Friday, 17 September 2021

Introduction to Skills Development Scotland (SDS)


 SDS are delivering a national webinar Introduction to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for parents and carers of S1 pupils on Wednesday the 29th of September at 6.30pm.  This session aims to give parents and carers an introduction to SDS, the role of Careers Advisers in school as well as information to support career planning.

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Introduction to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for parents and carers of S1 pupils-  Wednesday 29 September 2021

 

Want to know more about SDS career information, advice and guidance support for your young person throughout their time at school? Join our careers advisers Lesley and Gordon to hear about SDS, the role of SDS careers advisers in schools and information to support career planning.  The online session will also introduce our careers web service My World of Work, which has a dedicated area for parents and carers. 

Parents and carers can register for our session here. https://s1parentsandcarers.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

Kerri Liddle Team Leader (Kirkwall & Elgin)

 

Tel: 01856 602811 Mobile: 07786111501

 

My working days are Monday-Thursday

 

Skills Development Scotland Leasachadh Sgilean na h-Alba

2 Albert Street, Kirkwall KW15 IHP

 

myworldofwork.co.uk – for all your work, skills and learning need

ourskillsforce.co.uk – making skills work for employers

apprenticeships.scot – for all the latest on apprenticeships

skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk – corporate website

Friday, 3 September 2021

Seaweed Survey (August 2021)

 

Hi all,

Last week Lower Primary spent an amazing morning at Ayre of Myers completing a seaweed survey.  If you want to find out more about this National History Museum project or indeed conduct your own survey then everything you need can be found here:


The children had a wonderful morning, they impressed everyone with their existing knowledge of seaweed and we learnt a few new ones thanks to Jenny the marine biologist.  Jenny had such a lovely time with the children that she is very keen to work with the school again in the future, she just loved their curiosity and enthusiasm!

A huge thank you to all of you for helping make this happen and in particular Anne Bignall from the North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme for organising it. 

Kindest regards,

Sarah

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Nature Walk

 

 

 We had a lovely visit to the beach today and discovered some more new plants. I have included some photos in the video. We talked about why Nettles sting and thought about how other plants prevent themselves from being eaten by prickles, thorns and tasting awful etc. We reassured the children that boiling the nettles would stop the nettles from stinging and then set to work picking the tips for our soup. The children wore latex free gloves to prevent them from being stung. There was some superb teamwork preparing the rest of the ingredients and the fire ready to cook up our delicious soup. It was pretty well received on the taste test with four children going for seconds. Rosie thought the nettles tasted of broccoli! It must have been good as it all got eaten up with nothing left to bring back to school. Here's Marion's recipe for anyone that would like to recreate it:) 


Spring Nettle and potato Soup

Ingredients
  • 200 g nettle tips
  • 500 ml stock
  • Half an onion
  • 1 medium sized potato

Method
1. Put gloves on
2. Pick the nettles tips only.
3. Get rid of any stalks and wash the leaves.
4. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and potato, and cook for 10 mins until the vegetables start to soften. Add the stock and cook for a further 10-15 mins until the potato is soft.
5. Add the nettle leaves, simmer for 1 min to wilt, then blend the soup.
Season to taste.   Season to taste.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

New furniture for the play area!




 

We are still trying to improve the outdoor area. Castlehill Construction and Son have designed and donated us 3 planters that double up as seats.

We are going to fill them with herbs, flowers and things for us to eat at nursery for our snack.

Many thanks to Castlehill and Hunter for a job well done.

Yvonne