Mr Craig Nicol is the latest community member to come in to the school and share some aspects of their daily work with the pupils. P4 – 7 found out all about the tools he uses to measure with at Sullom Voe. We are all looking forward to his return visit to find out more!
We were delighted that grandparents Sheila and Jeremy Dare were able to lead our Christmas assembly. The pupils did some thoughtful reflection on being kind to others at Christmas and the origin of Christmas. We sang some carols and were entertained by the puppets!
We were delighted to hold our concert on Thursday night after having to cancel the night before due to the power cuts and atrocious weather. Everybody agreed that all the pupils did a fabulous job!
Parents and friends were treated to some super singing from the nursery children. They all did very well and there are many budding stars of the future!
Chris Lewis, and Jet the dog, came to visit and tell us all about their journey and why they are in Shetland. We had great fun speaking to them and asked lots of questions and told LOTS of stories!!!!
They are walking the coastline of the UK to raise money for, and awareness of, SSAFA. This is the charity that provides lifelong support to serving men, women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents. SSAFA stands for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, Chris used to be a paratrooper!!!!!
So if you come across Chris and Jet on their travels, please say hi, maybe donate money to their charity (if you are able to do so) and offer them a cuppa. They love to meet new people and find out about all the different areas that they are visiting. If you’d like to follow their story then you can find them on Chris Walks the UK on facebook.
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.