Swimming Gala

Well done to the South Mainland Swimming team who took part in the event on Sunday.  I have head that there was some very fast times and excellent swimming.


We are delighted for our 3 Dunrossness Swimmers and their team mate from Sandwick on their success in the relay at Sunday’s swimming event.

Children in Need

We’ve had a fun afternoon in school to raise money for Children in Need.  Lots of people came to school wearing spots or other fancy dress.  We had wrist bands for sale and this afternoon we had a Pudsey hunt and games in the hall.   Well done to P2/3 and Mrs Moar for winning the Pudsey hunt!  You were very observant.

Thanks to everyone who took part, donated items or money.   Once the Pupil Council have counted the money they will let you know our total.

Co-operative Learning

On the first day of term, 26th October, we had a whole school co-operative learning session.  There were over 100 children in the hall working in co-operative groups from their house teams.  The subject this time was bullying.  Each person had to think up a different type of bullying and share it – by throwing paper snowballs!  Great fun was had by all and most of the children in the school think bullying is hitting, kicking and punching.  Other types were mentioned too.  In the coming months we will be working together to stop bullying of any kind at Dunrossness School.

5th Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

We were very proud to receive this notification today from Keep Scotland Beautiful – Eco-Schools Scotland.
Dear Staff, Pupils and Parents.
Eco-Schools Scotland – Eco-Schools Green Flag Award status
I am delighted to confirm that your school has successfully renewed Eco-Schools Green Flag Award status. This is an outstanding achievement, so please pass on our congratulations to everyone involved.
Interim Assessment Report
Well done to everyone at Dunrossness Primary for a great whole-school effort in renewing your Green Flag status. You have all been working hard to develop your grounds as a marvellous resource for learning and recreation and a haven for wildlife, and Eco is thoroughly integrated into the curriculum and calendar via your John Muir and Crofting Connections’ activities and events such as Fruity Friday and your School Grounds’ Action Day. You have established good links with groups such as the RSPB and the Shetland Amenity Trust, sharing good practice with other schools locally and celebrating your successes with the wider community via your blogs and the local press and radio. You are to be warmly commended for your participation in the Voar Redd Up, your awareness-raising of Fairtrade and the super link you have established with your partner school in Kenya. Your young people are truly responsible global citizens and I hope you enjoy exploring the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as part of your future Eco work. Congratulations on a great effort!