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…

Off to the forestry!

On Monday 9th September Eigg Primary and Nursery went to the forestry to see the trees getting cut down. Here’s us when we put our safety jackets on and got told the safety rules by Becca. The rules were: stay together, always listen to people, don’t climb the wood piles and be kind to others….

The money we raised

Eigg Primary raised £2,788.55* money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, which is in Glasgow in a hospital called the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. We did this before the summer holidays, but in August Audrey from the Teenage Cancer Trust came to visit us.  She came to say thank you for all your help…

Our Plum and Apple Factory

Today we went to the orchard to pick apples and plums.  It was a sunny and rainy day, and a bit midgey-bites.  Last time we went to the orchard the apples and plums were not ripe.  But today they were.  We took a basket with us to carry them back to school to count and…

Our day on Muck

On Wednesday we practiced for sports day and played zombie tig afterwards. We did this in school on Muck.  Miss Fee was there with us and most of the Muck children. We went to Muck on the boat called the Sheerwater. First thing I did was an obstacle course.  Next was a hurdle race.  Then…

Our New Head Teacher

We have a new Head Teacher.  She is the Head Teacher of Eigg and Muck.  Miss Taylor started after the Easter holidays. I was interested to find out more about Miss Taylor, so I interviewed her.  I asked the class if they had any questions to ask.  I wrote all the questions and answers on…

Gardening

On Thursday we were planting new things in our school garden and making our playground safe and more fun.  We had lots and lots of help from grown ups.  They helped with digging and putting seaweed in our polytunnel and cutting the willow den because it had got too big and had bits sticking out. …

Writing with our senses

Last Friday we had a visitor named Donald S. Murray. Donald is a writer from Lewis and now he lives in Shetland. He is inspired by birds and taught us about how different types of birds use their senses. Gannets have a special sense of sight which helps them to see fish far below them…

The day we had breakfast at school

When we came to school on Friday, we had to make our own breakfast.  Normally we eat breakfast at home before we come to school. Friday was a special day.  It was carbohydrate day.  Carbohydrates are amazing because they give you energy!! The first thing I ate was  muesli.  I was the only one who…