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 DiaryThursday 3rd December: YMI Wednesdays and Thursdays 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th December: Christmas Craft orders can be phoned in to the school. Friday 11th December: Christmas Jumper Day Monday 14th December: Christmas Crafts delivered to customers. Thursday 17th December: Christmas lunch and party Friday 18th December: Christmas Video - watch this space! Monday 21st December: Draw for Christmas Hamper Tuesday 22nd December: Pyjama Day School closes on Tuesday 22nd at 3pm and reopens on Wednesday 6th January 2021