On Wednesday 14th June, Mrs McGuire, Mrs Mackle, Mrs McCreesh-West and Miss McKernan accompanied 19 pupils from Year6/7 to Edinburgh for three days. After an early morning start, we arrived in Cairnryan and travelled by bus to Glasgow Science Centre where the children enjoyed an exciting afternoon of exploration and a visit to the Planetarium to watch a film “The Solar System and Beyond”. After checking into our hotel that evening, we walked to Princes Street for some sight-seeing and shopping.
The following morning, we enjoyed a sight-seeing tour of the city, stopping at Fettes College, the inspiration for the Hogwarts setting in the Harry Potter Movies and Edinburgh Castle where we saw the Crown Jewels and the firing of the one o’clock gun. In the afternoon we visited Dynamic Earth and Show Dome that tells the story of Planet earth. In the evening we visited Fountain Park for a fun and competitive game of Ten pin bowling.
On Friday, the last day of our trip, we travelled to North Queensferry to visit Deep Sea World, including a classroom session about sharks. This was a fascinating view of the many kinds of sea creatures that live under the sea. Afterwards, we travelled to Ayr where we spent a while in a lovely Park before travelling on to Cairnryan for our journey home. Everyone had a most memorable and pleasurable time in Edinburgh.