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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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,

“Excited!”

“Like I can do anything!”

“Adrenalin filled”

“Connected”

“Happy”

“Fascinated”

“Unknown source of energy”

“Free”

“Challenged and happy”