Apr 302015
 

Grace_Carroll1_S3Join the Youth Arts Explosion in Argyll & Bute!
Are you aged 14 – 25? Are you from Argyll & Bute? Do you believe the arts are important? Have they shaped your life? Will they shape your future? Then join us for the Argyll Youth Arts Hub launch weekend. We’re bringing young people from across Argyll & Bute together to shout about why the arts are important and why there should be more creative opportunities for young people in this area. WHEN: Friday 5th – Sunday 7th June WHERE: Oban COST: Completely free! Continue reading »

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Clachan and Skipness Generation ScienceGeneration Science(an amazing science group)came to teach the interesting art of science!! First fuel hunters, the constructive pair of oil-mazing enginers as well as the robo-tastic Lego-mindstorms. The pupils had a range of tricky challenges having to use their brains and robots to complete them. The children were no doubt all loving the robot disco! All robots on the dance floor!!!Here are amazing comments from two of the pupils that took part:

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May 012015
 

DPS Daffodil Tea 1st May 2015 2Dunoon Primary School hosted their Annual Daffodil Tea on Tuesday 28th April. The Choir sang a selection of their favourite songs. The afternoon show was well attended by Senior Citizens from our local Community and the children presented a well rehearsed selection of songs e.g. Skyscraper Wean, Under the Sea and Colours of the Wind. The varied song choices and actions to the songs gave the delighted audience ‘the wow factor’.

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Apr 302015
 

Glassary PS Tesco farm to fork 3P1-3 had a great time visiting Tesco in Oban as part of their Food and Farming topic. They began in the bakery and helped to make bread and see all the stages that bread goes through before it appears on the store shelves. Watching fresh pancakes be made and then eating them whilst still warm was a highlight of the visit! Another favourite activity was tasting and comparing cheeses made from cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk on the cheese counter.

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Apr 272015
 

St Andrew's dragon at mountstuartPupils at St Andrew’s Primary have been helping to pilot digital art projects using paint.net. They have been improving their creative technology skills to search, store, manilpulate images and tell stories. St George’s Day on Thursday inspired a dragon invasion across Bute for P4/5. This dragon was spotted by Erin, of Mrs Spencer’s P4/5 class, on the lawn at Mount Stuart another was seen by Emma attacking an ogre at the Winter Gardens!

Apr 272015
 

Toward and Innellan Sky Academy 1Sky Academy Skills Studio
On Wednesday 22nd April 2015 Toward and Innellan Primary schools went to Sky Academy Skill Studio in Livingston to make a news report on Natural Disasters. We got to use green screens, professional cameras (worth £60,000) and wear costumes. There were four studios each working together to make a news report. There were eight roles in each studio – Producer, Director, Scriptwriter, Camera operator, Reporter, Eyewitness, Expert and Editor.
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Apr 272015
 

Minard PS Carla 2Calling all 9 year old children in Argyll!! Would you like to have a friend from another country? Lesley Goodwin,principal teacher at Minard Primary started writing to her friend Carla Perkins when she was 12 years old and this friendship has continued by snail mail, phone calls,texting and currently Facebook. On April 3rd 2015 Lesley travelled to Columbia, Kentucky, USA to finally meet up with her friend and her family.

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Apr 242015
 

Ardrishaig PS BarrowbandDid you know broccoli comes from Italy? Or that carrots came from Afghanistan? Primary 1-4 pupils in the Mid Argyll area learned these and many other interesting facts about fruit and vegetables thanks to The BarrowBand. The BarrowBand’s goal is to ‘inspire a new generation of people (especially children) to love, understand and demand fruit and vegetables as part of their diet and lives.

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Apr 242015
 

Rosneath Crosss Country 1Rosneath Primary took part in the above event with other Helensburgh & Lomond Primary Schools on Thursday 23rd April. What a glorious morning! Ideal weather, ideal terrain under foot, lots of enthusiastic Runners.
All personal goals achieved and the Finish Line crossed!
Many thanks to Margery Taylor (Lomond) and Martin Caldwell for superb organisation and to Lomond for their hospitality.

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Apr 242015
 

Kilcreggan gym 1Children at Kilcreggan Primary School have been working hard to respect each other. The Eco-committee presented a respectful assembly to encourage everyone to treat others as they like to be treated. They reminded us to say and do polite things and tell someone about our worries! They read ‘The Big Bag of Worries’, reminded everyone about the ‘Buddy Stop’ and encouraged everyone to try and earn a ‘Respectme’ badge.

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Apr 242015
 

DPS Glow in the Dark Science 2Dunoon Primary Celebrate the International Year of Light The reallysmallscience group, from Strathclyde University, helped pupils at Dunoon Primary to celebrate the International Year of Light 2015.
Classes took part in ‘nanoglow’ fluorescent workshops to learn why light is so important and discover natural and everyday items that glow. Pupils then used invisible ink pens to write secret messages and produce their very own glowing artwork.
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Apr 222015
 

Bowmore 4th Green FlagBowmore Primary have done it again! By hard work and dedication, we have earned our fourth Green Flag as an eco-school! Not only do we maintain our eco way of life by litter-picking, saving energy, composting peelings and running a healthy tuck, we have made time to improve our school grounds. Our raised beds and rockery are now well established and used to their full potential.

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Apr 222015
 

Rosneath Cross Country 1On Saturday 18th April in the grounds of Kirkcaldy High School, Fife, Team Rosneath joined 1,000 other P6 and P7 pupils for the 28th Annual Cross Country Championships. What a hard course, what a challenge but our athletes ALL crossed that all important Finish Line!

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Apr 222015
 

St Muns STEMPupils of Primary 7 at St. Mun’s returned to school after the Easter break to some very exciting news.
Having completed and sent off their designs for the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award for STEM 2014/15 where they had been challenged to interpret the question “If you were an engineer in Scotland – what would you do?” the children were delighted to hear back from the organisers of the competition.
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Apr 222015
 

St Muns Murrin successSci-Ku Success For Murrin
The Edinburgh International Science Festival is an educational charity, which aims to encourage people to discover the wonder of the world around them. The Reading Experiment, run in conjunction with the annual festival, aims to unite the worlds of science and words by encouraging children to delve into science writing.

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Apr 212015
 

Port Ellen tuscania loganBoth Kilniver and Port Ellen Primary School are through to the voting stage of the Scottish Legion story writing and photo competition. Schools who entered this competition investigated how the outbreak of World War One impacted on the families in their local communities and the effect that it had on the day-to-day lives around them. Ten children from the winning school will receive a unique VIP experience at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

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Apr 202015
 

St Joes Young Writers 1St. Joseph’s recently had a visit from Adam Muggoch and Jack Rudram of Helensburgh Rotary Club who came along to school to present prizes in the local Young Writer’s Competition. Lucy and Nelle had taken first and second place respectively in their category by writing a piece on the topic ‘ Light up the Community’. Nelle wrote a piece around family inspiring you and Lucy’s piece described how the Helensburgh foodbank brought light into the life of the community.

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Apr 082015
 

Health Day Salen PS2Primary 6 pupils from Salen, Lochdonhead and Ulva Primary schools treated all staff and pupils to a lunch of locally produced food as the highlight of Health Day where the theme was Healthy Eating. They took over the school kitchen for the morning and, under the guidance of sous chef Michael Shannon from the Western Isles Hotel, assisted by Iona, and Eilidh and Debbie from the school kitchen, they prepared and served a feast of wonderful Mull produce which had been kindly donated by local producers.
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