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Yesterday the boarders skipped onto the minibuses. Whilst the Arran boys were heading off to the Kelpies first, the Iona girls went to the Falkirk Wheel.

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The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in central Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. We were greeted with a wheely good joke and we watched the Falkirk wheel in action before setting off down the Union Canal in the glorious weather, stopping at the selfie spots along the way.

We then arrived at the picnicking spot, where we met the boys. After a quick munch we headed on our way to the Kelpies. The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting Kelpies (which are shape-shifting water spirits). They stand next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal and near the River Carron.

Elizabeth and Sope lead the way for the six kilometre walk. Along the way we blew dandelion clocks and enjoyed the scenery, which for the most part was very pretty with several locks to look at along the route. We arrived at the Kelpies and enjoyed a stop to take photos. Our outing ended with delicious ice creams and flakes.

Thanks to all the staff who helped make the trip possible.