Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda

P5-7 have just completed a topic on The Romans. To finish it off they travelled to Hadrian’s Wall and visited 2 museums. At the Roman Army Museum they took part in a lesson from a holographic teacher in a Roman classroom. This was followed by a 3Dmovie.The children then explored the museum in small groups.

It was then off to Vindolanda where they had lunch outdoors. The pupils then received a really fascinating talk from an archaeologist. Then it was time to explore the ruins of the fort and village. The children had lots of fun doing that. Next was the museum and gift shop where the children got to spend their money.

This was a great trip and the children showed their existing knowledge of the Romans as well as learning some new things. It was great to see all the artefacts that had been recovered from the site.

A day to remember.

Jupiter Artland

On Thursday 8th February all pupils went on a visit to Jupiter Artland. P4-7 were able to use an app to negotiate their way around the exhibits. P1-3 made stick characters and were told stories about all the exhibits.The children loved the whole experience and were inspired by the art. P4-7 are looking forward to the follow up where they will be trialing a Minecraft version of Jupiter Artland.This is part of a research project with Napier University.

Tea on Tuesday

On Tuesday 6th February all the pupils went along to Tea on Tuesday to entertain the locals. The children performed the poems they had been learning for the poetry competition. P1-4 sang Coulter’s Candy and Fitba’ Crazy.P5-7 sang If it wisnae for yer wellies and Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl. Ian and Christopher played a Scottish selection on their fiddles and Rory played Flower of Scotland on his tenor horn. It was a lovely morning and it was great to be back in the village. A big thank you to the Tea on Tuesday folk for making us feel so welcome, giving prizes to the children and providing refreshments. A pleasure as always.


Scottish Poetry Competition

On Thursday 1st February every pupil of Crawford Primary School recited a Scottish poem. Marjory MacArthur and Sally Simpson had the onerous task of judging the competition.

The winners were:

P1/2 Jacob Bias “Mince and Tatties”

P3/4 Rebecca Mooney “The Circus”

P5/6 Aleks Zatonski “A Dug, a Dug”

P7 Rory Hunter “A man’s a Man”

Well done to these winners but also well done to everyone for doing so well.

Ian Henderson, Rory Hunter and Christopher Brady provided musical entertainment on the fiddle and tenor horn. Well done boys!