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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.

Science Ceilidh

Helen and Lewis have been in school teaching us about our brains. We thought about how how brains worked and learned about memories. We even did some philosophy! The P1 - 3 class showed everyone at the science ceilidh which parts of the brain did what and the P4 - 7 class performed their own dance about the brain.


Bag the Bruck

We bagged the bruck at Sandgarth Beach - 24 bags this year!

A flying visit!

On Sunday April 23rd we had a very exciting visit from a helicopter to the school. Even though it wasn't a school day, lots of people came to see the helicopter land in the field and to have a closer look. We then got to hear all about the trip round the Northern Hemisphere. It was great (awesome in the children's words!) that we got the chance to see this, so thank you to everyone who made it possible.


Comic Relief 2017

We have all come to school with crazy hair for Comic Relief!

Aladdin, Aladdin....

Well done everyone - great entertainment with the panto! Thanks to all the children who performed brilliantly, the staff who put in so much work in the lead up and at both performances, Parent Council for providing the raffle and refreshments, Sinclair's shop for the ice creams, the parents who helped us with videoing the shows and doing hair and make up, and to the audience for participating so well!

DVDs on sale soon!

Caroline's Visit

Caroline Wickham-Jones is an archaeologist. She worked on the recent BBC programme about Ancient Orkney.

Caroline came to tell us about her job. P4 - 7 learnt lots!

Caroline brought in tools and weapons to show us.

P1 -3 learned how to make paint using a haematite stone. We had great fun!

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