Well done to all the South Kintyre football teams that played in this year’s Baldy Cup on a rainy evening last week. Castlehill ‘A’ Team (picture with Castlehill ‘B’) came out winners of the Cup in a very close and entertaining competition.
The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry team, in partnership with Education Scotland, is offering Scottish schools an exciting opportunity to take part in a nationwide competition to plan, design and stitch your own diaspora story. The finished panels will be exhibited beside the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry in 2017. This exciting competition is open to both primary and secondary schools, and is designed to help pupils explore their community’s global links as well as their own creativity.
Dunoon Primary School Primary 5/4 invited their family and friends into their classroom last Wednesday to allow them to see all of the hard work they had put in to their ‘Where’s Wally?’ topic. There were many Wally Watchers to be seen around the class, with a variety of disguises on show. The class had studied different continents and selected a country from within each continent to look at in more depth. From their findings, they produced a travel brochure which highlighted what they felt were the features that would encourage someone to visit the country of their choice.
On Monday 23rd May, Colgrain Pre-5 Unit boys and girls had a very exciting adventure to Helensburgh Fire Station. We have been learning about our local environment and the special roles that people play in it. We were taken on a tour of the Fire Station and got to see the sleeping quarters, the kitchen,the pole,the fire engines and we all got a shot of the hose! Mr Mussett also showed us the medical equipment that the firefighters use. When the morning boys and girls were there we got to see a real emergency call out – it was very exciting! Thank you to all the parents who accompanied us on our trip, and an especially big thank you to Mr Mussett for organising our visit!
Are you bored on Saturday? Well, there’s a market on at Glassary Primary, selling lots of great things like fragrances, sweets, tattoos and ice creams. There’s a bike wash, toys and more. Plus there’s a Fun Day, with burgers, face paints, a bottle stall, cakes, coffees and teas and a slow bike race!
Last Wednesday evening the children of Furnace and Minard primaries put on an art exhibition for parents and the community in Furnace Primary. It was well attended and bidding was fierce during the silent auction!
There was a variety of work on display but all were particularly proud of the watercolour landscapes they had worked on with Mrs Cindy MacDonald. These were also turned into cards and prints were available.
The pupils of Sandbank Primary School and the Early Learning and Childcare Unit are very aware of how lucky they are to have access to a safe and stable school environment where they can learn and have fun together with their friends. They, along with their teachers, know that this is unfortunately not the case for all children around the world and the school regularly has participated in the “Send My Friend to School Project”
On Thursday 28th April, we hosted a Gaelic Open Afternoon to share our learning with our families and friends! Each class’s IDL had a Gaelic theme – whether it was historical or cultural!
Gaelic songs were sung, Gaelic stories were told. Lots of lovely art work illustrated the stories children had been learning about! The Gaelic tradition of the belief in the fairy world was explored – there was even a glittery fairy garden in the grounds of BPS! Many children are going home to create their own.
Angela from the British Heart foundation was in our school today to train our Primary 7s in the Heartstart Emergency Life Support Programme. They learned how to perform CPR and other emergency life saving skills. Mrs Wilson was Angela’s assistant for demonstrating the recovery position, thank you Mrs Wilson!
5 pupils competed in the OLI Interschools orienteering Championships at Ganavan on Friday 6th May.
A wonderful team effort resulted in the children winning the trophy for teams from smaller schools in the closely fought competition.
Also well done on two outstanding individual performances Gold Medal winner – boys P7 Gold Medal winner – boys P6
Strone Primary School pupils were delighted to work alongside Blairmore Village Trust to create 30 miniature gardens of wild flowers. The children worked really hard, asked many questions, and took great pleasure in planting up the miniature gardens. The wild flower seeds were supplied by “Your Scotland”; Morrison’s supplied us with their surplus polystyrene fish boxes which we recycled for planting; BVT supplied the compost and the children did the rest.
Pupils from Argyll and Bute’s Cardross Primary School had a ‘magical’ start to their week when they had a visit from Allan’s Road Safety Magic Show.
The innovative show uses magic tricks to highlight key road safety themes including safe places to cross, the importance of wearing bright clothing and keeping away from parked cars.