Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Bridge building competition at Orkney College

Bridge Building 2019
On the 27th of June, 4 Secondaries from the Stronsay School went into Kirkwall to take part in the annual bridge building competition at the Orkney College. The 4 pupils that went in were Tony, Aiden, Dan and Lilly. Going in with them were Mrs Rose, Ms Knox and Alistair Fish. On the boat in to Kirkwall, Andrew Rose came up with an awesome idea. The pupils decided that they would use this idea. When they got to the Orkney College they got shown the rules and how long the bridge had to be. They had nearly 3 hours to build their design. They decided that they were going to build two sides. They then put a piece of thicker wood on the inside to make it stronger. We then made triangles and put them on the piece of thick mood. We then did the same on the other side. We then put pieces of wood on the top of the triangles. We then connected the sides with pieces of wood at the bottom and top.
We then went outside with our bridge to test it out. They put a platform through the middle of the bridge and then put blocks on the platform until it breaks. KGS’s bridge had 14 bricks on when it broke, Stronsay had 8, Westray had 8, one Sanday team had 8, another Sanday team had 6 and the last Sanday team had 6
To find out the winner they divided the weight carried at failure by cost of materials purchased. Stronsay won with £410 per kilo carried. The teamwork award went to Sanday C. And the best design went to Westray.

by Aiden Stout

Bridge building competition 2019
The Orkney Construction Training Group supported this year’s construction competition for the 2nd year pupils. The event was intended to provide an opportunity for four pupils from each participating school to gain some insight into practical engineering and construction by design and testing of a model bridge.
This is a competitive event and the judging was based on the best overall bridge design.  The main prize is supplemented by two other prizes for the best bridge design and best team work.
On the 27th June the S1’s and S2’s went on a building competition at Orkney Collage to see who could build the best bridge. Aiden, Lilly and Dan, with the help of Mr Fish and Mr Rose came up with a design on how the bridge was meant to look whilst travelling on the ferry to the competition. I helped build the bridge using my skills gluing the main parts together.  After building the bridge and putting together the finishing touches we were done. 
Next we all brought our bridges out to the testing area to see which bridge held the most weight. We were competing against five other teams. We got our bridges and they place across two supporting tresses with a bar in the middle and attached to a base. From there they attached bricks onto the base; they kept adding more bricks until the bridge broke. The Overall prize was awarded to the team which held the most weight and had the lowest construction cost. 

by Tony Piper

Tuesday, 25 June 2019


North Isles Sports 2019

North Isles Sports 2019 was held on 15 th June 2019 in Westray. It was the 70 th anniversary as North Isles Sports started in 1948 although they skipped a year out somewhere in between. The islands that compete are Stronsay, Papay, Sanday, Westray and sometimes North Ronaldsay and Eday.
The events were 100m sprint, 200m sprint, 400m sprint, 1500m, high jump, long jump, shot putt, football, netball and the fun primary events that were held were 75m sprint, shot putt and standing long jump. The age groups were primary, school girls, school boys, ladies, mens and veteran. I don’t
know ALL of the results but here’s the primary events: for the standing long jump P4/5 boys, Jamie Holland came 1 st with a fab jump of 1m 65cm!!!!!! For the P4/5 girls Martha Bremner competed even though she is only in P3!!!!! She came 3 rd place with an awesome jump of 1m 22cm!!! In the
P6/7 boys Melvin Holland came second with a jump 1m 71cm missing out on 1 st place by 2cm!!! In the P6/7 girls I (Millie Dennison) came 1 st with a jump of 2m 14cm. In the 75m sprint p4/5 boys Liam Daily did a great run and came 3 rd !!!!!! In the
P4/5 girls 75m Martha Bremner competed again and came 3rd with a really speedy run. In the P6/7 boys 75m Melvin Holland competed and came 3 rd place. In the P6/7 girls Toni-Anne competed and also came 3 rd !! In the shot putt P4/5 boys Wilbur came 1 st place with an amazing putt of 4m 96cm!!! In the P4/5 girls shot putt Martha Bremner competed and got 3 rd place!! In the P6/7 boys shot putt Sam Whiteman did a fabulous throw and came 3 rd !! In the P6/7 girls Dorothy Bremner came 1 st place with a huge putt!! As there was so many achievements from the Stronsay competitors I cannot type them all, although what I can say is everyone did so well!

By Millie Dennison

Friday, 21 June 2019

What's on this week (24/06/2019)

Monday,  24 June

·         Steve and Yvonne away all week  (Marion in Nursery/Colin janitor)

·         Jennifer away to end of term

·         Steve Bunning here

·         Funny Hat/Wig day

·         Parent Council Meeting (7.30 pm)

Tuesday, 25 June

·         School Sports Day

Wednesday, 26  June

·         Sponsored Walk (Secondary)

·         UP/Secondary attend ferry consultation

Thursday, 27 June

·         Bridge Building trip (S1/2, Pam, Christine)

·         AFYD fishing trip (Antoine/Jamie M)

Friday, 28 June

·         Pier Arts Trip (UP, S1, Wendy, Andrew, Gaynor)

Thursday, 20 June 2019

RSABI & Fishermen's Mission Sponsored Walk - 26/06/2019

The whole secondary will be doing a sponsored walk on the 26th of June. They will be walking around the Queen's Drive and back to the school and will then do 4 laps of the football pitch to make the distance of the walk 7 miles.
The secondary has decided to put the money to two charities. These two charities are the Fishermen's Mission and RSABI. Both of these charities support mental wellbeing in local industries.
There will be sponsor forms in both shops, the school and the pub.

Aiden Stout

Monday, 17 June 2019

What's on this week (17/06/2019)

What’s On?

Monday,  17 June

·         Scheduled power cut between 2 and 4.30 pm (school open as normal)

Tuesday, 18 June

·         School Nurses here  (??)

·         STEM club

Wednesday, 19 June

·         Alex Clark, Bikeability, for P5-new S1s (all day)

Thursday, 20 June

Friday, 21 June

·   Steve and Yvonne away (until 1 July)

    Marion in Nursery, Colin as janitor