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JRSO Competition Results

The results are in!

Here are the winning designs from the recent JRSO competition to design a t-shirt which would be clearly seen by traffic during the day.

P1- Greg

P2 – Lauren

P3 – Jasmin

P4 – Scott

P5 – Georgia

P6 – Fiona

P7 – Kayla

The group were amazed by all of the super designs, but decided that out of all of the entries, they would award Kayla Smith in P6 as the overall winner!  Here they are with their designs.


Thank you to everyone who took part in their recent Road Safety activities!

1 Star (3 votes, average: 1.00 out of 1)

Meet the new Junior Road Safety Officers!

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

Here we are with Elaine Skinley, the Road Safety Officer.

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!







Netball match report

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!

Sensational Cycling!

Well done to Alexander in P1 and Isla in P3 for completing a cycling challenge! They have both cycled 25 miles throughout the month of May. They have beautiful medals to show for their efforts. A fantastic achievement.

They have done this through a website (raceatyourpace.co.uk) where there are different challenges to sign up for. Something to think about over the holidays perhaps.

Road Safety with the JRSO’s

On Outdoor Education Day, P1/2 were helped to prepare for their upcoming traffic and road safety assembly with the help of the JRSO’s (Junior Road Safety Officers).  P1/2 have been learning about how they can make themselves more easily seen by cars now that the light nights are here and have be learning about how to cross the road safely.  It was great to be able to work alongside the older pupils in the school and to get outside and practise what we’ve learned in class in a real, outdoor setting.

Thank you 😊 Ness Engineering

The Eco Committee has sent letters to several businesses in Shetland to get sponsorship or help with developing our wildlife projects. Fiona, Victoria and Molly  sent a letter last week to Ness Engineering, asking for help towards buying some binoculars, so that we can have a class set. We were really pleased and surprised today to receive two pairs of binoculars – thank you very much for your generosity, they will be well used.

Musical Visit to Overtonlea

Choir members and instrumentalists from P5-7 visited Overtonlea today to entertain everyone there with a variety of musical items and songs, including Christmas carols and traditional pieces.

Emily, Cerys and Jemima started off the programme  by performing Little Donkey on the fiddle.


Solo performances included Cerys playing Babba Lisa’s Polka,


Emily playing the New Year Waltz,


and Jemima playing O’ Little Town of Bethlehem.




The woodwind group, Shaina, Carys, Niamh, Molly, Katie and Ruby, along with Archie on the hornet and accompanied by Mrs Morton, then played a selection of group and solo items including Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells.

Solo performances included Lauryn playing Away in a Manger, Carys playing Spring Carol and Niamh playing The First Nowell.


The choir then sang a selection of traditional carols and modern Christmas songs including The Calypso Carol and Away in a Manger which they sang in Shetland dialect.

A few smiles were raised when they sang I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!


The performance finished off with everyone joining the choir to sing ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’.

Everyone had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


There was even time for juice, sweets and biscuits for the thirsty performers before we had to head back to school.


Christie said, “It was really good fun. I hope all the people enjoyed it.”

Cerys commented, “The atmosphere was really good.”

Ayla and Carys both felt it was good that everyone joined in with the singing and that everyone seemed to have had a good time.

Katie said, “I really enjoyed playing in front of an audience.”