Cal Major Paddle Boarder


Today Cal Major, a vet and paddle-boarder, visited our school to tell us about her adventures paddle-boarding around the Isle of Skye. Amazing!

Cal took 12 days to travel around the island. She slept in her tent on the beaches at night. She saw many amazing and beautiful sights on her journey but also some that made her sad. Many of the beaches were covered in plastics.

Cal is passionate about reducing the use of plastics. She told us that the oceans give us half of our oxygen and how important it is to look after them, not just for ourselves, but also to protect marine wildlife.

We thought of lots of ideas for reducing or recycling plastic such as: re-use plastic water bottles or use a metal one; use glasses or pottery cups; re-use plastic bags or use cloth ones; use paper straws; and pick up litter from the beaches.

We really enjoyed Cal’s visit and hope she can come back to see us again.


Developing the Young Workforce

We have had lots of very interesting visitors to the school this week.  Claire Herridge and Jolene Johnson came in to speak to the pupils on Monday about what is involved in running a café.  The pupils were able to see the huge range of skills they are learning at school that they will need in the future.

On Thursday Dr Chevonne Angus came into the school to give pupils a description of her work at the NAFC and to tell pupils about the huge variety of courses and careers that the NAFC supports.

P4 – 7 are thinking about all the skills needed for work that they are learning at school and have started folders titled Developing the Young Workforce.

Amazing Clan Coffee Afternoon

We are very pleased to announce that the Urafirth School coffee afternoon has raised £750  and still counting!  A massive thanks to all the people who came out in the terrible weather to support this cause and of course to all the people who baked and contributed raffles and crafts for the sales table.  It is great to see the generosity of folks for this worthwhile charity.