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Tree lighting

The primary 7's were invited to switch on the Christmas lights. We got our photos taken having a practice in the morning because the forecast was bad for night time. At night we ran outside and turned the lights on while everyone else watched from inside, then everyone went into the hall for mulled wine (for the adults),mince pies, shortbread and singing.

 


 


Norwegian musicians

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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.


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