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A capital trip away to Edinburgh for Central P7s

The Central School P7 pupils enjoyed tours of Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament and Our Dynamic Earth during their stay in the capital.

The Central School P7 pupils enjoyed tours of Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament and Our Dynamic Earth during their stay in the capital.

A group of P7 pupils from Peterhead Central School recently enjoyed a fun-filled residential trip to Edinburgh.

Accompanied by three members of staff, the 18 children enjoyed three nights taking in the sights and sounds of the capital city.

Following a smooth train ride to Edinburgh the children experienced a tour of the Scottish Parliament where they were met by Banff and Buchan MSPs Stewart Stevenson and Christian Allard.

The pupils were given time to ask both MSPs a number of questions regarding their role at Holyrood as well as spending time in the debating chamber where they were personally welcomed by Mr Allard.

As the week of activities continued the children visited Our Dynamic Earth where they were taken on a journey through time from the Big Bang to the current day.

This was a particular favourite of the children who enjoyed the opportunity to visit such a hands on science centre.

The final activity of the week included a trip to the very busy Edinburgh Castle and Scottish War Museum. A

fter a walk up the Royal Mile, pupils were astonished at the sheer size of the castle and enjoyed exploring all the different and varied areas within the castle walls.

Throughout the trip staff were delighted on a number of occasions to receive heartfelt compliments from both members of the general public and staff at each of the attractions on the behaviour and maturity of the children.

A school spokesperson said: “A fantastic time was had by all, along with a well deserved rest after walking over 26 miles in three and a half days!”

 

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