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The Woodland Trust Trees have Arrived!

In May this year Ms Scanlan and the Eco Committee applied to the Woodland Trust for lots of different types of trees for our school grounds. We have been given over 400, ready to plant in the spring. There are several different species and luckily we have an identification guide, so that we can work out which species they are!

We had fun unpacking them all and in the spring everyone will have a chance to plant a few. Hopefully they will grow as well as the woodland that we planted a few years ago.

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SMUHA

Well – I don’t really know where to start!  What an absolutely brilliant day was had by all in Dunrossness Primary!

Thanks to John, Stevie Bruce, Duncan Kidson and Andrew Kemp for all their hard work over the winter to make our galley.  Thanks to Ness Engineering for sponsoring the galley and providing the materials.

We really appreciate members from Jarl Squads past coming to support our procession and thank the torch boys for providing us with the torches.

The Fire Brigade were on standby to keep us all safe – thanks to our local crew.

We had a brilliant performance from our P4 and P5/6 drumming groups – thanks Joy!  I really enjoyed dancing along!

Thanks Annalie Irvine for playing piano for us.

This year’s P7 Jarl Squad did a brilliant job on the day.  They were very well organised and looked fantastic.  Calum ‘Trunsherface’ Mackay was a fabulous Jarl and representative of the school.

All staff and bairns in the school embraced the build up and the events of the day.  SMUHA is a fantastic, inclusive community event and we love taking part each year.  I am sure the children in the local area will continue the festival for years to come.

Finally a huge THANK YOU to all the members of the school community for turning out to support us.  What a superb atmosphere!

3 Cheers for SMUHA – I can’t wait for next year!

 

 

Fair Trade Assembly

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Hilde Bardell for coming to talk to us about Fair Trade.   She had us playing games which were very unfair – illustrating how unfair much of the trade between some countries is.   I am certainly going to look for more Fair Trade products when I am shopping.  We can make a difference!

More information and Fair Trade products can be found at

http://www.traidcraft.co.uk

 

World Book Day

We are celebrating World Book Day a day early at Dunrossness!

In assembly we spoke about why we celebrate World Book Day and how important reading is!

We have also launched our Readathon for March.  We are not fundraising this year – we are just coming off our reading schemes and encouraging the children to read for enjoyment and take part in some reading dares to broaden their reading experiences.

 

 

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Resolutions!

We have had a great afternoon of cooperative learning in house teams.  The pupils were tasked to share some holiday news and then come up with individual and some school based resolutions – all using positive language.  I will……. or we will ………

Once we have the list of school resolutions we will share them with you.  I wonder how we will monitor these?  I think our Pupil Council may have some good ideas to help us all stick to them.

There was some really good, attentive listening going on in the hall.  It is not easy when there are over 100 children all in one space!  I am always encouraged at how well our pupils support each other.