Category Archives: Brain workouts

Doodle God

Try the game of Doodle God. Start with four elements: air, earth, fire and water and combine them to make more. For example, combining air and fire will create energy. Combining earth and water will create swamp. Put swamp and … Continue reading

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Reading Trail 2012

The Reading Trail rolls back into action this term, with five 1st year classes battling for the title of Reading Trail Champions 2012. Miss McGhee’s class were triumphant last year, but will she hang on to her title with such … Continue reading

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Bored yet ??

If you’re bored at home during the Christmas holidays, try out these games as recommended by the library assistants. Have fun! 1. Patchworkz 2. Super Stacker 2 3. Bouncing Balls 4. Three Towers Solitaire

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The Vikings are back!

Mr Krawczyk /Miss McTiernan’s class were in the LRC to start their Viking research. We discussed the Viking influence on Scottish placenames and language (including the days of the week) and pupils described the Vikings as murderers and berserkers but … Continue reading

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Kids Lit Quiz – 8th November 2010

Report by Euan and Daniel Today Mrs Macfadyen took four second years to Kilsyth Academy for the Kids Lit Quiz where a variety of schools from around Scotland came and answered questions on things in books from Greek mythology to … Continue reading

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Viking artefacts

Mr Ardrey’s class discovered the joys of Viking clothes today, although it took a while to figure out which clothes belonged to which gender.

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Kids Lit Quiz 2010

The Kids Lit Quiz is the brainchiold of New Zealander, Wayne Mills, who set up the competition for young people who love reading. 1st and 2nd years were invited along to the LRC at lunchtime to try out for the … Continue reading

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Blokus

Blokus is a game that’s played a lot in the LRC. It’s really simple to learn and extremely addictive. Each player gets the same number of pieces to play with. There are two circles on the board and each player … Continue reading

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FreeRice

FreeRice donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program for every question you get correct on their website. You can choose from English vocabulary and grammar, famous paintings, chemical symbols, countries of the world and their … Continue reading

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Mystery of Time and Space

Mystery of Time and Space is one of the best online games ever and a real workout for your brain. You wake up in a locked room. You don’t know how you got there, you don’t why you’re there, you … Continue reading

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