News Archive (August - October 2006)
The Glorious Twelfth (Of October)
At 16:31 on 12/10/06 the Fetlar Primary School website launched itself onto the web. Its taken a while but we are now here - just in time for the October break, ironically. We need to thank the SIC ICT department for putting up with our requests to alter the logo. It now looks really good. Thankyou!
The explanation of the logo is on the school home page. Happy holidays!
Next morning: the Pupils & Staff enjoyed sweets falling from the air to celebrate our web presence before enjoying our two week holiday.
PS: Any typing mistakes, broken links, or errors please use the contact us link.
New Shop Officially Opens
The Unst shop, the Final Checkout, finally got its official opening by our prizewinner at 3pm on Tuesday 10th October. The winner, whose name was selected by owners Charlie Priest & Pat Burns, recieved a £20 voucher for Harry's Department Store in Lerwick, as well as sweets and juice. All the Fetlar bairns attended and we all got free sweets & juice. Thanks Pat & Charlie!
Fetlar School raises £280 through Coffee Morning
We worked really hard and raised £280 through selling homebakes, tea, coffee and by having a raffle. For more pictures click here.
New Shop Opens
On Saturday 30th September Unst's newest shop was opened by Tavish Scott, our MSP. The name for the shop was chosen after a competition held between Baltasound, Uyeasound and Fetlar schools.
Tavish Scott MSP, Charlie Priest & Pat Burns at the opening of the new shop.
The name is revealed by Tavish Scott MSP.
The champagne begins to flow!
The story of the name:
One of our pupils won the competition with his name 'The Final Checkout'. The shop was so named because it is the last shop in the UK, the final checkout before the Arctic Circle, in fact.
Health Promotion Week
Monday 25th - Friday 29th September was Health Promotion week.
We looked at water and its uses and discussed the use of water as a means of energising the brain.
We had our normal day in Unst.During the day we had a special session of yoga, baked in Home Economics and discussed portion control. In the afternoon we played in a Basketball Tournament.
Everybody came to school under their own steam. Mr Gill walked up with his dog, before taking him home again. Frank, Ellis & James cycled; and Tom walked.
In the afternoon we walked from the school to the campsite at Tresta.
We baked all afternoon to produce home bakes with Marie our school cook.
All the cakes were sold on Friday morning at the Macmillan Coffee Morning to members of the community, pupils & staff! Mmmmm, delicious!
Click here to view baking in progress.
We took part in Macmillan's Coffee morning to raise funds for the work of Macmillan nurses throughout the country. Click here to see the full story.
The boys noticed this tank and hose, which looks like a monster, just before we began an Art lesson.