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Dream Dress Up Day

In the last week of term, the Colgrain Primary School Pupil Council organised a ‘dream job’ dress up day. All pupils from Pre-5 to P7 thought about what they would like to be when they grow up and came to school dressed in that role. This event coincided with the finale of our STEM term. Thanks to the generosity of our pupils, we raised £244.38. This money has been shared between Save the Children and the purchase of new playground equipment.

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Full STEM Ahead at Colgrain!

During Term 3 at Colgrain, the pupils from Pre-5 to P7 worked together to plan a whole school STEM topic. With the key focus of ‘developing our young workforce’, our pupils chose a variety of aspects of STEM to investigate. We worked closely with partners in the community to bring our learning to life. We welcomed Helensburgh Toyota, Royal Navy chefs, Lt. Cdr. Pinder and a number of parents to school to work with us.

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Colgrain Senior Citizens Party

colgrain-senior-citizen-christmas-1On Wednesday 7th December the Primary 7 pupils at Colgrain Primary hosted a Christmas party for the senior citizens of Helensburgh. The pupils and staff organised Ceilidh dancing, Christmas presents and teas and coffees for their invited grandparents and other senior citizens in the community.

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Amazing athletes at Colgrain

colgrain athetics June 2016On Monday 9th May at Lomond Sports Hall, Colgrain pupils took part in the Primary Schools Athletics Competition.
Colgrain Primary showed some wonderful talent amongst the pupils.
They were awarded :- girls 60m – 2nd, boys 60m – 1st, boys 600m – 1st and 3rd, boys shot putt – 3rd, girls shot putt – 2nd, girls long jump – 1st and 2nd, boys long jump – 2nd, boys and girls relay 100m both 1st place.

Overall, there was an amazing hall of medals. Well done to everyone.

Colgrain Primary football victory.

Colgrain Football victory June 2016On the 16th May 2016, Colgrain football team along with 9 other teams in the Helensburgh and Lomond area, came together to fight it out for the Christian Aid, Martha Murdoch memorial trophy. After some exciting matches in the preliminary rounds they came out top in their section, subsequently going onto win their semi-final to reach the final against Cardross Primary. After a tightly fought game, Colgrain was victorious winning 2-0. Man of the tournament was also awarded to Ryan Grant who scored a magnificent goal for Colgrain. The picture shows the team captain, Luke Godwin lifting the cup.

Colgrain Pre-5 Unit Fire Station visit

10On Monday 23rd May, Colgrain Pre-5 Unit boys and girls had a very exciting adventure to Helensburgh Fire Station. We have been learning about our local environment and the special roles that people play in it. We were taken on a tour of the Fire Station and got to see the sleeping quarters, the kitchen,the pole,the fire engines and we all got a shot of the hose! Mr Mussett also showed us the medical equipment that the firefighters use. When the morning boys and girls were there we got to see a real emergency call out – it was very exciting! Thank you to all the parents who accompanied us on our trip, and an especially big thank you to Mr Mussett for organising our visit! Continue reading Colgrain Pre-5 Unit Fire Station visit

Colgrain Primary School early and first level Technology Day

Colgrain Technology Day 1On Friday 11th March, Colgrain Primary School had their early and first level Technology Day. The event saw the introduction of our fantastic new iPads, which have been purchased through funding bids and fundraising. To coincide with World Book Day, children dressed up as their favourite book character and used iPad apps to investigate books and stories. Pupils worked collaboratively within mixed stage groups, to create fun posters, comic strips, animation movies and books.

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Royal Navy Sea King Helicopters bid farewell to Colgrain Primary

Colgrain Sea King 1Two Royal Navy Sea King Helicopters set off on their farewell tour of Scotland. One of the helicopter pilots requested a fly-past over the school and staff and pupils were excited and happy to be part of this historical event.

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Colgrain Primary Health Week

Colgrain health week wed 011Colgrain Primary enjoyed a fantastic health week, last week. Local clubs and coaches came into school to lead sessions for all pupils. Our parents kindly donated fruit for snack times and the event was rounded off with a wonderful sports quiz to raise funds for our school hall. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make our health week the success it was.

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