We are so proud of our Primary Netball team who were awarded the Sportsmanship Award as part of the Shetland Primary Netball League. The girls have taken part in a number of matches against teams from all over Shetland and have been great representatives of Bell’s Brae.
Here they are at training on Monday accepting their certificates and trophy! 🙂
We had a fantastic time at our Chinese New Year party this afternoon.
We tried Chinese foods; we used chopsticks as part of a game and we did a dragon dance! We also tried on Chinese clothes and answered questions about Chinese New Year. We listened to Chinese music and made up our own Dragon style dances too.
P3s entertained pupils in P1-3 today with their assembly on Light and Dark. They did an amazing job of sharing their learning with others. Their super audience were able to recognise many of the school values in their performance. Stating that they were like ‘Le
o the Learning Lion’, ‘Resilient Super Rabbit’, ‘Enjoyment George the Penguin’, ‘Kate the Confident Unicorn’ and ‘Robbie the Respectful Owl’.
Bell’s Brae Primary School is the first school in Shetland to receive a gold School Sport Award for delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport. The National Lottery funded sportscotland School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve PE and sport.
The Gold Award was officially presented to the School Sport Committee this afternoon by Jacqueline Lynn, Head of School and Community with sportscotland. The School Sport Committee at the school has brought pupils, teachers and their Active Schools Coordinator together to plan and develop PE and school sport projects. These have included taking part in extracurricular sport, allowing pupils to plan and deliver sports sessions, and a re-vamp of the Daily Mile challenge, which saw pupils collect points for their house team by doing laps of running or walking in the playground each day.
To achieve a Bronze or Silver sportscotland School Sport Award, schools self-assess their current practice. To gain Gold status, evidence from the school was gathered and submitted for assessment by an independent panel.
Head Teacher Jennifer Wadley said “Our pupils are at the forefront of decision-making and have helped to put PE and sport at the heart of the school. We are keen to promote sport and physical activity and we’re pleased that the work and commitment of learners, staff and the wider school community has been recognised with this prestigious award.’
Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland said: “Congratulations to all the staff and pupils at Bell’s Brae Primary School – they should be extremely proud of this fantastic achievement. Not only have they put physical education and sport at the heart of their school and local community, but they have managed to do so in a way that encourages all pupils to engage in physical activity whilst having fun at the same time. Working with our partners in local authorities and governing bodies of sport, sportscotland is creating closer links between physical education, school sport and club sport, which benefits young people by providing more and better opportunities to take part in sport.”
We are thrilled to report that our Pupil Council members were successful in securing £1000 for the school.
Their bid to the ‘Loot for Lerwick’ was for:
‘We want to get our school pupils out into the community and experience the exciting things that Shetland has to offer. Many pupils in our school have not experienced many of the local sights and learning opportunities i.e. Sands of Sound Beach, Weather Station, Power Station, Rovahead, Organised Tours of Lerwick Bressay, Scatness Dig, Turriefield, Scalloway Castle/Museum, , Michaelswood etc. ‘
The Pupil Council members did a wonderful job of speaking to members of the pupil about their bid and the benefits it would bring to the school community.