When we went to Edinburgh I went to my first ever Macdonalds. I had a happy meal which had chicken nuggets and chips in it. I got a free toy with it, the happy meals theme was Alpha and Omego. I got Katy as my free gift. If you ever go to a city or somewhere where there is a Macdonalds, I advise that you should go to it because the food was great!
Me,Bradly and Honr went on the trampoline it was fun after luch time we did relay races and then it was time to go back to school and we did a little bit of lesons. My favourite bit was trampolineing.
I went to my furst trampien day and then I went to soft play and it was fun and I went to the baaontse casel. then we went to mine kike then. I kikd a ball and somone kach me then I holde the ball.
we went to sports day. First Me Charlotte, Leah, Mia did trampolining . I enjoyed the trampoliniing.
On Wednesday we did some felting. First we got wool and laid strips of wool from the fleece horizontally then we got another colour and laid that strips verticaly once we had done that we had to do one more layer horizontally and we were ready to move on to the next stage. We got a measuring jug and put in 1tbs of washing up liquid in it and half a jug of hand hot water, we drizzled some of the mix over it. We got bubble wrap and wrapped the wool up in it and wrapped it up in a towel. We then rolled it back and forth 100 times then unwrapped it and turned it 90° then repeated it until we had done 800 rolls. We rubbed it on the bubble wrap for 5 – 10 minutes then picked it up and rubbed it for 5 minutes. We thoroughly rinsed it in cold water then left it to dry.
This afternoon the group who are in Edinburgh went to visit the Zoo. We went in a taxi so we could get there quickly and everyone liked the little seats that faced backwards! We saw lots of different animals and all had different favourites. We watched the penquin walk which was good even though not many penquins chose to walk!
Some of the older children and Ms Breyley are visiting Edinburgh to attend a Scottish Parliamentary Reception to celebrate the work of the Crofting Connections Project. It has been quite an adventure already! We boarded the Northlink ferry in Lerwick at 6pm to come south to Aberdeen but because the weather was not too good the boat didn’t leave until midnight. By that time we were all tucked up in our bunks asleep. The crossing wasn’t too bad but our late start meant we didn’t dock in Aberdeen until 2.30pm. We then caught a train at Aberdeen and arrived in Edinburgh at 6.30pm. Most of us had never been on a train before; it was a shame that, as we were later leaving than we had planned, most of the journey was in the dark. The Crofting Connections team had organised a minibus for us so we got a lift from Waverley Station to the Youth Hostel where we are staying with lots of other pupils from Crofting Connections Schools. This evening most of the Shetland pupils have been out together to have dinner in an Italian restaurant – another first for some of us. Tomorrow morning we are all going to visit the Scottish Parliament for a tour.