Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

19 Sep 2019
Primary 1 Go on a Bear Hunt!

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On Thursday 5th September, Primary 1 went on an exciting mystery trip. The children had no idea where they were going or what they were going to do. They arrived at the secret destination and the girls soon realised that they had arrived at the Royal Botanical Gardens!

In the gardens, we met Mrs Pickup who used to teach at St George’s who took one of the four groups. The girls all set off in their groups on a walk through the Botanic Gardens and were told to look out for anything unusual! Soon one of the groups spotted a tiny suitcase on a bench. The girls rushed up to it and found a clue. Now the girls realised that they were on a treasure hunt!

Each group had the chance to find and solve a clue and share their findings with the other groups. During the hunt, the girls found a pair of tiny wellies, a miniature raincoat and hat and a teeny purple top with a sequined star on. The girls were excited as they came closer to finding to whom all these belonged! Great discussion took place about the various trees, shrubs, birds singing and a badgers’ sett that the girls came across during their walk. There were squeals of delight when the girls finally found a cuddly BEAR! They were delighted to find that this would be their class mascot.

On return to school, the girls had a lovely picnic lunch and they chose to call their new class mascot ‘Star’ after the shiny, tactile, sensory, shiny star on her t-shirt.

What a fabulous morning they all had! Star has now become a very welcome addition to the class! Everyone is now looking forward to taking her home for weekend adventures!

 

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