GLENURQUHART PRIMARY SCHOOL. GAELIC CLASS, ANNUAL SCHOOL OUTING.
Just before the end of the Summer Term, 2013, the Gaelic class visited Borlum Farm for their annual school outing. The day was sunny and bright and the children were too! They arrived on the stable yard with enthusiasm, good manners and a keen ear for all on offer. They were introduced to their ponies, fitted with hats, mounted… and the team games began! While one group rode, the other learnt about grooming, the points of the horse, heights, weights, feeding and general care. As with all new children’s groups riding in the Indoor School, the children are asked to navigate their ponies from one letter to another. If not of reading age, then colours or pictures are used. Riding nurtures a unique set of skills in the participant. Complex co-ordination and dexterity are needed for steering. Core balance is challenged and the sense of achievement acquired, through being in charge of not just your own body, but that of the horse, is hard to measure. Through the use of mounted games, the children have the opportunity to practise the skills of both leadership and being part of a team. All the children taking part enjoyed their ponies and cheered on their team. They were presented with Rosettes, as befits any Gymkhanna! There were 2 children who wished to be photographers for this event and they played their part as true professionals. John Cameron came to give a talk on Tractors and their multiple uses. Safety precautions were paramount in explaining all that these amazing machines could achieve and the importance of responsible behaviour around all farm machinery. Greeting the chickens, feeding the duck and meeting the new born foal, made the morning complete.
Many thanks to Michelle,(Scott-Ireland Photography) who came as a parent helper, with her camera and lenses and her instinctive ability to capture the moment.
And to Rhuaridh Drennan (7) who has an amazing eye for composition.
Some photogrpahs from the day:
....The end of a fun Gymhkana...
Evie and Fern ... Learning about farm machinery... Watching a mare and foal
Please follow the relevant links to download a pdf copy of our recent Newsletters!
Borlum 50th Anniversary December 2013 Newsletter
Borlum 50th Anniversary October 2013 Newsletter
Borlum 50th Anniversary September 2013 Newsletter
Borlum 50th Anniversary August Newsletter 2013
Borlum 50th Anniversary July 2013 NEWSLETTER
Borlum 50th Anniversary June 2013 NEWSLETTER
Borlum 50th Anniversary May 2013 NEWSLETTER
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We would like to offer you a free 1/2 hr Private lesson (new price value £16.00) if you would like to introduce a new rider to the Highland Riding Centre. Please call for details.