School Garden

Grant, Cole and Liam from Primary 6/7 have been out with our janitor Gus, planting and growing plants and working on the new play area. Lots of the seedlings have started to come through.








County Sports

We are extremely proud of our Primary 5-7 pupils.  They did really well at the Feeder Sports Day yesterday.  Everyone behaved well and supported each other.

Well done to Reece, John Magnus, Liam, Callum B, Kai and Victoria who will now go on to represent the South Mainland Cluster at County Sports.

A huge thank you to Mrs Joan Smith for organising such an excellent, well run event.  Thanks also to the staff and parent helpers for supporting the pupils on the day.

Beach CSI

Littoral Project: A Science and Art Investigations into Beach Litter in Shetland

On the 25th May our Primary 5s and Primary 6s will be taking part in a Beach CSI Event. 

Edinburgh-based Artist, Julia Barton is working in partnership with the Amenity Trust to deliver workshops which complement work done at the Voar Redd Up.

The workshops done with schools across Shetland  will culminate with a five week exhibition in Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum & Archives this Autumn.

We ask that the pupils involved bring their wellies and warm clothes for the event.

If parents from either class would like to join in, please let us know.


Want to try playing a Brass Instrument?

There is an opportunity to try brass instruments at the Islesburgh this evening  (Monday) from seven thirty onwards.  It might be good to remind the children  of the role the brass band has in the fire festivals.

There are some folk coming up from the Scottish brass band association.

It would be a great time to try instruments and ask questions to experts.

The evening is free and people could come for as long or short a time as they feel able.

This is a good opportunity to guage intersest and the more interest there is, the more likely the SBBA will want to invest in some kind of future possible youth band in Shetland.

Come & Try Brass poster

Artist in Residence

Joanne Kerr, who is currently artist in residence at Sumburgh Head, came to visit our school on Wednesday 18th May. She worked with P5/6 and P6/7 in the afternoon and showed us all the beautiful field sketches of flowers that she had painted last year. Lots of these are also wild flowers that we get here in Shetland. Joanne showed us how she preserves and display flowers for botanical records. Everyone had a go at drawing a plant. Finally Joanne showed us her amazing mini portable museum, called ‘Mystery of the Magellan Daisy and Whalers’.




Scottish Opera

The P6 & 7s from all the South Mainland schools got together at Sandwick JHS this afternoon to practise all their Scottish Opera ‘Fever’ songs. It’s going to be quite a show, come along to see the full production in the afternoon of 8th June at Sandwick JHS …and if you have a P6 or P7, please help them to learn their words!!!






Action Day Finished

imageimageimageWe have all worked so hard and are really pleased with what we have achieved. A huge thank you goes out to Karen Mackelvie, the RSPB, the Amenity Trust, our parent helpers and John! We have made a great start to our outdoor area.