As part of a clachan study we decided to make a model of Gortaghragan. To begin with we went on a walk to Gortaghragan to look at the buildings, their sizes and layout. Having gathered the information we needed, we returned to school to make a scaled drawing of the clachan. After that we decided on who was going to build each house/outhouse and then we set off to work
|Malachy Mc Sparran with P6 St Ciaran's P.S.||St Ciaran's pupils with their model|
Working with clay was very tricky because to start with it was very sticky and unfortunately it dried out very quickly. When we had our buildings made we painted them to make them more realistic. Some houses were whitewashed like they were in the 1900s and some were painted a stone colour. After that we began to make the road, hedges, rivers and animals out of seaweed, sponges, pipe cleaners and other bits and pieces we had gathered. I really enjoyed it because it was messy and you got to work as a team.