May 082017
 

We are very excited to start our yoga club at school after 3 teachers and 1 parent attended recent training, provided by Active Schools. We are even more excited to have our own yoga mats for the club – kindly donated by Kayci’s mum, Rebecca. Rebecca organised a raffle through her business, KMR Candles, and all proceeds went towards the purchase of the mats. Thank you Rebecca! Our yoga club will start on Thursday 23rd May after school and run for 6 weeks.

Mar 212017
 

On Friday 10th March Strachur Primary participated in a football tournament organised by Active Schools, at Strachurmore Pitch. Primary 4 and 5 pupils took part from 10am until 2pm and played really well. All the small schools from the Cowal area were invited and Strachur came second, Tighnabruaich Primary won the tournament.

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Mar 092017
 

On Friday 24th February we had a very special visitor at Strachur Primary School – the mascot for the Beatson Hospital in Glasgow, Bella Beatson. The children were very excited and some came to school dressed in black and yellow to match Bella! Bella’s escort, Amy, told the children about the work the Beatson does and how people with cancer can be looked after there. We put our donations in Bella’s collection can and raised £121.30 for the charity.

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Mar 092017
 

On Friday 3rd of March Strachur Primary School celebrated World Book Day. The children (and staff!) dressed up as characters from books and everyone brought in their favourite book to share with their class. In the afternoon we paired up and read to one another. We had fun talking about books and reading new ones. All children received a voucher for a free WBD book or £1 off a book of their choice. What a fun day!

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Mar 092017
 

Last week we were very excited to receive a bronze award from Sports Scotland for our physical activity both during class and outwith class time. The award was presented to our oldest pupil, Tara, and youngest pupil, Leonie, by Councillor Alex McNaughton. Also pictured is Active School Co-ordinator for Cowal, Ruairidh McGregor.

Next year we are hoping for silver!

Thank you Sports Scotland 🙂

Feb 032017
 

strachur-burns-supper-1-jan-2017We had a braw day on Wednesday 25th January celebrating Robert Burns. We enjoyed poetry, music, dancing and singing. Primary 1-4 had learned the Selkirk Grace. The haggis was piped in by Kirsty, Sophie and Anna. Cameron, Isaac, Finlay and Dylan addressed the haggis and our lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties was delicious!

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Jan 102017
 

strachur-christmas-week-8-2016The last week of term was a very busy one with our Christmas concert and Christmas party. The concert was compered by ‘Jack and Victor’ and included singing, instruments and plenty of festive frolics! All pupils helped bake mince pies for our visitors.

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Jan 102017
 

strachur-nativity-6-2016We are very proud of our children who took part in the nativity plays in December. We had a Pre-5 nativity and a P1-4 nativity this year. Everyone was very excited and the singing was brilliant. Some children had lines to say and they did very well. The narrators kept the story moving along and everyone enjoyed wearing their costumes and using their props. Thank you to Reverend McCulloch for having us at the church and to Sheena Dowse for filming.

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Dec 012016
 

strachur-chess-club-1-nov-2016We were very excited to welcome Elspeth and Tony from the Rotary in Dunoon into Strachur Primary for our very first Chess Lunch Club. It was open to Primary 6 and 7 pupils, although some younger children did choose to watch! We had some children who had played before and some beginners, so thank goodness we had Elspeth and Tony to teach them the game. Chess Lunch Club will continue every Wednesday.

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Dec 012016
 

strachur-young-leaders-2016Primary 6 pupils were trained as ‘Young Leaders’ on Wednesday 23rd November. They will be able to organise games for the younger children at playtimes and run a lunchtime activities club too. Well done Primary 6 and thank you Ruairidh at Active Schools for running the training.

Dec 012016
 

strachur-children-in-need-fundraiser-1-2016Strachur fundraises for Children in Need
Strachur Primary and pre-5 have raised £173.42 for Children in Need this year. On Friday 18th November pupils and staff came to school dressed ‘back to front’ and Primary 5 and 6 ran a ‘Bring and Buy’ sale.

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Nov 082016
 

strachur-halloween-4-nov-2016Well we had a ball last week for Hallowe’en at school. Everyone dressed up as you can see from our pictures. Prizes were awarded to Finlay (Ghostbuster), Sophie (clown), Leo (the Joker), Morven (zombie bride), Hamish (a pumpkin) and Alleah (Spidergirl). Staff were dressed up too – even Mr Campbell our chanter tutor!

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Nov 082016
 

strachur-scottish-parliament-1-nov-2016Primary 5/6/7 were delighted to welcome Miss Mairead Mackechnie, Education Officer from the Scottish Parliament, into the class for an afternoon workshop. They have been learning about the topic for the last two weeks and this workshop was very helpful.

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Oct 282016
 

strachur-science-centre-6Strachur Primary pupils (and a few of our pre-5!) were delighted to have visitors from Glasgow Science Centre on Tuesday to teach us about how our bodies use oxygen.

Primary 1-4 participated in a workshop called ‘Go, Oxygen, Go!’ and P5-7 had ‘Get Active’. We found out where oxygen comes from, how it enters our body, how the body transfers it to our blood and it’s journey to our muscles. We took part in lots if fun experiments and learned many interesting facts.
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Oct 102016
 

strachur-tree-topic-1Wow! Primary 1-4 have been learning everything there is to know about TREES! We went a big walk into the forest to collect conkers recently. We also made collages in the playground with various other interesting things we found, for example pine cones and strange shaped twigs!

We made crowns decorated with different shaped leave and petals from wild flowers. Our teacher, Mrs Leyland, told us what trees the leaves had come from.
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Oct 102016
 

strachur-pre5-pets-1We have had a very exciting few weeks learning about pets – all the different animals you can keep as pets and how to look after them! We had a few visitors – some ducklings, a guinea pig, a puppy, a cat and a rabbit. Thank you to all the adults who brought in their animals for us to learn about.

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