This term, the pupils are studying World War 1 and we were delighted to welcome a visit from the Armadale Castle Museum with their ‘Coming Home’ Exhibition which commemorates 100 years since the end of the War. The workshop focussed on children’s lives from World War 1 and the jobs that children undertook at that time. We also had the opportunity to learn a little bit about how the prisoners of war at the Raasay Iron Mine interacted with the island community and how the islanders ‘smuggled’ food to the prisoners and in return the prisoners created hand made toys for the children of these families. We also learnt about how children were involved in foraging and gathering during the war and identified the many uses for heather, bog myrtle and spagnum moss. The workshop finished with the children getting the opportunity to make beautiful woven designs using foraged materials.
Dates for your DiaryMondays - After School Sports Club at the hall Tuesdays from 5th February - After School Weaving Club Wednesday 6th & 27th February & 20th March - Library Van Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th Feb - School Holiday Wednesday 20th Feb - School In Set Day Thursday 7th March - World Book Day Friday 15th March - Red Nose Day Mondays 18th, 25th March and 1st April - Kodaly singing Friday 5th April - School closes for the Easter Break Tuesday 23rd April - School re-opens for new term