Following the deep freeze, Form 6 headed down to the river to see the frozen landscape.
Feathers of frost grew sharp fingers from every leafless branch and pancakes of ice drifted on the slow stream. We even found a half-eaten salmon kelt hauled out on the bank beneath the bridge.
The class then headed back to the classroom to write a story about a Stone Age hunter moving through the wintry woods. We also used an extract from Michelle Paver's Wolf Brother and some great accompanying information from the Forestry Commission and Outdoor Woodland Learning Scotland .
It was an amazing spectacle and an ideal opportunity to combine the classroom environment with Outdoor Learning.
Below are some photos from the trip.
Tom Rawson, 12/12/2017