Big Bookbug’s Visit

The Early Years and P1 classes had an unexpected visitor on Wednesday!  Big Bookbug came to talk to them about books and reading.  We were delighted to see him and amazed at his size (he really needed to mind his head in the classroom!).

The children were keen to find out about Bookbug’s habits, likes and dislikes and mode of travel – can he really fly?  In turn, they told him about their favourite books and stories.  We were sad to see him go but we hope that he can come again some time.

See you soon, Bookbug!


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Paying it forward this advent to the Shetland Food Bank


The Community Stars have been busy organising an Advent Calendar with a difference this term. They have asked our school community to donate food and non food items, if possible, to the Shetland Food Bank as a way of paying it forward this advent. There is a box available in the foyer area where items can be placed each day of advent.

dscf5745The Community Stars have been overwhelmed by the response and have had to make an early delivery to The Shetland Food Bank in Lerwick as so many items have been donated.

The Community Stars group are very grateful for pupils and their families supporting this worthwhile cause.

The Shetland Food Bank, which is part of the Trussell Trust, is based at 20a St Magnus Street, Lerwick and is open from 2-4pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to accept donations. The Trussell Trust charity aim to stop hunger in the UK.  David Grieve is the person the Community Stars group have been liaising with and we are hoping he will be able to come and talk to the pupils at a primary assembly next term to speak about the Trussell Trust and its work.


Community Stars say ‘Thank you!’

The Community Stars recently took time to say thank you for donations given towards developing the playground.

On Thursday 1st December they walked down to the Sandwick Baking Company where they met Emma, the Shop Team Manager and Raymond, the Proprietor.  The Sandwick Baking Company was very kind to donate £250 from their carrier bag money to the playground.


The Community Stars then went to see Mrs Ramsay and the Community Café group who were busy preparing for their next café date which is Thursday 15th December.   Don’t miss it!  The Community Café group generously gave £450 to the playground project.


The Community Stars also received generous donations from local businesses David Smith Builders, Shetland Construction & Development and Buildbase.  As well as this the Community Stars organised a Toy Swap and Bake Sale where they raised an excellent £250.  We are so lucky to get so much support from our pupils’ families at these kind of events.

We are extremely grateful for all the donations, and are now at a planning stage where we are asking our school community for hopes and ideas.   We are also in the fortunate position to have skilled and talented parents who have offered to take a lead role in making and building equipment.  We are considering Health and Safety issues as we plan.

We will keep you updated with our progress.  Thank you again.

The Community Stars Club Time group in Primary.


World AIDS Day

Today and tomorrow the Pupil Council is selling red ribbons to raise awareness for World AIDS Day which is today, Thursday 1st December.

Ribbons cost £1.  Here are Karis and Euan, who visited all primary classes today to give them more information and the opportunity to buy a ribbon.

Ribbons will be on sale tomorrow, too, at snack time and break time, outside the P5/6 classroom.


From the Primary Pupil Council



Festive 15 🎄

P1-7 pupils kicked off their Festive 15 this afternoon!

This idea is based on The Daily Mile, which lots of school have signed up to, and the Festive Streak, which some parents and families may be taking part in.

This 15 minutes of activity every day from now until New Year will help us to sleep better, focus our minds and improve our physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We hope you manage to keep up the 15 active minutes per day over the weekend and holidays, please do let us know how you’re getting on!



Christmas Fair – 27th November

It’s our Christmas Fair this Sunday, a lovely indoor shopping event with Sunday Teas and live music from Peter Wood, Fjanna and Ness Accordion and Fiddle Group.

The stalls will include…
*Usborne Books
*My Secret Kitchen
*Fair Trade
*Christmas Crafting with the Parent Council
*Book Bug
*Beautiful handmade occasion box frames
*Hand made Christmas gifts and decorations, all put together by our primary and secondary pupils

There will also be a raffle, including prizes from Shetland Fudge, Sandwick Baking Company, The Peerie Shop and Shetland Jewellery!

Hope to see you there!

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