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Edinburgh Science Festival 

Posted by Administrator Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Cosmo and Catherine from the Edinburgh Science Festival came to work with us on Wednesday 20th May. We learned how oil is formed, how it is found, how it is extracted and how it is used. We even got to work in teams to build our own oil rigs!

We all really enjoyed it! Thank you Cosmo and Catherine!

Pupil Council School Sale 

Posted by Administrator Monday, May 11, 2015 11:47:00 AM

I am writing from Shapinsay School as the secretary from Pupil Council. Our school would like to tell you about the sale that we had on Friday 8th May.

We collected things that people no longer wanted or needed and sold them. The sale was quite successful and a lot of people came so we sold quite a lot, while the Parent Council did teas and coffees. We raised over £250.90 so far. The money we raised is going to be split three ways; a third to us for new toys, a third to Diabetes UK and a third for the Disasters and Emergency Committee for Nepal.

Well done Pupil Council, and thanks to everyone who donated, came along and who helped us.

Bag the Bruck 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:52:00 AM

We went to Sandgarth Beach to collect rubbish and tidy the beach. We were pleased as there wasn't as much as last year. We didn't find as many mermaid's purses either.

We did find a rather splendid bell though which we brought back to school and we hope to hang it up and use it.

P1 - 7 trip to Kirkwall for Drama, Art and Music 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:40:00 PM

P1 - 7 went to Kirkwall to join with children from Eday, Papay and North Ronaldsay. We learned about Fairtrade and did some drama work with the Scottish Youth theatre.

We worked on a song from Ghana, playing different instruments and singing and we made some fantastic animal masks using card and modroc. Well done everyone!


RNLI Ceilidh 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:01:00 AM

On Friday 20th March the children performed at the RNLI Ceilidh. The older class performed a poem written in Orcadian dialect based on a poem by Cllr Harvey Johnson and a dance they made up themselves using steps from traditional Scottish dances. All children from Nursery - P7 performed 2 songs; "Let it go" and "Touch the Sky". Once again the children excelled themselves - well done!

Video of the poem


Posted by Administrator Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:55:00 AM

We all managed to see the eclipse, wearing our special glasses of course. It was amazing!

New Guinea Pigs! 

Posted by Administrator Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Guinea Pigs don't like to be on their own, and we have had 2 other lonely guinea pigs donated to us. Their names are Sheepy and Chocolate and they have come to live with Patchy. At the moment we have separated them so they can get used to each other but we hope they can meet each other properly soon.

Miss Squeakalot 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:40:00 PM

We are very sad because Miss Squeakalot, one of the guinea pigs, died last Saturday. She hadn't been very well so we took her to the vet but there wasn't anything that could be done.

We all helped at the funeral and have decorated her grave.



Comic Relief 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:23:00 PM

The Pupil Council once again organised our fund raising activities for Comic Relief. They did a great job, with the children wearing red, dressing in a funny way, face painting, selling Red Noses and organising a sweepstake.

We raised over £180, not bad for a peedie school - well done!

Cinderella & Rockerfella - the performance! 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:18:00 PM

The Shapinsay School performance of "Cinderella & Rockerfella" was FANTASTIC! It has been described by folk as "the best show ever in Shapinsay" and we are SO proud of you all. Well done children and all the staff who have worked really hard on the performance. The show was packed with lots of people coming from the community and further afield and everyone really enjoyed it. DVDs are now on sale, so please come and see us at school if you would like one - the cost is £5.

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