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Silver Sports Award

We have achieved our Sports Scotland Silver School Sports Award! Well done everyone!



Pupil Council 2017-2018

Meet our new Pupil Council!

Orkney Science Festival

We had several visits from the Orkney Science Festival. We have learned about microbits, origami and brains!

Basketball and ball skills in PE

P4 - 7 are working on Basketball skills in PE with Mrs Bews.

P1 - 3 children have been learning to pass balls in different ways.

A walk in Balfour Woods

We went for a walk in the Balfour Castle woods, and while we were there we did more plant identification.


Leavers 2017

We had a great time today - we soaked the P7s (with the help of parents) when they were least expecting it!

In our Leavers Assembly the P5 - 7 children played the violin beautifully, and we were really sad to be saying goodbye to Mrs Duncan.

Here are some photos of the P7s in their time at Shapinsay School - we will miss you all!




A visit from Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay is a Scottish poet and she came to visit P1 - 3 in Shapinsay! You can read more about her here: 

Thank you Jackie for coming in!

Hoy 2017

P4 - 7 had a great time in Hoy - please see their class blog!

Picnic 2017

Saturday 17th June saw the annual Picnic, and what a fantastic day it was! The weather held out, there was a huge turnout of folk and we all had a great time! The day started with the usual sandwich making, and thanks to all the people who came along to help with it and who provided the baking. Events started at 1pm and we had lots of competitors from Shapinsay and further afield for all the events. The children did really well, even completing the 400m as well this year. The adult events were brilliantly supported and there was some fierce competition. Tim Ross (Orkney’s marathon runner) provided some stiff challenge in the mile race!  Tea was, as ever, wonderful and Tim Ross then presented the prizes to the children. Thanks to Tim, and also to Paula from Tesco who brought over water and fruit for us. The tug of war was won this year by the North team (despite Miss Clements' best efforts pulling on the South side). After a brief rest it was back again for the dance, and the Shapinsay music group provided excellent music for us all. The adult and under 16 prizes were presented and everyone even had enough energy left for some dancing.

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a fantastic day. Thanks must also go to the Picnic Committee, as without them the Picnic just couldn’t happen. 

Here are some highlights from the day...


St Magnus pilgrimage

As part of our St Magnus work this term we did our own St Magnus pilgrimage. We walked from the old kirk in Shapinsay to the new kirk. Along the way we told the story of St Magnus.

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