Archive for November 2007

The Big Draw!

November 28, 2007

The Big Draw was all about encouraging children into drawing more often and showing us that you don’t need big time to make a masterpiece. Jenny Soep, a famous artist (who did the design for the Proclaimers fan T-shirts) was the person teaching us. There was a game of knowledge about musical instruments (with a twist!). You had to whack the ground with these stick things. Another one was DRAWING them AND THAT WAS REALLY HARD FOR THE GROUPS, (especially with drawing the tuba in thirty seconds, but it was harder for Blair and Iona as they had to draw it in FIFTEEN seconds! I liked the happy and sad drawings and that was quite cool and I drew a skull and cross bones for sad. I noticed a lot of the girls had done rainbows and sunshine etc. (Aka the normal for girls). The name game thingy was a bit strange because you needed to draw a oval really quickly and then a tiny but not invisible dot in the middle of the page and write your name, but instead of go first she said THINGS LIKE gorilla and goat. Another game was drawing a line in different colours in swirls and just let it go wild but you weren’t supposed to take your pen off the paper. It made really cool patterns and magical shapes. I just let my imagination flow and go crazy and release all of my artistic skills that had been locked away for, well lets just say a long part of my life. It was really good to get that off me and was a good moment of my life. In the end the blue team won because they had three more smiley faces than the Red Team, but it’s a lot about good sportsmanship and teamwork and might I add a lively, colourful, vivid and very active imagination.
The Big Draw helped us to learn about things that can be very useful in later life if any of us take a degree in college or university. If some of us even want to be a artist maybe one of us will draw, paint or sketch a masterpiece. Here are a few art tips for all of you out there that want to do anything to do with art:
TIP1 It doesn’t matter whatever you draw about just draw what you want to.
TIP2 If you make a mistake and you think it ruins it it will have been good practice so you’ll have learn’t from your mistake so the old saying that you learn from your mistakes is absolutely, positively 100 % correct
TIP3 If you need inspiration and you think theres none locally, well then you’re wrong because there’re tons of woodland places and the Sea Life Centre in Oban is realy magical. I found a cave that had a kind of resting place for otters and I saw two of them sleeping together there.
TIP4 If you try to draw anywhere with pencils always bring spares and a couple of pencil sharpeners.

Well that’s The Big Draw. If you’re really into art then try visiting art buildings or maybe there’s an artist that was or is in your family. There are a lot of paintings in houses, ask questions and go on an art hunt.

P.S It comes every year to a school so if your lucky you may get the chance to do it and trust me it’s worth it and maybe if your school starts a blog you could write about it on the blog. If you ask the teacher of course!

By Duncan and Stephen

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Our Pantomime

November 28, 2007

P7 are in a pantomine called Hagbane’s Doom. It’s about three children that go under an arch and find a beautiful forest that is dying. The three children have to go and save the Merestone from the wicked Hagbane as she has all the power over the forest. She dies in a fire and the forest turns happy again and Hagbane’s Grims and Grogs become nice.

THE ACTORS ARE:

DOMINQUE AS HAGBANE…MICHAEL AS GROG 1… GEORGIA AS GROG 2 …LEE AS JOSHUA…IAIN AS ANDREW…MADELINE AS SOPHIE…CHRIS AS OSWAIN…CAMERON AS MR TROTTER…MICHELLE AS MRS TROTTER…JOSH AS ALDRED (WHO DIES)…STEPHEN AS STIGGLE…LIAM AS THE POLICE MAN…EMILY AS WOMAN…BLAIR AS TREE 1…LESLEY AS TREE 2…HOLLY AS TREE 3…LORNA AS TREE 4…KIRSTY AS SORDA…REBECCA AS TERRAS…DUNCAN AS ARCA…SARAH G AS RABBIT MOTHER…EMMA AS RABBIT 1…HANNAH AS RABBIT 2…SUZIE AS QUEEN TALLISANNA…IONA AS FUMBLE…JENNIFER AS MUMBLE…LILY AS GRUMBLE…..SARAH N, PATRICE, EMILY WEST AND SOME P6’S AS GRIMS…P6’S AS FLAME DANCERS AND WATER DANCERS…AND P6’S AS FOREST FOLK.

