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P7 trip to Voxter: Day 1

On the 14th of May all the P7’s went to Voxter for their leaving treat.

At 10 am we left school to go to the Northlink. When we arrived there they were people from Dogs Against Drugs. They were practicing a real search. We got to see Niko in action and how he reacted to the search.

After that we got a tour of the Hrossey one of five boats of Northlink Ferries. Firstly we got a tour of the bow of the boat. We saw the the Premium lounge, were Jane told us about the chairs. Next we went down to Fire 2 were the fire crew keep all the fire equipment. Ross the cadet showed us what they would wear if there was a fire. Then he led us down to the lower car deck. He let us go through a water proof door which are VERY dangerous! After that we went up to the Bridge or the Wheel House. We weren’t aloud to touch anything, especially buttons. Then we got to see their navigation computer and all the buttons are used for docking. Before we left we got to see their security system and asked questions. We thanked Jane and Ross then we walked to the Clickamin.




When we arrived we got changed into are swimming kits so we could go swimming. Tom couldn’t go swimming so he stayed with Mrs Morrison and Miss Calvert. We all played in the Rapid Rivers, we didn’t do much. After that we went in the Flumes that was fun. Everybody after that went in the Baby Pool. Miss Calvert, Mrs Morrison and Tom were sitting above us. We got told we had to get out of the Baby Pool because they were going to be a swimming class on, so we all went in the Big Pool. We tried to jump in at the same time but it never worked so we decided to get out.


This is us trying to jump in the pool together!

We all met in the Muckle Cafe so we could have lunch. We finished our lunch then we went up to Hayfield park. We played on the equipment not many other people were there so it was good. After that we went back to Clickamin to do our dry side activities. That included: The climbing wall, table tennis and trampoline. We split into two groups. Andy showed us how to climb the climbing wall. Only girls got to the top which we were quite surprised by. The keen climbers got to climb the big wall. They did very well! At 4 pm we got the bus to Voxter it takes quite a while about 40 minutes.

















When we arrived at Voxter Mrs Morrison showed us our rooms. We unpacked then we chilled out. Some people went to the beach, but all of us went to the small trees near the beach. We Climbed the trees and found slugs. Ella was very close to being stuck up a tree, she nearly was at the top! When we got back Chrissie, Timon and Abby set the table for dinner. The others went into one room and chatted. Then finally our dinner arrived! Abby and Chrissie served the food then we all sat together and ate. Kirsty, Abby and Chrissie cleaned up while everyone else chilled out. A while after that we went up to the MASSIVE trees! We played a catchy game, it was fun a few people ran into trees!





When we got back to the Voxter House we all went into the boy’s room. We stayed up until 25 past 11! That was our first day of our trip.

By Abby and Kirsty (P7)

Democracy Topic

As part of our Democracy Topic, we are running our own mock election. We have 4 different political parties running to try to win the election for the new Shetland Parliament.

These parties are:

  • Shetland Democratic Party
  • Shetland Intelligence Party
  • Shetland People Party
  • Better Shetland Party

We will be campaigning around school over the next few weeks. Our election will be held on Thursday 29th May.

Keep checking our blog for campaign speeches, information, videos and press releases!


Red Nose Day

Today we dressed up for Red Nose Day and World Book Day.

We dressed up as our favourite characters from books or films. We could also come in our pyjamas or onesies inside out or back to front.

We had a World Book Day quiz in our class. Could you answer any of these questions?

  • Name 2 Roald Dahl books
  • What 3 animals did the mouse meet in the Gruffalo story?
  • What type of creature is Dobby in the Harry Potter books?

We also bought home bakes and red noses. We had a book sale, Tombola, three dice challenge and a darts challenge.

Thank you to the Pupil Council for organising a great day! And thanks to everyone else for their donations and home bakes!

It was a very fun day!

Whole school with their noses!
Whole school with their noses!
Yummy homebakes!
Yummy homebakes!
Showing off the book sale!

From all of P567

Our visit from the Scalloway Fire Festival

Today we had a visit from the Scalloway Fire Festival’s Jarl Squad.

Two people from our school were in it and their big sister as well. Erin from our class and Danny from P345. Erin said there was about 50 people in the Jarl Squad so it was quite claustrophobic in the hall.

The men/boys wore a black tunic a shield and an axe. The men also wore a reindeer skin and the boys wore a blue sheep skin. The girls wore a blue dress and a grayish cloak and four of them held a banner saying “Scalloway Fire Festival” .







It’s beginning to look like Christmas!

We have been very busy with our Christmas Show rehearsals so haven’t had any time to make Christmas decorations but we have managed to start making our classroom look Christmassy!

We all helped put up our tree and decorate it! Doesn’t it look lovely?

We have our class advent calendar which we take turns in opening every day as well as hearing the Christmas jokes on Newsround.

Our P7s have also created a rota to hand out Christmas cards that any pupils post in the postbox. They enjoy delivering the cards like Postmen!

JRSO – Speeding

The JRSOs went out with the police today to  the main road and got to have a go at using the speed gun. The speed gun is very heavy! We managed to catch some speeders. The fastest person we caught was going  72 mph!!

If they are speeding they get £100.00 fine and 3 points on there license.

If you are on the road you have to were a reflective vests or jackets.

It was really fun and we gave it 10/10. We have all enjoyed it!

As JRSOs, we have created lots of competitions and given out lots of prizes!

By Kaitlin, Kara and Vaila (P6)

JRSO – Road Safety Week

JRSO stand for Junior Road Safety Officers.

On Monday we went to Little Tikes. We made an obstacle for them and read them some Ziggy stories. We were teaching them about Road Safety.

We were teaching them about bright colours that you should wear in the dark and dull colours that you can wear in the daytime but not at night.

Today we handed out competition entries and reflectors for everyone in the school to wear!

By Kara, Kaitlin and Vaila (P6)