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Shapinsay Picnic 2014

On Saturday 21st June the Shapinsay Picnic took place. The children (and adults) did really well and all tried their best. Everyone enjoyed tea and the dance too. Well done everybody!

Peedie Orchestra

We've had a busy couple of days, starting off with great excitement when lots of Aston Martins were on the boat with us! P3 - P7 children went to Kirkwall to take part in the Peedie Orchestra with children from Burray, Rousay, Westray, North Ronaldsay, Papay and Eday schools. We learned 3 songs from Africa and the Caribbean - the theme this year was the Commonwealth Games. Everyone worked really hard and Lucy and everyone from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra were great. P1 and P2 children, some of the preschool children and lots of parents came to watch the concert in the afternoon and then we all went to play in the Tankerness Gardens before the boat home.


Sleepover for the RNLI

We slept over in school ALL NIGHT and raised over £280 for the RNLI - well done everyone!

Bikeability Scotland

All the children from Nursery to P7 have done really well at improving their bike skills. A huge well done to all the children in P4 - 7 who have either passed their Level 1 or 2 Bikeability Scotland, and huge congratulations to the two children who are the first in Orkney to achieve their Level 3! Thanks to Ian and Claire for all your hard work too.

Go for it - asthma

Ian the nurse came in to talk to us about asthma. We learned that it is quite a common condition and how it is managed. We got to test our peak flow (although nobody beat Ian's score!) and had a go at using the practise inhalers and spacers. We must NEVER use any medicines prescribed for anyone else though - we could only have a go with these as they were pretend ones.


Go for it - sleep

Our session last week was about sleep. We talked about why sleep is so important.

Orkney Folk Festival - 24.5.14

On Saturday the Orkney Folk Festival came to Shapinsay and the children of Shapinsay School were the opening act. Well done children, you were fabulous! You all danced really well during the ceilidh and there were lots of positive comments as well. You did really well and we are all really proud of you!

Open afternoon

The children were fantastic tour guides this afternoon and showed all the visitors round the school.

Thank you to all the visitors, and thanks for the comments:

"Thanks very much for a great tour"

"Had a nice guided tour - thank you to the boys that did it and also for the tea and biscuits"

"All very interesting - very good guides"

"Great school, great guides"

"Thank you for the interesting tour"

"What wonderful children, the parents are to be congratulated!"

"Very thorough and informative. The guides were very knowledgeable and good at answering questions"

"Most impressed with how the school is looking. Guides were great!"

"The classrooms look very nice. A lot more practical than before"

"What a lovely school! Really enjoyed my professional tour with the 2 boys. Very impressed with the new classrooms and outdoor areas. Thank you for inviting me today"

"Lovely school, you are very lucky! Thank you for the excellent tour"

"Really good tour"

"Thank you for a very informative tour of your school. You are very lucky children to be able to attend such a lovely school"

Here are the suggestions for things we could do:

"You should grow pumpkins in the polytunnel"

"Put the woodpile outside in the trees for the hedgehogs instead of in the courtyard"

"Make hedgehog houses"

We will talk about these ideas and may well use them!

Football club

We played outside tonight - it was lots of fun!


We've been practising as an orchestra again - a big well done especially to P1 - 3 for their great work on the drums for the first time!

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