P4/5 Football Champs!

Our football champs!

Our football champs!

On Thursday 5th November Active Schools in partnership with Strachur Primary School ran a football festival for P4 and P5 pupils from the smaller primary schools within Cowal, at Strachur Park. The event was well attended with teams from Strachur, Strone, Tighnabruaich, Lochgoilhead and Kilmodan Primary Schools. The competition was based on a round robin with all the teams playing each other. The pupils were all very excited as for many this would be their first competitive football playing against other schools.

The players participated with great enthusiasm and many of the games were very close. After all the matches had been completed and the scores added up Strone Primary School finished top of the league closely followed by Lochgoilhead Primary School. The referees for the games were three Sports Leaders from Dunoon Grammar School who did an excellent job. The festival was a great success and there was a really positive atmosphere throughout the whole day and even the rain which was forecast held off until all the games had been completed.

Well done to  Lilly, Mackenzie, Charlie, Blair, Adam and Brooklyn who demonstrated such great sportsmanship and skill throughout the day and came back with a another wonderful trophy to add to our growing collection!

The High Point of Health Week!

IMG_2937Well, we made it!!! The bad weather didn’t stop us. The Primary 4-7’s made it to the top of Strone Hill. The weather was wet, wet, wet, but it certainly didn’t dampen our spirits. Led by mountain expert Mr Trull and Ms Hayward, together with Mrs Kerr and our fabulous parents and friends, June and Emma, we made it in record time. It wasn’t an easy hike, but we all persevered and were rewarded with donuts and hot chocolate at the top! IMG_2943 IMG_2941 IMG_2942 IMG_2944 IMG_2945 IMG_2946 IMG_2947 IMG_2948 IMG_2949 IMG_2950 IMG_2951

Community Bingo!

crowdkasey arwenToday we had lots of visitors in school for our afternoon of entertainment and refreshments. Mrs Roger baked scones for our guests and the children sang and organised Bingo. Duncan played his pipes for us and we all had great fun learning how to play Bingo together! Our callers, Cameron and Duncan soon picked up the ‘lingo’ and had great fun using the electronic Bingo machine. It was a lovely afternoon and we all met new friends.  duncan 2  crowd2callers

Ready Steady Soup Challenge

268 081 079Our Health Week got off to a great start this year! We all took part in a “Ready, Steady, Soup Challenge” yesterday. We split into Houses and worked together to research and make a soup from ingredients that we had been donated. Our local community group, Glenfinart Walled Garden donated lots of fresh vegetables. Our local supermarkets, Morrisons and the Co-op also donated ingredients. We then worked together to prepare and cook the soups and we worked on advertising and marketing posters and feedback forms which we presented to our guests before they came for a Community Lunch at the school. Our two soups were Carrot and Coriander and Spicy Bean Soup. Everybody voted for their favourite soup at the end of lunch. The Spicy Bean Soup won by just a few points. Our guests were wonderful and very appreciative of all our hard work. We all had a “Souper” day!

Our Visit to Glenfinart Walled Garden



On Friday we went to visit Glenfinart Walled Garden, a community group with whom we have been working as part of our work on Food for Thought. We talked to their gardener Franzisca who let us try lots of the fruit and vegetables that were growing there. We had great fun tasting kale, lettuce, sugar snap peas and golden raspberries to name but a few, but the best bit was tasting the beetroot. We had lots of fun using it as make-up!! She gave us a big crate of produce to use at our ‘Ready, Steady, Soup Challenge”. 120

Strone Primary Make Food Donation

Strone-PS-Food-bank-150x150To celebrate Harvest time, our P5-7 class organised a Harvest Assembly for the school. Parents were invited to come along and bring a donation of food, which the children decided to donate to the Cowal Food Bank. The children had a fantastic response to this request, and last week Ms Maclean, Mrs Brayshaw, and four of our pupils visited the Cowal Food Bank on Kirk Street, to deliver our donations to staff member Jim Elsby.
We would like to thank our Parents for their kind generosity in enabling the children to help the local community.

Strone Primary win Cowal Rugby Festival

Strone with their winning shield

Strone with their winning shield

The 2015 Rugby Festival for the Cowal primary schools was held on Thursday 3rd September at Dunoon Grammar School in glorious sunshine. The festival was extremely well attended with over 100 pupils taking part. All the schools had received a block of rugby coaching in the previous year through the partnership between Active Schools, the Rugby Development Officer Brendan McGroarty and Cowal Rugby Club. On the day a number of S6 students did an excellent job by helping to referee the games and coach the young players.

The games were extremely competitive with many of the results being very close. At the end of the festival a number of teams were equal on points however when the number of tries scored by each of these teams were added up, Strone Primary School came out as the winners. St Mun’s Primary School were in second place closely followed by Sandbank Primary School in third place. The festival was a great success and hopefully some of the players will look at taking up the offer of training with Cowal Rugby Club. Many thanks go out to all those people who helped to make the day such an enjoyable one for the young people.

Food for Thought in Action!

Visiting Blacks the Bakers

Visiting Blacks the Bakers

As part of our Food for Thought IDL, Strone pupils took to the streets of Dunoon on Friday to ask local businesses about how much of their produce is locally sourced. All businesses involved were very supportive and provided lots of information for the pupils to work on. We found out that lots of our shops stock local produce and some even buy from each other! We will use all the information we have gathered to produce information about where our food comes from.

Strone Movie Making

Before the holidays the whole school worked together to make movies as part of our literacy work, linked to the P1-4’s Fairyland Project. We’ve hopefully created a link for you to watch some of them!

Welcome back!

Lewis, Ryan and Connor. Happy at their work!

Lewis, Ryan and Connor. Happy at their work!

Another academic year has just begun here at Strone. Our children have all returned enthusiastically and are ready for exciting new learning opportunities to begin! We’d like to welcome our three new Primary One pupils, Connor, Lewis and Ryan and our new P4 Alex, into the P1-4 class. We’re sure they will settle in really well to their new school.

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