Bell’s Brae Tirricks and Tysties netball teams both attended the Primary Netball Competition in Brae yesterday. All players showed great determination and play on the court. They were excellent representatives of Bell’s Brae Primary, and all had a super day out – despite the wind!
Our Bell’s Brae netball team played 3 tough matches against Baltasound, Yell and Tingwall last night. They enjoyed their visit to Yell and were super representatives of the Bell’s Brae School ⭐ Miss Birnie and Ms Henry are really proud of them!
Bell’s Brae Primary School is a finalist in the Education Award category in the Helping It Happen Awards 2021! Organised by Scottish Land & Estates, the awards are now in their fifth year.
The winners will be announced at a free virtual ceremony at 19:00 on Wednesday 27 October as part of their online celebrations, in lieu of a physical ceremony and dinner.
This award celebrations our partnership with the Lerwick Port Authority and Shetland Amenity Trust to plant around 70 trees and shrubs at Holmsgarth, assisting the port in rewilding an unused area of the port estate. This planting was very relevant to the primary 4 classes work on ‘Living Things’ and their current work on ‘Recycling and Climate Change’.
Anyone interested in viewing the ceremony can register interest here. A joining link in advance of the ceremony will be provided, when this is confirmed.
In partnership with Lerwick Port Authority we have been involved in the Light the North, Lighthouse trail.
This trail shines a light across the north-east, Orkney and Shetland with fifty lighthouse sculptures designed and created by some of the UK’s most talented artists.
At the end of the trail, each of the lighthouses will be auctioned off to raise funds for Clan Cancer Support, providing support to people affected by cancer across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
The pupils in our current P7 class designed and created a lighthouse which can be seen on display in Mareel.
In order to raise awareness of this trail an activity sheet has been designed by our art teacher, Ms Birnie and the P7 pupils. Any pupil can collect a paper copy of the activity sheet from Ms Birnie or print off one from below. Completed sheets should be returned to the class teacher. Any pupil who hands in a completed sheet will receive a reward.
During December, several classes at Bell’s Brae were asked to consider making a donation to Shetland Foodbank as part of a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’. In the last week of term, both Primary 6 classes carried the items to the Foodbank to help support their work during a very busy time of year.
During Term 1, Primary 6 have been undertaking weekly “Young Leaders” training sessions with Active Schools Co-ordinator, Sanna Aitken. The children have been learning lots of new games and how to teach these safely, as after the October holidays they will be given the opportunity to be playground “buddies” for Primary 1-4. P6s have really risen to the challenge, and led a P.E. lesson in the gym with Primary 2 before receiving their “Young Leaders” certificates last week. They have set a great example as they settle in to life on the top floor at Bell’s Brae!
Every Friday, 1 pupil from each Primary 1 class take time to prepare a snack for all P1 pupils. We call it our social snack as we enjoy taking time to eat and talk about our snack together. Each class brainstormed suggestions for what we could make.
On Thursday we welcomed families to our Learner Led Event. Learner Led Events are a chance for your child(ren) to share their learning with you.
Our pupils enjoyed showing their families around the school and sharing their learning with them.
Representatives from various other agencies were available in our school canteen, these included our Parent Council, the School Nurse and Active Schools. The School Meal’s Service provided taster school lunches for families to try and this was very popular.