From where I stand

imagePrimary 6/7 finished the ‘World’s largest lesson ‘ today. We completed the ‘From where I stand’ activity and looked at the ratio of women to men as influencers and decision makers in our lives. It was interesting to see how unbalanced this is and then we put our data on the world map. We looked at the situation around the world, including schools in Kenya and China.

I’m looking forward to hearing what the P6/7s think they can do to help us reach this global goal by 2030.

If you are interested, you could have a look on the site too.




Cookies galore!

Caroline Tait, our head cook, invited the P7s into our school canteen to bake some cookies this afternoon. We had a choice and the barns chose custard creams and chocolate crunchies.

It was really interesting to see all the canteen equipment, especially the big mixer and the steam oven.

We enjoyed rolling the biscuits and then watching them cook in the oven – but it did seem to take a long time before we could eat them!

Thank you Caroline – can we come again? …please!

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World’s Largest Lesson

Today we took part in the world’s largest lesson. Children all over the world are joining in too. We have been learning about the global goals for Sustainable development. They were agreed in 2015 by 193 world leaders. By 2030 the United Nations aims to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.

In today’s lesson we heard about gender equality issues and will share information globally about this issue in Shetland.


Kenyan visitor

This morning Mrs Mercyline Masika Kiti came to talk to us about Kenya. She told us about school life, taught us about food and animals in Kenya and showed us how to count up to 10 and say a few common words and phrases.

Victoria said “I found the talk very interesting and what she did at school and as a child. She also taught us some common Swahili. I am looking forward to making chapattis.”

“It was really interesting telling us about her child hood, and that you had to wear your uniform , and I’d love to go and see life in Kenya for myself” said Carys.

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