The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO) have been working with primary and secondary school pupils across Kintyre as part of a week-long residency in Campbeltown. Pupils have taken part in performances and song writing workshops with BBC SSO musicians, including a special workshop on Gigha. The pupils created their own songs based on Mussorgsky’s “Pictures From an Exhibition”, inspired by characters in the paintings which inspired the music, including the “Troll King” and the “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks”.
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Southend Primary School have successfully renewed their Green Flag Award by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful in recognition of their Eco-Schools journey.
Part of the focus has been on beach and marine litter with workshops undertaken with the GRAB trust and developing their outdoor space as a resource for learning and recreation. They have also been improving their natural habitat for birds and insects. The children’s health and wellbeing has also been a major focus with the installation of a play/climbing frame to provide exercise and role play whilst outside.
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Southend Primary pupils are enjoying playing on their new climbing frame funded by the Parent Council.
This improvement to the school grounds is part of the children’s Eco Project.
Soon children will choosing plants for growing in their new poly tunnel.
The Southend Tufty Club came on their second visit to the school, this time to hear the children perform their work on Robert Burns.
After tea, coffee and shortbread, made by the children, the ladies worked alongside the children helping with their art lesson.
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Southend Primary School held a Burns Lunch to celebrate the Baird.
The lunch was extended to the children’s family, friends and wider Southend Community.
The lunch was chaired by one of the 20 guests, Mr. Robert Millar.
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Pupils at Southend Primary School hosted their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday 14th December. Children performed a number of acts including two French songs, ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ on their Ocarinas, a well performed ‘Little Baby King’ Nativity, and more. The concert was supported by families, friends, and the local community and we would like to thank everyone who attended. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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