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Scotland the first wonder

  1. 1. The Seven Wonders of Our Region The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place, Glasgow, Scotland
  2. 2. The Seven Wonders of Our Region • Primary 5 researched the highest place in Glasgow as part of our homework. • We wrote about what we found. • We made models of the places. • Have a look at some of the places we found out about. The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  3. 3. The Seven Wonders of Our Region The Cathkin Braes Country Park Cathkin Braes Country Park covers a large area in the south east of Glasgow. It has a lot of history and is a familiar landmark on the skyline. It reaches 200 metres above sea level, the highest point in South Glasgow. This is the view from the Cathkin Braes. The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  4. 4. The Seven Wonders of Our Region Springburn Park The highest point in the North of the City of Glasgow is Springburn Park on Balgrayhill. It is 364 feet above sea level. Springburn Park was opened by Glasgow Corporation in 1892. It has amazing views of Ben Lomond, the Trossachs, the Kilpatrick, Campsie and Kilsyth Hills, and the hills of Argyllshire. If the weather is good, you can even see the peak of Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran. The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  5. 5. The Seven Wonders of Our Region Bluevale and Whitevale Towers This is the name of twin tower block flats which are in Camlachie in the East of Glasgow. They are 90.8 metres tall and have 30 floors. Glasgow built a lot of these towers in the 1960’s. There were a lot of towers like these in the Gorbals where we live, but there are not many left now. The tallest building ever to have stood in Glasgow in the past was the Tait Tower in Bellahouston Park. Ryan P5 The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  6. 6. The Seven Wonders of Our Region Red Road Flats The tallest building in Glasgow is the Red Road Flats. The Red Road Flats have 31 floors and is 259 feet tall. The Red Road Flat construction started in 1964 and completed in 1969 and opened in 1971. It cost £6 million. The Red Road Flats are now in the process of being demolished. There are pictures and information about this building in the museum called The People’s Palace, close to our school. Scott P5 The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  7. 7. The Seven Wonders of Our Region The Jeely Piece Song We also learned a very famous Glasgow song which is about tall buildings. It’s called the Jeely Piece Song. It’s about children being hungry because their mothers can’t throw sandwiches out of windows of high rise flats. It’s great fun. Here’s a picture of Mr. McCormick singing the song. The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  8. 8. The Seven Wonders of Our Region I'm a sky scraper wean, I live on the ninteenth floor But I'm no goin' oot tae play any more. 'Cause since we moved to oor new house I'm wastin' away For I'm getting one meal less every day. Chorus: Oh ye canna fling pieces oot a twenty story flat Seven hundred hungry weans will testify to that If it's butter, cheese or jeely, if the bread is plain or pan The odds against it reaching us is ninety-nine to one On the first day my Maw flung oot a daud o' hovis broon It came skitin' oot the windae and went up instead o' doon Noo ev'ry twenty seven hours it comes back into sight Cause my piece went intae orbit and became a satellite On the next day my Maw flung me oot a piece again It went up and hit a pilot in a fast, low flying plane He scrapped it off his goggles, shouting through the intercom The Clydeside Reds have got me wi' a breid 'n jelly bomb On the third day my Maw tho't she would try another throw The Salvation Army band was standin' doon below 'Onward Christian Soldiers' was the tune they should've played But the Oompah man was playing piece 'n marmalade Glossary breid: bread doon: down hoose: house jeely piece: bread and jelly sandwich oor: our oot: out piece: sandwich wean: child We've wrote awa' to Oxfam to try an' get some aid We all joined together and have formed the Piece Brigade We're gonna march to London tae demand our civil rights Like nae more hooses over piece flinging height The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  9. 9. The Seven Wonders of Our Region Glasgow Tower This tower is on the bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow near the Glasgow Science Centre. It is 127 metres tall. It holds a Guinness World Record for being the tallest tower in the world in which the whole structure can rotate 360 degrees. Toni P5 The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  10. 10. The Seven Wonders of Our Region Here are some of the models we made. The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
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  17. 17. The Seven Wonders of Our Region The Glasgow Tower All the classes came to see our models and find out about the highest places in Glasgow. Everyone wrote down their comments. The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  18. 18. The Seven Wonders of Our Region The Vote We took a vote on which landmark we wanted to be the winner of the First Wonder of Our Region. The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland
  19. 19. The Seven Wonders of Our Region The Vote We took a vote on which landmark we wanted to be the winner of the First Wonder of Our Region. The winner is……..? The First Wonder of our Region - The Highest Place Glasgow, Scotland

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