Category Archives: Events

Innerwick Fire Festival

On 31st January, we recreated Up Helly Aa. Much learning, designing and creating culminated in children, staff, parents and friends following a piper in a procession around the village.

Longboats were burned, songs sung and delicious hot soup was served before the large boat was placed on the fire.

A few of our talented pupils entertained our visitors before the end of the evening.

Many thanks to everyone for their help and support in making this event such a fantastic success.

Anne Frank Drama (part 1)

Our drama specialist Shonagh returned to P6/7 to help us learn more about the story of Anne Frank. We had learned a little about the girl who wrote the famous diary during our WW2 topic but Shonagh was able to bring her story to life with vivid anecdotes from her early childhood. Shonagh will return next week to complete the retelling of Anne’s amazing life. We can’t wait!

 

Forth Bridge Visit

On Tuesday both the P6/7 and P3/4/5 classes went to see the new Queensferry Crossing Bridge under construction. It was a fantastic experience. When we arrived we were ushered into a lovely education centre and were given a presentation on the history and function of the various bridges as well as an insight into how the new bridge was being constructed. There were exhibits and videos to look at too. Then the P6/7 class walked over the old road bridge and had a stunning view of the Rail and new Road bridge. Meanwhile the P3/4/5 had some challenges to complete back in the education centre. After lunch those roles were reversed. And despite packing all that in, we still made it back to Innerwick in time to catch the school buses. Truly a great day.

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Risk Academy & NSPCC visit

It has been all about personal safety this week. First up the P7’s went on a trip to the Risk Factory in Edinburgh and learned about all possible dangerous situations they might find themselves in and how to deal with them.

And later in the week the NSPCC came in to class to talk about Childline and different types of abuse. There was an excellent assembly and then a workshop which explained everything very well.

“The Arrival” and First Aid

The highlights this week were Shonagh coming in on Monday to lead us in a drama session called “The Arrival”. It was all about immigrants leaving home and moving to a new country and it made us all think about the feelings and emotions they would have felt leaving all their familiar surroundings to going to a completely new place. We then talked about how this would compare to the P7’s moving to a new school next year.

And then we had a First Course training course which showed us how to deal with certain emergency situations like choking, bleeding and breathing difficulties. It was good to rehearse what we could do on the dummies. It made it feel more real.