Loch Insh

We’ve had a great journey, flat calm sea, really well behaved bairns and an excellent afternoon of fun at Landmark. Just having our tea before heading out for our first activity – wayfaring.
Everyone very well and happy and a bit tired!
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Boddam Beach

 

On the 25th of May Julia an artist and Jane from Dunna Chuck Bruck came to visit our school to study about litter on our local beach. When they arrived we went down to Boddam Beach were they had set out 4 crime scenes. We got jobs before we left such as a finds recorder, forensic assistant, photographer, detective and sergeant. Then we got split into 4 groups . we picked up all the litter then came back to school to investigate the litter that we found. After lunch we made evidence sheets about an item that we found in our groups. We researched who was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and their  address .T hen we chose if we wanted to send a letter, email, Facebook or a tweet  to get their attention. Once we finished we made evidence bags to send to the companies who made the product to suggest they could put a larger recycling sign on their items and make them more biodegradable and safer.

  We all had a fantastic time and enjoyed it (except the weather).

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Michael and Declan -ready for action
Michael and Declan -ready for action

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Standing back to observe the crime scene
Standing back to observe the crime scene
Michaela taking a closer look at the evidence
Michaela taking a closer look at the evidence
Some of the litter we were upset to find on our beach
Some of the litter we were upset to find on our beach

 

A lobster tag- all the way from Canada
A lobster tag- all the way from Canada

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Back in class discussing what we could do to try and stop this happening
Back in class discussing what we could do to try and stop this happening
Looking over our letters and tweets ready to send
Looking over our letters and Tweets ready to send
Carys and Eve
Carys and Eve with their eye-catching letter
AJ and Ally pleased that they were doing something positive to help stop litter on our local beaches
AJ and Ally pleased that they were doing something positive to help stop litter on our local beaches
Ciaran and Tiffany sent a photo attachment with their Tweet
Ciaran and Tiffany sent a photo attachment with their Tweet
Shaina with the letter she created with Bertie and Michaela
Some of the designs that were sent along with Tweeted messages                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Niamh and Lauryn suggested the makers of Skittles enlarge the recycling symbol on their packets.
Niamh and Lauryn suggested the makers of Skittles could enlarge the recycling symbol on their packets.

Shaina with the letter she created with Bertie and Michaela

 

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Scottish Opera – Fever

Primary 6 and 7 had an action packed day yesterday at Sandwick JHS. For weeks the classes have been learning the songs for Fever and today we had just a short time in the morning to add actions to our singing parts and then have a quick dress rehearsal after lunch, followed by the performance.

The children from all three south mainland schools put on brilliant performances, with lots of individual pieces, the audience were very impressed.

Emma in P7 said ‘It was fun, especially when we got into our costumes, it made it seem even better.’ John Magnus P6, explained’It was a really good performance, especially the way we moved across the stage in our lines.’

A big thank you goes out to all the staff who have worked with the bairns to practise their songs and to the Scottish Opera company, who always work miracles in the short time that they are with the schools.

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Biscuit Wrappers

Pippa Summers has been co-ordinating a recycling scheme here at Dunrossness School. Through ‘Terracycle and McVities’ there is an opportunity to raise funds for the school whilst looking after our environment.

Biscuit Wrappers To Recycling Riches – Save your waste and help raise money for Dunrossness Primary School

We would like you to consider supporting our environmental and fundraising initiative by saving your used biscuit wrappers – ANY BRAND for recycling (which can’t be recycled locally). Your support will help us to minimise the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfill, and also help us to raise much needed funds for Dunrossness Primary School as we earn money for each piece of the packaging waste we send in for recycling.  Plus it can help you work towards zero waste to landfill targets that we know many businesses are looking to achieve.

We are already collecting at Dunrossness School but by reaching out to you we hope to be able to save even more waste from landfill and raise more funds for

What you need to do

It is really easy to help us to collect. All you need is a separate bin for these sorts of packaging to make sure they don’t end up in the general rubbish bin.

Once you have a bin in place, let all of your family know that all non-savoury biscuit wrappers should go in to the separate bin.  Once you have collected a fair amount you can drop it off at Dunrossness School.

To find out more about TerraCycle and their recycling fundraising schemes, visit their website: www.terracycle.co.uk

We would really appreciate your help saving biscuit wrappers for recycling and also raising money for a good cause at the same time. Please let us know if you are interested in collecting for us.

To find out more – click on the link below.

http://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-UK/brigades/mcvities-biscuit-wrapper-brigade#how-it-works

Easy Fundraising

We have a school account with Easy Fundraising.  If you haven’t already, please register.   If you shop online – this is an excellent way to raise funds at no extra cost to you!

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/dunrossnessprimary/

 

Voxter South Mainland Schools Trip

On Thursday 26th May, all the children from the South Mainland Schools had their transition trip to Voxter. Harry Rose had set up an orienteering trail across the hills and we all worked in groups to complete the walk. In the afternoon we had a lot of fun in the woods building dens. We were very lucky to have beautiful weather again. DSCF4699

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