Tag Archives: SMUHA

Thursday Activities

Today saw P1/2 involved in lots more Viking activities!  In the morning we listened to Stephen Renwick talk to us about Viking life. He told us about Viking clothing, weapons, money and trading and answered lots of our questions.  P1/2 listened so well and answered questions really sensibly.

Then we went to see Esther Renwick who is an archaeologist.  She talked to us about her job and told us about how we “know” about the Vikings.  She showed as a pretend excavation site and how when you go down through the layers, you may come across things from the past, going further back in time the lower you dig.

In the afternoon, we talked about Viking runes and practised writing our names as we would have done years ago.  P1/2 did this with ease!  We wrote our names on foil and made Viking type pendants.


What a super day!  Beautiful day for our procession and galley burning, happy and enthusiastic bairns, a great school squad ably led by Michaela and a super SMUHA  Jarl Squad.  Not too many photos to share…we just soaked up the atmosphere and enjoyed the day!!


Are we ready?

It is nearly here!  The South Mainland Up-Helly-Aa day arrives tomorrow and P1/2 are ready to meet the Vikings!  Our school galley is ready too and we just need some good weather so that we can burn it!  Good luck to the SMUHA squad!  We are looking forward to seeing you….and our P7 Jarl Squad too!


We’ve had a splendid day!  Beautiful weather for our procession to see the galley burning, squad acts that had us all giggling and topping the day off with the SMUHA Jarl Squad visit in the afternoon.  Here are some of our photos from the day.

We’re ready for you SMUHA!

P1/2 have been busy making helmets and torches ready for the South Mainland Up-Helly-Aa celebrations.  They have also worked on various cutting and painting projects to help decorate the dining hall and corridors.  We took a class photo beside the school galley, “Fivla” today.  I think they look the part!  Looking forward to our school procession and galley burning tomorrow and a visit from the jarl squad in the afternoon.