We went on a trip to Sea Life and learnt about animals.
In science we were learning about how the body works
In science we learned about the water cycle
The important thing we did for science was Minerva Scientifica at the Beacon
We met LOUISE LARKIN, marine engineer, Sandra Spence, biochemist and Alison Dunn, engineer.
The scientists showed us what they done and showed us cool pictures.
I especially remember that they went to a big machine (Large Hadron Collider) what exploded from a man dropping food (a baguette!!!) on it.
It was surprising that Frances has a dinosaur poo!!!
Our standout memory at the Beacon Arts Centre show was the kids, absolutely amazing – their wee songs were amazing!! So impressed! Sandra McLaughlin & Cathy Bethel from Clydeside Singers
Title: – “Georgetown Munitioneers” Scientist: AGNES BORTHWICK Composed by: All Saints Primary P6B Words: based on poems by Geo. W Cleghorn, John Oxenham, R. H. Roberts, published in the Georgetown Gazette (1916) alongside various other extracts from anonymous articles and poems Written in: Jan – March 2019 Arranged by: Frances M Lynch & Herbie Clarke For: voices & guitar Performed by: All Saints Primary P6 & Herbie Clarke (guitar) First Performed: Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Scotland March 8th 2019 as part of “ECHOES FROM INVERCLYDE” by ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE
This is a live recording, made at a school assembly just before the Beacon performance. It was inspired by poems and stories published in the works magazine of the Georgetown Munitions Factory where AGNES BORTHWICK (1889-1949), born and brought up in Greenock, was manager. She was in charge of more than 7,000 workers, who were mainly women, but the site was wiped out not long after WW1. These magazines give some lively insight into life there. Like the next song – this formed part of a larger work in the show which celebrated the work of Agnes, all the women at the factory and those in similar work places all over the UK.
Title: “A Letter From Home” Scientist: AGNES BORTHWICK Composed by: All Saints Primary P6A Words: based on a prize winning poem by Jessie Duffton published in the Georgetown Gazette (1916) alongside various other extracts anonymous poems and articles Written in: Jan – March 2019 Arranged by: Frances M Lynch & Herbie Clarke For: voices & guitar Performed by: All Saints Primary P6 & Herbie Clarke (guitar) First Performed: Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Scotland March 8th 2019 as part of “ECHOES FROM INVERCLYDE” by ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE
Like the previous song – this one is a live recording. It was inspired in the same way and like the previous song was created by the composers choosing scraps of text and pictures from the magazines of the Georgetown Munitions Factory. The two classes worked separately – and each one split into groups who worked on their own verse, then each class met together to write their choruses. The children really got to grips with life in this factory, and it’s clear from their songs that they were excited to bring the words and stories of these women engineers to life.
Title: “I WANT TO BE AN ENGINEER” Scientists: LOUISE LARKIN, Alison Dunne, Sandra Spence Composed by: Frances M Lynch & All Saints Primary 6A&B Written in: Jan – March 2019 For: A cappella voices Performed by: All Saints Primary P6 First Performed: Beacon Arts Centre, March 8th, 2019 as part of “ECHOES FROM INVERCLYDE” by ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE
I liked best writing “I want to be an engineer” and performing it to the school
I want to be an engineer I’ll have a fabulous career Building bridges, ships and aeroplanes, Toasters, bikes and video games Explosives, drains, bionic limbs, Controlling pollution, recycling inventions Lipsticks in outer space!
Drawings by P6A&B of the Georgetown Munitions Factory
In our class there are lots of singers, and some of us play instruments like guitar, drums, piano, violin, flute, piccolo, trombone and harmonica. Our school have a really good choir, and we can have brass, woodwind and singing lessons too. We use ABC Music online in the classroom
The singing lessons are special at school
We made an anti-drug song, poem or rap.
P7 getting ready for their performance
Lots of us want to be singers, and 5 want to be scientists and another 5 want to be composers.
I’ve always wanted to be a singer
I think being a singer or scientist is just cool
I thought about being a scientist or musician because you get to teach people about people in the past
I’m not sure if I want to be a scientist or musician. I think I might choose when I’m older
Pupils get into groups and starting writing their music
We performed “ECHOES FROM INVERCLYDE” at the Beacon Arts Centre. The show had its own song, and we sang it!
Echoes fae Inverclyde
There’s never been anywhere better tae bide
We’ve engineers, scientists, doctors besides
The best brains of all come fae Inverclyde!
The Inverclyde song and MARY SOMERVILLE, it was very fun to sing – everyone was hyper!