Thinking and Reflecting Together
Lynne and Andrew arrived as a complete surprise for Primary 5 and Primary 5/4 at Bowhouse Primary. The children had lots of questions and thoughts. We answered some in class, but here's the rest of the answers!
- What's your names? Lynne and Andrew.
- What school did you go to for the kids before us? We went to St Eunan's Primary in Clydebank and Aberbargoed Primary in Wales.
- Are you sisters and brothers? No
- What is your age? Lynne is 17+8+30-12 (until next month). Andrew is older than that.
- Happy because you told us lots of things about mountains. We're pleased that you are happy. We enjoyed telling you. Thank you for listening in such an interested way.
- How much gear do you need? We didn't start with very much. We only had walking boots and a small bag. Now we are walking on much higher mountains, we are slowly getting more gear. We'll show you what we have if you are interested?
- Is there air up on the mountains? Yes. Although, it can feel harder to breathe if you climb very, very high mountains because there is less air. Your lungs have to work harder to inhale the thinner air. You can also suffer from something called altitude sickness.
- What is it like to climb? It's exciting and hard work and rewarding! You learn new things every time you climb a mountain. You learn you can do things that you didn't think you could ever do.
- What was the sunrise mountain? Do you mean one of the photos in the iMovie?
- How many people were you with (on the mountain)? Sometimes it is just us. Sometimes we go with some friends. Sometimes there are lots of people on the mountain. Everyone always says hello to each other, even if you have never met before.
- Do you like climbing mountains? We LOVE climbing mountains!
- What's your favourite food on your journey? When we are walking on the mountains, we get really hungry! When you are hungry, anything tastes good!
- Do you have children? Andrew has a daughter.
- What do you like to eat? Andrew likes fish fingers, chips and beans. Lynne likes toast. We can't have these easily on a mountain though!
- Is it scary climbing up the mountain or down the mountain? It can be scary going up and down. Sometimes going down can feel more scary because your legs are tired. Most accidents on mountains happen when people are descending (coming down).
- What's it like living out in the mountains? At the moment, we only spend a day in the mountains at a time. If we ever live in the mountains, we'll let you know what it's like!
- How cold was it out there in the mountains? The coldest it has been so far is maybe -12. Sometimes, you can feel quite warm when you are walking to the top but when you stop you suddenly get really, really cold.
- Why was a snowman out on the mountain? We couldn't resist building one!
- Are you adventurers? I suppose we are. We like adventure. Do you?
- Are you thinking of climbing Mount Everest? We would love to go to Base Camp on Mount Everest. That's almost six times the height of some Munro Mountains! Base Camp is 5,380 m (17,600 ft) and the summit of Mount Everest is 8,848 m (29,029 ft). Munro Mountains begin at 914.4 m (3000 ft).
- How long have you been climbing mountains? About 18 months.
- Is it sunny in your place? In Wales? Not very often! It is sunnier in Scotland most of the time!
- Do you work together? Yes.
- What's your favourite animal? Cats.
- How many schools have you been to? We've lost count! We've been to schools in Wales, England, Scotland, USA and the Netherlands.
- Can you speak a lot of languages? Andrew can speak a little bit of lots of languages - Welsh, French, Danish, Polish, Czech, Spanish, German, Swahili. Lynne can speak some Welsh and French.
- What do you want to do after climbing? Straight after climbing, we would want to sleep!
- How many languages can you talk? Maybe one really well, a few quite well and about eight that are just a bit!
- What's your favourite drink? On the mountain, it's water.
- What's it like living in Wales? It's rainy a lot of the time. Cardiff is a great, small city. We have a beautiful coast-line and some lovely hills. Although, you have many more mountains over 3000ft (914.4m) in Scotland!
- What food did you eat today or did you bring your own? We brought our own. Thank you for asking.
- Are you going to come tomorrow? Yes! We can't wait. We are looking forward to you helping us again.
- Did you have fun with us today? We definitely did. Thank you all so much.
- Day Two was so much fun! I loved it.
- I like how Lynne and Andrew remember all the names and speak to everyone so kindly.
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