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Community Cafe – 27th January

We would like to invite you to our upcoming Community Cafe…..

The cafe will be Scottish Themed, we will be serving shortbread and the children will demonstrate the Scottish Dancing they have been learning in PE!

Monday 27th January 2-3pm – Save the Date!

 

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Spreading Christmas Cheer!

Here are a few events that we have taken part in over the last couple of weeks

Written by Lucy and Callum

Christmas Play

On Monday the 9th of December 2019 Lochdonhead Primary School performed The Nativity.

When it was time to perform the hall was filled with people, all of the seats were filled.

It was really hard to do as there was only seven of us, some of us had to do costume changes in the middle. The people and characters in the play were…

Lucy- Narrator / Shepherd

Callum –Narrator / Soldier / Innkeeper

Leo-King Herod / Joseph

Mya –Angel /King

Lucy-King

Hannah- Angel / King

Isla- Mary

At the beginning everyone was very scared but when we had finished we all really enjoyed it. Everyone was very good because when we made a mistake we carried on anyway and everyone helped remind people of their lines.

We really enjoyed performing the Christmas play and hope you enjoyed it too.

Mull Musical Minds

On Thursday the 12th of December 2019 Lochdonhead and Ulva primary school had a joint day together.

When it was lunch time we had Christmas dinner, Miss Helen cooked it for us, we all had eco-friendly Christmas crackers. The lunch was really good.

When we had eaten our lunch and had our break we went to sing to Mull Musical Minds.

When we got there we sang Christmas songs and songs from our Christmas play. At the end we all were singing Jingle Bells and when we had finished the song Santa came into the room. He had a big sack filled with lots of presents. He gave everyone from Mull Musical Minds a Christmas present and he gave us all chocolate Santa’s, we sang Jingle Bells and he left. We all had a really fun time.

Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 13th December was Christmas Jumpe Day – we all wore our jumpers!

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Decorating the Community Christmas Tree

We all made our own christmas tree decorations and took them down to Craignure to share with the community on their tree.

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Christmas party

On Tuesday 17th of December 2019 Lochdonhead Primary organised a Christmas party. We invited parents and toddlers. We played a game before everyone got here. When they got here, the toddlers joined in and we all had fun. Then we heard bells, we got told to go down stairs and we all sang Jingle Bells and SANTA came in! He sat down and gave us presents! We all enjoyed it! After that we sang Jingle Bells again and he left. Then we all had food and played more games, before the day  ended.

 

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Our Christmas Community Cafe

Report written by Callum and Lucy

On Friday the 22nd of November 2019 we had a Christmas Community Cafe. In preparation for the cafe we made lots of crafts to sell. We had tags, gift boxes, Christmas  cards and hanging decorations.

On the day we had stalls for people to take part in to guess the name of the teddy, find gin and whisky in Lochdon Bay and buy tickets for hampers and raffle.

There was lots of tea and cake for everyone, the community really enjoyed themselves.

We would like to say thank you to everyone for their kind donations and generosity with our sales we managed to raise £245.75 for our school funds.

UN Conventions on the Rights of a Child

Article 12 (respect for the views of the child)

Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

Article 13 (freedom of expression)

Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of informations as long as it is within the law.

(We were given choices for our roles and ideas about the cafe)

Article 15 (freedom of association)

Every child has the right to meet other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

(We get to meet a wide range of new people in a safe environment)

Article 29 (goals of education)

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

(We learnt a new range of skills through organising the cafe and being able to create all the crafts.)

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CHRISTMAS SHOW!

We would like to invite you to our Christmas Show!

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Children In Need

On Friday we all dressed down for school to raise money for Children in Need!

We are pleased to say we reaised a whopping £29.70!!

Well done to all the children for taking part and recognising the help they are contributing to for those less fortunate.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 2 (non-discrimination)

The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

Article 6 (Life, Survival and development)

Every child has the right to life. Governments must do all they can to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.

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COMMUNITY CAFE – 22ND NOVEMBER

You are invited to our christmas craft community cafe – Friday 22nd November 2-3pm

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Halloween

We had a very spooky afternoon on Thursday 31st with the opportunity to dress up and play some games!

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Book Week Author Visit

P5-7 pupils had the fantastic opportunity of visiting Salen Primary School to meet author of Guardians of the Wild Unicorns, Lindsay Littleson.

Lindsay chatted to all the children about her career as an author and how she learnt to ‘just get on with it’ and to stop waiting for opportunities to arise.

Her talk was very enthusiastic and prompted plenty of questions. The children from Lochdonhead then had the chance to meet Lindsay personally and ask for their book to be signed.

 

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‘Save a Life’ Community Cafe

On Friday 25th October, we held a community cafe to showcase the new local defibrillator. In conjunction with this, the children invited Gerry Ralston and the local Fire Service to help them leanr CPR skills.

Gerry and Jen Swift visited earlier in the week to teach the children…

 

The children learnt the process of what to do in an emergency through the acronym DRSABC –

Look for Danger

Check for Response from the casualty

Shout for help and dial 999 or 111

Check the Airways

Check for Breathing

Carry out CPR – 30 compressions, 2 breaths, Repeat

The children learnt the basics of CPR and the process of how a defibrillator works, managing to create scenarios to show the guests at our Community Cafe…

We were also lucky enough to invite the Coastguard Crew and Craignure Fire Service to the Cafe who brought along their service vehicles and equipment for the children and guests to explore…

We were really pleased with the amount of people who came to visit, donated money and learn some new skills! The children were proud to count out the money which came to a grand total of £120, just from donations. We look forward to holding a similar Community Cafe in the future focussing on basic first aid.

We would all like to say thank you to all the parents who helped with baking, The Coastguard Crew for taking time out of their day to come and visit us, Gerry and Craignure Fire Crew for teaching us vital skills and lending their time to be at the cafe and also all of our guests who came to share the afternoon with us!

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 24 (Health and Health Services)

Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and education on health and wellbeing so that children can stay healthy.

Article 28 (right to education)

Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture)

Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

 

 

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Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal

This year the children have been very generous with donating unwanted and new items to the shoe box appeal.

With only 10 children, we managed to donate a whole 7 boxes!

The children learnt the importance of donating items that they may no longer want or need and were compassionate to the reasons why the Shoe Box Appeal exists, uncerstanding that every child and adult has the right to be thought about.

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 2 (non-discrimination)

The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

Article 6 (Life, Survival and development)

Every child has the right to life. Governments must do all they can to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.

 

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