The Narwhals go kayaking!

canoe polo - giant bbeach ball and no paddles!
 In the second after school kayaking session the Narwhals had fun with balancing challenges and a game of canoe polo with a difference.

boat balancing as you paddle!
We finished the session with a relay race towing a team member to the deep end. Well done everyone - your skills are really developing.
We will have one more session for each group after the Christmas holidays.

The John Muir Award - getting started.

We have begun our work towards the John Muir Award by thinking about the difference we can make to the environment around us. At the end of the Arctic Voice topic we looked at our own global footprint and thought about ways in which we could reduce our impact on the planet.
Now it is time to get active!

Sue, our RSPB field officer, reminds us of how long materials take to decay.
 In primary 4 we found out about th eglobal impact of marine litter, now we are going to do something about it in our local environment.

The bird has died because its stomach is full of plastic.

A bale of packing tape at Birsay with a gannet stuck in the middle of it.
 Did the gannet mistake the floating bale for a shoal of fish?
We have made a plan of action for the next two terms and we hope to get lots of people throughout the school and community involved.
If you think you can help us or spare some time please get in touch.
You can see our plan on the John Muir Award page on the wiki.

Tag Rugby indoors!

Today was our last session with Liam. We had to start off in the activity area as it was too icy outdoors, but it turned out to be challenging and good fun.

Liam and Cameron demonstrate.

Call, throw, catch, change places!
Thanks Liam and good luck!

Christmas Carols at the Cathedral

On Thursday evening we had a carol service at St Magnus Cathedral. Every class had a Christmas song to sing and the choir and orchestra, woodwind and strings group played. The audience all had a chance to join in with the carols too.

Mr Griffiths with Jordan, Joanne and Emma playing the Finnish folk song.

Primary 7 sing ' Santa Claus is coming to Town'.

We hope everyone who came along enjoyed the Service.

Tree Lighting

St Lucy and attendants.
On Saturday the St Lucy Tree Lighting ceremony was held at St Magnus Cathedral.  Children from Glaitness and Papdale took part in the choir and procession. This year St Lucy and her attendants were from our P7 class.

Class 7 participants and their certificates.

This morning at assembly St Lucy and the procession came in to light the school Christmas tree and the choir sang Sancta Lucia in Norwegian.

Thank you for a lovely start to Christmas time!