SMUHA 2018

Well I don’t quite know where to start!  What a truly fabulous day we have had here and Dunrossness Primary School.

This winter our galley boys, John Mackenzie, Andrew Kemp, Stevie Bruce and Duncan Kidson have worked hard to build our brilliant galley.  The nursery bairns stamped their initials on to it to add a finishing touch.  The galley was named Lia.  This is made up from the junior Jarl’s siblings initials.

Our wonderful Junior Jarl was elected in January but has managed to keep her identity top secret until today.  Michaela has been a wonderful Jarl and her and her squad of P7s have done us proud!

Our procession left school at 9.30, accompanied by the Fire Engine.  We were delighted to see so many friends, families and community members out to support us!


We were very luck with the weather today and the galley burned beautifully!  

We were entertained by the squad acts from P5-7 who chose this for their wider achievement.   They were most entertaining and both squads performed acts involving school!

We all felt sorry for Miss Ingrid in the first act – thankfully none of our pupils really behave like that!

One act had reinstated the ‘green seat’ that many ex pupils still speak about!  In this squad we saw some staff room antics – have they been spying on us I wonder?

Our junior Jarl squad took part in the Axe Factor!  It was very entertaining but the audience disagreed with the judges!

And as if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day we finished with a visit from the Jarl and his squad.  They looked brilliant and are all in fine voice!  Jarl Ian Bray was happy to take part in our Ness United quiz.  He was lucky he could phone a friend and ask the audience to help him out with some of the tricky questions set by Irvine Burgess.  Ian also had the chance to ‘demolish’ some houses in ill repair with his footballing skills.

Emma got her photo with the Jarl next to the shield she designed for the galley!

The Junior and Senior Jarl both presented the school with lovely plaques!  Thank you.

It has been a wonderful day and we would like to thank everyone involved in helping make today such a huge success!  It is a lot of hard work pulling off an event like today but it is so worth it!  We are very lucky to have John Mackenzie here to help us make everything run so smoothly.

This festival goes from strength to strength and it is fantastic to see so many members of the community together to support it.  We wish Ian and his squad the best day and night to come.

3 Cheers for SMUHA!

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