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,


“Like I can do anything!”

“Adrenalin filled”




“Unknown source of energy”


“Challenged and happy”

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!!!’


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.


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!