Google Expeditions

WOW! Not much more to say after our Google Expeditions afternoon at Busby Primary. Yesterday our P4s and P5s got to take a visit to space, then the moon, followed by trips underwater to the Great Barrier Reef and an ancient shipwreck. The pupils were almost as excited as the teachers.

Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions


Here’s a link to more info about Google Cardboard Virtual Reality and the Expeditions software:

Big thanks to Colin from Google who brought us the Google Cardboard Virtual Reality tech and set us up for our adventure.

Busby’s Scientists of The Month

This is a new award that the STEM Council are giving out, it is a Scientist of the Month award. Each month 1 person from each class will get nominated for exellence in Science.


P1 – Witold


”In our planet topic I wrote a book about all of the planets in our Solar System”

P2/3 – Tom


”We have been learning about the Sun, Moon and Earth. I know that it takes 24hrs for the Earth to rotate 360degrees”

Well done to everyone!!!



Apple Store Workshops

As part of Busby Primary’s ambition to provide better Computing and DIgital Learning experiences for pupils we have linked up with the Apple Store at Braehead to help us get the most from our school iPads.

We’re looking forward to making our lessons ever-more engaging with our digital technologies in the classroom and especially using the iPads.


If you can’t wait ’til then; did you know that you can visit the Apple Store for FREE workshops and lessons on everything from coding to syncing and managing your iPads and other devices. Have a look here:

The Supermoon

The November 14, 2016 Supermoon was 356,511 kilometres (221,526 mi) away from the centre of Earth, the closest occurrence since 1948. It will not be closer again until 2034.

The name supermoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979,  defined as:

… a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.

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