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Norwegian musicians 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Last week three Norwegian musicians  came to Shapinsay school to perform for us and the lunch club. They performed music from all around the world e.g. Scotland and Spain as well as some Norwegian folk songs.

 

Fairtrade dance 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, December 08, 2015 9:49:00 AM

On Friday the 4th we had some KGS helpers in to teach us a dance they created based on fairtrade, we added some moves at the end. Here is a video of what we did.

 

Singing in Harmony 

Posted by Administrator Thursday, December 03, 2015 3:22:00 PM

We have been practising for the tree lighting - here is one of our songs we have been learning - Silent Night in 2 part harmony.

 

Shapinsay School in the news 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, December 02, 2015 2:29:00 PM

Our recent inspection report is now public and is being reported on by the media. Please click the links below to read more...

The Orcadian

Orkney Islands Council

Well done everybody!

It's December! 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, December 01, 2015 4:06:00 PM

Now it is December, we can decorate the tree! Everyone got the chance to come and help.

We are looking forward to the tree lighting when the lights get switched on outside on Friday.

 

Table manners 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Pupil council have decided that, in a bid to try to tackle table manner issues, they would have a competition for the most well mannered table.

The winning table will receive a fancy table setting one lunch, with their food served to them at the table.

We have already seen an improvement in table manners in the dining room.

A 5 year plan for Shapinsay 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:06:00 AM

We worked with the Shapinsay Development Trust and Lateral North to create a 3D contour map of the island. We also thought about what we would like to see in Shapinsay over the next 5 years. We had lots of good ideas, and the Trust will now take forward our ideas together with those from the rest of the people on the island.

One comment from the adults working on the 5 year plan was  “If the kids can say what they really think then so can I” - so well done children, you are inspiring the adults on the island!

Outside Space Planning 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:03:00 AM

We worked together with parents and the Shapinsay Development Trust to think about what we would like to have in our new outside spaces. We came up with lots of ideas!

We will hopefully start creating our areas soon!

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.


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