The Vikings are coming!

The crew of The Sea Wolf arrived in Glaitness today!

Armed and dangerous!

They mean business...

 after the long voyage from Norway!

But wait! What's that on the horizon...another longship?
Prepare to meet the crew of The Fearsome Dragon next!

The Marine Litter Problem

Today we had a closer look at some of the common types of marine litter that end up on Orkney shores. We are a small place with a big coastline and so it is an enormous problem, not just for us but for all the wildlife that live in the seas and oceans all round our planet (which is mostly covered in water!).

At first we organised it by colour - there were all the colours you could think of. Then we tried to guess where it had all come from and how it had got into the sea. From toothbrushes to lighters it al had one thing in common - it was all plastic and it is not going to decompose. It will last forever!


Well done to everyone who completed our sponsored skip on the last day of term.  It was a great event.  Thanks to all of the friends and family who came along to support us too.

I apologise for the ridiculously blurry photographs!  I am hoping that someone will send me some much better ones that they took!
You can listen to Radio Orkney's report here:
Listen from 35 min 18 sec!
As we had ten people from P5 and P2 unable to be there on the day, we will count their skips on the first day of the new term.  They will hopefully take their sponsor money with them too and we will be able to report back with a total number of skips and the amount of money we have raised for

We are really grateful to the Pickaquoy Centre for providing us with a room and drinks and to the Kirkwall Swimming Pool and Tesco for providing prizes.