Tuesday afternoon was the Big Waste Challenge. The school (P1-P7) were mixed together into groups and had to use junk and masking tape to make robots or famous landmarks. Can you see the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben or the Forth Railway Bridge? What about Cockenzie Power Station or The Taj Mahal? You cannot miss the crowds of robots that look as if they may take over Aberlady Primary! Well done to all the groups across the school. You made a fabulous job of turning junk into something much more interesting!Eco Challenge on PhotoPeach
Last week we, the P7s, went to Loch Insh and it was the best week ever! When we got there we were told where our rooms were and we had to unpack quickly so we could get started with the activities. My activity group was called Hawks. Skiing was my groups first activity. It took place on the dry slope. My favourite part of that session was when we went down the slope doing head,shoulder,knees and toes. My favourite activity was kayaking which involved going up and down the Loch for a total distance of a mile and a half. At the end of the lesson we all stood up on our kayaks and fell in.
I really enjoyed Loch Insh and I made lots of new friends. I wish I can go again.
We really enjoyed Loch Insh! On Monday we went canoeing which was fun, especially when Sarah fell out the canoe backwards! On Monday evening we played wayfinding (orienteering). On Tuesday morning our group were involved in raft building. Our raft building skills need a little improvment as our raft fell apart when we put it in the water! On Tuesday afternoon we went on a boat trip round the Loch. We saw an amazing sight, an Osprey catching a fish! After the boat trip we did archery. In the evening we played shinty and rounders. On Wednesday morning we went sailing on a big boat and we learned how to steer the boat and work the sails. On Wednesday afternoon we went on a long walk round the woods. For dinner on Wednesday it was really yummy as it was pizza, chips, sausages and spaghetti hoops. Then pancakes and ice cream for dessert mmmmmm! On Wednesday evening we played capture the flag which was really really fun! On Thursday morning we did kayaking. On Thursday afternoon we did some skiing on the artificial ski slope. On Thursday evening there was a disco as it was the last night. The disco was awesome! Friday morning was the morning we had to leave. We were sorry to leave Loch Insh behind Loch Insh was one of the best experiences EVER!
While the P7′s where away at camp we, the Primary 6 pupils from P6/7, carried out a mini topic called Adventure Island. We had to find out about different islands including Tristan Da Cunha, Madagascar, Tahiti and one of our choice. One of the activities we had to do involved designing our own imaginative island. The island was then used as the setting for the story we wrote using the characters created when studying Characterisation. It was a fun topic but I was happy when the P7′s came back.
On 22nd April we, the P7s, went to Loch Insh for a week! We went with Gullane, Direlton and Athelsandford Primary schools. It was quite a long journey. We were late on arriving as other groups from different school had already started their first activity! My activity group was called the Hawks. Our first activity was skiing. It was great! After skiing we went for dinner and then we had our evening activity which was Wayfinding. I really enjoyed Wayfinding however two of my group members, Elise and Niamh, did not as they kept on getting lost! On Tuesday morning, my group did problem solving it was really challenging! After lunch, we did raft building. We made very successful raft as it didn’t sink! Our evening activities were rounders and shinty. On Wednesday, our first activity was walking then in the afternoon we did canoeing. During canoeing Niamh and I capsized. We ended up rather WET! Our evening activity was capture the flag, it was really fun as our group won. On Thursday morning, we did sailing and it was great! In the afternoon it was kayaking, I was in a double kayak with Elise. We have a enjoyable time together learning whaty to do. In the evening we had a disco. The music was great to dance to. A great activity to end a week of fun. If the P6′s go there next year I am sure they will have a great time too.
When I was at loch Insh it was so much fun. I had an amazing experiance and I hope I can go again with my family. My favourite activity was sailing and my favourite instructor was Reece. I made loads of new freinds. I must say a great thanks to Miss Penman, Mr Adamson and Miss Tenants for taking care of us.