|Smithton Primary School||
The children are settling in to the new building and the new time slots. We would love to hear your comments about what is working well and any ideas you have. I'll keep this question open for a week if you would like to add your comments.
The final full day today. The children were engaged in canoeing, sailing, hillwalking, rock climbing and absailing again today, but the most popular activity seemed to be jumping into the water and splashing about.
It was great to see the children playing games such as tig, hide and seek and stone skimming this week and we haven't heard any references to x box, y box or any other electronic boxes. Currently the children are playing in the hall and I can hear peals of laughter coming around the door. A great end to a great week.
Well, by the time we got the sun cream out the sun had fled and the rain came down. However no sooner had we got a waterproof on than the sun came back out. It was a bit like this for most of the day but spirits weren't dampened at all.
A great second day today; Mr Aitchison managed to get sun burnt today on the hill walk up to the Lost Valley in Glencoe! All the children came back to the centre with big smiles today - but in varies states of dryness! Similar activities again tomorrow and we're looking out the sun cream from the bottom of the bag in preparation... fingers crossed!"
"The weather was much better than we were expecting today with only two rain showers and the sun came out for about half an hour.
We were based around the centre and Glencoe village this afternoon and the groups were engaged in archery, team building and orienteering. Appetites were healthy at dinner and we all went out on a night walk around Glencoe forest to settle our full stomachs. Tomorrow the three groups will be doing two activities from the choice of rock climbing, absailing, kayaking and hillwalking."
P7 kids have arrived safely at Glencoe and are starting their first task now! Journey was fine and all in good spirits.
There will be an update from Mr Edwards, hopefully with some pictures each day around 9am.
Kids have arrived safely! A huge thanks to all staff involved at Glencoe and our wonderful Mrs MacMillan and Mr Edwards. Trust all the kids had a great time - we look forward to hearing all the stories on Monday!
the bus is now due after 4pm as the bus was delayed on the way to collect the kids - they were delighted as it gave them an extra while to play! They are on the road now, having left at 1.30pm. We will keep you posted for when they are due to arrive....
"Thursday was our last day of 'getting wet' activities. As such several pupils took this as last opportunity for a full body immersion in Loch Levan. One of the groups made Smithton proud when Colin, the chief instructor, told me quietly today that they had been the best kyaking group that he had had all summer. Well done P7.
Tonight is the night of the Disco and as a special treat we are having a bonfire outside to toast mash mellows (if we can hold off from eating them that long!)"