P5/6/7 went to the wagon way project at Cockenzie house HQ. We all helped to clean some objects some were pottery and some were stone and some glass, we used tooth brushes to clean them . We saw them making salt which is called salt panning .We learnt more about the Jacobites than we already knew and that they fought over the wagon way tracks that we went to clean with tools . We found lots of flint from the Red Coats guns. When the Jacobites attacked the Red Coats they only had the chance to fire once. Some dropped their guns and ran away but they got trapped by the wall and the Jacobites killed them. Some of them got away with just some very severe injuries but died soon after the battle with their fellow general.
I really enjoyed the trip and tasting the salt – it was really tasty!
Livi Bronsdon p5
P5/6/7 went to the Wagon project in Cockenzie house to learn all about the Jacobites and how they made salt. It was fun because we did a big dig near the Firth of Forth harbour. Then we went to the HQ and we did some cleaning of the artefacts and then we went to the outside of the HQ and Master Stevenson showed us pictures of the old wagon way station. Then we got to dress up, I was the servant maid. Then we went back into the HQ and we got to draw pictures.
I really enjoyed the trip because we tried some salt and Mrs Nicol got some salt for the school.
May Jack p6
On Wednesday P5/6/7 went to the big dig at Cockenzie house to learn about the wagon way and more about the Battle of Prestonpans.
First we went to the battle of Prestonpans viewpoint at Meadowmill and did a (TINY(only in the info board area(two second))) re-enactment of the battle and then we went back on the minibus.
We got to Cockenzie House, they were starting the salt panning so we watched that for a while until the other school got there. What they did at the salt panning was they got barrels of sea water and emptied them into a big metal pan, threw an egg white and started a big fire and let it boil every now and then and skimmed the bad stuff off.
We did the cleaning first we cleaned everything from slates to Chinese pottery. Next we did the digging. I found some copper alloy. Then we went and did a drawing of what we saw and learned. Finally we went on a tour and saw where the wagon way went and saw the old salt panning building.
Cameron Smith P7