Mini Scottish theme and Health Week in Hopetoun

Everyone in Hopetoun really enjoyed our Scottish theme. We were very busy dancing and exercising to ceilidh and bagpipe music as well as music by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Proclaimers. At p.e. everyone was involved in tossing the haggis, welly and caber.
We did lots of great art work as well. We made papier mache Highland cows, designed our own tartans, made beautiful thistles, used lollipop sticks to create our Forth bridge, an interesting collage of Scottish wrappers, used plaster of paris to create Scottish hills and used clay to make colourful nessies. As if that wasn’t enough we made a display using symbols to show what our weather was like over four weeks. Most days there were at least two and often three symbols.
You’ll be surprised to hear that out of the twenty days, we had – 19 cold, 5 windy, 6 sunny, 1 rainy, 3 snowy, 5 icy and 8 cloudy.
Of course there was Scottish cooking involved too. We made Scotch broth, Scotch pancakes, tattie scones and oatcakes. Our potato and leek soup and tattie scones were made from potatoes grown in Angus and we used mushrooms from Perth in our mushroom soup.
During health week we were involved in dancing with Ceilidh Kids and met some wonderful animals.

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