The school has some new recruits! Have you noticed them? Thanks to Elaine Skinley, John and our JRSOs for organising these little reminders for drivers who pass our school. We really hope it will encourage those in our community to take extra care when passing by.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Stripes for 6 challenges. We have counted everybody who entered and there was a total of 30 students that did enter, to our knowledge. Ms Henderson is going to donate £75 to the Brake Road Safety Charity which is enough to pay for 10 nursery schools to receive Brake Charity resources. This will help teach life-saving road safety skills to children under the age of 5! Post written by Magnus,Hannah & Anders
This week is Road Safety Week (16th-22nd). The theme this year is “No Need to Speed.”
The JRSOs have made a PowerPoint with some challenges to promote Road Safety and this has been sent to all classes to view with their teachers. You can watch it here too and use the links listed below to complete some of the challenges.
Look out for sheets coming home later today! There will be an information sheet for parents and a challenge sheet for pupils.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing any photos of what you have been up to.
Anders, Ava, Hannah and Magnus
Challenge 1 –
Challenge 5 –
This year’s Junior Road Safety Officers are Hannah, Ava, Anders and Magnus.
This year I’m hoping to be a good example for the younger ones. Anders.
This year I am looking forward to learning more about road safety. Magnus.
I’m looking forward to communicating with you all over glow. Hannah.
I’m looking forward to working together in a group and seeing the ideas we will come up with. Ava
Our team got straight to work counting out how many reflectors were needed for each Primary class. They will be quarantined until next week before being given out. We hope they help to keep you safe on the darker nights!
Look out for more JRSO posts in the future!
Last week the DPS netball team played their last two fixtures in the ‘South’ primary league. The team for this fixture was Becca Williamson (GS/GA), Hayden Thomson (GS), Isaiah Christie (GA/GK), Carla Johnson (WA/WD), Callum Morrison (C), Hannah Rosie (WD/WA), Alex Christie (GD) and Robbie Henderson (GK).
First up was Hamnavoe against Dunrossness. The DPS team settled really quickly and had some excellent attacking play, putting them 5-0 up at half time. In the second half, they continued with the attacking play. Even with some extremely tight defending from Hamnavoe’s GD, DPS stormed through with a 10-0 win! After two games’ break, Dunrossness was up against Sandwick. The first half was hotly contested, with some great play in the middle third. However, both teams struggled to score and half time ended 1-0 to Dunrossness. After a half-time pep talk, Dunrossness set off on a mission and stormed through the second half to end the match 9-0 up.
Dunrossness have won all their games in the ‘South’ league and are therefore THROUGH TO THE FINALS! The other finalists are not yet known and the date is to be confirmed.
Happy coaches, happy team!
On 11 November, the DPS netball team had their first fixture in the South league of the Shetland Primary Schools’ league at Scalloway. The team was able to watch the first few matches to check out their opposition before playing the last two games of the day. The team was GS Becca Williamson, GA Isaiah Christie, WA Hannah Rosie, C Carla Johnson, WD Robbie Henderson/Hayden Thomson, GD Alex Christie and GK Evie Leslie/Koll McConnachie. First match was against Cunningsburgh. Dunrossness played really slick netball, linking really well throughout the court. The final score was 13-0 to Dunrossness. Straight on to the next game against Sound Blue. This was always going to be a really tough game, with Sound having some district squad players. DPS took a half –time lead of 2-0 and spirits were high. I’m sure the DPS team wished they hadn’t put in so much effort in the first game, as tiredness was setting in during the second half. Luckily they held on and the game ended 2-1 to DPS. What a result against really tough opposition! The coaches were so impressed by their team play and quick passing up the court.
The second fixture in this league was on 2 December, again in Scalloway. The team for this fixture was Becca Williamson, Callum Morrison, Hannah Rosie, Carla Johnson, Robbie Henderson, Isaiah Christie, Alex Christie and Evie Leslie. For these games, the team switched around throughout to give more experience and some rest. They played mostly as GS Becca, GA Isaiah, WA Hannah, C Carla, WD Robbie/Callum, GD Alex, GK Evie/Callum, with Callum also having a go at GA, Robbie a go at C, Carla a go at WD and Isaiah a go at GK. First up was Whalsay 2, Whalsay’s younger team. DPS stormed away to a 14-0 victory. No rest before playing against Whalsay 1, but this didn’t phase our team as they came out 7-0 winners! This result was completely unexpected from the coaches and the team. We knew from watching the other matches that the final game against Scalloway would be the toughest one. Dunrossness used their speed and great defending skills well to finish the first half against Scalloway 4-1. The second half was a bit harder as Scalloway adjusted their play, but Dunrossness held out to win 6-2. Again, the coaches were very impressed by the team play, particularly the ability of the players to swap positions and fight for every ball!
The next fixture is 4 February where we’ll play Hamnavoe and Sandwick to finish off the south league.
If anyone is interested in playing netball, please get in touch with the school office. P6s and P7s train on Wednesdays 3:30-4:15 and P4s and P5s train on Mondays 3:30-4:15. Both lots of training have finished until the new year, but info will be sent out after the holidays to confirm the start date. The netball league prioritises P7s, but nobody has to play in the league if they don’t want to.”
Our Netballers were delighted to receive the ‘Fair Play Award’ at today’s tournament. We are extremely proud that they were nominated by their peers for this! Congratulations to the team and thanks to coaches Fiona and Ruth for preparing them and to Janette for helping out and taking this great photo!
Our football team got through to the quarter finals where they lost on penalties! Very well done to them too! Thanks Duncan and Hansen for accompanying them.