On Wednesday 11th of December, pupils went to watch the pantomime Cinderella at Perth Theatre, the last show that the theatre will be putting on before it closes for two years for major renovation work.
Everyone enjoyed the on-stage antics before pupils were given an extra treat after the show when they got to meet Buttons and Cinderella herself!
On Wednesday 4th of December, Primary 4-7 visited the Scottish Parliament and National Archives to learn more about their class topic The Union of the Crowns and Parliaments.
At the National Archives pupils learned about the Union of the Parliaments in 1707; the kings and queens of Scotland; the opening of the Scottish Parliament; politicians of the day; the official acts of parliament; how the Scottish and English flag were combined to create the British flag and the Symbolism used in heraldry and on coins.
On Wednesday 4th of December, Primary 1 and 2 visited the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh to learn more about the Romans (which they have been learning about in class this term). Pupils saw real Roman armour and weapons; jugs and vases made from clay and silver; a scary looking war trumpet shaped like a boar’s head; gold jewellery; stone statues including a lifesize lioness grave marker and jewellery used to decorate a horse (pictured here)!
As well as all the Roman artefacts, pupils saw some real Andy Goldsworthy artwork (as used to inspire their own artwork created in Barry’s Wood previously) and were fascinated by the lifesize animals on display. The elephant was a big hit but by far the most popular attraction was riding in the lift!
Anna writes: “We went to Edinburgh Museum. We passed around some silvery armour. We went in the lift. We looked at Roman coins in tubs.”
Becca writes: “We went to Edinburgh Museum. We went in the lift. When we got out the lift we saw a Roman horse.”
Bea writes: “We went to Edinburgh Museum. We went on the elevator. I saw a horse from the Roman times! Ants were carrying leaves across a stick.”
Ellen writes: “We went to Edinburgh Museum. My favourite was the elevator. My tummy was feeling funny. There were dolphins hanging from the roof. I liked it.”