This afternoon we enjoyed a fantastic performance of drumming, singing and dancing from the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana and the Kalahari Desert Bushmen dancers from Namibia.
We then all took part in dancing and drumming workshops before coming together to sing an African song.
Today P1/2/3 enjoyed a rugby session with Chris.
P3/4/5 discovered evidence of volcanic activity on North Berwick beach and then gritted their teeth and climbed Traprain Law which is a Laccolith. It was formed during volcanic activity.
P3/4/5 spent a morning re-enacting a medieval tournament and banquet. Traditional food was cooked over an outdoor fire, and further cooked at home and in the classroom. Costumes were worn and music, poems and jokes were performed during the banquet. Games displaying strength such as toss the caber, javelin, tug-of-war, long distance running and jumping took place as in the tradition of suitors vying for a princess’ hand in marriage. A lot of fun was had and a lot of history was learnt.
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.