Pupils from Copthill School in Uffington enjoy Hebridean adventure

Evie Joyce, six, and Tim Golland, seven, dry stone walling
Evie Joyce, six, and Tim Golland, seven, dry stone walling
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YOUNGSTERS spent a day on a Hebridean journey to celebrate the work of a Scottish author.

Year 2 pupils from Copthill School in Uffington spent the day on the fictional Hebridean island of Struay, otherwise known as the Copthill Woods, on Wednesday last week.

The island is home to children’s book character Katie Morag, who was created by author Mairi Hedderwick.

Staff decided to use the stories to help children understand life on an island compared to their contrasting lives in Stamford.

The youngsters had a busy day taking part in all things Gaelic including fleece weaving, felt making and creating a 3D map of the Isle of Struay using clay, wood and sand.

The woods were decorated with tartan patterns, scotch pancakes were made on an open fire and “haggis and tatties” were eaten and enjoyed.