Burravoe Primary School

Dunrossness School, Jarlshof and Shetland Croft House Museum



On the 4th of May Burravoe School went to Dunrossness School, Jarlshof and The Shetland Croft House Museum. First We went to Dunrossness Primary School for Sustainable Development Education Day we got to Dunrossness School we parked up the bus and got out of the bus, and went inside and met Ms Simpson who took us to her room and let us put are jackets in there. Next we went in to the hall. Where lots of people ready for a big announcement. We sat down too and watched 3 children explaining about why we had came to Dunrossness. Once they had finished Ms Simpson told the audience who is here and that she thought that our school wouldn’t be able to come because of the snow but we surprised her by being able to come. Next we were allowed to move are and look at the displays one of the displays was ours. After we had a look around we had to go in groups for workshops. When we were on the ferry to Toft we were told what groups we were we in. I was with Lucy in my group, First Lucy and I had to wait until a Lady called Mrs Hay had rounded up 6 other children. So we had to wait for about 2 minutes. After we saw Mrs Hay with 6 other children we went to our workshop. We made pots out of news paper, It was fun and easy! We got to chose what plants we wanted in our pots. After we had finished our workshop we went in to the hall to get something to drink from the tuck shop, I got a carton of juice. Next we had to go to our next workshop which was where we had to work in groups and work out questions.  It made us think as some of the questions where quite hard. We finished that after 12:00. Lucy and I rushed off to the hall to meet the others. Then we had to grab our coats and go to the bus.  


When we got to Jarlshof it was snowing so we had to wrap up warm. We went into the little shop/museum ,where the man let us eat our packed lunch that our cook Elsie had  made for us. I had a tuna sandwich.  We had to chose from cheese, ham, jam or tuna. Which sandwich would you like? After we finished our sandwiches we got to look around the museum. While the others were eating we had a go at grinding wheat to make flour. Next we went outside and explored the houses that the Vikings lived in.  


Shetland Croft House Museum  

We went there to also learn about crofters and what their houses used to look like.  Some of us had been there before like me. We saw a peat fire which had peat in it, we saw beds with wooden doors covering them. They also had 2 barns where they kept the animals like horses and pigs. Outside they had a boat shed where they would have kept things.


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