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Pelagia Visit

Developing The Young Workforce

Last Friday we visited the Pelagia Fish Factory.  We were split into three groups then we got a guided tour of the factory.  We were all amazed how big it was.  We were amazed at how many countries their fish was sent to.  In the olden day so much was done by hand, now machines do a lot of the work.

Sam “It was interesting to find out how the slicer sliced the fish!”

Aiden “I enjoyed this trip because I got to learn how Pelagia sells their products.”

Isla “I was shocked to feel how cold the giant freezer room was.  I can’t imagine working their all day!

Kyle”I would like to work there in the future!”

P7a Experiment with Driverless Cars

Today Primary 7 have been taking part in a STEM workshop. The focus was on the new technology that is required for cars to work without a human driver. The class thought about the different applications of this technology and the different skills that are needed to be able to use this technology effectively.

The class spent time programming robots to move carefully around the block. They had program movements and sounds. We looked at how mathematical symbols are used in programming and were able to apply our own maths skills to the task.

Finally we looked at how new technology is changing how different jobs are done and where technology is currently being used effectively in Shetland.