What’s been happening at Eigg Primary!


Fun in the snow!

It was snowing and it was really beautiful outside and it was nice and thick, fresh and slippy! We slid down the hill using yellow bags and other things we could find. Tadhgan was very fast! Some people had snow ball fights. We were a bit sad when Mr Merrick called us into class. It…

Cutting down the school Christmas tree

We crossed the road then we went into the forestry and we searched and searched for the perfect Christmas Tree for our school. Tadhgan found the one but the girls had concerns. They thought they had found one better but it wasn’t the one! The one that Tadhgan found was more full and then we…

Nursery – Fire making & marshmallow melting fun!

The nursery children had a great time learning about how to make a fire and fire safety. They started with collecting sticks of different sizes and tearing up bits of paper to get the fire going. They created a safety circle that could only be entered one at a time. Katrin used cotton wool, Vaseline…

Active Advent Calendar

The children have created an active advent calendar. Each day has a different activity for them to do. Today Oran picked the 1st stocking which meant everyone did 15 star jumps!

Our Enterprise Project – Tea Towels

Check out our new Eigg Primary tea towels! As part of our enterprise project we decided that we would like to design and make new school tea towels. We each did a self portrait and then drew every staff in the school including Angie’s dog haha. We decided on 100% cotton, made in the UK…

Thank you Compass Building & Construction Services!

While the Compass team were busy building the new hub at the pier An Laimhrig, they also somehow had time to make us a new mud kitchen for the school playground. Eigg primary and nursery would like to say a HUGE thank yoooou!!

A visit from the Glasgow Science Centre

On Monday we went to the hall and met with the Muck children. We did singing with Nan first and then we had lunch. After lunch the Glasgow Science Centre people arrived. We learnt about the human body and did loads of really fun games with them. For example one of the games we had…

Interview with new P1 – Oran

Tadhgan P7 interviews Oran P1 Age: 5 What is your favourite colour? Green What is your favourite animal? Elephant What subject do you like best? Drawing What is your favourite food? Cheese and chorizo pizza What is your favourite fruit? Apple What is your dream job? Artist What is your favourite game? Playing with the…

Thank you Jacky and everyone who donated!

Thank you to Jacky Brett for raising so much money for the school! We can’t believe £3,435.23 was raised for school funds! We really enjoyed making posters for the concert and we loved the band and the buffet was really great. We really enjoyed helping take names out for the raffle. That was really fun!…

The Time Capsule at An Laimhrig

We thought it would be a good idea to put a time capsule outside the new building. We thought about what to put in it and we decided to write about ourselves so when people open it in like 50 years they will find out about us. We wrote about where we live and about…

Our trip to Muck for Water Safety Course

First of all we went on the Sheerwater to Muck and to the school to have lunch first and we met all the other Muck children there. After lunch we then did some riddles with Hugh from a big book. Then it was time to go to the hall for the water safety. We met…

Fun day at the hall with Pam

First we played rounders in the hall and then Muck and Rum children came over on a MOWI charter boat to join us. First we played a game of Boccia. Boccia is a game where there are two teams and each team have a different colour ball. You have to sit on a chair for…

Our trip to Muck! By Colm P2

We all went on the Shearwater boat to Muck in the morning and on the way there we saw a minke whale and porpoise. There were loads of them and they went under the boat. It was so cool. We then made it to Muck. We met the other Muck children and we went to…

Eigg & Muck School Trip to Mallaig

Day 1 We went to school as normal and then in the afternoon and we met with the Muck children and we went home early. We collected our luggage and headed for the pier to get the boat to Mallaig. It was a very long boat trip and when we got to Mallaig we split…

Tree Planting in Manse Woods

The children had a great afternoon of tree planting in the Manse Woods. They planted 32 trees in total of different varieties. The trees were all grown from local seeds which were sown and grown in the tree nursery. All the children worked really hard! Violet planted 10 tree’s by herself. Agnes and Freya gave…

Freya wins 3rd prize in John Muir Trust Wildlife Poetry Competition!

A huge well done to Freya McCarthy who got 3rd place for her poem – How to make a wild day on Eigg. First, look out of the window and see lovely red leaves of a autumn sycamore tree. Next, melt the orange sunset as you swim in the shining sea. Then, pinch the petals…

Sound/Play Workshop with Helen

(The children took part in a sound/play workshop with Helen McCrorie Artist/Filmmaker and she hopes to use some of the footage for her new artwork) We made noises with different things like bowls, graters and tin lids. I had a bowl and Helen recorded it. The thing she used to record the sound was really…

Treoir | Voar | Virr with Nan and Gabe

We drew some pictures about the Wee Bannock of Eigg using a scratch board and a special sharp pen. We had to stick the board onto the table with sellotape so that it didn’t move while we were drawing. My picture was of a bannock under a tree and the sheep ate the bannock because…

Our visit to the tree nursery

We planted hazel trees which will eventually go into the forest with Tasha. We put the plant pots together and put in the seeds into the soil. We sieved the mud out of the hazel nuts and we washed them with a hose and then we put them in the pots. Tasha gave us a…

Baking time in the Nursery

We had a great time baking with Angie. We made banana and peanut butter cookies and once they were baked we invited the school children in to sample them. They were very yummy!

Last day of term…

…. and last day of Eigg Primary for Maggie and Betsy. Which means we get to dress up the teachers!!!

Our John Muir Awards

On Friday 4th June we shared our John Muir Trust presentations with everyone. You can see and hear what we said in our presentations in these short films. We have also described what we were proud and happy about in our work, and what else we wish we might have done. We hope you enjoy…

Corncrake Geniuses

A couple of weeks ago we started learning about corncrakes with a RSPB worker called Natasha. She has only done two lessons with Eigg, Muck and Rum primary schools and we already know all about corncrakes, where they like to nest, what they eat and what eats them. Today we started brain storming with the…

Gardening at Eigg Primary School

In our gardening day we put cardboard onto the soil in the vegetable garden . Then we moved seaweed from the top of the garden to the bottom of the garden. After a few weeks the seaweed and cardboard will turn into soil. The worms help make the soil by eating the seaweed and cardboard…

Our visit to the pier building site

On the 5th of May 2021 the school went to visit the building site at the pier where they are building a new shower, toilet and washing machine block. They are building this for visitors who might need it when they come to Eigg. The name of the building company is Compass. We met a…

Forest School on Eigg

We got to forest school and we sat in a patch of wild garlic. We were talking in forest school. We then climbed up the tree to have a meeting about making a bike. Afterwards we started making the bike. There was rocks for the wheels. Wild garlic for the tyres and the seat. Sticks…

The Octuplets and the Christmas Pudding

This is our final stop motion animation, we all hope that you enjoy it . The premiere of our film was on Thursday 17th December 2020 as part of our Christmas lunch in Eigg primary School. We put a lot of work into it over the four weeks it took to make. Tadhgan wrote about…

Our Christmas play

Our Christmas play this year is different because instead of doing a play in the hall we are doing a stop motion animation. A stop motion animation is a video. You make it by creating loads of pictures and then taking a photo of them every time we move something in the picture a tiny…

How to Draw a Dragon

Last week we made some drawings of dragons. A lady called Kate met with us online and told us about her job drawing animals to illustrate books. Her job is an illustrator. We decided we would draw some dragons inspired by books we had about. The Dragon Store Worm was one of the books. We…

Rights Respecting School

We have been making a class charter. We have been doing this as part of the Rights Respecting School Award. We already have a Bronze Award. Now we are working for the Silver Award. You can see pictures of some of the rights we think are important in our Class Charter. Other rights include: to…

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