The weather was indeed kind to us today as we were expecting so much rain and unbelievably it stayed dry for our trip! P1/2 had a super day out. We started off at the beach where we did a scavenger hunt and found lots of fantastic shells, crabs, crab limbs and fancy stones that we liked so much we wanted to share with our families at home!
After the beach, we made our way up to the lighthouse. We split into four different groups as we were only allowed to have a small number of pupils up inside the lighthouse at one time! Inside the lighthouse, we learned about all the conservation work being done for the Northern Fulmar birds in Orkney. We also learned that there were two voice pipes inside the lighthouse so that the lighthouse keeper could speak to the people living in the cottages below! We learned that the lighthouse was lit using a diesel type fuel and the lighthouse keeper had to keep it lit by using small vents all around the inside wall of the lighthouse.
The other three activities involved us learning about what the scientists at Cromarty get up to when looking after the Dolphins in the area. We were shown a seal jaw bone and a dolphin jaw bone. We had a harbour hunt outside to see how many things we could name in the harbour. The last activity, we were given clues to identify what animal sound we were hearing.
Here we all are at the end of our super day at Cromarty lighthouse! A huge thank you to all the staff at Cromarty Lighthouse and also to Mrs Fergusson, Mrs Roger, Mrs V from OOSC, Mrs Cuthbert and Mrs Kellacher for helping support us all on our fabulous trip!!