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Social media for Rothesay

We had a morning session all about social media, looking at how we could share our work using social media and what we could do to stay safe online.

Our tweet about learning about social media was sent all around the world, even in a few hours!

We all worked in groups and sent our first tweets about our project work, writing them in Word then counting the characters to make sure they were not more than 140 and adding hashtags like ‘#golf’ to describe our tweet; we sent them out from the school Twitter account

We also made some videos and audioboos about using social media, to show what we had learned in our groups.

Rothesay Filmmakers!!

We had a great day filming and editing content for the Digital Commonwealth Blog! If you want to learn more about Rothesay Primary School and our Rothesay Campus, check out our films!!

A huge thanks to all the pupils of Rothesay Secondary that helped out and let us interview them about the school!!

Today we had the chance to interview Iain MacDonald about his hobby Shinty

Today we had the chance to interview Iain MacDonald about his hobby Shinty, our favourite bit was when he told a story about how he got three stitches on his head! He plays for Kyles Athletic, he did play as captain for Bute Shinty Club first team. He also played for Scotland, we loved asking him questions and hearing his answers. He had lots of interesting answers! It was great opportunity for us Primary sevens. He is a brilliant Shinty player and a very interesting man to talk to.
Erin, Scott, Andrew, Skye and Ewan.

Learning about sailing from Mrs Soane

Today we got a chance to interview Mrs Soane about her hobby, sailing. It was very interesting and we learned a lot about her hobby. We asked her six questions about sailing. Our favourite bit was when she told us about the place where she goes to sail. Duncan especially liked the bit when she told us about how we could sign up to the centre. The interview was three minutes long and we all enjoyed everything Mrs Soane told us. We all think sailing would be a good sport and there is a lot more to learn about it. Click here to hear what Mrs Soane has told us, it may get you interested and want to try sailing yourself….
Felicity, Duncan, Rhian, Ross and Craig.

Learning about Lawn Bowls

Today we interviewed Mr McMurchie. His favourite hobby is Lawn bowls. Please click on the link to see what he has what to say about lawn bowls. Mr McMurchie told us some interesting points about lawn bowls. It was very interesting to listen to. Please ENJOY the audio because it was our very first time, it was fun to be a reporter for our new blog. Please GO on to our blog and look how we got on with Mr McMurchie.
Paige, Sarah, Sophie B, Jack and Joe

Today we interviewed Margaret-Anne Speirs!

We talked to her about her highland dancing career and her achievements were very impressive. The interview turned out to be very interesting. We learned loads of interesting facts about highland dancing and all the memories that Margaret-Anne had gone through! She said she loved taking the school pupils and especially to see some of her dancing students looking smart in their uniform in class! She is 41 years old and she is leaping and jumping around just to help her dancing students to prepare for dancing championships and exams! Our group are extremely grateful for her coming in and taking time off her work to see us!

Josh, Campbell, Katie, Heather and Alana.

Audio Interview with Jane Gillies about her golfing passion

We just had a chance to interview Jane Gillies about her golfing passion. We asked her questions about golfing.  She was very interested to hear our questions even though she’s not been playing for long. She was really interesting and answered expertly.  Though she has only been playing for a little while now she’s still trying her hardest. She loves the sport now and she’s trying to get her handicap down from 24 this year. We really enjoyed talking to Jane she was a lot of fun we hope we get the chance to talk to her again, I hope you will listen to our link.

Jonah, Amy, Thomas, Amy and Hayley

Audio interview with Dundee’s Jim McAlister

We interviewed Jim McAlister today he answered all of our questions with very interesting answers. The boys were very happy to interview a professional footballer and talk to him YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We wish we got his signature. We hope that he will come back to our school. He is coming back up to the school to play football with the boys and do P.E and play the children vs. staff match. He was a very interesting person to interview and he was very polite. He seemed very interested in our questions and very confident about what he was saying.

Sophie M, Chloe, Ronan, Ashley and Ryan.

P7 exploring people, place, culture and exchange

Highland dancing

My favourite hobby is highland dancing because we go away to competitions and we have a great time! I have won 68 medals going away to competitions and I have loads of fun. The longest I have ever travelled is about 7 hours to Oban! I would never quit highland dancing because I love it! My dance teacher is really nice and amazing at dancing and she danced at competitions and she won the overall!


My name is Josh Cowan and my favourite hobby is shinty my dad and his dad played shinty and I’ve been playing since I was three years old so I’ve been playing for eight years. I play in tournaments for under primary seven team and for under fourteens all over Scotland including Bute.

Zlatan Ibrahimovich

My name is Campbell and I want to tell you about my favourite footballer Zlatan ibrahimovich he plays for the best team in France Paris-saint German he plays for the Swedish national squad he scored from 40 yards out and that was my favourite goal ever.


My name is Katie and I want to tell you about Cyprus. It is a lovely country and has a really nice Culture. I like that is warm and the people are lovely. I have a friend called Gulrem and her mum and dad own a restaurant and I get to work there when I visit. It has a lot of different interesting places to go and has lovely beaches.


Hi my name is Alana and I would like to tell you about gifts and how they can be exchanged between people and countries. When you think of gifts you probably think of chocolate or flowers but gifts can be much more because you can give the gift of a shinty stick to someone who is just learning or you could give a language book to learn a different language. Gifts are nice if you happen to like them and if you don’t then that’s too bad. Thank you for reading this goodbye.

Rothesay school and Rothesay Ferry



At school in Scotland our classes are very modern.
All the children wear a school uniform, the school uniform colours are Grey, navy blue, yellow and red. Not a lot of people wear it!
Our school’s head teacher is called MRS, Kirsteen Macdonald, Mrs Macdonald is the best head teacher ever, in my opinion.


Rothesay ferries are very use full in there on way. They are called Caledonian Mcbryne it has big windows and a shop. That has food, drink and local newspapers too!!!
It has 4 floors, a car deck , a lounge the out side deck, captain’s room. There is two bouts that run. All day to 8:30pm. You get on at a lovely station you can some times see porpoises and it the time is takes from Bute to Wemyss bay is about 30 minutes.