The children have been busy making birdfeeders for our birds to make sure they are getting plenty of food during this cold and frosty winter. I hope the birds are hungry!
Primary 2/3 went to Edinburgh zoo because we did the Rainforest in class.
Something funny happened to Jack, Alex, Ollie, Dexter and Mikey – a tiger jumped over their head! P2/3 also saw lots and lots of penguins. Some of us held cockroaches and a corn snake. We saw monkeys too who were very funny. We also saw some deer and lions too. We were going to see pandas but the pandas were too shy.
By Jack P2 and Rowan P3
Famous landmarks around the world turned off their lights on Saturday night for one hour to mark ‘Earth Hour’.
Earth Hour is an hour every year where people are encouraged to turn off their lights, to raise awareness of environmental issues.
In the UK the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in London went dark on Saturday evening.
Landmarks like the Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Eiffel Tower in France also turned off their lights.
More than 350 landmarks in 178 countries took part in the event – here is a picture of Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower in total darkness!
The Eco Committee played their part by organising ‘Earth Golden Time’! We came up with 4 activities which were outdoors and did not use any electricity. I chose ‘tent reading’ because it was nice to relax outdoors. We got to sit on cool beanbags and read of chat with our friends. By Mary Bruce P6
The Eco-Committee spoke to the girls and boys today about Earth Day which takes place on Saturday. Earth Day is an annual event which encourages us to think about protecting and saving our environment. Between the hour of 8.30pm and 9.30pm we should do our best to switch off any electrical appliances to save as much energy as we possibly can.
The Eco-Committee arranged our Golden Time activities to take place outdoors involving no electricity or technology. The pupils had fun taking part in tennis, outdoor sports, a treasure hunt and environmental art.