Blogs and News - St George's School, Edinburgh
On Wednesday 18th May, Primary 5 went on a coach to the Wallace Monument. We climbed the staircase up to the top. There were 246 steps and when we got to the top it was a great view. We could see Stirling Castle, the outline of the Forth Road Bridge and the Bannockburn River. On our way to the top, we stopped in the rooms which had pieces of history such as Robert the Bruce's sword and armour, photos and information about the Battle of Bannockburn and statues of famous Scottish people. After our visit to the monument, we headed to camp which was at Lendrick Muir in Rumbling Bridge. During the afternoon, we did one activity and unpacked our bags in our dorm rooms. After supper we had a campfire in the woods, we sang songs, said jokes and riddles and toasted marshmallows.
On Thursday, we spent the day doing our activities which included leap of faith, archery, mountain biking, orienteering, and the challenge course. On Thursday evening, we had a pyjama disco where we played musical statues, danced and played table tennis and pool.
On Friday, we packed up and thanked the staff at Lendrick Muir before heading off to Edinburgh Castle. Once we arrived at Edinburgh Castle, we split into groups and toured around the castle. We saw Mons Meg, the crown jewels, Stone of Destiny, lots of canons, the prison and the one o’clock gun went off whilst we were there. We had a great time at Camp and were able to link lots of our trips to our topic on the Scottish Wars of Independence. Camp taught us lots of skills like independence, resilience, responsibility and bravery.