Wednesday, 16 June 2010

New arrivals!

Eat, drink, cheep, sleep.
Two chicks have been incubated and hatched in P7R.

Cute? ...us?
The noisy new arrivals might have some company soon.

Friday, 23 April 2010

The story of Sedna

After Tom Muir had told us some traditional Orkney folk tales about the sea, he told us the ancient Inuit creation story of Sedna. We are going to make a felt picture based on the story with Christina Sargent.

Today we found out about  the felting process and experimented with making balls, rope and octopuses.
We made drawings of the main characters and elements of the story and then made templates.


In two weeks we will make the big picture.
Its going to be messy and very wet!

Here is a video of how the four schools made their felts.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

RIDERZ!

The Riderz visited the skatepark this week and showed the whole school some stunts.

They did some impressive stunts and jumps.
Using different types of bikes they tackled obstacles over 2 metres high.
You can visit their website here.

The visit was organised by Kick Start Kirkwall and Cycle Scotland's 'Cycle to School' campaign to promote safe cycling and driver awareness.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Paddlepower!

Well done to the P7 paddlers!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Paddlepower!

Some of the P7s have been going to after school sessions at the pool for kayaking coaching.

One of the first things you have to do is develop your boat balancing skills!

Some people did really well and even attempted what is known as an Eskimo kiss!
You have to get right to the front of the boat and kiss the bow.

Doing the 360 degree turn around was easy!

Everyone got very good at using their hands to paddle.
The next step is to be able to do this with a paddle.
Do you think it will be easier or harder?

Question Time at Glaitness

Recently both P7s got together to ask our MSP Liam McArthur, and our MP Alistair Carmichael, some searching questions about local and national issues as part of their Democracy topic and to gather material for BBC School Report on the 11th March.
They asked about transport and whether the governement is planning to put more money into public transport and other rural areas so that people do not need to use their cars as much and to support safe cycle paths for  people who do not drive.
They also asked about whether the goverment would be putting more money into  better sports facilities for schools to support the required anmount of physical exercise schools are required to provide.
They asked whether Mr Carmichael thought it was important for Scotland to keep as many devolved powers to itself as possible.
When the camera was turned off they asked a few more personal questions such as,
'What or who inspired you to become a member of Parliament?'
and, 'Do you have any time for sports activities yourself?'

Friday, 4 December 2009

Global warming and climate change

Our topic this term is all about sustainability and the effects of carbon emissions on the planet.

We have been giving presentations about climate change and global warming.
Here are two of the powerpoint presentations, given by Magnus and Chloe.
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