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Primary 1 and 2’s Health Day

In our class we work hard at keeping healthy. So we were delighted to take part in the primary Health Day.

We prepared a selection of fruit and then chose pieces to create our very own Fruit Kebab. Everyone enjoyed the Bhangra dancing in the hall and we had great fun trying new moves.

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Tobermory High School & Primary School Celebrate 2nd Green Flag

Tobermory High School 3-18 Learning Community are celebrating being awarded their second Eco Schools Green flag. The eco committee worked hard over the last 2 years to minimise waste, improve the school grounds and keep on top of litter across the campus. The Eco Schools assessor was impressed with the collaborative approach the school has adopted to tackling eco topics, working in conjunction with the Forestry Commission, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust and the Mull and Iona community Trust.

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Tobermory High School Fundraising Breakfast for Typhoon Haiyan

Moved by the images of Typhoon Haiyan, pupils and staff at Tobermory High School swung into action to organise a fundraising breakfast. Our event on Wednesday raised over £600 for the Disasters Emergency Committee Philippines appeal. Pupils from P1- S6 got together in the canteen to share bacon rolls, and the canteen made a cauldron of delicious porridge. The Traditional Music group provided a rousing accompaniment to the event, and there were games to take part in.

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Primary 2/3 at the Mull Mod

Primary 2/3 had great fun performing at the Mod. They sang ‘The Farmer’s in His Den,’ and were lucky enough to gain 2nd place!
The judges’ comments were great, and very positive- ‘faultless Gaelic;’ ‘excellent musical performance;’ ‘each word clear;’ ‘lovely confident singing;’ ‘beautifully in tune.’ Continue reading Tobermory Primary School

Tobermory P6/7, Renewable energies on Mull

Mr Finch from Mull and Iona Community Trust came to our class on 17th September to talk to us renewable energies on Mull and show us the Nissan Leaf.

Firstly Mr Finch judged our ‘car of the future’ competition. We had lots of ideas like solar powered, wind powered, hydro powered and biothermal cars. The winner was Finn’s Cow Pat Car. Mr Finch liked the idea of using the methane in cow pats to power a car and thought it would put cow pats to good use.

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Tobermory High – Comic Relief

From the youngest primary children to the oldest S6 and most of the staff everyone joined in the fun of Red Nose Day. Crazy hair and pyjamas were the themes and most people rose to the challenge so there were some interesting sights in Assembly. In primary they baked cakes and had an impromptu dance contest whilst in secondary most junior pupils had bought senior genies for the day who carried bags, helped with work and in some classes lead a bit of karaoke.

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Tobermory parents make Bramble Wood

Recently, the parents of P1/2 came to class to view The Land of Me DVD. They made suggestions and gave good ideas on activities the children could do as part of the topic. The following week parents joined us to help create Bramble Wood, which is one of the lands in The Land of Me.

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Polar Lands…..

Tobermory P1/2 have recently been on a polar adventure. With the help of their parents, they collected over 200 milk bottles to create their very own igloo. The children have also enjoyed being polar explorers. At base camp Antarctica they prepare food for themselves and their huskies, battle with hungry polar bears and venture outdoors to the mystical Ice Palace. The children also enjoyed enacting the true story of Balto-the hero husky with Alasdair McCrone -artistic director of Mull Theatre.

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Casualty Care with Tobermory Lifeboat Crew

P3/4 visit to the lifeboat station was in conjunction with our topic on the human body and we had an excellent demonstration on casualty care. We were shown the types of equipment they use including bandages and splints.  We were also shown the importance of keeping a casualty warm and learnt what to do if a diver has the bends.  The highlight for the pupils had to be when Mr Gawthrope was strapped into a Neil Robertson stretcher from head to toe.  This is used to evacuate casualties from small spaces!  Continue reading Casualty Care with Tobermory Lifeboat Crew

Tobermory High – Digging up the Past at the Baliscate Chapel Excavation

Like other schools on Mull, P3-S2 pupils from Tobermory High recently visited the Baliscate archaeological site for an opportunity to talk to the archaeologists, ask questions and see this fascinating find right on our doorstep.

Secondary pupils took part in a simulated dig in class, before they went to understand how an archaeologist works.  The visit links in with the work secondary pupils complete in Social Subjects and RME on Christianity and Columba.

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Young Tobermory Authors

Seeing a gap in the market, Primary 3 & 4, along with their teacher Mrs Carmichael, from Tobermory High School decided to embark on an enterprising interdisciplinary project and write their very own Mull & Iona Activity Book. This was designed for locals as well as visiting children to buy when they come to the Island. The full colour book is very informative and contains lots of fun activities for children to enjoy. It tells the reader many facts about the island they are visiting, including the history and wildlife of Mull as well as key events going on throughout the year. Continue reading Young Tobermory Authors