Nov 062015
 

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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Aug 192014
 

Sandbank Gaelic Medium P6/7 class were fortunate enough to be invited to participate in an archaeological dig at Tigh Caol near Glendaruel along with many other schools in the area. The dig was performed by GUARD (Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division) with support from the local community (Forestry Enterprise and Strachur and District Local History Society). Kilmodan and Sandbank both attended on the same day and the pupils were given the opportunity to metal detect, trowel and bag finds, draw the plans of the site and sieve the spoil heap.
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May 092014
 

As part as our Commonwealth topic, we invited Chief Chebe from Ghana to visit. Cheerful Chief Chebe arrived to a welcome of Ghanaian songs and colourful banners. The day started with some tunes on the African xylophone, which some of us even got to play. Next we did some thunderous drumming on the djembe drums. After a while we had to stretch our legs, so we did some African dancing to the beat of the drum. Continue reading »

Jun 032013
 

Last week Kilmodan Primary School had another successful tearoom. We have been running a tearoom for the last three years. This year we are raising money for our school to go to Edinburgh for two days. While we are there we will be going to the zoo, Edinburgh Castle and we hope to go to the cinema. The children do home baking for every tearoom and serve the tea and coffee. It is a great time for the whole community to get together.
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May 212013
 

This project is part of the Rothesay Town Heritage Initiative, celebrating Rothesay’s Victorian past. Argyll and Bute Primary children from Kilmodan, St Mun’s, Toward, North Bute and St Andrew’s have already been participating during May. This has involved interdisciplinary activities such as using traditional, Victorian style dip pens and ink, drawing and writing postcards, and, some ‘pop up history’ from a Victorian visitor from Rothesay in the year 1887.

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Mar 122013
 

Today at Kilmodan we are sporting our trainers on Commonwealth Day, as part of ‘Sport Your Trainers for Glasgow 2014’. This is part of a national campaign which asks people to wear their trainers as a symbolic gesture of support for Glasgow 2014. During our Commonwealth themed assembly we talked about the Commonwealth Games. There will be 71 nations and territories taking part in the games in July next year.

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Sep 032012
 

The children of Kilmodan Pre 5 Unit are making good use of the new outdoor clothing provided by the Early Years Team.  On Wednesdays they have been joining P1-P7 on our weekly Forest Schools sessions. 
They are learning how to keep safe in the forest, they have been exploring the Dragon Tree and enjoying sipping hot chocolate in our shelter.  The children will continue joining our sessions which will help to improve their communication skills, increase their vocabulary and support the development of their social skills

Jun 272012
 

It was an early start for pupils, parents and staff of Kilmodan Primary as they made their way to Edinburgh on Tuesday 19th June.  Mrs Hawkins and the P6 children were heading to The Hub to meet Mr John Swinney MSP who awarded them with the Social Enterprise in Schools Award.  The award is in recognition of our very successful tearoom venture which we have been running monthly in the school.  Only last week we attended The Scottish Education Awards at the Glasgow Hilton as finalists in the ‘Enterprise and Employability across Learning’ category, also for our successful tearoom. 

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