We were blessed with a dry, albeit a windy afternoon, on Friday afternoon when we went out and about and collected litter. P1-3 cleaned up around the school and carpark, whilst P4-7 tidied up the verges along the main road in both directions. We were amazed that we only collected 6 bags of rubbish altogether with most common items being masks, dog poo bags and cigarette ends.
As you can see by the photos, some of the P5/6/7 class went to extreme lengths to ensure every piece of litter was collected!
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee / The Queen’s Green Canopy
Running concurrently with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations is The Queen’s Green Canopy, a project to plant trees throughout the UK and Commonwealth.
The Lord Lieutenant and Convener suggested that the two projects could be combined here by planting seventy trees in Shetland, one for each year of Her Majesty’s reign and Helen Budge, Director of Children’s services was keen for schools to be involved. We have been lucky to have 4 trees and a commemorative plaque erected in our garden during the Easter Holidays by the Shetland Amenity Trust, to mark the occasion. This will have both historic significance for future generations of children attending the school as well as being environmentally friendly.
Well done to our Netball Team on completing their fixtures.
They really enjoyed playing and we’ve just heard that the team have won the ‘Sportsmanship’ Trophy, which is fantastic news.
Many thanks to Louise Moar for organising and to our other parent helpers who transported players and came along to show their support.
Our Netball team were very excited to travel up to Brae Games Hall on Monday, to play their first fixtures against Aith and Whiteness. They met lots of new friends, had fun and showed good sportsmanship. They are looking forward to travelling up to Yell on Tuesday for their next matches. Thanks to Emily Williamson and Louise Moar for organising practise sessions and Annette Stickle who accompanied the bairns.
Shetland Islands Council is planning to ask all pupils in P5 to S6 to take part in a survey about their health and wellbeing. The findings will help Shetland Islands Council to understand the needs, strengths and possible concerns of children and young people, which will help plan future improvements to local services. Parents will receive a letter providing more detailed information about the Census, and the opportunity to let us know if they do not wish for their child to take part.
For more information please visit: www.shetland.gov.uk/schools
Up-to-date Covid Mitigations for Schools and Early Learning & Childcare
from 1 March 2022 Letter to Parents and Carers Monday 28 February HB