High Hopes for Cockenzie Primary

Tuesday and Wednesday saw Mrs Munro and Miss Drummond’s P5s enjoying some fine spring weather at the Hopes reservoir and surrounding Lammermuir Hills .

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This was the first two of five days of hill-walking being provided to Cockenzie Primary. As well as basking in the first warm days of Spring both groups got to enjoy messing about in the last of the melting patches of snow.

All of the pupils were responsible for leading different legs of their journey around the reservoir and back over the hill-tops. They all learned how to read an Ordnance Survey map, how to to calculate how far they have walked by using the map’s scale – and why it ‘hurts more‘ when your route crosses lots of those brown lines on the map. (Going up-hill over lots of contours!). However one group did have fun on the descents – click here for the video.

For more photos also see the posts at the Cockenzie edubuzz blog.

One Reply to “High Hopes for Cockenzie Primary”

  1. Some of us were from Mr Wood’s class too. We had arealy good time and learned lots of things. I think it is the longest walk some of us had ever been on and up the steepest hills too. As you can see the weather was completely different on the two days. Mrs Munro’s group had blue sky and sunshine and Mrs Chalmers’ had wind and cloud and dampness. The group that were out today with Mrs McCron were walking in mist and had to do a different walk that kept them out of the low cloud. Thanks Mr Duff for bringing your kettle fire along to make us all hot chocolate!!

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