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May 2011

Sunday 29th May: Today P6 set off on the long journey to Edinburgh for a week. Pupils are going from all the schools in Yell and Unst.
Friday 26th May: At after school club we rubbed down the bench and seat ready to give them new coats of paint. Afterwards we played human hoopla!
sanding benchsanding seat
Wednesday 25th May: Today some of P6 and P7 went to Unst for the Unst v Yell Schools' football and netball matches. They were very pleased as both of the Yell Primary teams won!
P3 and P4 were also out for the day as they went for an environmental day at Voxter; they learned about the trees that grow there; about the importance of not dropping litter and about how animals and birds use camouflage. They took Scamp with them for a day out.
having picnic lunch learning about trees
You can read more about both these trips on the children's blog.
Friday 20th May: Today we opened a parcel from P1-P4 of Milton of Balgonie School; it contained a visitor for us - Scamp the dog -who is going to stay with us for a few days to learn about life in Shetland.
This evening P6 held a fish and chip night in the Hall to raise money for their residential trip to Edinburgh at the end of the month. Everyone in the school did something to help them and they managed to raise £700! They would like to thank everyone who came and bought their tea, donated things and bought raffle tickets and things from the sales table.
Thursday 19th May: Today one of P6 went to his first meeting as a member of the Shetland Student Advisory Group - as well as being a very interesting meeting as part of the project we now have some ipads to work with in school.
Wednesday 18th May: Today was the third day of the Yell P7 transition project; today's meeting was at Mid Yell JHS. The groups finished their Mario Kart animations and posted them into their wiki.
Tuesday 17th May: This morning we planted the cereal seeds which the gene bank have sent us.
Monday 16th May: This morning we had a visit from representatives of the Moving Planet Project, part of the Global Classroom Project. Yoki comes from Japan and Barnaby comes from Christchurch in New Zealand. They came to talk to us about the disasters that have happened recently in their respective countries.
Yoki talking to group Barnaby talking to group
After Mr Hay, Yoki and Barnaby left, Laura and Kayleigh stayed to talk to us about the houses and homes project they are working on as part of their Global Classroom work.
houses and homes reporting backreporting back
Friday 13th May: We have been sharing information with The Bulldog Readers from a school in Seattle USA; they have been blogging about the parcel we sent them. Click on the link to read the blog post.
Today we have been out on The Swan; the younger ones went out in the morning and then the older ones went for a longer sail and took their lunch. They all had a great time, thank you Matthew, Danny, Steven and John.
The SwanThe Swan
tying knotsOn the Swan
Thursday 12th May: Today was Yell Sports Day.

Sports Day
Wednesday 11th May: Today we tried something new with Glow meet and managed to meet with 2 other schools in 2 other Local Authorities at the same time, it was good fun if a bit chaotic!
Tuesday 10th May: Today Shetlands Islands Council voted to close the school in October.
This morning, Elaine Skinley, our road safety officer, and Caroline Adamson, from the Shetland bike project, came to teach the older ones about cycle maintenance and how to mend a puncture. Everyone got a certificate to show they knew what to do.
fixing puncturefixing puncturecertificates
Monday 9th May: Over the weekend Ian has dug our new cereal bed so this afternoon the younger ones went out to measure the bed and divide it into 4 equal parts; one for each type of cereal whilst the older ones started our record for the Genebank by counting and weighing the seeds they had sent.
measuring seedbed measuring seed bed
Wednesday 4th May : This afternoon we were very pleased to welcome next year's P1 for a visit.
Thursday 5th May : Today P7 and P6 went to Lerwick to take part in Choices for Life an event designed to help students make sensible choices about drug and alcohol use. You can read more about the event if you click on the link to their blog at the top of the page. On the way home they went to the garden centre to buy some compost for school and to choose some plants.
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