We rounded off the term with a fabulous Viking Feast with roast chicken, venison, doughballs and vegetables. The children had also prepared hand made Viking bread, oatcakes and hand churned butter. Pupils then also enjoy an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt and an online puppet animation by Eden Court called ‘Robot Boy’.
Pupils have been participating in online concerts provided by Seall. There has been a variety of music and dance / ceilidh opportunities through this virtual delivery. The children of Raasay have really embraced this week on week with regular attendance and participation. The instructors have fed back to the pupils and staff how much they appreciate the engagement of the children during these sessions – often giving them shouts outs online during the concerts.
Pupils came to school in non-uniform and took part in lots of fun activities for Red Nose Day. We held an assembly on how the money raised helps other children in the Uk and further afield. They raised the fantastic total of £59 which has been forwarded on to the Comic Relief Charity.
As part of their Viking Art pupils have been learning about the Northern Lights – what causes them and what the Vikings thought they were.
The northern lights are caused by electrons being blown out by the solar wind. These tiny electrons mix with gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, which makes them glow.
The Vikings believed that the lights were the reflection of the shields and armour of the female warriors — also known as the Valkyrie — who were immortal, or that it was the Bifröst Bridge that led those who fell in battle to their final resting place in Valhalla.
These cute felt covered ‘Pebble Pets’ are the ideal pet – no mess, no fuss and always there when you need them! Pupils designed and made their own felt covered pebble creatures, can you spot them hiding in the woods?
Today, in Forest School, pupils were learning to do some ‘God’s Eye’ weaving. This involved measuring lengths of stick and sawing them – they had to make sure both pieces were the same length. They then used colourful wools to create their own patterns.
Due to COVID restrictions, schools will not be gathering this year for the annual Skye Schools’ Cross Country Championship. However, High Life Highland have set up a virtual Cross Country which Raasay pupils will be taking part in. First of all, pupils had to measure out an appropriate course with 1800m for the P6/7, 1200m for P4/5 and 600m for the younger pupils. They decided on the shore path and measured out the distances using the trundle wheel. Each week, they will be undertaking the course as many times as possible and trying to improve on their own individual timings. There will be certificates for all those taking part and a special prize to the school with the highest percentage of participants. The event runs for the whole of March and we’ll keep you posted as to how we get on!