Pupils from Primary 6 recently took part in the annual Euroquiz competition at Islesburgh Community Centre. The event encourages children to broaden their knowledge of Europe, including subjects such as history, geography, sport, culture, languages, and the European Union.
The Euroquiz is open to P6 pupils from all over Scotland, and this year 12 teams participated in the Shetland heat. The representatives from Bell’s Brae performed brilliantly (often out-scoring the teachers in attendance!) and only narrowly lost out in the final round.
The Shetland Islands Council and Police Scotland are running a Shetland wide campaign this week to promote safety outside of schools. As part of their campaign they have spoken to P4-7 pupils at assembly, handed out leaflets to families and erected banners outside of schools.
A number of schools have also had small characters outside encouraging parents/carers not to park on yellow or zig zag lines.
We are really grateful to all parents/carers for supporting this campaign and parking safely around the school. The photograph below was taken at 3pm on Monday 5 March. The Crossing Patrol Attendant and pupils couldn’t believe the difference this made to their safety as they crossed the road. They could easily see any vehicles coming.
P7S went to visit the Shetland Museum last Wednesday. They were shown some exhibits from Shetland during WWII in the display cabinet and also had the chance to make peg dolls after thinking about the ‘Make Do And Mend’ policy, of making the best use of materials at the time.
P7S are also very busy making Anderson Shelters at the moment as part of our WWII topic. So far this has involved a great deal of problem solving – and fun!
Today P7N and P7S went for a visit to the Scalloway museum, where Billy told us all about the Shetland Bus operation that took place during the Second World War. Miss Henry then took us on a walking tour to show us some local points of interest, such as the Shetland Bus memorial.