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.
Maisie lifts bricks with the crane.
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.
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.
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.
On the Underground.
After lunch we went to the tall ship and did a treasure hunt then the older ones did a titanic workshop.
Lunch in the Winter Garden
The amazing playpark
Trying on a turban at the Gurdwara
A hole in one!
An insect Eating plant.
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!
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.
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.
Last week, my school went on a Small Isles Week and it was great fun. On the first day we did swimming and it was a fun swim and it was great. The next day was sports day, we didn’t win anything apart from an obstacle course but it was still fun. On Wednesday we went to Mallaig to see the primary children there and we went in to the room 13, which is an art room they have. We went there to do some printing. On Thursday we went to Morar Primary school to do a refugee workshop about war in Bosnia. It made me feel a bit nervous for the children in Bosnia. In the afternoon we went to the High School to do some PE with Mrs Fothergill. We took out the big trampoline and did some big bounces on it, then we took out the climbing wall, which I Loved.
Hanging upside down like a monkey
Bouncing really high
During the week we went swimming and I learned how to swim on my side, which was hard because the water kept going up my nose. But I got it eventually. I also learned the dolphin kick which was great fun.
In Springbank the suppers were absolutely tasty and very nice. I loved all the food.
On Friday it was sadly time to leave and I was sad because I didn’t want to go. The week had been great fun and I can’t wait for the next one.
Me and Logan went on our induction to Mallaig High School last week. We started by going into the hall in the school and getting our timetables and an introduction to the school, I was really nervous and a little worried about finding my way to all our different classes. We were broken up into groups and our different houses then the new S2’s gave us a tour of the school and we met some of the teachers.
We then went to our classes. At lunch you have to pay at the till with a young Scot card, but we didn’t have cards so we had a pin number. It was really confusing, and there are so many people older than you so its quite intimidating, although day went really quickly and it was fun.
The next day started off with a mini highland games to win points for our houses, the s2’s joined us and the winning house was Duich, I’m in Nevis. After this we went off to lunch, again I was quite nervous, but after I was alright and when the bell went I ran off to find my class.
Then came the last day! I was going home on the school boat at the end of the day, Friday was good. We had an art lesson and even thought I don’t like art lessons in school, it was good. At the end of the day I said goodbye to the staff at the hostel and rushed off down to the boat. i enjoyed my trip and i’m looking forward to high school, but it was good to get home and see my family and pets.
On Small Isles Week on Wednesday Catriona and I went on induction to Mallaig high school with the Mallaig, Morar and Arisaig schools. My favourite lesson was Chemistry because there were lots of cool experiments and explosions but I also liked Art, Computing and the mini highland games.
Blowing up the school in chemistry. colour change and precipitation
In English we were given a book called “Fat Boy Swim” to read over the holidays but it is quite short. I have already read about a quarter of it and I will read it again before the end of the summer holidays.
We stayed in the hostel where we had nice suppers and I shared a room with Ryan from Canna. The staff and other residents were very friendly. I liked seeing my brother Murry because he doesn’t come home much.
Overall I really enjoyed the week and met lots of new people and the only bad thing was having to wait in the lunch Que for 20 minutes on Thursday!
The older children from P5 – P7 went to Small Isles week, at the hostel in Mallaig. The nursery – P1’s went to Rum and Muck.
On Tuesday we went to Rum on the Sheerwater. We went to the primary school to see Joslyn and Eve, to do Kodaly singing. I enjoyed the Kodaly singing with our teacher Roslyn; my favourite song was Mr. Wolf, because I liked making up the answers and chasing everyone!
On Wednesday we went to Muck on the Sheerwater. On our way there we saw a minke whale and two sea eagles. We were an hour late to Muck, because we chased the mini whale in the boat! When we finally got to Muck, we went to the primary school and we sang a song with the Muck children. The Muck children showed us their poly tunnel. My favourite part was when we played outside in the castle and had cake for our snack.
We were on the boat.
We are doing Kodaly singing – which I love!
This is a picture of me, holding up a really nice watering can – don’t worry it’s not a real duck!