The first song is called the Merestone and this is how it goes
Great is the power, secrets you hold.
Magical Merestone, please save our world.
Give to the forest, sunshine and rain.
Brighten our darkness, bring life once again.
Where there is evil, where there is greed,
Where there is hatred, great power we need.
Guard us from danger,keep us alive,
We need the merestone to help us survive!
We need the merestone. Help stay alive!
We need the merestone. Help us to survive!
Give to the forest, sunshine and rain.
Brighten our darkness, bring life once again.
We need the merestone. Help us stay alive!
We need the merestone. Help us to survive!
Merestone_Merestone_Merestone_MERESTONE!!!

The next song is Light The Candle and it goes like this:
Light a candle, watch its flame. Flickering, shimmering in the dark.
Guide us to a brighter future. Shine a light to lift up our hearts.
When the world is cruel and dark, families suffering torn apart.
Guide us to a brighter future, shine a light to lift up our hearts.
No more evil, no more fear. No more sadness, no more tears.
Peace will come, peace will come.
Picture in the soft glow a world that’s ment for you.
Hopes and dreams and wishes, can come true.
No more evil, no more fear. No more sadness, no more tears.
Peace will come, peace will come, peace will come, peace will come…..

That’s two of our amazing songs…so come to our pantomime on the 5th and 6th of December tickets are free but there’s a silver collection and if you put any money in it will go to charity.

by Michael as Grog 1, Liam as the Policeman and Lee as Joshua

1 week to go

November 28, 2007

It’s one week to go to our class panto and we’re almost ready but there are some glitches. The costumes and the props are magnificent. Freedom Calling is our best song, it’s coming on really well. The dates are the 5th and 6th of December. Everyone is free to come and it’s free of charge.

Tree 1 and Prince Oswain

Cool Runnings

November 28, 2007

Last Thursday our class watched Cool Runnings, a movie about three Jamaican sprinters that don’t make it to the Olympics so they start the Jamaican Bobsled team which is made up of Dorice, Ule Brennar, Junior and Sanca the pushcart champion. They travel to the Winter Olympics in Calgary. They don’t start off well but they get used to the weather conditions and they qualify for the Olympics. They come 28th in the first round but pick up the pace and come 8th place in the next round and they come, oh wait, if you want to find that out then watch it, you’re in for a surprise.

by Blair and Chris

The Big Draw!

November 21, 2007

Last week our school took part in the Big Draw. A lady called Jenny Soep came and showed us different things about drawing. There were two teams the Dreadful Drums and the Terrific Tambourines. We had lots of fun games that showed drawing in a fun way . We played a game called Boomwhacker. It was where both teams had a boomwhacker and Jenny held up pictures of instruments and we had to tell her what they were. Jenny Soep specialises in drawing people playing instruments. We were working in teams too. We were drawing sad and happy things. It was good fun!

By Lorna

The BigĀ Draw

School Trip

November 21, 2007

We have now been on our school trip to Scotland Street School in Glasgow. It was scary when we went inside the classroom. Before we went into the class the girls had to get dressed in to pinafores and the boys had to change into shirts and ties. The teacher was called MISS GRANT. We had to write with ink. The first piece of work that we did was Maths. We had to do Maths on a slate. After we did Maths we started Spelling. The spelling was easier than the maths. We had to sing the National Anthem and do prayers. At the end MISS GRANT told us that she was not the real teacher. Everyone was so glad that we didn’t have to work as a 1930’s class anymore.

by Patrice and Emma

Time trip!!!

November 21, 2007

We just went on a school trip to the Transport Museum and Scotland Street School. It was very scary and
nervewracking at Scotland Street School. It was boring at the Transport Museum but the rest of the trip was good.

by Sarah and Jennifer