Loch Fyne Hotel : Thursday 29 October 9.30am -3.30pm
This event is funded by the Youth Music Initiative.
This term, Primary Four reached out into their local community as part of their learning. They wanted to gain a deeper understanding of the importance that local organisations play in providing the needs of their local community. By investigating the traditions behind Harvest, the children decided to contact Helensburgh and Lomond Foodbank to see how they could help the individuals and families in their community who are not able to fully enjoy the Harvest Festival.
The children of Primary 3 at Bowmore Primary School along with their parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles have just enjoyed a very tasty Harvest Lunch.
Tha a’ chlann ann an Clas 3 aig Bun-sgoil Bhogha Mòr agus am pàrantan, seann-phàrantan is eile air Biadh Buain a ghabhail còmhla.
Pupils at Skipness Primary School have been building and programming Legomindstorms robots as part of their Technology IDL. They held a workshop for parents and members of the community where they showed people how to build and programme the robots. They also shared talks and films they had made as well as Comic Strips featuring the robots. A fun afternoon was had by all!
Ten pupils from Kilcreggan primary recently achieved John Muir Discovery awards in recognition of their awareness and responsibility for wild places work. The pupils were all part of an after school club which met weekly last session and undertook various activities in and around the school grounds relating to discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing wild places.
Mid Argyll schools and nurseries came together last week to celebrate their joint transition project , Blue Kangaroo with a very different parents’ night for P1 children. The project provided continuity and progress for children during their transition into P1. The learning started in nursery, with a wide variety of experiences, taking account of the children’s interests and involving parents and grandparents with one grandparent knitting a very special Blue Kangaroo.
Pupils at Southend Primary School have been enjoying learning about World War One. Their fantastic model of the trenches, paintings, letters, personal projects, and memorabilia were on display at the Battle of Loos World War One commemoration day exhibition, in the Victoria Hall, Campbeltown, on Saturday 26th September for all to see.
Please click on the link below to access teaching resources to support the World Gymnastics Championships to be held from the 23rd October in Glasgow.
The pupils at Rothesay Primary were delighted to scoop a number of prizes at their local horticultural show. They entered peas, runner beans, broad beans, lettuce, carrots, grapes, tayberries, tomatoes, courgettes, cooking and eating apples, pears and giant stalks of rhubarb and won 9 first, 3 second and 2 third prizes! To top it off, the school also won the cup for the best salad display and the schools cup, which they received from Jim McColl of the Beechgrove Garden – the man who helped to build our garden!
P5-7 at Southend Primary School organised and held a MacMillan Cancer Support coffee afternoon on Friday 25th of September. Seasonal healthy vegetables, grown and harvested by the children, Christmas cards, and delicious home baking were on sale. A fantastic amount of £513 was raised. A huge thank you to all parents, the local community, and to those who were involved in supporting this worthwhile event.
This year’s elected Pupil Council members held their first meeting of the new school year on Friday. Pupils discussed ideas for promoting healthy eating and decided this would be the first venture they would like to undertake and promote – watch this space…!
Thank you to our new Pupil Council members for committing themselves to their roles with such enthusiasm.
In celebration of ‘School’s Food Day’ and as part of our Health and Wellbeing project, pupils at Dalmally Primary took part in a special clan challenge to design and create their very own healthy pizzas. Led by Miss MacKechnie, the whole school, including the nursery, joined in and enjoyed the opportunity to learn lots of new skills in the process. We even had a special guest judge, Sally Macleod from Glenorchy Lodge Hotel, who showed us how to toss a pizza base and helped our school cook Julie to judge our finished pizzas.
“Parklands School joined in with ‘School Food Day’ on Wednesday 23rd September with staff and pupils munching on apples together. The school met in the hall to receive their apple from Betty our cook. In addition, the Selkie Class chose the menu for the day which included spaghetti carbonara then followed by chocolate cake and custard. What a day!”
The staff and parents of St. Joseph’s in Helensburgh were delighted with the community support given to them last week at their ‘Sponsored Zumba’ event. In a bid to raise the remaining funds for the school’s newly built Trim Trail, the parents and staff ran a fund-raising event with a ‘Health’ theme. However, the event was also open to the community and everyone was delighted with the fantastic support from the ladies of ‘Angela’s Zumba Class’.
On Friday 25th September we took six pupils from the P5-7 class to a Textile Workshop with artist Deirdre Nelson at the Burgh Hall Pop Up Gallery in Dunoon, as part of Craft Scotland’s Meet your Maker campaign. Deirdre showed us round the exhibition of textile art at the gallery, and then we were given the chance get creative, using embroidery techniques to make pictures of the local area.