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Wow! What a day!
Once again SMUHA did not disappoint. We started our day with our junior Procession, led by our P7 Jarl Bjorn Ironside. (Shane Black) We marched behind our galley, Ocean Raider, to the Boddam Sports Field for the burning. It was excellent to see so many members of the community there to join in.
Once the burning was over we all headed over to the Boddam Hall for refreshments and to see our four squad acts. Everyone did a brilliant job! They were very entertaining. Thanks to Mrs Leslie for my introduction – ‘Just got in from the Isle of Skye……….)
Our SMUHA week leading up to the main event was a huge success. The enterprise group, with support from Mrs Wells and Miss Budge, made a fantastic programme, key rings and home bakes to sell. The final total is not in yet. The profits shall be shared between SMUHA and school funds.
We had the folloiwng visitors in school:
Maria Leask – Shetland Dancing
Yvonne Reynolds – Shetland Museum and Archive
Stephen Renwick – Children’s Services
Esther Renwick – Shetland Arts and Moder Dy
The children and staff had a fantastic week and we will definitely plan learning in this way again next year.
The visit from Jarl, Liam Mullay, and his squad was a perfect end to our week. The squad had clearly worked hard and they all looked amazing. They were in fine voice and Liam was a great sport, taking part in our ‘Name that Tune,’ competition. He tricked me into roaring as loud as I could! He hadn’t made the other head teachers do that! I do believe Loki is the Norse God of mischief! Liam may have been taking some advice from him.
SMUHA just keeps on getting better! The community spirit and support for the school and for the main festival is wonderful. The inclusive nature, the friendships and the sense of fun has us all looking forward to next year!
SMUHA 2019 – Da Jarl's Squad visits the Dunrossness Primary School bairns in the Public Hall. (The tune competition was fierce.. and…. "A Heads Up"….allegedly da roars were heard in da Fair Isle 😉 (Please tag and share)
Posted by Geoff Leask on Sunday, March 10, 2019
Our 2 teams are currently taking part in this year’s Euroquiz.
Good luck to the DPS Devils and the Dunrossness Eurokids!
It is almost time! My favourite day of the whole school year fast approaches.
This year we have decided to immerse ourselves in all things Viking for a week! SMUHA is such an important community event that we felt that dedicating all our learning for the week was a fitting way to ensure the bairns maintain their enthusiasm. They are the future of the festival after all!
This year we have gone all out! We have our usual P7 Jarl Squad. Their preparations are well underway but being kept top secret! There are 3 other squads from P5 and P6 who will be entertaining us on the day. The galley is ready and I have to say she is looking great – well done John and galley boy Kempie! We have an enterprise team who will be producing key rings, a programme and home bakes for sale on SMUHA day. We will split the proceeds of our enterprise venture between school funds and SMUHA.
We have the following timetabled events but many other activities are happening during the week. If you would like to help with any craft, story writing, supporting enterprise groups or assisting our squads, please get in touch. We would love to have your input. It is a fantastic community event and we would be delighted if you would like to join us.
Monday: Shetland Dancing for all primary classes. Visit from Jarl, Liam Mullay to see our P7 Jarl squad.
Wednesday: Shetland Museum Outreach visiting. All primary classes will have a session.
Thursday: Mr Stephen Renwick and Mrs Esther Renwick will both be visiting to talk Viking and demonstrate some archaeology.
FRIDAY – SMUHA
9.15: Muster in the school playground (programmes for sale)
9.30: March to Boddam Playing Fields
10.00: Galley burning
10.30: Boddam Hall to watch squad acts, have refreshments and have a chance to buy our fabulous key rings
11.30: Jarl Squad arrives with the galley
12.10: Jarl Squad departs and children return to school for lunch
We have recently had Care Inspectorate visits to our Out of School Club and Nursery. Please see final reports attached. If you would like a paper copy, please contact the school office.
We are pleased with our reports and, although we had no requirements or recommendations, we are acting on the advice given.
Morning! Just a reminder to all that our Christmas Performance is tonight at 6.30pm. We ask that the children be back in school for 6pm to get ready.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
We have taken the decision to postpone our Christmas Performances until January. Our tentative date is the Thursday 17th January at 6.30pm.
We have not taken the decision lightly but we want to minimise risk of any illnesses spreading and ruining Christmas. A warm hall full of people would be a perfect breeding ground!
We do hope you will come and watch the bairns perform in January. Although the festivities will be over, the children and teachers have put a lot of effort in to producing this show!
Thank you for understanding,
Best wishes for a healthy and happy festive!
On Friday 14th it is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. We are taking part in Dunrossness School. Please encourage your child to wear their Christmas Jumpers and make a small donation to the appeal. We suggest 50p.
The staff will also donate to wear their festive jumpers. This year we will also donate our collection from the staff Secret Santa and Fruity Friday profits for that day.
Thanks for your support.
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Here is a video reminder about online safety at Christmas.