South Uist pupils’ environment enhances learning

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Pupils at Sgoil an Iochdair have had an eventful first term using their local environment to enhance their learning.

Primary 1-3 pupils studied transport, past and present which gave them the opportunity to travel on a 61 year old bus courtesy of Donnie MacDonald, Hebridean Coaches.

The children were also able to compare differences between an old and brand new Massey Ferguson tractor thanks to local crofters Roddy and Taylor MacPhee, Ardivachair.

The finale of their learning was a trip to the airport fire service and control tower followed by a visit to the Uist Riding School, where they experienced more traditional modes of transport.

Many thanks to the airport fire service, staff at the control tower and Uist Riding School for such an enjoyable experience.

Following a term of learning about local history and geography Primary 4-7 explored Langass Forest, where they met Hercules and visited the stone circle.

All the children met the challenge of climbing Ben Langass and were rewarded with beautiful views across to Skye and Harris.