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.
In 2014 we made a film called Planet Plastic. It was about people throwing rubbish away. We wanted to make the film to encourage people to take their litter with them and not to leave it on the beach. I am very proud of it. All the sounds were made by us using rubbish from the beach. Planet Plastic was part of our attempt to get our 4th Green Flag. We were helped by Ben and Camille. Watch our amazing film below!
Clyde, Primary 6
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!
On Wednesday 16th December 2015 we had a Christmas Ceilidh House at the hall for our school play. It was great fun and there were good jokes like, ‘What is the best present in the world? A broken drum, you just can’t beat it!’
We told stories called ‘The Raven’ and ‘The Snowman’. Eigg Ceilidh Band played a Virginia Reel and we danced. The Eigg Singing Group sang ‘Mistletoe’, ‘We shall Overcome’ and a reindeer calling song. Mrs Ib read ‘Chocolate Cake’ and Eigg Primary School performed ‘The Star Watchers Journey.’ Maise played ‘Fairy Lullaby’ and Maggie sang’ Ha mi Skith.’ Everyone sang carols and we had mulled wine and mince pies.
On Thursday 17th December we had a Christmas lunch at school. We had: chicken and gravy that Mrs Boden prepared and brought in, cabbage, potatoes, leeks and onions that we grew in our garden, huge parsnips that Mrs Hollands brought in from her garden and some pigs in blankets which Maggie made. It was all delicious!!! It was so good I had three helpings and ice cream and jelly for pudding.
As part of our enterprise project we made Christmas cards in art and entered the Lochaber Housing Christmas card competition. Although we didn’t win we did get a commendation and £25 for the school. We had our pictures made into cards to sell. We made quite a lot of money.
Last but not least Mrs Ib retires this term and we would like to thank her for teaching us and being our Head. We hope she is very busy in her retirement and has a happy time.
Merry Christmas everyone from Eigg Primary School!