Feb 112016
 

Bowmore Mad Hatters Tea PartyToday, we had a marvellous Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at lunch time! Some of us dressed up as characters from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and others had some crazy hats on their heads! We were certainly a colourful school. Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee (our kitchen ladies) had proper teapots filled with juice and real cups and saucers for us! We enjoyed being ‘mum’ and pouring out juice for our friends.

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Feb 112016
 

Garelochhead PS Alice 1On Tuesday evening P7/6 at Garelochhead Primary School entertained their families and friends with their rendition of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
The school assembly hall was packed with people of all ages who thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The whole cast and backstage staff worked extremely hard to deliver a fantastic show.

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Feb 112016
 

Dunoon PS InterviewThe 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.

Feb 112016
 

Dalintober Swimming and Badminton success 1Dalintober 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.

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Feb 112016
 

Strachur Pancake Cafe 1Primary 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!

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Feb 102016
 

Darren Tarn argyll brass 1Congratulations 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.

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Feb 052016
 

Dalintober Fit Friday Feb 2016Dalintober 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!

Feb 012016
 

Southend ECO Flag 1 2016At 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.

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Feb 012016
 

Southend Burns Supper 1 2016Southend Primary held a Burns Lunch on Tuesday 26th of January. All children took part, reciting poems, making speeches, playing the chanter, singing and dancing. We all enjoyed the haggis, neeps and tatties with our guests.

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Feb 012016
 

Strachur Walk to Rio 1Strachur 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.

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Feb 012016
 

RPS Burns Tables 2 2016This 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’.

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Jan 282016
 

Strath of Appin Burns Supper 1Ellis 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!

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Jan 272016
 

Kirn Burns Supper 2016Parents 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!

Jan 262016
 

Innellan PS Wildlife checkThe 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.

Jan 252016
 

Jenny cast map 1CAST 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: Continue reading »

Jan 252016
 

Dynamic Youth Awards LussEileen Kay from Argyll & Bute Council’s Youth Services recently came to Luss Primary to present our P7 pupils (Evelyn, Savannah & Logan) with their Dynamic Youth Awards. They received these for all their Eco Work but particularly relating to their work in the garden at Luss.

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