Category Archives: Outdoor Learning

Farm to Fork

With thanks to the RHET (Royal Horicultural Education Trust) P3 had a busy day yesterday visiting Templehall Farm in Pencaitland where Farmer Barclay taught us all about the animals and crops on his farm. We were learning about the care, hard work and technologies that go into growing our food in Scotland.

Weighing and measuring is very important in farming. In one of the photos you will see us standing on the weighbridge. The weight of the entire group was 1140kg!

Following the farm we were off on a tour of Tesco at Hardengreen, Dalkeith with Claire who showed us what goes on behind the scenes (including a visit inside a huge freezer) to get our food from the farm and onto the supermarket shelves.

 

 

Day 3 at Ardentinny

There were a lot of tired faces at breakfast this morning after our first full day of activities yesterday.   No time to rest though as all groups were out early to get going with today’s activities.

Walking through the forest, the children had to work as a team to build a shelter. First of all they had to decide on the best place for building their shelter. They then had to find large branches to create a roof in their shelter. This stage required lots of teamwork to carry them as they were so heavy! Once there were enough large branches it was time to find smaller twigs and moss to place on top and seal the roof. The children communicated well and make a shelter to be proud of!

On the way back to the centre we walked along the beach where the children were finding lots of interesting stones and shells. We were especially hoping to fivnd some beautiful pearls inside the shells!

The children are all definitely ready for their warm bowl of soup to heat them up at lunch time!

 

Gorge Walks at Camp

Day 2 at camp and most groups braved the freezing cold gorge.  We climbed our way up the waterfalls and took a dip in the plunge pool!  We worked well with our groups and encouraged each other to keep going.  For most it was the favourite activity of the day…the highlight was definitely the warm shower afterwards though!!

Outdoor Angles

Primary 4 ventured outside this morning to practise finding right angles. Our challenge was to create a picture with as many right angles in it as possible, using only sticks.

We used cubes and right-angle checkers that we had made in class to test if the angles we had made were right-angles.

We had a lot of fun getting creative with our stick pictures!