Jun 012017
 

Kirn Primary’s P3/2 and Mrs Taylor were so pleased to welcome Walter Lee from the charity RNLI to our class as part of our seaside topic. Walter spoke about the work of the RNLI, and how their members are prepared to brave high winds and heavy seas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to save people in trouble! What we didn’t know was that they don’t get any wages, they are volunteers so we decided to raise some money to help. We held a ‘design-your-own-welly’ competition which cost 50p to enter, and had a ‘Wear Your Wellies!’ day with a £1 donation if you did.

We raised £124!! Thank You to everyone who donated to this very worthy cause

Jun 012017
 

The timber for our outdoor classroom has been delivered and so now the hard work begins as Chas, from ArborAntics, starts the building process. We have a marquee set up to keep the rain away as he builds. The wood being used for the structure is Larch, chosen for its durability. A big thank you to Mrs Wynne for helping us to organise our new outdoor classroom, as well as Tesco Bags of Help for making this happen. Exciting times!

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May 252017
 

Pupils at Rhu Primary School are glowing with health after taking part in their first whole school health week.
The children had an active, fun-packed week filled with sport, fitness activities and learning about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. A wide range of visiting health professionals and sports people helped to ensure pupils at every stage in the school had a great experience.

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May 252017
 

Last week the pupils at Innellan Primary School were busy doing lots of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities for our STEM week. Our twenty pupils from P1 – P7 were all involved in lots of hands-on activities. We learnt all about magnets and electromagnets and conducted our own experiments. Pupils also participated in making circuits, and the P3-7 class lead the P1-2’s in a lesson on making lemon cell battery circuits to light up an LED light and a digital clock.

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May 252017
 

Primary Four pupils from St Mun’s Primary, were joined by their friend Danielle Ashworth from Sandbank Primary, when they made their First Holy Communion on Sunday 14th May. The children attended Mass at Our Lady And St Mun’s Church, which was led by Fr Joe Calleja. They took full part in the service by doing the readings and offertory procession, in addition to receiving the Eucharist for the first time.

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May 252017
 

Primary 7s from Tarbert, Clachan and Gigha primaries have been making an early start on transition to secondary this year. Each term since August, pupils have spent a day together in Tarbert Academy, getting to know each other and secondary staff. Starting just before Easter, pupils have been spending every Tuesday at Tarbert, with weekly lessons with Mrs Connor in English, Mr Grace in Maths, Mrs Inglis in French and Mr Sandercock in PE.

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May 252017
 

Far too much fun was being had at Toward Primary. Can you spot what shapes we are making? Can you tell your boat from your shoulder stand or your dancer from your chair?

Thank you to Active Schools who funded training that enabled Mrs Gerrish from Toward Primary to attend. She has put everything she has learnt, into offering an after school yoga club for the pupils of the school.

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May 252017
 

Congratulations to children at Castlehill Primary School in P4, P5, P6 and P7 who were awarded prizes in the Kintyre Writers’ Circle Competition on Friday 12th May at Seafield Hotel. Well done to everyone who took part in this competition for all South Kintyre schools.

May 252017
 

The children at Lochgoilhead Primary School were very lucky to be able welcome a visiting volcanologist to the school last week. Steve Wright shared with us his knowledge, passion and incredible first-hand experiences he has gained from visiting active volcanoes around the world. Volcanic rock and samples of meteorites were passed around as Steve answered excellent questions from the children.

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May 122017
 

The Primary 6/5 pupils from St Muns Primary in Dunoon, recently spent two days visiting the Technical Department in Dunoon Grammar School, making their own guitars. Having been given a basic specification for a guitar, the pupils came up with their own unique designs and with the help of Mr Mollins and some S3 pupils, who acted as team leaders, they constructed the guitar parts from wood and pieced them together.

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May 102017
 

Three accomplishments over the last few weeks for Barcaldine Primary School
Big Pedal
It has been a hat-trick for Barcaldine Primary School children in the Big Pedal race. We came joint first in the UK in the Small Primary Classes 5-day Challenge category, for the third consecutive year. We have taken part in the Big Pedal’s virtual cycle around Britain for several years now and the children are always very enthusiastic about using the Sustran’s cycle path to cycle to school.
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May 082017
 

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.

Apr 272017
 

We managed to raise over £550 for Red Nose Day. We are very proud of our pupils’ efforts. We would like to thank the local community who were very generous as well as the parents who supported many aspects of our fundraising.

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Apr 272017
 

As part of the nursery transition programme, Campbeltown Nursery joined Primary one and two at Castlehill Primary for a “Happy Healthy Me Morning”. They participated in a wide range of activities which included Zumba, golf, healthy eating, fruit tasting and dental care. A fantastic morning was had by all.

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Apr 272017
 

Argyll & Bute may be geographically vast but that doesn’t prevent us from making the most of connections between schools to allow pupils the opportunity to learn co-operatively. On Friday 21st April five P4 pupils from Kirn Primary School in Cowal travelled with their teacher Mr Mair to join the Minard Primary School pupils in some outdoor learning activities in Minard Primary, near Inveraray. The Minard pupils were delighted to welcome pupils from far flung Cowal to share in the outdoor learning opportunities which are on their doorstep.

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