The whole of Lochnell Primary School were in attendance for an award presentation on Tuesday of this week when Tara Heritage-Crabb was announced as the winner of the 2017 Road Safety Calendar Competition. Tara, a P5 pupil, was very surprised but thrilled to be this year’s winner. Her brightly coloured picture, bearing the message ‘Wait till the red goes green’ was selected as the header for the 2017 calendar. Judging was again incredibly difficult for the Road Safety Unit who received 1,673 entries from 43 of our schools.
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Pupils 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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Primary seven pupils at Lochnell Primary organised a ” recycle your toys” event for Children in Need. They raised £165.56 selling toys donated by all the pupils in the school and nursery.
The boys and girls from Lochnell School and Nursery presented a cheque to Mrs MacDonald for Mary’s Meals. The Children had learned that Mary’s Meals could feed one child for a year for £12. They decided to get busy! They organised a Silver Collection at the school Nativity Play.Mrs Kerr donated a lovely knitted snowman and the children raffled this.
The boys and girls were delighted to raise the total of £247.66 and realised that this would feed 20 children for the year!
Pupils from Lochnell Primary enjoyed great success in the Argyll and Bute Road Safety Calendar Competition.
Primary 7 at Park School recently took part in the Blythswood Enterprise competition. For this, they were given £20 to start a business in order to raise money to provide fire engines in Eastern Europe. The class had 4 weeks to make this money grow so they decided to create a moustache themed stationery shop.
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On the 14/15th March, 43 pupils from 5 schools (Park, Rockfield, St Columba’s, Lochnell and Oban High) enjoyed a Premiership Experience football weekend in Newcastle and Sunderland. Over the weekend the boys and girls enjoyed a stadium tour of St James’ Park, a training session with Newcastle United coaches and watched Sunderland v Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light. The pupils had a great time meeting and mixing with pupils from other schools. The photo was taken during the stadium tour.
Lochnell pupils were delighted to take part in a rugby tournament with other local schools and enjoyed the whole day thanks to all the organisers and helpers. The children from our P7/6 team were especially thrilled to take home medals and a trophy.
Lochnell pupils from Primary 5 and 4 took part in the Island and Coastal Explorers Project with Stramash.
The children had an active day exploring Kerrera and a great outdoor learning experience, finding out about the history of the Island as well as the wildlife and geology.
On the 5th Feb the organising committee for the Local schools Burns event met for the second time to confirm their plans for the day. The representatives from Rockfield, Lochnell and Kilninver’s Pupil councils printed certificates and organised nametags and presentations. Hopefully the arrangements we have made will ensure that the day runs smoothly.
Good Luck to everyone who is planning to take part….break a leg.
We were delighted to have a visit from children’s author Kenneth Steven just before we closed for the holiday. Author of wonderful stories like Fergus Finds a Friend, The Biggest Thing in the World and The Sea Mice and the Stars chose to visit Lochnell Primary INSTEAD of travelling to Norway where he was to be awarded Best Children’s Picture Book of the year.
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On 11th Feb over 200 children from the Lorne area came together to compete in a range of Burns competitions that had been organised by the pupil councils of Rockfield, Lochnell and Kilninver Primary schools and over 400 entries were received.
The event was held in the Argyllshire Gathering halls and the adjudicators came from the local Burns club who had donated £500 towards the costs of the day.
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Lochnell pupils enjoyed a lovely day at the recent Burns Competition held at the Argyllshire Gathering Halls, which two of their P7 pupils along with pupils from Rockfield and Kilninver had helped to organise. The pupils of Lochnell enjoyed success on the day and later put on a concert in Lochnell for all of the school to showcase their poetry recital, singing and musical skills.
Lochnell’s P7,6, 5 enjoyed six weeks of Samba drumming tuition with Stephen McNally leading the band. This culminated in a colourful and skilled performance to an appreciative audience of their families and the rest of the school community. The pupils researched traditional Samba headwear and created their own designs for the performance.
Pupils from Lochnell Primary enjoyed a Big Draw experience with P7, 6,5 taking part in a drawing workshop with a visit from an artist. Later in the day the whole school took part in a massive Big Draw session with lots of fun drawing activities.
Three conservation aware P7 pupils from Lochnell were delighted to receive their Snow Leopard adoption pack from WWF on behalf of Lochnell School. While reading a copy of the National Geographic kids magazine the trio were shocked to discover that Snow Leopards are listed as endangered and a threatened species. After sharing the facts about the Snow Leopard with their class the pupils decided to help the Conservation Programme by raising money to adopt a Snow Leopard.
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Pupils at Lochnell Primary School were thrilled to receive a visit from Chris Thompson of Living Streets, who congratulated them on all the great work they had put in to their walk once a week campaign over the last two years. After informing them they had won an award for being school of the month, he set them the challenge of increasing the number of WOW (Walk once a Week) awards earned.
Standing room only for Lochnell’s Christmas production of Ba Ba Bethlehem.
An appreciative audience enjoyed the wonderful singing and acting skills of pupils from the whole school.
Lochnell pupils from Primary Six and Primary Four were thrilled to receive certificates for their eye-catching entries for the annual Road Safety Classroom Calendar Competition.
Two delighted primary four pupils from Lochnell School receive their prize for their winning entries in the Oban Winter Festival art competition. They won gift vouchers for Alba art store for their fabulous steam train drawing and model.