Two weeks ago, Primary 7 went to Dounan’s camp for Monday to Friday, We got put in our dorms with people from schools such as Dirleton, Gullane, Athelstaneford, etc. We did lots of activities such as Canoeing, Raft Build, Tree climb(45 feet), burn scramble, archery, problem solving, crate climb, Night line, etc. We all met a lot of new people and it was really good. I honestly think more people would love it there, its tiring but worth the time.
Written by Milly
Every Friday P1 and P7s go to the school hall to practice our gala
staging and reading our speeches so we can try remember them
without the slip of paper. The P1s and P7s have been working very
hard to make tomorrow as special as it can be. Good luck for
Saturday P1s and P7s.
While hillwalking on Wednesday one group spotted an adder. One group were raft building and thought it was funny to tip Miss Salmon over and leave her stranded, she saw the funny side too! Our children needed to be woken this morning just before 8am, we do have some tired children. Food is still aplenty and all are enjoying the huge portions and cooked breakfast. This morning the campers awoke to t- shirt weather, a stark contrast to arrival day. Tonight is the disco!
It was another wet and soggy day but it did not hold back any of our pupils taking part and enjoying what was on offer. Last night they worked in groups for the egg challenge, Farmers Den game and snakes & ladders (games with a twist!)
Food has been overflowing and our pupils are ‘filling their boots’ with shepherds pie, chicken and bacon rolls.
All were fast asleep much quicker last night.
All arrived safely to heavy rain. After taking part in crate climbing, archery, nightline and burn walking which was more like a swim than a walk we have happy but very muddy children. It took a while to get to sleep and most woke very early, this is the norm. By Thursday they will be asleep by 9pm! Despite nerves about dorm and activity groupings we can report that all have settled REALLY well.
In Primary 4 in art we have been creating pieces of artwork of tulips, we all had to think about how big we would sketch them out then we would draw the outline, we were given a choice of the colours brown, red and blue of the pot. Our teacher Miss Higgins searched if they were green tulips and we found out that they are but they are very faded. For the detail and the colour we used pencil, We all had fun, it took us some time but we very much enjoyed it.
In P7 we were studying the village study and enterprise. We were all given a choice of what part/historic site of Aberlady to sketch, watercolour paint then paint the final piece on a canvas. Quite recently we had an art auction open to anybody who would like to come and try to bid for a painting, or to just watch or get some refreshments or to watch the nature documentary. We all had fun painting and organising what we needed for the art auction.
Written by Leah and Milly