On Friday morning, Primary 6 and 7 donned rubber gloves and high-vis vests to take part in a community project to beautiful Abbeyhill. This involved cleaning graffiti and fly posting off of shops, lampposts, traffic islands and wherever we could spot it. The pupils showed a lot of enthusiasm and were determined to make Abbeyhill look as good as it should.
Upon retuning to the meeting point with our tools, the pupils were asked to line up and were delighted to receive a certificate and a voucher for Blackwells for all their hard work. A well deserved reward for a community clean up!
Primary three were excited this week as there was a visitor to our classroom. Mrs Brusatte’s husband happens to be a palaeontologist at the University of Edinburgh and he came in to talk to the class about his work, job, discoveries and dinosaurs in general. The class had great questions and were excited to touch some real fossils from a dinosaur leg bone!
Primary five were fortunate enough to attend a workshop by the Edinburgh Science Festival. They learned about how electricity works and flows and had the chance to use scientific equipment to generate power. Afterwards, they used this power to race hexbugs around a track. Everyone really enjoyed it and were excited to have the chance to perform their own experiments.