Grammar school transition week

Campbeltown Grammar School in May 2018.

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P7 pupils moving to Campbeltown Grammar school next term took part in transition week.

Last week’s activities, from Monday to Friday, on a theme of ‘Healthy Me,’ involved pupils from Glenbarr, Gigha, Carradale, Rhunahaorine Drumlemble, Castlehilll and Dalintober primary schools.

The transition programme began three weeks previously when 56 pupils took part in an outdoor education weekend at Ardentinny Centre at Dunoon.

There they took part in canoeing, kayaking, rock hopping, gorge walking, climbing and abseiling.

The main aspect of this weekend, was to mix socially and, as a team, with other pupils who would be part of their class and year group during trannsition week and when they join the Grammar in August.

Last week the pupils followed a traditional timetable for some of the days.

They met members of staff and familiarised themselves with the layout of the new school and the various departments.

On the Tuesday there was an activities day where workshops on drug and alcohol awareness, health awareness, internet safety and various outdoor activities such as rugby, golf, football, hockey and outdoor education took place.

A Grammar school spokesperson said: ‘The pupils participated really enthusiastically in all their workshops and even a bit of rain in the afternoon didn’t put them off!’

During the week there was also a chance to work with Skills Development Scotland and to learn about climate and energy from the Beinn an Tuirc 2 Community Benefit Fund.

At an information evening on Thursday, parents and careers got the chance to view the work the pupils had completed throughout the week in the Grammar and how it related to their primary school curriculum.

Guided tours of the new school took place and pupils met outside agencies and Campbeltown Grammar School (CGS) staff who will work with S1 in August.

The week finished with a ‘graduation ceremony’ for parents and pupils where each P7 was presented with a CGS tie and with their Ardentinny certificates.

The spokesperson added: ‘The pupils participated enthusiastically all week.

‘CGS staff thank them for this enthusiasm and their excellent behaviour which was a real credit to their individual primary schools.

‘See you all again in August.’

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