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!
Dunking for apples!
At school for Halloween we made scary pizza, dunked for apples Maggie got her apple the fast, played monster bingo and ate alien jelly who Tatghan and Miss Carr made we also played with the puppets and made a small puppet show. I thought it was great fun!
On Halloween I dressed up as the Grim Reaper, Breagha was a third ghost, third zombie and third skeleton thing, Clyde was a two headed alien, Maisie a ghost and Maggie was the angel of death. I thought they were all great ideas.
I carved the biggest pumpkin that I grew along with two other smaller pumpkins. I carved my pumpkin in the shape of a cat, everyone who saw it said it was great but it was damaged, which made me sad.
Clyde,Dylan,Maggie,Maisie,Tadghan,Freya and me and the parents all went guising. Clyde was a two-headed monster, Dylan was a Grimreeper, Maggie was a deadly angle, Maisie was a ghost, Tadghan was a dragon, Freya was a witch and I was 1/3 of a ghost 1/3 of a zombie and a 1/3 of a skeleton. First everybody came to my house then we went to Karen and Simon’s house, Sue and Neil’s house, Maggie and Wes’s house, Camille and Bryan’s house, John and Christine’s and then we all went to the pier to celebrate Halloween. My favourite part of Halloween was when we went to Christine’s house and got to see all of her parrots and they were so cute. At the pier there was bobbing for apples and monster bingo. I didn’t do any of the games because i was too tired but it looked really fun, every body else did it. I think Halloween is about the day of the dead and I love getting all the sweets from people and getting dressed up as lots of the spooky things.
My favorite bit of Halloween was trick or treating. I was a ghost. I told a joke which was, why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7, 8, 9. Me and my mum used a ripped bedsheet for my costume. My mum was a witch and she used black eyeliner for her lipstick!
Breagha, Dylan, Maggie, Maisie, Tadghan, Fraya and I all went guising around the houses and got lots of sweets. I dressed up as a two-headed monster, Breagha was one-third skeleton, one-third zombie and one-third ghost. Dylan was the grimreeper, Maggie was a deadly angel, Maisie was a ghost, Tadghan was a dragon and Fraya was a witch. At John and Christine’s there were loads of parrots and one of them could talk! It was really Fun!!! Once we had gone all around the houses and got to the party it was 10:30 and we were expected at 7:30! Because we were so late we didn’t do the competition to see who had the best costume.But there was still dunking apples but only Me, Maggie and Maisie did it and Maggie and Maisie got someone to lift the apples out of the water so they didn’t have to dunk, which means that I was the only one that did it properly.There were loads and loads of really nice food and Dougal made an amazing Edible haunted house with pumpkins and grass outside and he said it took him five days! Breagha left straight away, Dylan left at 11:30 and I left at midnight. Tadghan and Fraya were already gone so it was just Maggie and Maisie and they got to do the competition and both won. Out of 10 I would rate Halloween 11!!!
entered a competition where we had to get loads of food from Eigg and make a meal. I made potato salad and helped with apple crumble, Dylan made lentil and vegetable soup, Maggie made eigg salad(egg) and Maisie made green salad and we all had lunch together. The potato salad was basic because it had potatoes, onions and vinaigrette in it but the method was still quite tricky.
This is the method:
- Wash the potatoes and cut out rotten bits
- Chop the onion into very small pieces
- Gently boil the potatoes and then drain
- Add the vinaigrette and leave to cool
- Serve as a salad