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.
Just to let you all know that BBC Radio Scotland’s Out for the Weekend programme will have a short Redd Up piece featuring the Dunrossness bairns, likely to feature in today’s show, Friday 4th May at 2pm. They are using the material Daniel recorded for Radio Shetland.
The programme will be available to listen again via the link below for one month after transmission:
On Thursday 26th April, all the children from Primary 1-7 took part in Voar Redd Up, our spring litter pick. Earlier in the year some winter storms had thrown lots of marine litter into Boddam Voe and we were keen to try to clear as much plastic as possible. We were also joined by lots of members of the local community.
Everyone worked very hard and we made a big impact on the amount of rubbish.
All finished for the afternoon. The beach is looking a lot better.
It was lovely to get out for our Boddam Voe walk again last Thursday 20th April, for the first time since the autumn. The P1/2 class joined us too. We were really lucky with the weather and had a super afternoon.
We had a lovely afternoon visiting Sumburgh Head. We used our new binoculars and bird book and went to see what birds were there.
We saw lots of guillemots back on the rocks in their colonies, and lots of maalies (fulmars), some gannets and kittiwakes and a small flock of twite, feeding outside the RSPB office. It was a beautiful afternoon and we could hear all the seabirds calling away.
We would like to say a big thank you to Hugh Harrop, Mark Donaldson, Ness Engineering and Harbro for their help and donations. We now have four pairs of binoculars, a bird identification guide and lots of feed for the birds in our school grounds.
Ms Scanlan took her Primary 5 maths class outside to calculate length. We didn’t have enough space to measure a 100 m square, so we measured 12.5m and made a square of perimeter 50 m. We timed how long it took us to walk that far and then multiplied up to work out how long it would take us to walk a kilometre.
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