In Art we have been working on detailed drawings of different wading birds which will be exhibited at a pop-up gallery in Quarff Hall on 12th May. This exhibition hopes to highlight the huge decline in some of the waders found across the whole of the UK.
We hope you will come along and see our work.
Here are some of our completed drawings ready to be displayed.
On Thursday 26th of April our school did the Voar Redd Up. Our school was nominated by a few people in the community to do the clean up. We also had to collect certain stuff that was on a sheet sent to us such as plastic bottles, mussel pegs, plastic rope and more. It was really nice that lots of the parents got involved. And we were very lucky as it was a really nice day outside. We found lots of interesting things. There were a lot of big pieces of cod boxes that had been broken up and washed up. Ruby and Tryphena were also collecting mermaid purses if anyone had found any. Someone also found a gas pump from Total.
You could definitely tell a big difference to the beach after it had been cleaned up, and I think everyone had done a really good job and helped out a lot.
By Cerys P7
The beach before we arrived to clean it:
Hard at work
We were surprised just how quickly the skip for plastic filled up!
On our way back to school after a job well done.
The results of our labour- a much cleaner beach- but there is still more to be done.
The sun was shining, the sea was calm, which all helped to make Primary 7’s first John Muir Day a huge success. Everyone returned to school full of exciting recounts about their canoeing adventure. There was a great sense of achievement within the class at over-coming fears and pushing their own boundaries. A huge thank you to all who enabled this trip to take place; John and Jill who lead the day, Mrs Leslie, John and Vaila who accompanied the pupils (even the grown-ups had a super time).
As Molly said on her return, “Can we just go back to the start of the day and do it all again?”
Bertie ready to go.
People were taking photographs of us as we paddled
alongside the cruise ship Hebridean Sky.
A highlight was exploring inside a cave.
We really enjoyed being able to jump into the sea.
We had to stand up and balance on the canoe.
Everyone agreed that it was the best day ever.
Lauryn said, “It was a new experience and I’d definitely do it again. It made me realise I can do things even when I think I can’t.”
Carys thought it was great fun and particularly enjoyed going in the cave.
“It was really great fun. It made me think positively,” said Zara.
Niamh was fascinated to see jellyfish in the cave.
Bertie commented, “Even though I was a bit stressed to begin with, overall it was a fun experience.”
Ciaran thought the whole day was great fun.
Michael said, “It was an amazing day and I hope to do it again.”
On the way back- everyone tired but extremely happy!
We have been so lucky today to have such beautiful weather for our outdoor day. We sat outside for reading again and had a lot fun doing a drawing scavenger hunt and pond dipping. We made clay models in the afternoon and then went for our whole school walk 😃
We had the most amazing last day out with Pete Richardson and his colleague Matty today. We set off to Garth’s Ness and as we approached the end of the road, Pete spotted the fins and we all got to see a pod of orcas, it was really exciting. We watched from the cliff edge and then decided to go across to Scatness, to have a day of scrambling and climbing on the rocks there, and maybe seeing the whales again. Sure enough, as soon as we arrived at Scatness we saw them again and then later on too as they came back past us. Ms Scanlan had taken our new binoculars, so we all had a chance to see them clearly. P7 have been so lucky this year, on the first trip w e swam with porpoises, on the second trip we watched an otter swimming and catching fish and now killer whales! John Muir would have been very impressed with that!
Here’s what P7 said about our three John Muir days:
Logan – I really enjoyed when we were jumping off ledges in Cunningsburgh and swimming in the sea.
Ben – I really enjoyed jumping off a small cliff in Cunningsburgh, because of the thrill of jumping down.
Kyle- I really enjoyed Cunningsburgh swimming. It was great to be in a lot of space and to use that space for swimming.
Victoria – I really enjoyed watching all the wildlife, especially the killer whales and the baby seals. I have also been adventurous with all the challenges. But most of all, I have loved all of it!!
Shaina – I really enjoyed todays John Muir trip. We were rock climbing at Scatness. My favourite part was when I climbed up a really tall rock, I didn’t think that I could do it, but I did!
Layla – I have really enjoyed the John Muir trips because I saw killer whales, an otter and three baby seals. I also really enjoyed jumping off the really high rocks.
Lauren – My favourite part of the John Muir days are that you get to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors. My favourite bit was when I jumped off a rock into the sea.
Ella – I really enjoyed this John Muir trip, mainly because there were killer whales and baby seals. All of the John Muir trips have been really good.
John Magnus – I really enjoyed the John Muir days. I liked the coasteering at Cunningsburgh and seeing the baby seals and killer whales at Scatness.
Primary 7 had their first John Muir day of the year and everyone had a brilliant time. Pete came to collect us in the minibus and we headed up to the stores in Lerwick, to get all our coasteering gear on. John and Jill took us to the Cunningsburgh cliffs for a day exploring, swimming in the sea (with neesicks just beside us) and jumping and diving off the rocks. Lots of the Primary 7s said it was the best day of their lives! Everyone managed to jump into the sea, some of us even jumped from 5 metres up and Reece impressed us all by doing back flips from the highest point. We can’t wait for the next John Muir day.
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