This afternoon, we had our first Christmas concert and P7 were fantastic. Well done to everyone and especially to Mrs Inkster for all her help. The class started with Merry Christmas Eveyone. The instrumentalists played beautifully and the singers were superb. Then everyone sang Little Drummer Boy, Issac sang a solo, while Hannah played the keyboard. It all sounded wonderful.
On Wednesday 29th August, the Primary 7s went to see a film called Breadwinner.
It was about a young girl called Parvana who lived in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, in around late 2001. Since she is a girl, she does not have the same rights that boys have. When her father is taken to prison, she cuts her hair, and pretends to be a boy, so she can be the breadwinner for her family.
It was a very heartwarming film and it made us realise how lucky we are, and that we should be very grateful for what we have.
Emmy – I thought it was a very good film and the animation was beautiful.
Ronan – It was very interesting and it made me feel lucky for what I have.
On Friday afternoon we did our final assembly. We each showed some of our special talents. Some people played musical instruments or sang a song and others showed a video of their skills. The P6s did a little presentation to say goodbye to us! At the end we preformed a song that a group of people wrote especially for the assembly called ‘As The Years Go By.’ Then Mrs Henderson and Mrs Hay gave us a little present, it was a great way to say goodbye! We all had a really good afternoon. By Emily and Eve
Here are some photos from our assembly.
Even some parents were given leaving certificates!
On the 12th of June, Lauryn Bertie and Zara drew some pictures and the library windows. They printed off some pictures and stuck them on the outside of the windows. Then they traced the pictures with chalk pens and coloured some of them in. The finished pictures were amazing and they also had lots of fun with it.
I’m really happy with how it looks and I also had a great time. -Lauryn
I thought that doing Art like that is really fun, and other people should try it as well. Bertie
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.
This week was the Music Festival. People from our class had several performances. On Monday 12th Carys did a piano solo and got gold, Cerys & Michaela did a duet in the open duet and got a gold, and Carys, Niamh and Molly did woodwind solos.
On Tuesday the 13th Cerys, Jemima and Emily ( The Dooblington Trio) performed as a fiddle trio and got a gold.
On Wednesday the 14th It was our class performance. We performed as a instrumental choir and played White Clifffs of Dover and Pack Up Your Troubles. We got a gold. Lauryn, Ayla, Niamh, Molly, Carys and Zara each performed a vocal solo. Fearghas, Jacob and Michaela performed an accordion solo. Niamh was invited to play at the young musician with her clarinet solo. She didn’t win but said she really enjoyed it. Rebekha Tregonning ( who used to go to Dunrossness) won senior young musician of the year.
On Thursday the 15th we were invited back to perform at the Gala concert. We went on first. There was a raffle and Niamh won a bag of Bressay tatties.
Niamh – Getting into Young Musician was an amazing experience.
Carys – It’s always really fun going to the Music Festival.
Eve – It was a good experience and I enjoyed it.
Jake – It was good, It was really fun.
Christie – I thought it was good and I really enjoyed the schools coming together.
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!