and showing us some new moves!
Campbeltown Grammar School golfers get up close to the Ryder Cup Pupils from Campbeltown Grammar School welcomed the Ryder Cup to Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club in Kintyre on a tour of Scotland before the Gleneagles event tees off on 26th September. On that date Europe’s top golfers will take on those of the USA for the 2014 Ryder Cup – from 26th to 28th September. Richard Hills, Europe’s Ryder Cup director, says: ‘This is about sharing the magic of the Ryder Cup. It also highlights just how wide-reaching the legacy effects of the event will be.’ Continue reading Campbeltown Grammar School golfers get up close to the Ryder Cup
Campbeltown Pupils’ Manager Norman Thomson visited Dalintober Primary last week with two of his squad members, John McCallum and Stuart Crossan, to take part in a Q & A and coaching session with the school football players and referees. They also brought along the League Trophy they recently secured and their medals. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit and we look forward to welcoming them back for future coaching sessions. A big thank you from Dalintober!
Three pupils from Campbeltown Grammar School visited Dalintober Primary Five to teach them about the Commonwealth country they will be representing at a mini Commonwealth games in June. The class heard interesting facts about New Zealand and a quiz at the end showed that they had been taught well by their new, enthusiastic teachers.
Dalintober held its annual Oxfam Sale recently. Instead of ordering from the Oxfam catalogue we asked for the money to go directly to the people of the Philippenes. The whole school took part by bringing in their toys, games and books. Primary 5 organised the sale and some acted as stall keepers while others helped the customers by being personal shoppers.
Primary 2 and Primary 5 pupils from Dalintober PS have been busy making ‘Penny Jars’ to be placed in local shops to support two important fundraising ventures in Campbeltown. The pupils created the jars, in conjunction with ‘Explore Campbeltown’ to encourage shoppers to give their loose change to funds being raised for Campbeltown Christmas Lights Group and CGS4Gambia.
To celebrate the centenary of the Picture House in Campbeltown, Home Economics pupils in S1 and S2, studied the history of the Picture House in Campbeltown, using the internet and “The Wee Pictures” website.
Pupils found it fascinating to see the huge changes which have been made over the years, taking into account the changes in society and the impact of technology.
Following their investigations, everyone got their “designer hats” on to come up with ideas for a celebration cake for the event.
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Three pupils from Campbeltown Grammar School recently completed an overnight camp in preparation for the completion of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Award. Jo Chinn, Liam MacCallum and Alice Morton hiked part of the Kintyre Way and camped overnight at Bordadubh. They experienced every kind of weather – snow, sun and gales on their hike!
The programme teams up sports champions with schools to inspire pupils in setting their own goals and personal targets and aspiring to meet these. The Grammar School is proud to have been teamed up with champions who are in fact former pupils of the school – Donna and Fiona Robertson who are both Commonwealth Games medallists. Continue reading Campbeltown Grammar School Champions in School
In the midst of a city, in the midst of a war, an enduring friendship is formed between a young elephant named Sheila and her keeper. As the bombs begin to fall and the Head Zookeeper worries about the fate of the animals, the local children play and laugh and sing in the Belfast streets………..
The Elephant Angel is a heart-warming new opera for audiences of all ages by composer Gareth Williams and acclaimed novelist Bernard MacLaverty. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of a lady zoo keeper who takes a baby elephant home with her each night during the Belfast Blitz, looking after it and keeping it safe with the help of the children who live near by. Continue reading Kintyre Pupils & Scottish Opera……..COMING SOON!
In July last year Amy from Campbeltown Grammar school, saw her Scottish design become a winner of the Get Set London 2012 design competition. Amy’s creation has become an official regional version of “Mandeville”, the London 2012 Mascot.
We now have some more brilliant news! Glasgow City Council is going to construct a 6ft sculpture of the Scottish Mandeville as part of its City Look Programme to decorate the city ready for the London 2012 Games!
The sculpture will be built near one of two central stations but the exact location is yet to be decided. A similar Wenlock sculpture will be built at one of the two stations and the pieces will welcome visitors to Glasgow and celebrate Scotland’s role in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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