Picnic & Play at the Hunterian Museum!!
Wednesday 1st June
WE ARE THE CASTLEMILK GIANTS!!
The staircase to the Hunterian Museum is so great that only giants could climb it!
Remember the Magic Cup we found in one of our Magic Ball adventures? Jared had it with him so we all took a sip and …the Castlemilk Giants climbed up the beautiful huge staircase and found Ruth, who works at the Hunterian Museum!
Inside the astonishing Glasgow University buildings there are many fantastic places but perhaps one of the most interesting ones is the Hunterian Museum. Our Castlemilk pals together with Andre & Rhianne arrived at Glasgow University to meet Taz & Ruby who had Jack’s Magic Map with them ready to guide us through more exciting adventures.
We followed Jack’s Magic Map to walk through the archway to the Big Staircase to find Ruth who knows everything about the brilliant Hunterian Museum, but on arrival we realised we were now too gigantic to enter! So with a touch of his tiny wand Jared made everyone small again and Abu & Taz stepped into the Museum first: ‘It’s fine, we can fit now!’
Oh what a place!! We saw the skeleton of a plesiosaurus, the leg of a big dinosaur, dinosaur fossil eggs & many beautiful crystals!
‘Do you know the Punky Plesiosaurus?
A Plesiosaurus a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Plesiosaurus fossil was discovered in 1821.
Ameenah found a Capercaillie and Sarim spotted a dinosaur cranium! Rohan and Hadir drew fantastic maps! Arwa, Amina & Amira pretended to be crystal diggers and showed us their digging and collecting techniques!
‘Dino, Dino lost his leg…he went to the Doctor and the Doctor said she said,
‘Dino, Dino you ain’t sick! All you need is a walking stick!’
We had our picnic in one of the university’s inner courtyards with the beautiful buildings towering over us. Nadeem was very interested in finding out how old the university buildings are as it turns out he really likes architecture! So he was happy to find out that visiting both Glasgow University and The Hunterian Museum is totally free and you can do it as many times as you want! Huzzah!
To top it all off, Ruby had baked a scrumptious chocolate cake to celebrate Amina’s birthday! So, we all sang and tucked into a lovely sweet treat before heading back to the bus and back to Castlemilk, full of laughter, picnic, cake and great memories of a cool visit to one of the many fantastic museums Glasgow has for everyone to enjoy.
Keep and eye out for your next blog coming very soon!
Blog by Taz, Andre, Ruby, Rhianne & The Castlemilk Hub!