Category Archives: educational visits

Primary 7 Residential Visit

many thanks to all of the parents who attended the introductory meeting about our Primary 7 visit to Belmont.  If anyone would like further information on the centre here is a link to the SOEC website.

A letter will be sent home asking if you would like a place for your child on this visit.  Please return slips to school.  Further information about using ParentPay to pay online for educational visits will be given when this is up and running.


Dams to Darnley

Children from Primaries 5, 5/6 and 6 visited Dams to Darnley Country Park today.  They found out about the geology of the local area from Joe the Countryside Ranger.  They also found out about the limestone,coal and fireclay mines that used to be there.  They will be visiting Dynamic Earth on Thursday 12th June to find out more about Planet Earth.

Find out more about the Scottish Geologist James Hutton by watching this animation or playing a game.

Science Week

At the Glasgow Science Centre we looked at the hot and cold areas of our bodies using thermal imaging cameras.

Here are some pictures from Science Week.  Remember to have all Shared Family Learning projects in school by Friday this week at the latest.  We hope that you enjoyed taking part.

Primary 6 scientists worked with P3 and showed them how to make constellation viewers.

Educational Visits – Next Week

Primary 6 and the silver room will be visiting the Glasgow Science Centre next week as they are learning about rivers and taking part in a project to raise brown trout.  They will be learning to look after the fish and release them into a local river when they have grown enough.

Primary 4/5 will be visiting the Burrell Collection to find out more about life in medieval times as they are learning all about knights and castles.

Primary 4 learn about Ancient Egypt

Primary 4 visited the Glasgow Museum’s Resource centre in Nitshill yesterday.  They had a great time.  They took part in workshops that enabled them to dramatise an Ancient Egyptian ceremony and were able to see ancient artefacts such as beads that were 3000 years old.

The resource centre is so close to Barrhead and is open to the public – it really is worth a visit. Click here for more information.

Ardentinny 2012

Stuck in the mud!
Learning to steer the canoe

Primary 7 children have just returned from a visit to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre, near Dunoon.  The children had a fantastic time and their behaviour was excellent – a real credit to Carlibar.  They enjoyed a range of activities including canoeing, rock climbing, gorge walking, orienteering, hill walking, seashore trail and a night walk  in the woods behind the centre.  They also took part in team challenges which helped them to develop skills such as negotiation,  making decisions, taking risks and working co-operatively.

The weather was good for the week with the exception of it being week one of the midge season!!!  Plenty of midge repellant cream was required and the midge hoods were well used by everyone throughout the week.

Orienteering - Developing map reading skills
Starting out on the hillwalk.