Today we learned about child safety with the NSPCC

Today we had an assembly and a workshop with NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). At the assembly they told us about Childline and the different types of abuse. They taught us how to speak out and stay safe. Also the different types of abuse like sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Two people including me were asked to go up in front of the school and filled a sack with all the worries we carry around. Then we thought about who we can talk to you and the sack got lighter as we took each brick out. Saskia sang two wonderful songs for us, we were amazed by her voice!
This afternoon we did a class workshop, we all had to work in groups to discuss things like, is it good to touch someone if they don’t want to? Later we watched a video about a person talking to Childline, then the NSPCC volunteers gave us an activity to do. Also, everyone learned about something. Ashkin learned that the phone number to Childline is for anybody who wants help. He also learned about the ways the NSPCC help people, Anna learned about that you can always talk to a trusted adult and Gabriela learned about all the types of ways people can hurt children.

by Zahra P7

Thursday – Archaeology Workshop

In primary 7 we did an archaeology workshop. 

One of the lessons were you got an object [not at a real ancient object] and we got a sheet of paper with questions about the object, for example I got a golden ring and the paper had questions like… 

What is the object made of? 

Who would use the object? 

What is the object? 

Then you would draw a picture of the object. 

We also got shown tools Archaeologists would use to dig down and find there objects. 

At the second table we got shown bones, real ones, from 4000 years ago. There were sheep heads and other animals bones and relics. 

At the third table we got shown different things Archaeologists would find and different times. 

There were different ages like the bronze age and the iron age. 

Those were things ages and were they could be found but Archaeologists also find things a bit less deep and that is the surface. 

We really enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot. 

And that was our Archaeology Workshop…  


Highland Hustle

On Thursday we did highland hustle, which is highland dancing, and exercise with Mrs Gargaro it was very exciting and everybody was out of puff and felt like their faces were on fire at the end. We started off by doing a warm up followed by a low intensity dance next up we had to get in partners and we did a group dance and finally we did a high intensity dance which had leaps, skips, and jumps everybody really enjoyed it and it great exercise! 

By Martha and Naomi 

Dynamic Earth Trip

On Friday morning we were going to Dynamic Earth for a workshop on volcanoes .When we got there we were greeted by Frankie, she took us to the place there the workshop was going to happen  . When we all took our places the workshop began, first she showed us an image of the earths layers. The are the crust, where we live on, the mantle, the outer core and last is the inner core. After that we learned about the inner core. The inner core is made out of iron and nickle , we got to touch bits of an asteroid which are made out of the same material, the inner core is a solid .Secondly we explored the outer core which is made out of the same material as the inner core but it is a solid and it is much hotter. After that we learned about the mantle, which is made out of magma and loads of broken up bits of rock. Then each table got a rock and a clue, we had to figure out which one was ours. My table got the lava bomb. Lastly we watched a video of different volcanoes erupting. After that we were heading back to the school.