Thursday 28th April was Daily Mile's 10th birthday. The Primary department has been taking part for 6 years.
We enjoy the physical and mental benefits of taking part.
Every pupil received a Daily Mile t-shirt to celebrate the anniversary.
In France it is Poisson d'avril. People use paper fish to play an April Fool's trick. It involves sticking a paper fish on to the backs of as many adults as possible, shouting "Poisson d'avril", and running away. Tomorrow in Westray is "tailing day", and Madame Rendall has also been learning about Papay's version; bits of material or paper have a bit of sellotape stuck to it, and then the aim is to stick this material to someone's back. Madame Rendall decided to combine all the traditions and made paper fish at home, attached them to pegs, and began roping in volunteers to stick to staff members. P1 and 2, and S1 and 2 were completely delighted with this concept, and were willing volunteers. (So far they have got Mrs Donna Rendall, Mrs Harcus, and Mrs Kent. Plans are afoot to get Mr Mellor) S1 and 2 have also made their own fish during French lessons today, and will be (fish) tailing as many adults as they can.
Lots of tricks have also been happening in the Primary department. P1 and 2 sent very random sandwich filling requests to the kitchen including nutella chocolate spread, peanut butter and jelly, and hay filled sandwich. They also convinced Mrs Kent that a bird had flown into the classroom. It was a stuffed bird!
Mr McEwen decided to trick his class that they had to do only maths all day, and were not allowed to go to music class or have interval or lunch.