Trip to the Old Town

Primary 4A have been learning about The Old Town in Edinburgh. We went on a trip to the Old Town and had a super tour guide called Robert. He showed us around some important places and told us interesting stories about Burke and Hare, Greyfriars Bobby and the Old Tollbooth Prison.

We really enjoyed seeing all the old buildings and learned a lot of new facts. It was a great trip!

We loved hearing the story about Greyfriars Bobby

Ellie got to try out thumb screws and tortured our guide Robert!

Science Workshop

Primary 2A attended ‘Ready Teddy Go’ a Science experience organised for the Edinburgh Science Festival. They got to learn about all the different forces and really enjoyed experimenting with pushing, friction and floating. They got to look at how forces help us to move. They loved having the two teddy bears around to help them learn and thought it was great to learn outside of the classroom.

Visit to Drylaw Police Station

We went on a visit to Drylaw Police Station, 2 officers called Holly and Pete met us and took us into the briefing room. They told us a bit about how the station works and we got the chance to ask them some questions. From here, we were taken to the cells, they told us about how they were used and we got a chance to try them out. They have 4 cells, one of which is used for storing evidence. We then got to go outside and sit in a police van and car. We got the chance to go in the back of the van and also try the driver’s seat – we also got to put the siren on which was great fun! We then went back into the briefing room where we could try out handcuffs and got to see a pepper spray and baton. It was a very interesting visit but hopefully that will be the only time we see the inside of a police station!