Next term, P7 are having a careers fortnight looking at jobs associated with history, archaeology, stone masonry and building preservation from Monday 2nd – Friday 13th December 2019.
If you work in one of these areas, would you be willing to visit our P7 class for about 45 minutes, or would you consider being interviewed by a trio of pupils for half an hour? This would provide our pupils with positive role models and invaluable first-hand information and inspiration! We are happy to support the children to conduct telephone or email interviews if a face-to-face visit isn’t possible.
Pupils will create a presentation to share their learning with the rest of the school during the last week of term. You are welcome to attend! We will also post some of the presentations on this blog.
In previous years we have focussed on food, hospitality and tourism and STEM related jobs. This is the first time we have examined jobs associated with preserving our built and cultural heritage – areas which our P7s are particularly interested in!
On Tuesday afternoon, Nicky MacLennan introduced us to the Cnocan Burraidh Heritage Project. She exlained the purpose and significance of the site as a memorial and private burial ground for the Grant family.
We explored the burial site and examined the gravestones.
We managed to find 27 of the 31 graves. We’ll discover more about the individuals buried there in the new year.
When we got back to the classroom, we compared maps using the https://maps.nls.uk/ site. We discovered that hand drawn maps differ quite a bit from satellite images.
Next term we’ll find out more about all the different roles and jobs needed on a restoration project like this.
A huge thank you to Nicky for a fascinating afternoon!