On the second half of our bus tour we went to the East End of Glasgow. First we stopped at Glasgow Cathedral, where we walked over The Bridge of Sighs to the Necropolis. We then had a guided tour of the Cathedral, learning lots of interesting facts about Saint Mungo and about the building itself.
Next we travelled along High Street, through Saltmarket and Gallowgate and stopped at The People’s Palace in Glasgow Green. We looked at the Victorian Doulton Fountain which is the largest terracotta fountain in the world.To finish off our tour we travelled through Kelvingrove Park and past the University of Glasgow, before heading back to school.
On the first part of our Tour of Glasgow we headed to The River Clyde, where stopped at The Science Centre and walked onto The Millennium Bridge. From there, we saw many of the famous tourist attractions around the Clyde; the IMAX Theatre, the Glasgow Tower, the Titan Crane, the Glenlee Tall Ship, the Riverside Museum, the Squinty Bridge, the Squiggly Bridge, Bell’s Bridge and in the distance, The Waverley Paddle Steamer.
We then headed to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where we learned all about ‘The Glasgow Style’ and ‘The Glasgow Boys’, in particular Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Working in pairs, armed with clipboards, we completed worksheets to help us appreciate the various Glaswegian works of Art.
As part of their Viking topic, Junior 4 visited Vikingar in Largs.
We were greeted by Thora the Red and Magnus Blood-Axe, our guides for the day.
Thora showed us lots of different Viking artefacts and even gave us a chance to try on some Viking costumes.
Some of us became real Berserkers!
We were welcomed into Magnus’s Longhouse where we learned about how Vikings lived; what they ate and drank, how and what they cooked, where they slept and lots of other interesting facts.