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Geocaching 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:17:00 AM

Some of the students have been geocaching in the holidays.

Geocaching is basically a treasure hunt, where you use map coordinates to find a hidden container with a log book inside.

Some contain swaps and trackable items, like this coin found in Westray which originated in Connecticut in the U.S.A and has travelled through Europe before coming to Orkney.


Dentist Visit 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:06:00 AM

We had a visit from the dentist, we learnt to calculate how much sugar was in food and drink.

We also got new toothbrushes and toothpaste.

 

Here are some pictures of the visit.


Children in Need - we raised £342.44!!!!!! 

Posted by Administrator Friday, November 13, 2015 9:14:00 AM

Pupil Council have done a great job running our fundraising for Children in Need.

Everybody looks great in their crazy outfits!

This is after face painting - thank you to the parents and helpers from KGS who came in to help face paint and take photos!

Here are the winners of the Crazy Outfit and hair competition (it was REALLY hard to judge!)

In the afternoon we had a bake sale, where LOADS of people came in and joined us for tea, coffee and homebakes. Thank you to everyone who baked, helped make the drinks and who came along and donated so generously.

P1 - 3 have also decided to donate half the money from their recipe books to Children in Need as well.

Pupil Council will be counting all the money on Monday - the total is £342.44! WELL DONE EVERYONE! More than double last year's total!

We Will Remember Them 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:04:00 PM

We have been thinking about Remembrance Day this week. On Sunday lots of us were at the War Memorial and we laid the wreath.

In Art P1 - 3 have done some great watercolour paintings and P4 - 7 made poppies to add to the display.

P4 - 7 have been using the song "Where have all the flowers gone?" as a stimulus in Philosophy. The question we chose to speak about was "What is the meaning of the song?" and we have been thinking in particular about World War 2 and its impact. We have now moved on to think about what would have been different if we could time travel and alter the course of history. What do you think?

Jim Hepburn was 11 at the outbreak of World War 2 and he came in to school to share his memories of living in Shapinsay during the war. It was really interesting learning about what it was like then, and we all consider ourselves very lucky to be living in Shapinsay now rather than during wartime.

We all took part in the 2 minutes silence on the 11th November at 11 a.m.

Children in Need 

Posted by Administrator Friday, November 06, 2015 3:48:00 PM

The Pupil Council are busy getting ready for Children in Need next week - we now have things for sale - £1 or £1.50 for wristbands or £2.50 for ears. Don't forget the bake sale at 2.45 on Friday 13th as well!

Songs for Christmas 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 03, 2015 5:14:00 PM

These are the songs we are learning for Christmas this year:

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Deck the Halls

We are also learning some other carols too. We look forward to sharing them with everyone nearer Christmas!

A visit from chicks 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 03, 2015 5:04:00 PM

Karen brought in some chicks to show us today. They are 3 weeks old and learning to fly. They also jump rather well!

A visit from Pudsey! 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 03, 2015 4:54:00 PM

Pudsey came to see us in Shapinsay - we look forward to raising lots of money next week!

Parent Council Autumn Fayre 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 03, 2015 4:51:00 PM

Well done to all who were involved with the Parent Council Autumn Fayre where £409.99 was raised!

 

Happy Birthday Ian! 

Posted by Administrator Monday, October 12, 2015 3:50:00 PM

It was Ian's birthday, and he was 60 so what better excuse for an end of term / Ian's birthday party! It was great fun!

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