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.
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.
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.
Breagha, Clyde and I wrote stories. Breagha wrote a story about a murder mystery, Clyde wrote a story about a man in the future and he gets stuck in the Polar Rift and this is the beginning of my story. I think all the stories are really good!
It is coming! Under my cold feet, I could hear the ice cracking; see a dark line running towards me. I was scrambling backwards over the polar ice. I didn’t want to end up like him. I could still see the trail of blood and the body disappearing into the ice.
These are some of the targets that I have met: Using wow words, setting the scene and setting the atmosphere.
On the 26th to 28th of August Muck Primary came to the Isle of Eigg to see to do activities and play golf. The day before, Eigg primary had prepared a feast almost fully from the garden and we had it for tea. After tea we played some games in a circle. I thought the games were fun,’ Spider’ was quite good. We all went to Forest School and I talked to John Bird about birds and he said I should make a bird boxes for a barn owl. Mrs Boden said I could put it in the barn and I can put one in the forest, perhaps for a hen harrier. The others helped Breagha and Clyde to search for mini- beasts. They found millipedes, centipedes and woodlice.
Parachute games in the hall
Later we played golf and improved our putting aim. In the evening we had parachute games in the hall. We were meant to go swimming on Friday but it was too rough and the school boat was cancelled. We played maths games with Muck Primary and the one I played was a times tables game and Muck went home at lunchtime.
Playing maths games David is puzzled!
Muck and Eigg on the climbing frame in forest school
Getting together was good because we made friends and were able to do teamwork games. I think the others enjoyed it a lot, so did I.
Muck and Eigg having tea in school
At school we have a renewable energy kit with solar panels, wind mils an a hydro.We used the windmill and solar panel to make electricity which powered cogs, lights, a buzzer and a volt meter. The windmills didn’t work as well as the solar panels so we had to climb on top of the climbing frame because it was windier higher up.
At the craft fair we had a restaurant where we sold food, cakes and drinks. That morning we prepared the menus, the table numbers and the notepads to take the orders. Breagha and Catriona were away so there was only five of us: Dylan, Logan and Clyde were taking orders and Maggie and Maisie were serving people.
We all had to wear hats and aprons, as you can see in the pictures.
Clyde was the first person to take an order then Dylan then Logan, at first we were quite nervous but by the end we really wanted people to come and sit down so we could take their orders. One family sat on a really big table and Dylan had to take a the biggest order that we had all day.
At the end of the day there was still plenty of cakes so we got to choose one thing to have.
The next day Logan, Maggie and Maisie counted the money and found out that we had raised £268.35 for our school..
Today at the tearoom we sold lots of things in a Fair Trade sale. There was toys, sweets and shortbread and I made a game and some toffee to sell. In our games corner we had four games. How many counters are in the jar? How much money was in the jar? Guess the name of the teddy bear and an animal guessing game.
At the beginning of the sale we had an influx of people when the ferry came in. I saw some people who had come to see my mum for her birthday. We also saw a helicopter taking house bits to Pascal’s building site. We made £220 from the sale and once we had paid for the things we bought from Fair Trade we had £122.95.
Fair Trade sale