Kilbowie: Day 2

We have had a very exciting day two in Kilbowie. With the weather being so sunny and warm many of us took to the water to try new exciting sports. We had more than one group out canoeing to the island across from the centre, some people even managed to kayak across (which took a lot of concentration and balance) and some groups went gorge walking. It seems that gorge walking is definitely everyone at Muirhouse’s favourite activity so far (including the teachers). While we were out gorge walking had to scramble along the rocks, paddle through the river, swim through some sections and even got to jump off the rocks into a fresh water pool. Miss Huxford was a little scared but we all helped her to jump in. It was cold but so much fun! Once we were all back at the centre a few of us had another go at jumping off the jetty into the salty water. Miss Huxford didn’t look to happy in the picture we took and Miss Napier has shown it to all of us. It is very funny!
Other groups were lucky enough to have their turn at the safari with Derek. Everyone loves Derek’s jokes as well as finding out about all the different animals that used to and still do live in this area. We have some really interesting facts that we can tell you when we are back.
Everyone was starving by the time it got to dinner and everyone had an empty plate. After dinner, there was no time to rest as we went on another hill walk because the weather was so nice! Miss Napier even raced some of us down the hill but I don’t think she was fast enough to catch up with us.
After such an exciting day I think we have decided we will just stay for another few weeks, we hope your not missing us too much!

Kilbowie: Day 1

Well we are all rested from our first day at Kilbowie. What an eventful day it was! We had a wonderful trip up to Kilbowie with a very friendly bus driver who showed us some of the sights as we passed and we managed to make it with no sickness! You might not believe it but all of us managed our bags up to our rooms, although it was a struggle for some, and then we headed for some lunch. After lunch, everyone seemed to enjoy sorting our their rooms although a few will need a bit more practise before they are making their own bed at home. Miss Huxford, Miss Napier and Mr Lumsden found a few children lost in the middle of their duvet cover. With a little bit of teacher help and some team work we all managed to get bed sheets, a duvet and pillows on our bed.
Once we had mastered that, it was time to meet our instructors and find out everything about Kilbowie. We had to go and collect all of our equipment including waterproofs, life jackets, fleeces, rucksacks and even some Wellies from the Wellie Shed. Some of us even got the chance to try our equipment out as we went canoeing. Mr Lumsden joined us for a little canoe up the river. Some of the other groups when to explore the shoreline with Miss Huxford and Miss Napier. Ben and Dean found a crab and held it in their hands. They were much braver than Miss Huxford or Miss Napier. Once we had explored the shoreline our instructors gave us all a chance to jump into the water. It was FREEZING COLD and very salty! It was great fun but some of us got quite a shock when we first jumped in. It is Miss Napier’s turn today.
After all that excitement and freezing cold water many of us were tired out but we still had lots more to do. After our lovely dinner of chicken fajitas and wedges (we even got a pudding) we got to buy something from the tuck shop and started the evening activity. We had two different activities outside that were different scavenger hunts. We had to run around the building to look for the clues. We were knackered by the time it got to supper.
Finally we all got to go to our rooms. Mr Lumsden group were in bed before he even arrived, Miss Napier’s group were sitting quietly chatting but somehow Miss Huxford’s group were still not tired!
Hopefully today will be as fun if not better than yesterday!

Christmas Fayre 2014

Muirhouse Primary hosted the annual Christmas Fayre on Friday 28th November. The Parent Fundraisers have been working hard for months organising this fantastic event. We had cake stalls, raffles, tombola, craft stalls and lots more! Santa even made a very special appearance with all the children having the chance to meet him, get a picture taken and Santa even gave them a little early treat!

A huge thank you to the Parent Fundraisers and everyone who attended to make this event a great success!

The final total was £2,200!!

Working With Motherwell College

Recently, we have been lucky enough to work with Motherwell College. Different classes have worked on different skills like badminton, football and athletics. Every class has really enjoyed working with the students and are hoping to continue practsing their skills as the weeks go on.

P2’s Exciting Day At Ravenscraig

P2 were given the opportunity to participate in an exciting day of exercise thanks to Motherwell college. Motherwell college students were their to teach lots of different skills and play lots of fun games. There was a para-shoot, rudgy crash pads, nets, skipping ropes and man other activites. There were lots of different school so the children got to meet new people and even see some of their friends from different schools. I think everyone’s favourite activity was the crash pads. Some people even tried to knock them down! It was a great day for all the P2s but very tiring. We had all worked hard!

Cooking Club

This week was the start of our new cooking club for Primary 7. We had lots of fun learning about the different cutting skills. We practised the claw and bridge chopping techniques when cutting peppers, spring onions and tomatoes. We learnt the safe way to grate cheese and mixed it all together in our potato skins. We are hoping to learn a lot of different skills and even cook some healthy recipes we can take home to cook with our families.

Christmas Fair – Helpers needed

The parent fundraisers are looking for your help again for the annual Christmas fair. If you can spare some time, please complete the form and hand it in to the school office. Thank you 🙂