Today began with a great walk to the Edinburgh Castle. It has stayed nice and dry for us all day. We enjoyed a walk around the castle before heading to Camera Obscura, where we had lots of fun!
After lunch we set off for Laser Quest, where everyone showed their competitive side. Mr Sandison was the winner!
We ate in Mr Basari’s, probably over indulging again! The more competitive games at Ten Pin Bowling. It was lovely to watch everyone having so much fun 🙂
After a quick shot at the amusements we headed back to the Hostel for a wash and an early bed before a 0700 start tomorrow.
Monday 10 June was a busy day. After arriving safely in Aberdeen we headed for Blair Drummond. We enjoyed beautiful sunshine while the pupils had fun playing and viewing the different animals.
After the sea lion show and a quick bite to eat we headed for the Birds of Prey Show. Unfortunately this was cut short due to rain and the ray did not seem to want to stop!
We arrived safely at the hostel and after settling in we headed to Cosmos for a huge feed!!
We rounded off our night with a walk to the top of Carlton Hill.
All our young people have had a great night’s sleep and are now all set for day 2
Congratulations to all our County Sports Team who all performed very well at Wednesday’s, wet, cold and miserable County Sports. Despite the weather conditions they demonstrated great determination and resilience and competed well in all their events. Very big well done to them all!
County Sports Team: Brooklyn Chattel, Kali Thomson, Fraser Watt, Lucy Manson, Luke Hackett, Charlotte Gibson, Cameron Uren, Ria Brand, Andrew Lowe, Kayleigh MacLeod, Coll Wylie, Rhona Anderson, Callum MacLeod and Kira Irvine.
Fraser Watt, Bronze in the 100m with a time of 15.83
Lucy Manson, Silver in the 400m with a time of 1.19.87
Callum MacLeod Gold in the 200m with a time of 33.75
Silver in the High Jump, 1.25m
Silver in the Long Jump, 3.46m
Bronze in the Cricketball throw, 36m
Both Primary 6 classes presented some of their poetry work at assembly on Friday, then as a ‘brain break’ led the whole of P4-7 in a Just Dance routine! There were some very impressive moves…
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! 🙂
Bell’s Brae celebrates gold School Sport Award
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.”