Snow Falls on Last Day at Loch Insh

Hi everyone, well disco fever hit last night and a very exhausted P7 dragged themselves down for breakfast this morning! (Video footage of the antics will be added later!!) It is another white out this morning and we are all looking forward to our last activities. We plan to leave at 4 – 4.30pm and be home about 7.30pm. So see you all then.

P.S at 10.30am the sun was blazing down and it is gorgeous…


Loch Insh – here we come!

On Tuesday 8th April, the first day back after the Easter holidays, P7 pupils will be going to Loch Insh and will be leaving school at 8.45 am. Please remember all your kit and medication. We will keep in touch with you all through the upper area weblog, technology gremlins permitting! We hope that you are all looking forward to it and are helping with your packing!
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Why not have a look at Loch Insh’s website – or look back at the main school Weblog from last March (Under the Archive section) to see what last year’s P7 got up to? and
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Cluster Event Celebrates Burns Day in Style!

robertburns.jpg What a day. On Thursday 24th all P7 pupils (100) travelled to The Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh where they met with all the P7 pupils in the North Berwick Cluster for a very dynamic and sociable enterprise event. The pupils were put into groups, assisted by S3 pupils from the High School (who did a great job), they had to work as a team and come up with a company name and a logo. Then they were challenged to make various products with a Scottish theme in honour of  Burns day.osmth_hunting_tartan.gif

There was a definite competitive element as the company who made the most profit and the one who produced the best quality product won prizes. Everyone had a specific role in the company such as finance manager, buyer, seller, designer etc. Materials had to to be bought , products planned, designed and produced then sold…for a profit. Money was deposited in a bank and all within strict time limits within a real life setting.

Needless to say it was a resounding success and the pupils impressed everyone with their business like approach to the challenge and the high standard of products produced.  Well done to you all!

P7 will explain in more detail below.

P7 Go Back In Time

All four primary 7 classes took a trip into “Auld Reekie” this week. They visited Holyrood Palace and learned all about the life of Mary Queen of Scots then braved the security checks at the new Scottish Parliament to have a good look in the debating chamber which everyone had lots of opinions on.

This was followed by a historic Royal Mile Trail with stops at the Canongate Kirk to  find the graves of Riccio stabbed 56 times, Robert Ferguson, hero of Rabbie Burns and Clarinda, Rabbie Burns` great love. They also stopped to see where the old wall used to surround the city at World`s End Pub. Continuing on past the house of John Knox, the Tron Kirk, Mercat Cross and investigating where the old Tollbooth used to house all the prisoners. Breezing past Deacon Brodie`s Tavern who inspired the novel “Jekyll and Hyde”, Gladestone`s land and the close behind gave them a glimpse of life in the 1700s. On up past the Tollbooth Kirk with it`s 75m spire and stopping to look at the Witches Well commemorating the 3oo witches who were strangled and burnt there before ffinally ending up at the castle…Phew! An exhausting and fascinating insight into the historic past of Edinburgh.

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