Our Smoothie Enterprise Part 1

A few terms ago we were selling cakes and me and Dylan came up with an idea where we would sell juice using Dylan’s and my juice machines. Unfortunately it never happened as I wasn’t able to to bring mine and Dylan’s stopped working.

But now, a few terms later our topic is Enterprise and the whole school decided to sell juice or smoothies again. At first it was going to be juice we were selling but after a few days it changed into smoothies.

So the first thing we did was write down all the things we needed to do or know to make a good smoothie business in a mindmap and write out all the different jobs. Then we were each were put in our own job group.

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Me (Clyde) and Betsy were put in administration for the beginning and Maggie, Tadghan and Ben were put in advertising. In administration we had to phone different food companies telling them about what we were doing and asking them if we could get any free fruit. We managed to get some fruit from the CO.OP and possibly from Breckenridge.

We also had to phone Stuart (the person who runs the tearoom) to see if we could set up our stall there and we phoned Eddie to see if we could visit and ask him questions about his Bluebell business.

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Meanwhile everyone else was doing advertising, making posters for the sale.

The next day we were all doing a smoothie survey to see if people would like smoothies, to see what type of smoothie they would like and to see how much they would be prepared to pay and how much smoothie they would want.

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We all asked around seeing what people liked and what they disliked. In the end we added up all the answers and decided on what fruit we would use.

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Lots of FABULOUS FINANCE!

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Paleontologists came to Eigg Primary

Paleontologists find fossils.  They dig in the ground and rocks to find left over Dinosaurs.  We had a visit from some paleontologists at Eigg Primary.  They were called Elsa, Paige, Dr Steve, Mark, and Tom. We learned a lot about Dinosaurs.

Most of the time Dinosaurs are just bones but sometimes, very rarely, paleontologists find Dinosaurs skin too.

Dinosaurs lived between 230 and 65 million years ago.  Dinosaurs live on the land.  Plesiosaurs live in the sea. Pterosaurs can fly.  Some of them are very big.  The biggest dinosaur is called Argentinasarus they found it in Argentina.  Microraptor is one the smallest Dinosaurs.

The paleontologists brought fossils with them.  They found fossils here on Eigg and we think they took them back to Edinburgh to give to a museum

Tadghan’s favourite is the Argentinasarus and Velociraptor.

Ben’s favourite is the Ornithomimus and Microraptor.

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Fun Monday for Maggie and Betsy

Today is Monday and we have had a lot of fun at School.

This is Maggie and Betsy’s diary about the the best things of today.

Betsy’s best thing is – play  time  I  love   the  climbing  frame .

Maggie’s best thing today is – we played an amazing game called mushroom tig.  We loved it.

Eigg Primary School Fair

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This is a picture of us all before the fair had started.  We made the banner.DSC01153

This picture is of Maggie and Finn on the cake stall.  Lots of people made cakes.

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Here is a picture of me at my stall.  My stall was an animal game called”What is it?”, the raffle and a game called “How many counters in the jar?”

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In this picture Mrs Hollands is at the plant and making stall.  We sold plants, seeds, cards and tea towels.

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This is Tadhgan and Simon. Tadhgan had a “Guess the Name of the Penguin” game and an orange shy.  At Clyde’s stall there was a Golf game and a Ball in a Bucket game.

It was good fun and we raised £310. 71p for Nkhando School.

 

 

Raising money for Nkhando School

On Monday 16th May Eigg Primary held a fair to raise money for Nkhando Primary School who are having a famine because  of crop failure. We held a cake sale, a seed and plants sale, jumble sale and some game stalls like how many counters in the jar,  an orange shy and raffle.

We had to plan and prepare the stalls.  I was in charge of the jumble sale and tombola / bottle sale. I had plenty of fun and people were very generous. We made £310.71 thanks to islanders and visitors.

Day Four: New Lanark

When we arrived in New Lanark, we watched a film about time travelling.The time travelling girl had a grandmother who said she was related to Annie MacLeod who lived in Victorian times and worked at the mill in New Lanark. After the film,  we went to a Victorian Classroom. I loved it there as it was much more fun than I expected. We did dancing, studied a crocodile (not alive) and did Maths. At the end of the dancing the boys had to bow to the girls who had to curtsy to the boys.

