Primary 1 Easter Egg Rolling

During the last week of term, Primary 1 have been doing a mini topic all about eggs. We read the Easter Story, made an egg bounce by melting away the shell in vinegar, designed creatures that may come out of eggs, hunted for chocolate eggs, decorated boiled eggs and finally had a rolling egg race outside in the sun.

We rolled our eggs on a small hill outside the school. Some of the eggs went very far but others didn’t go quite as far. Maggie was the winner, as hers went the furtherest!

Top start bowls competition

Today 4 pupils from P7 took part in the Top Start Shetland Carpet Bowls Competition at Clickimin.

The Sandwick group won 3 of their games, lost one and drew one.  They had an excellent day and came 2nd in their group, Sound were first in the group and went on to win the tournament.

All of the pupils involved demonstrated excellent bowling skills and brilliant sportsmanship, they made all of their schools very proud!

The Sandwick Team!

The winning Sound Team.

The final!

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A busy Friday lunch!

We had a very busy canteen at lunch time today!

As well as P6/7 Family Lunch and Red Nose Day, it is Alison’s last day with us.  We’d like to thank her for all of her hard work in looking after the pupils in our school.  We will really miss her but wish her all the very best in her new job!

Thank you to all of our families and friends of the school who came along to share lunch with some of our P6/7 pupils this week.  It is a lovely chance to visit the school and have a nice, sociable lunch!

Young Musician Of The Year! (Junior) 16/3/17

On Wednesday the 15/3/17 Martha Brown from Sandwick Junior High School competed in The Young Musician of the Year (Junior) and WON.

Luckily we managed to back an interview with her before  her interview with BBC Shetland came out last Friday.

So here is our interview:

What instrument were you using?

I was using my voice

What songs did you sing?

Castle on a Cloud and Bear Necessities.

How did you feel onstage?

I felt very very very nervous!  I got into as I went along.  At the end I still felt nervous, I wasn’t sure if I’d done enough to win.

How did you feel when they announced you as winner?


Well done, Martha!  We are all incredibly proud of you!

 You can read more about Martha’s success here:

WATCH: Vocalists sing their way to young musician of the year title

P7 John Muir Outdoor Education Day!

On the 23/3/17 the P7 class got a visit from Pete Richardson for their John Muir Outdoor Education Day. They used a Minibus and car to get to the Bressay ferry where they took a very quick journey across to Bressay with  Mrs Coghill and Pete.

When they arrived at the other end then they went to the bathroom and went over to where Pete was. Pete was handing out waterproofs but before you could get a jacket and trousers you had to tell him a bit of news and your name.

When we got to our starting point, over the back of Bressay, Pete asked P6/7 what they knew about John Muir.  He was really impressed with their facts about his life and could tell they had spent a bit of time learning about him.

When we got to the Geo  that Pete told us to find then we could look out and see Noss. Once Pete had gone over safety instructions and that (because we were near cliffs and high ledges ) then we carried on walking until we got to a fence. We had to try and get over the fence without leaning on it to much but about 5 people got over then we realised it would be easier to go over the style that was just further up the hill.

After the fence and style then we went rock scrambling, through the rocks then over and even under the rocks. There was two ledges with a little burn running between them and Josh,Ruby and Cheryl all fell in but Cheryl only got her feet wet.

At about 12:30 we had lunch in a lovely little clearing before we got the option to go to see Muckle Helia.

At the end of the day Pete asked us the question, “How does the wild make you feel on the inside?”  Some of the answers included,


“Like I can do anything!”

“Adrenalin filled”




“Unknown source of energy”


“Challenged and happy”

Bookbug at the library

Next Bookbug session for under fives is coming up at the school library on Wednesday 29th March. There will be two slots: 9am and 1.30pm. All babies, toddlers, preschoolers, mams, dads, grandparents and carers are welcome! There’ll be songs, rhymes and a story too!


Camping Group

On Friday 17th March, the Sandwick JHS camping group camped at the school. We stayed after school and put the tents up and then started cooking while it was still light. We washed up afterwards. We planned our hike for the next day then went to the tents at about ten.

On Saturday we cooked and ate our breakfast and took down our tents. Then we went in the cars to go to the start of the walk at around eleven. We followed a burn up to Deepdale then to the Hamers for lunch. It was a really good walk. We used our maps and compasses to get there and on the way back we used leap-frogging. The S3s did a different route to us.                   Emily Black S2

S2 photo: Ethan Grogan, Adam Tait, Megan Brannan, Alice Bloomer, Zoe Rivett, Emily Black

S3 photo: Jacob Inkster, Max orr, Ben Johnston, Joe Fraser, Sarah Angus, Daisy Manson-Brodie, Eilidh Mouat, Nina Price

The S2 pupils were accompanied by Yolanda Bruce and Rab Bicket.


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