29th September 2006
Today we held a coffee morning as part of the Macmillan Cancer Support's World's Biggest Coffee Morning Campaign. We raised £381.42. We would like to thank everyone who came, who brought raffles, who baked cakes and a special thank you to everyone who helped.
28th September 2006
Today we measured our snail; it is now 10mm long. We have decided to call it Sam.
P1, 2 and 3 baked cakes ready for tomorrow's Coffee Morning; the older ones helped them decorate them.
26th September 2006
We have been learning how to make animations. First we design a storyboard, then gather the props and then we use a webcam to film the stopgap animation.
21st September 2006
We had a power cut this morning so we went to The Old Haa to look at the new exhibition of paintings. We also looked at the exhibition of the history of Post Offices on Yell.
18th September 2006
We have been looking on the internet for the best way to look after our African Landsnail. We have bought a heatmat to put under his box for when it gets cold at night and a plant spray to mist his box and keep it damp. We have put peat in the bottom of the box and it seems to like to burrow down into it and then we can't find it.
13th September 2006
Today we have been to The Bonhoga Gallery to see the Elizabeth Blackadder and John Houston Exhibition. We did a workshop with John Hunter, the education officer.
Lots of people think there are no trees on Shetland but there are several areas of small woodland. One of them is at Kergord, near Bonhoga, so we stopped on the way home to look at the trees.
Brydon did this computer picture when he came back - influenced by Elizabeth Blackadder's work.
11th September 2006
P1 and P2 have been reading an African Folk Tale called Tortoise's Dream; in it the animals try to find The Omumbo-rombongo tree. The children have been thinking about and making their own trees.
6th September 2006
Today we went on The Swan for the morning. The Swan is a restored Shetland built Fifie which was built in 1900. Today she is owned and run by a charity and used as a sail training vessel. We sailed out from the Burravoe Marina and into Yell Sound. It was quite wet and windy and we all had to wear a safety line as well as our life jackets. The children thought it was fun when the big waves came.
The Swan leaving Burravoe Pier
Photo by Ian Towriess
5th September 2006
Today we went to Mid Yell to see The Bug Show. We saw lots of bugs from different parts of the world. Kay, James and Vladik held the tarantula spider. Gordon, who brought the bugs to Shetland, gave us a baby African Land Snail to keep in the classroom so we can watch it grow. We bought it a box, put some compost in and gave it some lettuce to eat.
Its about 6mm long at the moment.