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 6th June - Rib Trip 8th June - P7 visit to Portree Primary Monday 12th June and Monday 19th June - swimming week Monday 12th June - School photographs Tuesday 13th to 16th - Raasay Residential for P7 Wednesday 14th - P1 visit to Kyle Thursday 15th June - No Swimming - Visit to Cnoc Farm, Sleat Monday 19th June - Sailing for P7 at Portree Sailing Club Tuesday 20th - orienteering Wednesday 21st to 23rd June - PHS transition days Thursday 22nd - Shinty (after swimming) Monday 26th - Local Sports Day Tuesday 27th - Prizegiving Wednesday 28th - Summer picnic Thursday 29th - school closes at 1.15pm