Feb 082017

ljc-junior-ensemble-winners-4-jan-2017Congratulations 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.

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May 132016

Allan's Magic Show - CardrossPupils from Argyll and Bute’s Cardross Primary School had a ‘magical’ start to their week when they had a visit from Allan’s Road Safety Magic Show.
The innovative show uses magic tricks to highlight key road safety themes including safe places to cross, the importance of wearing bright clothing and keeping away from parked cars.

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Apr 242015

Ardrishaig PS BarrowbandDid 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.

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Mar 302015

Lochgilphead Ten Pieces 1A fantastic day was experienced by pupils and staff when members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and a BBC film crew took over Lochgilphead Primary School for the day! Pupils from Kilmartin Primary and Ardrishaig Primary also joined us for the day. A huge variety of activities took place with children participating in a whole school assembly, singing workshops, as well as musical and non-musical response workshops.

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Dec 162014

The Primary 4 class at Lochgilphead Primary School have had a busy term working on their Enterprise topic. The children worked in co-operative learning groups to choose a Christmas craft to sell at the school’s annual Christmas Fair. The children surveyed pupils, researched ideas, sourced materials, created and sold their craft. The class made a fantastic profit of £161.07! They are now working on presenting their ideas on how to spend the profit on educational resources for the class.

Dec 022014

P7 and P7/6 pupils are shown here on the morning after a very successful ’Night at the Movies’ which was the final outcome for their Very Important Bear interdisciplinary learning topic. Pupils worked in groups of four to produce their own movies. They wrote the scripts, made props and then filmed using iMovie on our recently acquired iPads. Finally pupils edited their work, added titles, music and credits to produce the finished movie. The Assembly Hall was packed as parents and friends were treated to twelve very entertaining movies. The cakes and popcorn also went down well!

Jan 072014

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……

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Oct 072013

The children at Lochgilphead Primary Pre-5 Unit are currently working towards raising funds to purchase iPads for the nursery and to boost their funds they recently took part in a litter pick along the path towards Kilmory Castle. They very quickly became expert users of the litter pickers and were shocked when they managed to collect three large bags of litter from along the path!

Oct 042013

Working Together
On Friday 27th September 2013 P7 and P7/6 pupils from Lochgilphead Primary School worked together to make a successful World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Baking Brilliance
The pupils got into groups and followed a recipe using their reading and measuring skills to make scrumptious cakes that hopefully the adults would enjoy. The next day the children enjoyed choosing a variety of icing colours and decorated with different kinds of tasty sprinkles. Continue reading »

Jun 172013

The Lochgilphead Joint Campus Eco Schools Committee have joined the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening and are reaping the benefits by reaching Level 3 of the organisations Benchmarking Scheme. This was achieved by providing evidence of pupil’s class work, putting a holiday maintenance scheme in place for the campus garden, growing a range of plants (see table by clicking HERE)  adopting sustainable gardening practices, using appropriate signs and labels for seedlings & plants in the campus garden and finally showing the pupils in action using all of their gardening skills. Continue reading »

Jun 072013

We spent two afternoons cleaning rubbish off the beaches along our coast with the help of our mums and dads. We were joined by Lochgilphead P6&7 on Thursday afternoon. We had our packed lunches on the beach and it was so hot we got to paddle. We gathered 19 bags of rubbish together and we all got along fantastically. We would love you to come back again soon. It was a great day thanks to the sunshine and good company.
Arasi – P4

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May 032013

Argyll Brass is a band started up by Mr Tarn in January last year. The band is made up of primary 7’s to S5’s: Fiona cupples, Matthew Tanner, Gavin Johnson, Amy Lockhart, Eilish Malcolm, Carys Macpherson,Sean Doogan, Fergus Langlands, Sam Barker, Hollie MacGregor,Eden Mikula, Alister Cupples, Sinead Pow and Freya Corner and pupils from other schools. Continue reading »

Jan 212013

This term, Friday afternoons will see all 220 pupils (and staff!) stepping out in a 30 minute Zumbatomic class led by P1 teacher Laura Sweeney.
Not a word of instruction is given, instead it is a case of watch and follow.

A fun and engaging way of fulfilling the requirement for 2 hours PE and a great way to end the week.

Dec 202012

The Pre-5 Unit recently had a visit from Art teacher, Alec Ohnstad, who gave the children some tips as they painted pictures for their Art Exhibition.  Family and friends had the opportunity to purchase the artwork in order to raise funds for the charity, Mary’s Meals.  The Art Exhibition was a great success and all pieces were quickly snapped up!  As well as the sale of their paintings, the children ran a café and had baked flapjacks to  serve to those visiting the exhibition. The fantastic sum of £80 was raised.

Nov 132012

On Friday 9th, November pirates invaded Primary 1 and 2/1 at Lochgilphead Primary as we held our Pirate Afternoon to celebrate the end of our pirate interdisciplinary topic.  The afternoon included a treasure hunt, pirate games and crafts, a pirate song and even some pirate grub and grog!  Our parents were encouraged to join in by dressing up and there were some fabulous costumes to be seen.  Photos can be seen on our blog at:


Sep 142012

On the 6th September 2012 the P4-P7s from Lochgilphead Primary took part in the orienteering event organised by Stramash.  The day was held in Kilmory Gardens and attended by many schools from across Mid Argyll.  The four different courses challenged all the children, the longest being 3.6km for the P7 girls and boys.

When you weren’t taking part in the orienteering, there was a natural art competition and a scavenger hunt.  The winners of the natural art competition were Tayvallich Primary.  The fabulous day impressed everyone and Stramash is thanked for the spectacular day and we hope that there will be more to come!

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