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Road Safety Calendar Competition winner announced

lochnell-road-safety-competition-tara-heritage-crabb-2017-winnerThe 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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Allan’s Road Safety Magic Show

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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Lochnell Primary Fundraising for Mary’s Meals

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!

Blythswood Enterprise Challenge

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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Oban Schools Premiership Experience

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.

Burns organising committee

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.

Author , Kenneth Steven, at Lochnell

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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Burns Competition at Kilninver

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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The Bard Brings Success to Lochnell

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.

Sensational Samba at Lochnell

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.

Lochnell Snow Leopard

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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WOW @ Lochnell

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.