Technology Challenges

P3/4 and P4 have thoroughly enjoyed their technology challenges over the last two weeks. Week 1 involved the children making a car with wheels and week 2 was about creating a drawbridge with moving parts. The children have been working together to follow instructions and build their models and they particularity enjoyed using the saws to saw the wood. They had to measure out different lengths of wood and saw them carefully using the sawing stations in the classroom. The children are delighted with their finished products and we even had a race with the cars int he gym hall. Theo and Firth’s car won the race.

RHET Food and Farming Day for Primary 6

Primary 6 have just returned from a  fantastic day at RHET’s Food and farming event at Wallets Mart in Castle Douglas. The event was organised by RHET’s Fiona Jamieson and it involved many local food and farming providers who helped to lead workshop activities about ‘Tractors,’ ‘Meat,’ ‘Dairy,’ ‘Cereals,’ ‘Deer’ and ‘Sheep.’

At lunchtime, the children were able to do some food tasting of burgers and venison sausages. They were received most favourably! GlenUrr ice cream also gave the pupils pots of ice cream to eat.

At the end of the day, the children also got to take part in an auction. Some of our pupils volunteered to be the auctioneers in the ring while other pupils took part in the bidding.

Our thanks go to everyone involved in this very successful day. We realise the sheer amount of organisation such an event takes. The pupils learned so much about food and farming. They now appreciate much more about the journeys taken by our livestock for it to be Scottish Quality Assured and about the processes which are used to turn cereals into flour and sheep’s fleece into wool.


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