Are you bored on Saturday? Well, there’s a market on at Glassary Primary, selling lots of great things like fragrances, sweets, tattoos and ice creams. There’s a bike wash, toys and more. Plus there’s a Fun Day, with burgers, face paints, a bottle stall, cakes, coffees and teas and a slow bike race!
Pupils at Tayvallich PS have been learning how to save a life. On Tuesday 19 April Mr. Andy Craven talked to the P4-7 children about the correct methods of dealing with cardiac arrest. He discussed protocols and the children were made aware of the physical signs of a person who was unwell and suffering cardiac arrest.
Primary 6 pupils from Glassary and Tayvallich joined together on a lovely sunny day to be trained as Young Leaders by Active Schools Co-ordinator, Eilidh MacPherson.
They brainstormed the personal qualities and skills that they would need to be effective sports leaders. Great fun was had by all when trying out the games and then planning how to deliver these games to groups of younger children.
At the end of the day the P6 pupils had a go at teaching some fun active games to Tayvallich’s P1-4 class.
Continue reading Tayvallich and Glassary Young Leaders
Glassary Primary 1-4 class organised a fantastic Beetle Drive today as a final event for their Enterprise topic. The children designed and created all elements of the event and could invite one special guest each.
They did a brilliant job of explaining the rules to their visitors and a great time was had by all. The children enjoyed it so much they are planning to invite the older class to a Beetle Drive next week.
P1-3 had a great time visiting Tesco in Oban as part of their Food and Farming topic. They began in the bakery and helped to make bread and see all the stages that bread goes through before it appears on the store shelves. Watching fresh pancakes be made and then eating them whilst still warm was a highlight of the visit! Another favourite activity was tasting and comparing cheeses made from cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk on the cheese counter.
Did you know broccoli comes from Italy? Or that carrots came from Afghanistan? Primary 1-4 pupils in the Mid Argyll area learned these and many other interesting facts about fruit and vegetables thanks to The BarrowBand. The BarrowBand’s goal is to ‘inspire a new generation of people (especially children) to love, understand and demand fruit and vegetables as part of their diet and lives.
Glassary Primary samba drumming performance by P4-6
At our Samba drumming with Steven MacNally, we learned different rhythms. My one was look high look high LOOK HIGH! There were four different instruments. We used Kashishi, Agogo bells tambourim and Sourdo. On Wednesday the 26th February 2014 we performed in front of our friends, family, and the younger class. Thank you Steven, we had so much fun.
By Aleena Qumar (Pupil).
The parent council at Glassary helped to transform the classroom into a top to toe spooky cavern after school on Friday, complete with bats on the walls and cobwebs and pumpkins around the room.
The children returned at 6.30 for a great disco, looking fantastic in their halloween costumes. Fun was had by all with traditional Halloween games and a surprise appearance of two life size mummies to scare and then dance with the children!
The sun shone, the sea breeze kept the midges away and we had the perfect day for inter-sports to take place. Ashfield, Glassary and Tayvallich came to our school to take part in a round-robin set of events and three flat races. Parents enjoyed tea and coffee and hot off the girdle pancakes served by our Parent Council. We all had great fun and thank you to Mrs Floyd and all the children, parents and family who came from other schools to our event.
Connor – P7
Children, staff and parents from Glassary Primary School took part in a 10 mile sponsored cycle in Kilmichael Glen. The cycle was to raise money for the Lauren Currie Foundation who fund research into Vasculitis, a lung disease which affects a relative of a child in the school. After the cycle the whole school community had a soup and sandwich picnic in the sunshine. The soup had been made by the children from the school the day before. A great day out!
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The closing date for entries for the Mid Argyll Pupil Council Photo Competition has been extended to the 27th of May.
Photos need to be taken by a pupil from one of the schools in Mid Argyll. There are three categories; Landscapes or Scenery, Nature or Ecology and People and Objects. There are two age categories, up to P3 and P4 – P7. Continue reading Mid Argyll Pupil Council Photo Competition
On Saturday the long awaited Glassary Play Park opened next to Glassary Primary School. £70,000 had been raised to build a wonderful play park for the children of Glassary. A direct entrance from the school means that all the children are able to go into the play park during break and the rubberised surface means that it is much kinder to children’s knees than the school playground.
The playground was opened by the Chairman of the Parent Council, Gordon Parker and Councillors Philland, McMillan and Taylor attended the opening. Continue reading Glassary Play Park opens.