Digital Commonwealth

Digital Commonwealth

Last year Eigg and Muck primary came together at the Glebe Barn  to celebrate The Commonwealth. While we were there we were taught to use digital technology and blogging about the week was one of our tasks.

We entered a competition which was called the Digital Commonwealth who also funded our week.The people who organised the Digital Commonwealth was the Digital School program, University of West Scotland. and we learned to use digital technology.

We came 2nd for our blogging and won £750, The money will be split between Eigg Primary and Muck Primary and will be used to buy two iPads, one for each school.

Digital Commonwealth Prizewinners

In 2014 , Eigg and Muck Primary Schools worked together on a joint Commonwealth Games project. As part of this, we were fortunate to win from Digital Commonwealth a  training package on how to set up a website and blog.

When our training had finished, we entered a presentation of what we had achieved during our Commonwealth Games project as part of Digital Commonwealth’s competition. We have just heard that we won 2nd prize in the Community Engagement category, which means £750 to be shared between the schools.

Well done everyone for all their hard work and a special “Thank you” to Lucy for her expert training and to Digital Commonwealth for making it possible.

Bowls

Bowls is a game that you play with another player. There are 9 balls, 4 largish balls that  are one colour and another 4 largish balls are a different colour, then the  jack is a ball about half the size.

This is how you play…

Player 1 throws the jack. Player 2 throws their first ball and tries to hit or get as close as possible and then player 1 goes and so on until both run-out of balls to throw. To count the score you see which player has the closest ball. The player with closest ball wins!!!

meet and greet

Seven children arrived with two teachers. They came off the Loch Nevis at lunch time. The boat took half an hour to get here. Breagha welcomed them and we took videos and pictures of them arriving. We walked to the Glebe Barn. On the way there the boys from Muck and Eigg were in front and they were going a bit slow so Breagha and I sung “One Direction” to make them faster because we know how much they love “One Direction”. Eigg and Muck are both in the Small Isles,  of which there are four. We don’t see each other very often and  I would say it went well.

arrive 5        arrive 1 (1)

 

 

Forest school with the muck kids

When we arrived at our Forest school we told the Muck children what the rules were. Then with our Muck walking partner we showed our partner around the Forest school Where there is a treehouse,a firecircle, two dens, one not yet finished,a playing tree, a mudslide and lots of our own trees and lots and lots and lots of minibeasts. Then in our teams we made different trails and then followed each others and evaluated them. We then walked down to the Pier stopping at the Hall for a toilet break. At the Pier we had lunch and Mrs Hollands bought us a milkshake or some juice and she also brought some grapes with her. Then we all said goodbye to the Muck children on the Sheer water, a boat, and then we went home.

Ambition coat of arms

On Wednesday morning after snack we did art.

We designed shields which had symbols that represented our ambitions. My shield had lots of symbols of fashion design because I really want to be a fashion designer when I grow up. Today we finished our shields all of them are really colourful and cool.

Nursery did something else in art they made crowns out of  leaves  and flowers and other things.

Hockey Is About

1 Defending

2 Tackling

3 Working as a team.

We had two teams of five people.  You play the game with hockey sticks. For the practice game you’d use  plastic sticks but for the real game you’d use wooden sticks.

Hockey can be very painful on your legs and hands but apart from that it can be good fun.

Eigg and Muck playing hockey

Eigg and Muck playing hockey

 

Seychelles

I chose this island because I saw a picture of it and it was a really nice picture of a beach. When I was finding out about it I found tons more pictures of nice beaches so that was why I chose it.

Poster Seychelles

Click on the picture to read all the interesting facts and information I put in my poster.

 

The Bahamas

I chose the Bahamas because it’s in the Caribbean (which I love because it’s so hot!) It’s got lots of beaches and huge water falls! One thing I learned is that there’s over 700 islands in the Bahamas which I thought was cool.

Poster Bahamas

Click on the picture to read all the interesting facts and information I put in my poster.