What’s been happening at Eigg Primary!


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…

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…

All about our garden and polytunnel

This morning we went to the school polytunnel and garden so we could see the plants that are there. Before the summer holidays we planted seeds and they grew and grew into small plants. And then they grew into medium size plants, and then into big plants. Some of the seeds were planted in the…

My Birthday

It was my birthday on Friday. I am nine now. It was a great birthday. When I woke up I felt older. Being older felt like I’m a bit taller and know more. When I got to school it was a bit like a normal day. Until lunchtime it was totally fine and then everyone…

Staying safe in the Eigg Primary Playground

Every year we have a new safety hazard rule system that helps us to stay safe in the playground. We’ve just made this year’s rules and we’d like to share them with you. The reason for the rules is to make sure that we don’t get hurt. Some examples of how we might hurt ourselves…

Our first blog

My name is Colm. My book is called The Very Bad Wolf. I like the bit when the wolf blows everything down. The wolf doesn’t have a name, but would like to call him Wolf Power. My name Violet. My books is called Handa’s Hen. I like all the animals in the book. There are…

What to call our Small Isles Primary Schools Google Classroom?

All three primary schools in the Small Isles are working together in a shared Google Classroom. We made up a name and some artwork for it. Here are our ideas. M.E.R stands for Muck, Eigg and Rum. In the urban dictionary MER means someone who just wants to be happy. Teamwork makes the Dream work…

Small Isle Nurseries Virtual Meets

Learning together, having fun and making friends Although current events have completely disrupted our last term of Nursery this year, the quite bright, glittering silver lining for us at the Small Isle Nurseries has been the opportunity to forge new inter-island friendships. Before this year, our children from the Muck, Eigg or Rum Nurseries rarely…

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…

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