Wednesday, 26 March 2014

SOS Concert - 15th March 2014

The SOS (Support Our School) Committee held a concert on Saturday 15th March 2014. We raised £547.20  for little extras that the Stronsay Junior High pupils require. It was a great night enjoyed by our appreciative and close community. Please find below some photographs of the evening and a few reports written by our talented pupils. Enjoy...

Stronsay's SOS (Support Our School) Concert 2014

by Elizabeth, Primary 5


"On Saturday 15th March 2014 we had an SOS (Support Our School) Concert. We had it to raise money for the school. It started at 7pm and ended at 10.15pm.

On the stage first was Stronsay's Silver Darlings, they were amazing.Then the Lower Primary told the story of 'The Little Red Hen' , they were very loud and clear and great at remembering what they had to do and say at the right time.

Mike Burgher and Bruce Fletcher were up next and while Mike sung about a flea, Bruce played the piano. Millie and Rebecca did ballet and it was beautiful.

Brother Seelos played 'The Entertainer' on the piano and then Brother Martin sung a song. The SOS Singers and Don and Mike sang three songs, it was epic.

The Stronsay Bairns (Upper Primary and Lower Primary) sang three songs called 'Coulter's Candy, Soldier, Soldier and Ye Canny Shove yer Granny aff a bus' and Mr King was granny. Awesome.

Then we had a raffle and there were so many things put in the raffle it took forever to get through it. After the raffle some of the Secondary did dance moves to 'Thriller'. It  was fantastically, fantastic. Then Tilly, Josephine and Mike did some songs. The SAS Singers (Stronsay's Alternative Singers!) sang some songs from the music hall times and their outfits were delightful.

Ingram,Diane and Mike played some songs on harmonica, cello and guitar and Roger told a funny story. Stronsay Strummers played some songs on their guitars and the audience sang.

Jacqui, Diane and Natalie played and sung some songs which included 'Wagonwheel'. Then the SOS Singers, Don and Mike sung a song. At the end, unexpectedly they asked the audience to come on stage and join them to sing it. Their costumes were awesome and cool.The event raised a grand total of £547.20. Thank you everyone who participated, donated raffles and worked to make it a very enjoyable evening."

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Pupils release their trout into the Meikle Water

For the second year in a row, release day on Stronsay couldn’t have happen on a better day! A bright sun was out and the surface of the Meikle Water was more like a sheet of glass…
Mrs Denisson’s class walked down to the bank of the loch and once all the 150 or so  small fish had been transferred into small poly bags, it was time to let them swim freely into their new environment which seemed very welcoming on such a gorgeous spring day!
Our next mission was to try and find out what the newly stocked fry would be feeding on for the next few years: nets, trays and magnifying glasses came out and soon,  the pupils were bringing back some very interesting tiny creatures: water beetles, fresh water shrimps, water boatmen (corixa), stone fly larvae, caddis larvae and a type of flatworm, not yet identified.
After a very enjoyable afternoon, with the calls of greylag geese and oyster-catchers in the background, it was time to catch the minibus back to school.
Well done to the Stronsay pupils for carefully looking after the small trout and once more, achieving to bring to fry stage most of the ova (around 95%) the school received back in early February!

Mr P.

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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Les crepes de Mardi Gras...

Today, to celebrate Mardi Gras, the S1 and S2 pupils were given a recipe (typed in French, of course!)  to make "crêpes".
The pupils were very proficient in the kitchen and produced mouth-watering pancakes. The highlight was what everybody had been waiting for: the pancake flipping! And pretty successful some pupils were too!