Congratulations to four Lochgilphead Joint Campus pupils that have been crowned the Besson Scottish Junior Ensemble Champions. Myrtle Turnbull (S1, Cornet), Niah Martin (P6, Trumpet), Emily Carter (P6, Horn) and Leila Ritchie (P6, Trombone) competed at the competition last Saturday in Livingston after qualifying to represent the West of Scotland last October.
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!
Congratulations to five Lochgilphead High School pupils that competed last weekend at the Besson Scottish Solo & Ensemble Championships in Livingston. Jessica Tanner (trumpet), Freya Corner (trumpet), Sioned Phillips (tenor horn), Alistair Cupples (euphonium) and Gavin Johnson (tuba) competed in the Youth class for 21 years and under and were awarded a third place.
Five Lochgilphead High School pupils competed in the West of Scotland ensemble championships in Kilmarnock last weekend. Jessica Tanner (trumpet), Freya Corner (trumpet), Sioned Phillips (tenor horn), Alistair Cupples (euphonium) and Gavin Johnson (tuba) competed in the under 21 class.
Mid Argyll schools and nurseries came together last week to celebrate their joint transition project , Blue Kangaroo with a very different parents’ night for P1 children. The project provided continuity and progress for children during their transition into P1. The learning started in nursery, with a wide variety of experiences, taking account of the children’s interests and involving parents and grandparents with one grandparent knitting a very special Blue Kangaroo.
Lochgilphead High School senior Art and PDA students working with the poet Ken Cockburn and Graphic artists Nicole Heidtke and Stefan Baumberger on a ‘Boswell and Johnson’ project through Creative Arts Scotland.
The project will continue during the Summer holidays and finished result uploaded in August…………….
Lochgilphead High School 4 PDA organised and held a sports event for Lochgilphead Primary P2 classes. All pupils had a great afternoon. Cameron McCallum started the event off with a warm up for 38 pupils and then the pupils were split into small groups to take part in the different sports on offer.
Lochgilphead Primary 5’s have been learning about life in 1914 and the First World War. They planned to turn their classroom into a museum for a day, but due to its success, it remained open for a second day! In the collection, there was some amazing memorabilia from home, alongside wonderful models made by the children. There was even a World War I trench dugout complete with bed and cooking stove. During the topic the pupils were learning to ask good questions, make notes and use their notes to create all the information panels for the museum. Continue reading Lochgilphead P5’s History Mystery
Pupils at Lochgilphead High School were exceptionally fortunate to welcome Katrina Mitchell from Waverley Care into school to provide HIV awareness sessions on December 1st, World Aids Day.
Katrina is a very experienced trainer and facilitator who has been involved in developing materials relating to Sexual Health and Awareness that are used across Argyll and Bute. Her presentations and workshops are tailored to suit individual schools. This work is fully funded and supported by NHS Highland. Continue reading World Aids Day
Lochgilphead High School 5/6 PDA gave 19 shoe boxes to charity. They chose a variety of age groups and collected items to fill the shoe boxes. Well done to Lorne Harvey, Nicola Ellis, Ben McGlyn, Lewis King, David Hatton and special thanks to Ewen White, Margaret Morrison from NHS Highland and Raymond Flanagan from Youth Services for their help. Continue reading Charity boxes from Lochgilphead.
Lochgilphead Primary 2 and Primary 3/2 classes have been dancing their socks off! As part of their topic this term these classes joined up to learn about different styles of dance. Children learned basic moves for merengue, hip hop and waltz then choreographed their own dance sequence. As a culmination of the topic the children put on a dance show for parents, families and friends. It was an enormous success and the children and audience loved every minute of it. Continue reading Dancing their socks off!
The annual Presentation Evening for Argyll and Bute Young Enterprise Companies was held on 1 May at the Argyll Hotel, Inveraray. Five companies were involved this year – 2 from Oban High School, one from Lochgilphead and 2 from Dunoon Grammar School. The judges – Donald Melville, Adviser from Business Gateway and Alex Emslie, retired Business Adviser had previously received copies of Company Reports to allow time to look them over and allocate marks for this part of the process.
Pupils of Lochgilphead High School Princes Trust 4xl group held a ‘show and tell ‘day for 40 pupils of primary 1 as part of their WW 1 project. The group spent months researching into their specific topic and as much time perfecting their timings and the best activity to entertain the children. Ashley spoke all about the airplanes of WW1 and had three Lego models on show and lots of colouring sheets for the children to show off their artistic talents. Continue reading Lochgilphead Primary 1 pupils invade S4 classroom.
Pupils from Lochgilphead High School Princes Trust 3xl group spent 3 days in Edinburgh as part of their photography project. They stayed at the wonderfully equipped Forth Lodge based in Bonaly outdoor centre. The group visited the Camera Obscura to learn about different aspects of imagery, textures and optical illusions. There were 5 floors full of new and exciting interactive fun. The Camera Obscura advertises itself as the ‘eye in the sky’ Kieran McDonald of the group describes it as an early version of CCTV Continue reading Victorian CCTV Camera – or Camera Obscura: You Decide.
Lochgilphead Joint Campus has successfully been awarded a £3781 grant from ‘Food for Thought’ – a funding initiative of Education Scotland. The money is being used to build a fully adapted polytunnel, large fruit tree planters and soft fruit growing areas. The aim of the project is to get students involved in growing more produce for the canteen and home economics department and learning how food is produced.
This year’s Campus Fun Run is fast approaching; medals have been ordered, marshalls are being recruited and Clyde, the Glasgow 2014 mascot, has been booked to present the prizes. The Fun Run usually attracts about 400 entrants making it one of the biggest running events in Argyll and this year we would like to make it even bigger by inviting parents to compete for the first time. Continue reading Lochgilphead Joint Campus: Run, Parents, Run!!
We know how good our school meals are and how much effort the catering staff put into making tasty food which appeals to pupils but also promotes sustainability and healthy eating. It was no surprise therefore that a visit to the kitchen by the Soil Association assessor was instrumental in securing the Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark for the council.
Monday 27th January marked Holocaust Memorial Day where communities across the world are asked to come together to remember those affected by genocide. The theme for 2014 is ‘Journeys’ and S3 students at Lochgilphead High School decided to use the Kindertransport, where Jewish children were removed from their families and sent to safety in Britain, as the focus for their presentation to P7 and S2 students in the campus.
Lochgilphead Primary 1 pupils arrived back from the Christmas Holidays to find their classroom covered in cardboard boxes. Through imagination, exploration, thinking creatively and working together they came up with some wonderful ideas, models and play spaces. Watch our video below……