Yesterday Mr White, a maths teacher from Ross High, came to get to know us and to give us a challenge. He challenged us to construct a cube out of Jelly Babies and dry spaghetti. Our cubes had to be strong enough to withstand throwing and catching and they were supposed to measure 10 cm. We worked in teams and individually to create some excellent cubes and most of them did pass the test! Have a look at some of our photos below:
On Thursday, May 3rd an SSPCA officer called Jenny came in to class to talk to us about how to keep pets healthy and happy. We really enjoyed her talk and the game we played afterward. We learned a lot from her, including what to do if we see an animal in danger or in distress in the community.
Yesterday Mrs Pearce happened to be in such a situation. Whilst walking along the River Esk in Musselburgh she spotted a very young cygnet all alone being attacked by a crow and a seagull. Thinking about what we had learned from Jenny, Mrs Pearce dialled 03000 999999 (the SSPCA number) and asked for help. She then went into the river as it was a shallow, safe area and rescued the little cygnet. The SSPCA officer who happened to turn up to collect it was Jenny! She said that we could call and find out how he/she is doing in a few weeks time!
Jenny, thanks for coming to our school and for doing such a special job!