Everyone had to wear a pinafore in the school so our clothes didn’t get dirty.

Day 4 The Science Centre and Mother India

On day 4 we took the coach to the Science Centre.  We went round all the experiments.  The liquid magnet was very cool and so were the powered cars. I liked the way planets falling into a black hole was shown. P4 and upwards went into the science theatre to watch ‘Water Water Everywhere.’  There were loads of experiments including throwing liquid nitrogen and making clouds in the room.  There was a baloon with hydrogen and oxygen in it.  It was set alight and it exploded and made water that evaporated. So it showed how water was made.  Unusual things found in the Sewers told us about  a pink bike  that was flushed down a toilet.  We think it was put down a sewer manhole.  We went to the Imax Cinema and saw’To the Arctic’ which was in 3D.  We enjoyed the film and decided we needed to look after our world to stop the ice melting.  P2-3 did a workshop called ‘Inner Space’

In the evening we went to Mother India for a curry.  Dylan had Chicken Tikka, which was quite spicy and Clyde had a vegetable Dosa which was very nice but also spicy.  We enjoyed the curry and the coach driver came with us.

Our Glasgow Trip (Day 3)

On Wednesday 16th March we went to the Glasgow Transport  Museum. When we arrived at the Museum we climbed on the huge green chairs and Sofa.
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Then we went in and looked at the Penny farthing (one of the first Victorian bikes). We looked at 3 different artifacts to discuss and guess what they were, one was a coco bean, one a sugar cone and the last a camera with a hidden button that no one found. Afterwards we split up into twos and threes and wandered around looking at things. I was with Clyde and Miss B. We did a quiz on transport and I think  we got most of them right.

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On the Underground.

After lunch we went to the tall ship and did a treasure hunt then the older ones did a titanic workshop.

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The Glasgow Trip (Day 2)

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Lunch in the Winter Garden

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The amazing playpark

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Trying on a turban at the Gurdwara 

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A hole in one!

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An insect Eating plant.

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When we woke up on Tuesday we got up and went for breakfast with everyone else. After a Breakfast of Cereal, Toast and Yogurt we got the bus to the People’s Palace. There a guide gave us a tour of it. We learnt a lot about Glasgow’s history and it was really fun! Then we went to the Winter gardens which were joined to the People’s Palace and had a snack. Next we went and explored by ourselves.

 

 

 

 

Once we had seen nearly everything in the People’s Palace we had lunch in the winter gardens again.

My favourite part was the prison!

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Afterwards we went to a really cool, amazing play park with these giant towers with tube slides going down. It was superb!

Then we got the bus to a Gurdwara and a person gave us a tour and we had food from the Langar. The Langar was a free food kitchen for anyone Sikh or not to have free food from. Also at the end of the day they gave some of it to poor people all around Glasgow.

Afterwards we went back to the hostel and played games and wrote up our trip diaries.  Whenever we want we can see and remember what we did. Later we had dinner and went to Crazy Golf.It was amazing and in some of them there were secret tunnel shortcuts and when you went through them a bird would say something.On one of the courses an Elephant sprayed you with water.  On another you only had one try or your ball got eaten! There was lots of other things there as well but we didn’t go on them. After Crazy Golf we got the bus back to the Hostel.

Everyone went to bed except for me, Dylan and Mrs Boden. Secretly we had a midnight (well, 10 pm!) snack of hot chocolate and biscuits. Then we too went to bed.

The Glasgow Trip (day 1)

On the first day of our Glasgow trip we were all very excited so we rushed on the boat called the Seafari and met the Muck kids.When we arrived in Mallaig we got on a private bus to Glasgow for about 4 hours. We weren’t on the bus for all the time though as we had toilet breaks and stopped for lunch.

At Glasgow we went to a hostel called Glasgow Youth Hostel which was round and gigantic! To get to my room I had to go up loads of stairs as I was in 315. David, Daniel, Mrs Baker and Jasper were in 217, Katie, Kitty, Willow, Maggie, Maisie and Mrs Hollands were in 311 and me, Dylan and Mrs Boden were in 315. We unpacked and then met downstairs we played some games and then  had dinner.For dinner we had soup and I had a stuffed pepper full of couscus. Later on we went to a park in the dark and went to a really cool playground with an obstacle course. Back at the Hostel we rushed up the stairs and went to bed.