The tables were turned on the Observer today, when the interviewer became the interviewee. Reporter Georgia Love was at Dunoon Primary School to interview head teacher Mrs Stewart, only to be asked to be interviewed herself as part of a school project on news gathering. She was expertly “grilled” by Callum Crofts and the whole thing was filmed by David MacGillivray.
Dalintober PS has been celebrating recent sporting achievements this week. Five pupils travelled to Glasgow to represent the school in the National Schools’ Swimming Championship. Euan finished 22nd overall in the 50m Freestyle with a PB. Astrid, Logan, Sophie and Claudia qualified a very impressive 3rd in their heat, and 13th overall in the 4x50m Freestyle Relay – the youngest team in the finals – also with a PB.
Primary 3/4/5 ran their own pancake café for Shrove Tuesday this week. They sold pancakes with an option of lemon, syrup or butter and charged 20p per pancake! While their customers waited, they could read the fact about Shrove Tuesday on the menus! Well done P3/4/5 and thanks to the cook, Mr Ferguson!
Dalintober PS held a very well-attended ‘Sharing Practice’ event for parents last week. Parents were given the opportunity to look at and interact with resources and materials being used in classes, participate in teacher-led activities and gain an understanding of newer teaching methods such as Reading Challenges, ‘Big Writing’ and Reciprocal Teaching.
Congratulations to five Lochgilphead High School pupils that competed last weekend at the Besson Scottish Solo & Ensemble Championships in Livingston. Jessica Tanner (trumpet), Freya Corner (trumpet), Sioned Phillips (tenor horn), Alistair Cupples (euphonium) and Gavin Johnson (tuba) competed in the Youth class for 21 years and under and were awarded a third place.
Skipness Primary School held a Burns lunch and an afternoon of entertainment on the 25th January.
They had their parents in for lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties. In the afternoon members of the community came to join us. The pupils recited poems and ended the afternoon with singing and dancing. Everyone had a great time.
Dalintober ELCC have recently been going out and about in their local community, participating in physical games and Active Learning opportunities during their Healthy, Happy Me topic. They have been taking part in sensory walks, wet welly walks, discovery days and lots more fun and exciting activities whatever the weather!
At Southend Primary School and ELCC we have been awarded our 3rd green flag! Our Eco Group have been monitoring litter in the playground, improving both playground areas by introducing a pond, wild flower area and grass for outdoor studies. The Pavillion has had recycled bottles put into the windows to reduce the draught. The Wendy House, Pavillion, benches and gardening boxes have all been repainted and we had fun measuring and marking games on the playground.
Strachur Primary and Pre-5 have started a challenge – to walk the 6000 miles to Rio, where this year’s Olympic Games will be held. We have been doing laps of the playground and have figured out that 7 laps is approximately one mile. Last week we managed to walk 250 miles! The children (and staff) enjoy the exercise and we have also been learning about Rio in the classroom.
This year, Primary 7 held their annual Burns’ Supper in the beautiful Marble Hall at Mount Stuart. In honour of such an occasion, a feast of talents were performed from The Selkirk Grace to The Address to the Haggis; with every pupil playing a part in this celebration of Robert Burns. The ‘Bill o’ Fare’ was cooked by our hospitality students and was absolutely delicious! Our guests enjoyed piping, singing and recitals – both from pupils and Mrs Nicol, who was hilarious with her rendition of ‘Tam O’Shanter’.
Ellis Carmichael and Ken Oxland from the Oban Burns Club, joined staff, pupils and children from the Pre 5 Unit at Strath of Appin Primary School to celebrate Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. After a traditional lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties, the guests enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment provided by the children. The children recited poems and sang songs in Scots, including the Shooglie Wooglie!
Parents and invited guests were treated to an amazing afternoon of entertainment and Traditional Scottish Food at Kirn Primary School annual Burns’ Supper. The Primary 7 pupils organised this wonderful event themselves, serving the food, providing the entertainment and leading the ‘Bill O’ Fare’. The delicious Haggis, Neeps and Tatties were prepared by the hard-working kitchen staff and served by our P7 pupils. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this event, even Willie Wastle’s Wife!
The pupils at Innellan Primary School have received a ‘Level 4-Thriving It’s Your Neighbourhood Award’.
The School is continuing to develop an area of waste ground in order to attract as wide a variety of wildlife as possible. Members of the community help the children with growing seeds and planting, and the children get involved in environmental art, making it a fun and productive space.
CAST MUSIC CPD, IT and GARAGEBAND in the classroom.
THURSDAY 28th JANUARY, ROCKFIELD CAMPUS 4-6pm. This course replaces the scheduled Music and Health and wellbeing CPD.
Music is a ‘heard’ art form. We should be using the technology available to us to track progress and develop musical ideas. This session aims to increase your confidence and open the door to the benefits of using technology in a meaningful way to enhance musical learning. We will explore:
On the 16th of December 2015 Dunoon Grammar school Learning support department held its annual Christmas fayre. At the fayre there were lots of different stalls such as tombola, raffle, baking, homemade decoration, wood crafts and Guess the weight of the Christmas cake. For the first time ever there was a Santa’s Grotto and Kirn Primary Nursery children enjoyed meeting Santa and getting a small present.