The P7s returned from an epic sun blessed adventure at Dounans Outdoor Education Centre today. Everyone excelled in numerous activities and in doing so scaled new heights, forged friendships for high school and took a midgy bite or two for the team!
“The crate climb was very fun because we got to balance on top of crate after crate which was a wobbly adventure in the midgey infested woodland!” Jemma
“I really enjoyed camp especially the leap of faith because it helped me get over my fear of heights. I can now soar like an Osprey!” Robin
“At the end of camp I loved the disco because we all had a chance to dance with one another for the last time as P7s. Whoop Whoop!” Phoebe
“I loved climbing up the ginormous prickly pine tree to get to the wooden balance beam. Once I got to the top I walked carefully for 15 meters along the thin wobbly horizontal beam.” Finlay
“I enjoyed canoeing because Angus, Robin and I capsized and fell into the Loch Ard. The water was stingingly cold and it woke me up! Tom
“I really enjoyed the exploration walk because it was a great way to meet new friends and find out more about them. I also liked the burn scramble because robin fell in and got really dirty!” Lucy
“Farmers and thieves was extraordinarily fun because we got to work in teams with our new friends. We ran our socks off until we were panting like poor wee dogs with no water on a hot sunny day!” Ruby
“Raft building was out of this galaxy, a great way to kick off our week of outdoor activities! It was a contest of design, control and teamwork which challenged and invigorated me!” Angus
“It was fun meeting new people during the amazing activities and working hard together to complete them. ” Hannah
Angus (P7) “I enjoyed making 3D CAD designs of our school. It made me use my computer skills.” Technologies
Finlay (P7) “This week I enjoyed drawing the Great Wave because it helps me get better at drawing.” Expressive Arts
Gregor (P6) “I really enjoyed hunting for nurdles on the beach. My group found it tricky to find them at the start but we go there in the end and found 21.” Health & Wellbeing and Science
Ava (P6) “This week I enjoyed Thursday Groups because we got to paint the tyres in the seaside garden and I got lots of paint on my hands!” Health & Wellbeing
Phoebe (P7) “This week I enjoyed script writing because we get to act it out next week using our scripts and I enjoy doing drama.” Literacy
Hannah (P7) “This week I enjoyed going down to the green to do relays. It was fun working in a team.” Health & Wellbeing
The school would like to extend an invitation to all families and neighbours to come along to our next coffee morning on Friday 25th May when we will officially open our outdoor classroom.
The children will lead the morning, informing our community of the outdoor learning opportunities that they engage with whilst attending our beautiful school.
We would be most grateful if families could support this morning by providing us with some fabulous home baking!
So… we look forward to cup cakes, tray bakes and all the scrumptious, delicious cakes that you kindly donate.
Thanks in advance of your generosity.
Ruby (P7) “This week I really enjoyed learning about the water cycle. We got to learn the three stages of the water cycle and then create a diagram about it and colour it with water colours.” Science and Social Studies
Angus (P7) “This week I enjoyed our science experiments about the water cycle. We made predictions about what we thought would happen to the water.” Science
Tom (P7) “I really liked drawing nets of 3D shapes and drawing the actual shape. This was quite interesting to see how the nets folded.” Numeracy
Finlay (P7) “This week I enjoyed writing a biography about John Muir because we got to write everything we know about him.” Literacy
Kier (P6) “This week I enjoyed script writing because it was some think we have not done before.” Literacy