Tag Archives: Cowal Schools

Police Sports

Today (Friday 2nd June 2017) was a glorious sunny day for all local primary schools attending the annual Police Sports. Dunoon Primary had 8 teams from P4-P7 taking part in the football. The athletics was on first with 50m & 100m races for P4-P7 and relay races followed. The Tug of war was lots of fun for all pupils! Medals will be presented on Monday in school.

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“Lost at Sea” in Kirn

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company visited Cowal Schools at Dunoon Grammar School this week. “Lost at Sea” was a production about the scientific tracking of a shipment of rubber ducks which had fallen overboard. The play was performed in the round, and children of Toward, Kilmodan, Kirn, Strone and Strachur Primaries enjoyed a funny “out-of-the-box” dramatic experience.

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P4/5 Football Tournment

On Friday 10th March Strachur Primary participated in a football tournament organised by Active Schools, at Strachurmore Pitch. Primary 4 and 5 pupils took part from 10am until 2pm and played really well. All the small schools from the Cowal area were invited and Strachur came second, Tighnabruaich Primary won the tournament.

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Cowal Inter Sports Winners !

DPS Sports Winners 8 31 Aug 2016Cowal Highland Gathering Stadium was the venue for the Active Schools Sports Day. This year they decided to change the format of the annual sports event to increase participation within the local primary schools.

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Cowal Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics Festival

Strone Cowal athletics festival 1On Friday 11th March the local Primary Schools took part in the first Cowal Sportshall Athletics Festival. This was held in the Games Hall at Dunoon Grammar School and was organised by Andy Trull and Active Schools. Each school team was made up of both boys and girls from P5 and P6. All the pupils took part in seven different events based around the themes of running, jumping and throwing. All the teams participated with great enthusiasm and there was an excited buzz throughout the whole morning.

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Dunoon Primary ‘A’ Team Win Inter School Volleyball Tournament

Dunoon volleyball 1 March 2016Dunoon Primary won the annual inter Primary School tournament on Wednesday 2nd March organised by Mrs McLean. The teams From Kirn, St Mun’s, Strachur, Lochgoilhead, Tighnabruaich and Sandbank were a credit to their schools as they played with skill and enjoyed the day! Dunoon A and B teams both fought hard to get to the semi finals. the draw was made and they ended up playing each other to put one team through to the final round.

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Cowal Schools Golf Tournament

Strone and Cowal Golf TournamentCowal Primary Schools Golf Tournament took place at Blairmore and Strone Golf Club as part of Strone Primary School’s Health Week. Teams from Innellan, Toward, Sandbank, Strachur, Strone and Tighnabruaich took part in a fantastic event, organised in partnership with the golf club, Mrs Daw from Strone Primary School and Active Schools Co-ordinator Mr Andy Trull.

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Small Schools Football Festival

Strachur PS Football FestOn Thursday 5th November Active Schools in partnership with Strachur Primary School ran a football festival for P4 and P5 pupils from the smaller primary schools within Cowal, at Strachur Park. The event was well attended with teams from Strachur, Strone, Tighnabruaich, Lochgoilhead and Kilmodan Primary Schools. The competition was based on a round robin with all the teams playing each other. The pupils were all very excited as for many this would be their first competitive football playing against other schools.
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Cowal Rugby Festival

Strone PS Rugby FestThe 2015 Rugby Festival for the Cowal primary schools was held on Thursday 3rd September at Dunoon Grammar School in glorious sunshine. The festival was extremely well attended with over 100 pupils taking part. All the schools had received a block of rugby coaching in the previous year through the partnership between Active Schools, the Rugby Development Officer Brendan McGroarty and Cowal Rugby Club. On the day a number of S6 students did an excellent job by helping to referee the games and coach the young players.
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Speech Contest Success for Dunoon Primary!

Dunoon Primary School pupils were presented with the winning star at the final of the Association of Speakers Club final at Dunoon Grammar School on Friday 5th December. Aidan was the proud winner with Lily joint runner up. The quality of all the speeches on the night was amazing as the pupils from various other local primary schools took part. The judges commented on all the children’s varied speech topics and that the pupils had worked so hard achieving high standards overall. Well done!

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Inspired by the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup wasn’t the only closely contested golf match this week, as twenty three pupils from some of the smaller Cowal Primary schools took part in their very own golf challenge at Blairmore and Strone Golf Course. As part of Strone Primary’s Health Week, they hosted a golf festival for teams of players from; Innellan, Toward, Tighnabruaich, Strone, Strachur and Sandbank Primaries, in conjunction with Blairmore and Strone Golf Club and Active Schools.
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Exciting News from St. Muns!

St. Mun’s Pupils Awarded Blue Peter Green Badge
The Rolls Royce Science Project, ‘If You Go Down In The Woods Today’, has definitely inspired a number of children in the school. None more so than 3 Primary 7s, Leonie Cuddahy, Ewan McIntosh and Scott Stewart, who decided to write to Blue Peter and tell them what they had been up to over the course of the last year.

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Volleyball Tournament at Dunoon Grammar School

Dunoon Grammar School hosted the annual Volleyball Tournament organised by Mrs Fiona McLean on Monday 3 March. The contestants arrived from the various local Primary Schools and the rules were explained to everyone. As normal it was a very well organised event with every child thoroughly enjoying the day! Dunoon Teams A & C made their way to the final with Dunoon Team H losing out to Strachur for third place.

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Benmore Fundraising Disco at DPS!

Dunoon Primary danced the night away at the recent disco in their school hall. They were delighted to welcome P6/7 pupils from other local primary schools There was no shortage of pupils on the floor as the DJ Steven Simpson played top chart music along with some old favourites like the Macarena! Mrs Clark Headteacher, Mrs Stewart Deputy Head and Mrs Wakefield Principal Teacher along with our terrific parent helpers who were on the scene to take care of entrance tickets and refreshments.

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