Luss Primary School are the Scottish Champions of this year’s Total Green Award. Over the past five years Luss has won the Totally Clued-up Category three times and on a fourth occasion was awarded a Special Award created for them because their work was of such a high standard.
Luss Primary is this year’s Scottish champions In the Total Green Awards, sponsored by the Total Oil Co. and the Young People’s Trust for the Environment.
34,000 children took part in the competition. Over the past five years Luss has won the Totally Clued-up Category three times and on a fourth occasion we were awarded a Total Special Award created especially for them because the work submitted was of such a high standard.
Mrs Thomson and Mrs Buchanan from Luss WRI visited the school recently to judge the children’s creations for their WRI competition. Each year the children make something for the ladies to judge and the winners are presented with a trophy. This year Rhys from P5 won the P4-7 category with his flower press and Lucy from P3 won the P1-3 category with her basket.
Luss Primary was visited recently by Argyll & Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara, who presented the children with their flag which they designed for the Westminster Flag project. The project marks the 750th anniversary of the Montfort Parliament, where elected representatives came together for the first time paving the way to the House of Commons we know today.
The children from Luss Primary recently took part in the ACT (Argyll & The Isles Coast & Countryside Trust) “Perfect Picnic Competition” and were awarded a cheque for £100 for their ideas on how their Perfect Picnic site would look. They have been getting the garden ready and will spend the money on things like bird tables, a pop up tent and a parasol to complement the existing picnic benches. They are looking forward to next summer when they will be able to have picnics in the garden.
Savannah, P7, from Luss Primary recently received her certificate and prize from Mr Muggoch, of the Helensburgh Branch of the Rotary Club, for her winning entry in the West of Scotland District round of the Rotary Club Young Photographer competition. She had already won the Local round of the competition in her category which qualified her for the District round. Well done!
The children at Luss went along to Waitrose on Wednesday this week to sell the produce they have grown through the summer for the ”Grow to Sell” Project in conjunction with Waitrose. This was a feature of their work last year which resulted in a 6th Green Flag and a 4th Total Green Award.
Pupils in P5-7 at Luss Primary School were lucky enough to have a visit from the Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust. Ms. Bryce, who is a marine biologist and Mr. Adams, showed the children a wonderful slideshow of photographs explaining all about the native and invasive species which live in Loch Lomond.
P5-7 are taking part in the Big Bumblebee Discovery science adventure and received a free experiment pack and lavender plant. They have also been learning about habitats of bees, how to create a nesting site or bee box and how to rescue a bee that has run out of energy due to cold or wet weather.
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On Friday the children at Luss Primary tuned into a cooking live event with Jamie Oliver. They all worked together and each made a rainbow wrap .They all brought in graters and spent 20 minutes grating carrots, cabbage, radishes, pears and beetroot. They then made a yoghurt dressing with mint and parsley. Finally the wrap was ready to be topped with feta before being rolled up and eaten.
Two pupils from Luss Primary School took top prizes in the Helensburgh Rotary Club Photographic Competition. A P7 pupil won the Intermediate 11-13 years category and a P5 pupil took second prize in the Junior 7-11 years category. Pupils and their families will attend a presentation ceremony in Helensburgh on 15th April where the overall competition winner will be announced.
They decided that this year they would write a blog, in order to detail the development of their very special powan fish eggs. This means that the local and wider community can follow the various steps involved in caring for this endangered ice age fish. The children are delighted, as their blog has had views from as far afield as the USA and Australia.
The pupils at Luss Primary have recently had their Eco Week. During the week the children took part in many activities which all the pupils thoroughly enjoyed. The activities ranged from finding out about beavers, making dams, taking cuttings from plants, having an eco picnic and going into the local woods. One of the activities they did in the woods was to use materials around them such as moss, leaves, grass, etc. to build a home for a mouse that would keep as much heat in as possible.
Pupils at Luss Primary said a sad goodbye to Minister Dane Sherrard at their Harvest Service in Luss Church on Friday. Pupils presented Reverend Sherrard with a leather bound bible and a pot of their home-made jam. Reverend Sherrard’s final task was to judge the scarecrow competition, which was won by a P2 pupil’s fairy scarecrow – complete with wings and wand. Continue reading Harvest at Luss
P6&7 pupils from Luss Primary gave a presentation to the National Conference of the Rotary Club in Crieff Hydro Hotel on Saturday. The children were invited to speak to the Rotarians about their environmental work, saving the powan fish in Loch Lomond.
Powan are found only in Loch Lomond and Loch Eck.While their numbers are fine in Loch Eck, they have become almost extinct in Loch Lomond. This is because of a small fish,the Ruff, which was accidentally introduced into Loch Lomond in the 1980s and eats Powan eggs. Continue reading Luss Presentation