Burravoe Primary School
Saturday 28th March: Tonight P7 held a very successful fish and chip night at the Hall to raise money for their trip to Edinburgh in May. Thanks to everyone who came and who supported the event - we raised over £800! A special thanks to Diane and Cilla for their work behind the scenes and well done P7 you worked really hard on the night!
Friday 27th March: Today is the last day of term. This afternoon Maria Leask came for our last traditional dance lesson.
Wednesday 25th March: Today Martin Rickard came for the last time this year; we finished building the bridges that we planned 2 weeks ago. All 3 managed to hold a lot of books and 2 could hold a P1!
Tuesday 24th March: Today we had a belated fundraising day for Comic Relief (too many of us were ill on the right day). Lots of people wore their pyjamas and everyone was sponsored to be silent. One person managed it for nearly 51/2 hours! We raised over £90.
This afternoon P1 had fun with 2Create a Story.
Monday 23rd March: Today P1 composed and played a piece of music they called The Stormy Day.
Friday 20th March: This afternoon we went to the Hall to do traditional dancing with Maria Leask; she is coming for 6 weeks to make sure we know the dances we will need so we can join in at social events.
Wednesday 18th March: This morning was an exciting event for P1 and P2 as they took part in the first Early Years Glow meet with EYs groups from all over Scotland. Emily, from the Scottish Seabird Centre near Edinburgh, told us the story of Percy the Puffin (she told us that his cousin lives in Shetland!) While we were waiting to see Percy we could see some of the other classes who were joining in too. Before the story started Emily told us to get a bucket of water and then, everytime it got to the splish splash bits in the story, Jennifer had to splash everyone!
This afternoon Martin Rickard came; this week we had to get a "bomb" from the middle of minefield without knocking it over. The bomb held some water and some carbide - we couldn't mix the 2 by rocking the bomb because that would have created a flammable gas. Everybody had to work as a team to solve the problem and, at the last stage, only 2 people were allowed to speak; they wore yellow jackets. After the bomb was rescued, Martin shook it so the water mixed with the carbide but, although we could hear and see the gas, we didn't get the explosion we were hoping for!
Tuesday 17th March: Today we had the first of our transition days for the P7s who will be S1 next year. All the Yell P7s met at Cullivoe. We are doing a project based on the game Guitar Hero. P7 were surprised that they didn't play the game at all! They are grouped into bands and had to choose a name and logo. They will spend the rest of the project working with their band. They were given some tasks to carry out before the next face to face day and for this they will need to collaborate using Glow and email.
Monday 16th March: Today Ms Breyley was at a Headteachers' meeting so Mrs Lewis came in to teach. She brought in some "Rainforest" food to try.
This evening it was Burravoe's Bulb Show; some of the children entered and won prizes.
Tuesday 10th March: Today P7 went to Cullivoe Hall for a music workshop with all the P6s and P7s from the North Isles; Ollaberry from North Mavine came too. We had a workshop in the morning and afternoon and then did a mini performance at the end. We did African drumming with Joy Duncan and singing with Matthew and Leon.
Wednesday 4th March: Today Viking Timeslip and Wordsmith came to Burravoe Hall to show us what it was like to be a Viking. We were joined by Cullivoe School and Mid Yell middle and top primary classes. They showed us what their Viking longhouse was like and told us about their food and clothing. They had a lot of tools and weapons which they showed us how they used. We played a team trading game which taught us how the Vikings farmed and then travelled to trade their produce for things they couldn't grow or make. Afterwards we used our shields and pretended that we were a Viking fighting group marching as a unit.
In the evening the event was open to the community and we were very pleased that so many people came to join in. There were lots of different Viking crafts to try; some amazing storytelling and demonstrations of Viking wrestling (with some audience participation!). The evening finished with a demonstration of fighting with the different weapons. Some people thought that was the best bit! It was a very enjoyable day and we have had lots of positive feedback. We are very grateful to Shetland's Cultural Links team and all the funding bodies who made it possible.