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 DiaryMonday 10th December: Gym Club at Hall, this is the last session for this term. Tuesday 11th December: Afternoon rehearsal at the hall, please pick up pupils from the hall at 3pm. Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December: All day rehearsal at the hall, pupils to be picked up from the hall at 3pm. Friday 14th December: School Christmas Show at 7pm, pupils should arrive for costume and make up at 6pm. Monday 17th December: Dance Festival for P5-7 at Kyleakin Hall, letter to follow. Tuesday 18th December: Christmas Jumper Day and in the afternoon will be going to Carol service at the hall, pupils to be picked up from the hall at 3pm. Wednesday 19th December: School Christmas lunch and party. Thursday 20th December: Visit to Deer Farm Friday 21st December: School closes for the holidays at 3pm.