School Trip to Staffa

What a day on Friday!!

Staff, pupils and parents from both Lochdonhead Primary School and Ulva Primary School enjoyed an afteroon out to Staffa.

Turus Mara picked us all up from Ulva Ferry and sailed us across to Staffa. We were lucky enough to see dolphins swimming about, Colin our captain floated alongside for us all to get an amazing view!

Once on Staffa, we all went exploring down to the cave and up to the top of the island where we sat and watched the puffins fly in and out and wander along the cliff edge.

The children were extremely happy to see for themselves, the facts they had learnt within the classroom before we left….

  • Staffa has no trees
  • The island is made up of hexagonal rocks
  • Lots of birds nest in the cave
  • There are 2 big caves at the front of the island

It was also great for them to put to practise their map skills, being able to pinpoint certain aspects of the island such as the caves!

Super day had by all! Thanks particularly to Colin, Fergus and our very own Cooch for the hospitality, knowledge and excellent customer service, the Parent Council for helping to fund the trip and of course Mrs Carmichael for all of her super organising! 🙂



Related articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

  • Article 29 – Goals of education: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.  It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
  • Article 31 – Leisure, play and culture: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
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