Aspiring farmers at Toward Primary have recently been helping one of the local farmers scan his sheep to discover whether or not the sheep are in lamb and, if so, how many lambs they are going to have. They really enjoyed the experience and gained an insight into why farmers need to feed certain sheep at this time of year and why some get fed more than others according to how many lambs they are going to have. Continue reading Scanning article
Tighnabruaich, Toward and Strachur Primary schools had an amazing day at Strachur Memorial Hall taking part in a Crofting Connections day.
There were various activities such as felting, quilting and willow and paper weaving. We enjoyed tasting fish and sea food and learning about the salmon’s life-cycle. We found out how to ‘waulk’ the cloth, card wool, use drop spindles, weave, and learned lots of sheep and wool facts. Continue reading crofting connections Strachur
On Thursday 31st May 2012 Toward Primary School, Fiona MacLean (PE Teacher) and Lindsay Mitchell (Active Schools) hosted an Orienteering Event at Castle Toward. This annual event gives P7 pupils from throughout Cowal the opportunity to participate in a challenging and energetic event where they have to use the skills they have been taught by reading maps, using compasses and getting lots of exercise. The winners this year were 1st Sandbank Primary, 2nd Sandbank GMU and 3rd Dunoon Primary. Continue reading Orienteering event at Castle Toward