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 DiaryTuesday 23rd April - School re-opens Wednesday 24th April - K'nex Workshop at hall Friday 26th April - Astronomy workshop Wednesday 1st & 22nd May & 3rd July - Library Van Monday 6th May - Holiday Tuesday 14th May - Cross Country Friday 24th May, 7th & 14th June - Kodaly Tuesday 28th May - Tempest School Photographer Friday 31st May & Sat 1st June - Mod Monday 10th June and 17th June - Swimming Weeks Tuesday 4th June to Friday 7th June - Raasay House Residential Tuesday 18th June - Safe Highlander Thursday 4th July - school closes for the holidays