School in Lockdown

We have turned the sunroom at the Glebe into our classroom while school is closed.  It has a good view of the sea and the mainland and is a good place to work. Our days are pretty busy still, with lots to learn. Maths, English and Science seem to take up no time at all….

Betsy’s home school experience

Hi, my name is Betsy. I go to Eigg primary. Like everybody, I am not at school because of Covid-19. I find it different because I am normally in class. I miss being with my class with everyone and I miss playing around with my friends. My break is also different. I make my own…

Palisander Recorder Quartet

On the 28th of February 2020 the Palisander Quartet a group of recorder players came to Eigg primary school. They played a lot of songs in our lunch room that they rehearsed before  they got here to show us their music. Everybody loved it especially the last one it was hard to describe because it…

End of term money day

Mums and dads came to the school to play some games with us all about money. We played money Bingo.  It was really fun because you had a sheet which had loads of different money pieces on it.  Everyone had to pick up a card from the card pile – if the card matched with…

THE CHRISTMAS FAIR FUNDRAISER FOR OUR SCHOOL TRIP TO APPLECROSS

On the 23rd of November we all did a Christmas Fair. The whole island took part. The islanders all baked something for example apple pie or mini puff pastry.  This took place at the community hall on the island of Eigg. WHAT WE RAISED. The Nursery raised about £100 in the tombola for outdoor classroom…

Food!

When we were in Mallaig we were not at home on Eigg, so we ate in lots of different places. We had fish and chips in the Cabin. We had ice creams in the Harry Potter shop and cafe. We had breakfast at the hostel. For breakfast we had lots of things.  I ate cereal…

Our lifeboat and swimming trip to Mallaig

THE LIFEBOAT When we went to Mallaig we got to go to the lifeboat and they taught us about what would happen a real life situation at sea. The lifeboat crew were called Tony and Michael. When we arrived they showed us a introduction about saving lives at sea. After that we went to the…

Mallaig and Nursery Adventures

When the other children were in Mallaig, I joined the nursery.  At nursery Violet and me made pizza.  To make pizza you take flour and water and yeast and oil and a TINY bit of sugar and mix them together.  You have to weigh things first.  When you have mixed everything together you have to…

Tadhgan interviews Mr Merrick (our new teacher)

Why did you want to come to teach on Eigg? I really love being outdoors and Scottish islands.  Eigg is a beautiful island with lots of outdoor learning opportunities Did you teach before? Yes, I have taught in lots of schools in Glasgow – as a permanent teacher and also as a supply teacher.  I…

Apple tasting and jam making

We went to the orchard to pick some apples.  Last time we went the apples were not ripe so we picked plums and did pruning. We know how you can tell is an apple is ripe.  You can tell if apple is ripe when you twist them and they come off. There were lots of…