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.
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.
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.
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!
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 🙂
We 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!
We 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.
Pupils from the primary and pre-5 made various items to be sold at the Christmas Fayre at The Creggans on Sunday 27th November. Pupils worked at the stall all day from 11am until 4pm and we raised £104.70 for the school. We were also selling raffle tickets for a fantastic Christmas hamper, containing vouchers worth up to £300! We raised £270.00 from our raffle on Sunday – thanks to the Strachur Parent Partnership Group for organising this. The tickets will be drawn at our Christmas concert on Thursday 22nd of December. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
We 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.
Well 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!
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.
Wow! 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.
Last week pupils took part in a homework project with a difference! They were asked to bake something at home with their parent or carer and bring it into school to be judged by our very own Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood (Mrs Speirs and Mr Moore!)
Pippa was our overall star baker, baking a chocolate cake complete with little pigs on top! Tiffany, Cameron, Lachlan, Kirsty and Jake all won ‘top baker’ their categories.