London - 2007
Hillhall pupils from P4-P7 have had the chance to go to London for
the first night they went to the Tower of London. They saw spears, guns
and swords. Probably the boys liked it better than the girls because
there were executions.
That night the teachers were kept awake all night by these two! This
was their punishment!
next afternoon they got to meet Henry VIII in a different form wax!
After that, they went to see loads of animals from tiny ants to huge
whales! The whale was one hundred feet long - which was the length of
all the kids end to end.
On the second night they went to the London eye. They took some
spectacular photographs and saw some brilliant sights.
into Legoland was great for all the kids to enjoy! The robots that they
programmed were good to learn angles andapproximate lengths.
To finish a great day they went to Prince Albert's Theatre to see
Mary Poppins it was a spectacular sight for each and every one of them
On their last day they went to Harrods for a bun and a drink after
that they went to Hamleys.
Every one thoroughly enjoyed the trip!
By Andrew McAuley and Rory Hulatt P7 - 2007
Big Play is Launched at the
Chitty Bang Bang has been launched at the London palladium. All who have
seen it thought it was really good. The main characters in the play are
Mr Potts, Jeremy and Jemima Potts, Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts.
The play lasted 2 � hours but in the
middle of it there was an interval, near the end the car known as Chitty
flew over the people in the front row. Through out the show they all
started to sing different songs for different scenes. The highlight of
the play for me was Chitty the car, Chitty can float on water and fly
across the sky.
My favourite character is Mr Potts and my least favourite character
is the Child Catcher because he captures all the children. I think that
the Baron and the Baroness were the ones who wanted all the children in
Belgium out. I thought the child catcher was creepy. The palladium is
big and you can get a really good view if you are up near the back.
Taylor McAllister P7 - 2005
most memorable experience of school would have to be my school trip to
Paris in 2006. I was in P6 and we went for two nights and three days.
From our hotel we could see the Eiffel Tower. During our trip we also
visited the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Sacre Coeur, and we had a boat
trip on the Seine. At the Louvre we got to see the Mona Lisa and because
we hadn't a group ticket we had to go in as three big families.
city seemed very big and there were lots of interesting things to do. As
well as seeing Paris, we got to go to Disneyland where we spent a full
day of screams. We watched the Disneyland Parade. As it went by, to my
surprise, I got a kiss from one of the Parade dancers!
When we went on the final ride, it was very scary. The ride was
called Space Mountain. First, you were shot up to space and then you
fell straight down and looped the loop past planets and meteors. It was
even more scary if you happened to be sitting at the front like me!
And the only thing anyone said at the end was, `Can we do it again?'
When I leave Hillhall, I will always remember that school trip to
Paris and the kiss!
Ewan McClearn P7 - 2007
went to the Louvre Museum to see the Mona Lisa.
Clare, our guide, said that we couldn't go in a group of seventeen.
So we had to split into families, I was in Mrs Moore's family. Oh - by
the way we went on Friday, the day we were going home. So we went into
the museum and wandered round the Egyptians for a few minutes and got
After a few minutes we found the Greeks although we were not supposed
to be there. That's how lost we were.
Now, after seeing naked Gods and baby Eros we decided to try and find
the Mona Lisa. In the process we saw the Venus De Milo the most famous
statue in the world, it has no arms. We walked through gallery after
gallery in the end we asked for help. So we found a French person who
told us the directions in French and Mrs Moore understood him �
`brilliant' we all thought `we'll finally get to the Mona Lisa'. It
still took us a little while to find it but in the end we did. She
smiled kind of, well I think she's smiling nobody knows who she is, and
some say she's a female version of the artist. The eyes follow you from
each side of the room. It was s00000 creepy, it took us ages to get out
of the museum past the Greeks and the Egyptians finally out the door and
into the courtyard. Royals lived there ages ago. They have a glass
Pyramid with 666 panes of glass that's a lot of glass!
Ryan Sterritt P7 - 2006
Today Hillhall Primary went to the Balmoral Show. My two favourite
parts of the visit were the children's farm and the cow walk through.
If you like farm animals then the children's farm was the place to
be. My favourite animals were the two Border Collie pups, called Maggie
and Lisa. Other animals at the farm were goats, Shetland ponies, chicks,
ducklings, donkeys, rabbits and lambs.
The cow walk through was my other favourite bit, I really like the
cream and brown cows, they are gorgeous! There was a little calf that
was only three weeks old and he was so cute. Some of the cows were very,
very wide around the middle. I enjoyed seeing all the cows and bulls at
the Balmoral show.
What I Thought About
was really pleased and excited about going to Stormont to dance for the
Ulster Scots Society. At first we all thought we were going to Stormont
Castle, but when we got there we found out we were actually going to the
main parliament building.
It was even nicer for me because, my mum and dad as well as my little
sister were allowed to come so it was like a family outing as well as a
Inside the building is beautiful. The entrance hall is huge and right
in the centre is a large marble staircase that leads you to all the
different parts of the building. It felt really special to be there and
also lots of people were looking at us and smiling because we were
dressed in our dancing outfits, and I think we looked very smart.
brought the `Laird Cup' that we had won at the Portadown Festival
earlier in the week. It is a really nice trophy and we are all very
pleased for having won it. I think Mrs Moore and Lucy are very pleased
with us as well.
We were all shown to a changing room, which was really a beautiful
big room that had a very large table in it with lots of lovely chairs as
well, and on the table were lots and lots of sandwiches, fizzy drinks
pure juice and tea for us to help ourselves to. The adults advised us
not to drink any fizzy drinks before we performed in case it made us
need to go to the toilet when we were dancing. We were the last
performers and Lord Laired introduced us to the guests Winners of the
Laird's Cup 2004 and told them how we had only been doing Scottish
Dancing for nine weeks and had already won an award for it. We danced
three dances and everyone was very nice and clapped loudly. We were all
a bit nervous but really enjoyed ourselves.
Donaldson who is the MP for Lisburn came over to us and congratulated us
for doing so well and said he was delighted for us.
Afterwards we were invited to go to the front steps of Stormont to
have our photograph taken with the Lord Laird presenting the Laird Cup
Everyone was really happy and enjoyed themselves, and we got to
finish off the fizzy drinks in the changing room before we left for
home. Mrs Moore kindly bought everyone a pen that has the General
Assembly emblem on it, as a memento.
I will never forget my experience of dancing at Stormont and although
I was a bit nervous I really, really enjoyed the whole thing.
Lauren McAteer P7