Thursday, 16 November 2017

New Parliament coming soon!



The week of 13th to 17th November is Parliament week. This term Stronsay School are transitioning from having a pupil council to having a whole school Parliament. This means that all pupils from P1 to S4 will take a seat within the Parliament and will become part of one of four working groups. These working groups will work on a variety of different projects with the aim of giving everyone at Stronsay School, the opportunity to use their talents and voice; to be part of positive change in and around the school. The Parliament will ensure that all children have the opportunity to engage with the Health and Wellbeing experiences and outcomes below.

 

 Over the coming weeks through a variety of launch events, pupils will be given opportunities to learn more about the projects that will run between now and June and to develop action plans. This is an exciting opportunity for all staff and pupils to work together to enhance our leadership skills to the benefit of our learning community.   Mrs Groat

Thursday, 9 November 2017

School's Internet down


The school’s Internet is down this week 
and 
will not be fixed until next week.
 If you wish to contact the school please phone.
tel: (01857) 616 246

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Angling trip to Kirbister Loch (8/06/2017)



My apologies to John and Philip!
As the brown trout season is about to close, I’ve realised that I had forgotten to post the photos of the angling trip to the Kirbister Loch that we did back in June! So, here they are, showing in that order, Philip hooking and landing his first wild brown trout ever (and a second one!) as well as John, fly-fishing and being shown how to “dap” (not “dab”!) by Jim. “Dapping” is a very ancient method for fooling wild trout which involves a long rod to help  control a light floss line ending with a length of nylon and a fly. The floss line catches the wind and lifts the line, leaving only the fly in contact with the water. Dapping requires an intense concentration in order to spot the take and keep the line off the surface.
It was a very pleasant trip with the Kirbister Loch bathed in sunshine! Considering that the day before, Orkney had registered one of the heaviest rainfalls in June for years, we considered ourselves lucky,  even if the trout were a bit too shy on the day for our liking!
A big thank you to Mr King for joining us on the trip and to Jim Erskine who has taught generations of Orkney anglers and still passes on his skills and experience to our pupils! 

Mr P.


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Letter to parents - Winter vomiting bug (Sept. 2017)

Dental Hygiene Talk (27/09/2017)




S3 and S4 students were given the opportunity to explore the sugar content of the foods they eat. Prior to the visit by our dental hygienists Shona and Sharon, students were asked to fill in a food diary that recorded their food and drink intake over three days. During class students were then given the task of totalling their sugar intake for each of these three days, this was worked out as teaspoons of sugar per day. Once completed each student then transferred into a clear zip lock bag the number of teaspoons of sugar that they consumed for either one day or the total of their three days. It was very interesting to compare daily totals with the current recommended amount of 5 teaspoons of sugar per day. I think some of us got quite a shock! The final activity gave students the chance to test the acidity levels of popular carbonated drinks on the market and then link the high acid levels of such drinks to tooth decay. Hopefully we will all be looking after our teeth a little better from now on, including Mrs Barber.

Mrs B.


National Fitness Day (27/09/2017)





Both Primary and Secondary students joined together to participate in this year’s event. People across the country were encouraged to take part in this annual celebration of physical activity that aims to get the nation moving more. 10 for 10 aimed to get 10,000 students participating in 10 minutes of physical activity at 10am. The students at Stronsay did not quite make the 10 am goal but they certainly made the 10 minutes one!  The Secondary students joined with the Primary in their “Mile A Day” and certainly had a ‘blast’ , well from the wind at least! Well done everyone.

Mrs B.