Our Day of Action is nearly here!

 

Primary pupils are looking forward to our Day Of Action on Monday 15th May organised by the RSPB in conjunction with the P6/7 class and the Amenity Trust.  Natural habitats will be made for encouraging wildlife, as well as some natural play areas for the bairns.   All classes are invited to join in with the fun at some point during the day.  P6/7 will be involved most of the day along with volunteers.  Good luck!

Exciting plans are still afoot to use the donations raised by the Community Stars to develop the playground as well.  More information coming soon!

 

Club time 4.05.17

The Community Stars worked so hard in Club Time today to put together a bird’s eye view of our school. We’ll use this on our RSPB Day of Action to show helpers where developments are planned. It’s not long now, we hope lots of you can join us on 15th May to make our school even more nature friendly!

Eco Club and Community Stars Join Forces!

Today the Primary Eco Club and Community Stars joined forces to undertake a beach clean.  We walked to the nearby Cumlewick beach in the bright sunshine armed with rubber gloves and clean-up bags to gather any bruck that was safe to touch.  It was such a clean beach when we  got there but even cleaner when we left!

Thanks to all our parent helpers and Gus for coming along to help and to Mrs Anderson for organising the outing.  Also thanks to Sita from the Amenity Trust for supplying gloves and bags, and for joining us in the clean up.  Sita will be joining the Eco Club again next week for a follow-up activity.

Well done everyone!  It was reportedly the ‘best school trip ever!!!’

 

Eco Club – Compost and Bird Feeders

We had a fun Eco Club again today.  We set up the compost bins last week and went around the classes explaining what they were and what we wanted the pupils to do with the bins . Today was our first day collecting the new compost bins and transferring the contents to the main compost bin outside. The children were very glad to see some fruit, veg and teabags in the bins.  The highlight of club time today was getting to have a sneaky peak in the staff room when we went to collect the staff room compost bin.  It was very exciting. We also used the microwave in there to melt some lard.

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After we had been out to the garden we went back to the class to see to our melted lard. We added bird seed to this an d gave it a good mix.  The pupils added the mixture to containers and left it to set, we will hang  these up around the school  to help the birds through the cold spell of weather.

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Eco Club

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We had lots of fun at our first Eco Club this week. Gus came to tell us what kind of jobs he does to help the school to be more Eco-friendly. We went along to the canteen to pick up a tub of peelings that the canteen ladies collect every lunch time.

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Gus takes this to the compost bin every day and we got to go along with him and see him tip it in. He also took us along to the greenhouse and showed us what is growing in there at the moment and explained some of the things that they have grown in the past . The group were particularly excited about the cherry tree. The boys came up with a good idea to start collecting peelings from the early years and primary. This will be our main focus for our club time next week.

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Club Time

Today we had our first Club Time session of 2017.

We are Kaden and Sophie from P6/7 and we visited all of the Primary Clubs to see what they were doing and what types of skills they were developing.

The Film Club were getting their own account on filmclub.org and they were talking about star reviews of different films.

The Junk Model Challenge club were making a collage for a 3D animal.

In Chess Club, the group were learning how to set up the board properly and were making sure that they knew the rules.  They were going on to play games.

The Community Stars were talking about why they wanted to be in the club and what community means.  They made a mind map to show what community means, you can see this in one of the photos.

The Pupil Council were talking about the school day and how the timings might look if they change for primary as well as secondary.  This term, the Pupil Council Club has invited guest members to come along and try out being a part of the group.

The Eco Group were starting lap books to record their work and Gus was going to talk to them about the greenhouse and composting.

The Galley Building Club are starting to build and paint our SMUHA galley!

In the Arts and Crafts Club, the members made penny spinners and decorated them in any way, shape or form.

The Music and Movement Club were dancing, we enjoyed watching the Hokey Cokey!

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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.

 

Christmas Fair Preparation

Our Club Time groups have been working really hard to make sure there are lots of beautiful decorations and gifts for sale on Sunday. Here are a few photos from this afternoon’s Club Time, and a sneak peak at some of the goodies that will be on sale…

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