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Tarbert Academy reaches Rio!

Tarbert PS Viewpoint AlexanderInspired by the Team GB ‘Get Set for Rio’ challenge, Primary 7/6 started regular running in September to try to cover the distance of 9450 km from Tarbert to Rio de Janeiro before the Olympic Games start there this summer.

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Science with Skipness, Clachan and Tarbert

Science with Skipness, Clachan and TarbertDay 1: In space base we looked at all the planets. We found out about what people thought the solar system looked like before telescopes. Then when telescopes were invented we were able to see the solar system like it is today.

In fizz bang boom we had to make a fizzy, cool, colourful chemical reaction. We also created a huge party popper which made a ball of fire (but only a quick one) and we made a very messy experiment which was basically a volcano.
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Clachan and Skipness are Ocean Explorers!

SAMSOn Tuesday the 23rd of February, the pupils of Clachan and Skipness Primary Schools had a fascinating visit to the Ocean Explorer Centre.

We have been learning about marine biology and RV technology in our recent IDL and during our personal learning time, so it was exciting to get a behind the scenes tour of the research at SAMs. Continue reading Clachan and Skipness are Ocean Explorers!

Robots in Skipness

Skipness Lego photo compressPupils at Skipness Primary School have been building and programming Legomindstorms robots as part of their Technology IDL. They held a workshop for parents and members of the community where they showed people how to build and programme the robots. They also shared talks and films they had made as well as Comic Strips featuring the robots. A fun afternoon was had by all!

Generation science meets Clachan and Skipness Primary Schools!

Clachan and Skipness Generation ScienceGeneration Science(an amazing science group)came to teach the interesting art of science!! First fuel hunters, the constructive pair of oil-mazing enginers as well as the robo-tastic Lego-mindstorms. The pupils had a range of tricky challenges having to use their brains and robots to complete them. The children were no doubt all loving the robot disco! All robots on the dance floor!!!Here are amazing comments from two of the pupils that took part:

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Beach Schools

Clachan and Skipness Primary School have recently taken part in a six week block of Beach Schools with the Grab Trust. They carried out a beach clean and had a treasure hunt. The children made mobiles using different types of shells which they learned to identify. They also listened to a brilliant story-teller and made pictures on the beach. They really enjoyed building shelters, making fires, having hot chocolate made in a kelly kettle and toasting marshmallows!

Clachan and Skipness Christmas Show

Clachan and Skipness pupils entertained audiences in both schools with their wonderful performance of Snowwhite. The children had written an alternative Christmas ending and Santa Claus even made an appearance. The show also featured instrumental pieces and Christmas carols. Thank you to everyone who came along!

Trip to Tesco

The children went on a trip to Tesco this week and this is some information about it.

The children of Clachan and Skipness Primary Schools have started their latest IDL of food and religion. They began with a WOW day which took them away from school. Tesco had invited them to spend the day in their Campbeltown shop. The children were very excited to discover that there was more the Tesco than they see when they go on their shopping trips with their parents.

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What a load of rubbish!

As a conclusion to their IDL (Inter disciplinary Learning) of Eco, the children of Clachan and Skipness Primary Schools put on a show stopping performance. As part of their learning the children had completed either a beach clean or a litter walk around their village.

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Skipness and Clachan Schools News

Wee Cup of Tea – Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

The children of Skipness Primary School had a wonderful time on Thursday 25th September. They spent the morning preparing delicious cupcakes with green icing which were to be sold in the afternoon to their many visitors. The school also received many delicious delights from the parents and residents of Skipness. Even though it was a drizzly day, this did not prevent people from joining the children for their “wee cup of tea”.

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The pupils of Clachan and Skipness Primary participated in the ‘Cloth Uncut’ project offered by CAST. Pupils from P1-P7 practised their block printing technique to create a unique cloth design based on traditional scottish images. Our photograph shows the proud artists with some of their designs, which include an irn bru can and some lovely tartan prints. All pupils loved the element of personalisation and choice which the workshop offered. Pupils and staff would like to thank Alison McAlpine for such an inspiring morning and to CAST for funding such an excellent learning opportunity.


The children of Achahoish Primary and Skipness Primary joined the pupils in Clachan for their Go Green Day. We shared a morning of Geocaching and all had fun using the GPS receivers to locate buried treasure clues. After our lunch we shared four workshops together. We planted sunflower seeds in handmade newspaper pots, we created a human tree, we used fairtrade ingredients to bake Easter nests and we worked together to build a Go Green Scarecrow.

Skipness News meets Campbeltown Courier

Skipness Pupils recently welcomed Campbeltown Courier’s reporter, Steven Flanagan, to help them prepare the latest edition of their newspaper. The Skipness News has been running since 1991 and has a large number of local and foreign readers. The pupils were given ‘top tips’ on how to improve their journalism skills. They were very grateful for Steven’s help and contributions.


The pupils of Skipness Primary held a special event for World Book Day. Members of the community and pupils from Clachan Primary were invited to dress up as a character from their favourite book and read an extract aloud. All money raised is going towards Comic Relief.

A huge thank you to everyone who came along ro read – even Mrs Twit sat down to read to us!

Electricity Workshop inspires pupils!

Clachan and Skipness Primary pupils enjoyed a fantastic electricity workshop last week.
They were able to construct electrical circuits using batteries, bulbs, motors and buzzers.

Pupils worked together with solar panels, making use of the sunshine outside.
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Vikings in Skipness!

Pupils in Skipness have been learning about the Vikings.  They have researched where Vikings came from and places in Britain that they raided.  They made a Viking longboat and a model of a Viking longhouse.   They created Viking helmets, swords and shields and had Viking costumes made for them.   During a trip to Kilmartin Museum they wrote in runes on clay tablets.   They also went to Vikingar and were in a Viking longhouse and the hall of the Gods.  The children created postcards as Vikings away from home raiding and wrote imaginative Viking stories.  They put together a presentation about the Vikings for the community in Skipness.  Everybody had an enjoyable afternoon! Continue reading Vikings in Skipness!