We had an exciting day yesterday. First Iain Gray, the MSP for East Lothian came into class to talk to us about his job. He described the sort of things an MSP did and what a typical week was like for him. It sounded like an exciting job. It really helped us understand our Democracy topic. Then later on we had an outing to visit the RNLI down in Dunbar. This is our nominated charity for the year and we wanted to see what the station was like. We got to sit in the small lifeboat and were told all about the dangers of the water and how to keep ourselves, and others, safe around water………………………………… and we also got to see Sammy the Seal!
Penicuik House dates back to 1761. In 1899, there was a serious fire, which destroyed the roof and interiors of the house, and it has stood as a ruin for over 100 years. However, a project is underway to conserve the buildings and the grounds. During their visit, the pupils will look at the history of Penicuik House, how the building was built, the materials used and think about why we want to keep older buildings. It’s a fun day with lots to see, a craft activity and quiz. Further information about the project can be found on their website – www.penicuikhouse.co.uk
Pupils will leave school at 9.15 am and will return for the end of the school day.
Our P1/2 pupils were at Penicuik House before the October holidays and came back very excited having thoroughly enjoyed their day out!
On Monday all of our P1-P7 pupils went to The Falkirk Wheel for their end of year outing.
The pupils were split into 2 groups with each group taking part in a workshop and also having a tour on a canal boat.
Please have a look at the slideshow to see what a fun packed day they all had!
Falkirk Wheel on PhotoPeach