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.
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.
This is a picture of us all before the fair had started. We made the banner.
This picture is of Maggie and Finn on the cake stall. Lots of people made cakes.
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?”
In this picture Mrs Hollands is at the plant and making stall. We sold plants, seeds, cards and tea towels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A little while before Christmas, the school organised a ceilidh at the hall. Maisie and I were very brave, because each of us shared one of our special talents. Maisie played Fairy Lullaby on the whistle. She was very good! I sang a Gaelic song called I Am Tired of Picking Bracken All Day Long. After I sang the song everybody clapped, and my cheeks went very red. To close the show, we performed a play called The Star Watcher’s Journey.
Maisie painting the set with me.
Our amazing play!
I like Art and I am good at it. We have been painting blocks, lines, houses, balloons, birds, fishes, trees and butterflies. We have made purple from blue and red; orange using red and yellow and green using yellow and blue.
It was only me in school today! Everyone left on the boat at lunch. Except for me! Because it was a sunny day we were going to walk all the way to the Orchard to prune out trees! It was very sunny and was seeming to work out fine. But when we got there, Neil who was going to be helping us said we wouldn’t be able to prune them because if there is a clear sky in winter, it means it’s going to be frosty. And if it’s frosty and you prune a tree then it will do exactly the opposite of what you want it to. It will stop it growing! And guess what, there was a clear sky. Instead we put a stake in next to one of the trees that was falling over as it’s old stake had rotted. Rosy and Hamish the dogs helped too!
But instead of taking 1 hour it only took 5 minutes! So we went to the pier and got a fizzy drink instead! Then we went back to school and I began to blog this. It is about 10 past 3 now and i have started blogging about this!