Going Wild!

Pupils from our Early Learning and Childcare Setting, with a little help from some P6 pupils enjoyed planting some wild flowers on the small hill outside the setting.  We hope that over time this will improve the area and attract some birds and insects.

Special thanks to Olaf Isbister and the Planticrub for their kind donation of flowers and for providing the equipment for our young people to use.

Thank You Lerwick Port Authority

We have been extremely lucky to receive a donation of  20 trees from the Lerwick Port Authority.  This donation from the Port Authority offsets their paper usage.

This morning Lerwick Port Authority were on hand to support our staff and pupils to plant these trees at the back of our school car park.  Once these trees grow we are hoping that as well as enhancing the area it will reduce the amount of grass cutting required.  All helping the environment.

Look at the feedback we received from Port Authority staff about our young people:

‘The pupils were excellent. They were friendly and enthusiastic, confident with people new to them and very keen to participate. Everyone got a chance to get involved with all parts of the planting process and they worked very well together. Their behaviour was a credit to themselves and the school.’

Sharing Stories

Primary 5s have created their own ‘alternative’ fairy tales.  We spent some time exploring a variety of picture books which had alternative endings to the traditional stories we all know.   The children then had to write their own version and turn it into a picture book which they then shared with P1n.

The boys and girls in P1 loved this and said that they recognised the stories but they were much more interesting and really liked the illustrations! P5 really enjoyed being able to share their work with some of our younger children and P1n were excellent listeners!

P4-7 Sports Day

We were delighted to be able to have our P4-7 Sports Day yesterday.

It was great to see  most of the pupils enjoying themselves and trying their hardest.  Everyone’s contribution was important and supported their team – Thorfinn, Olaf or Magnus.

One the day Olaf were the winning team and captains Kali Thomson and Leo Murray Wiseman were proud of accept the shield on behalf of their team.

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P7 CWGC visitor

This afternoon P7 had a visit from Patricia Keppie who works for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission are responsible for maintaining the war graves and cemeteries in this country and abroad. The pupils were very interested in the topic and it built on previous learning from our WW2 topic.


P5s visit the Shetland Times

On Thursday, P5s went to visit the Shetland Times.  We had a fantastic trip and really enjoyed being shown all the steps in publishing the local newspaper.  



Not only did we watch how they loaded the machines full of newspaper ready for printing we also got to have a look at all the other machines they have in the building.  We learned all about the other types of products that they can produce including our very own recipe book.

A big thank you to the staff at the Shetland Times for making time for our visit and also for providing all the children with a mock up front page of the paper to take home.

The recipe book is currently in production and should be ready before the summer holidays.  There will be some extra copies available to buy from the school office at a cost of £6 each.

Leading Learning in Lerwick’s Primary Schools


Leadership Matters is a week of events and activities, organised by NHS staff exploring what leadership is and means for all our communities in Shetland.  As part of this week our learners were asked to present how they demonstrate leadership in their schools.

We are extremely proud of how well they have worked with others. You can view their impressive presentation skills in the attached clip.