Celebrating Our Pupils' Achievements Outside of School
Saturday 18th June
Saturday 18th June was North Isles Sports. We are very proud of our athletes who gave their all for WJHS. Congratulations to everyone who did so well. It was great to be able to see our friends from the other isles too. Thanks to Sanday who were great hosts as always! Below is a selection of photos showing some of our athletes. To see a lot more photos and videos of the day please visit the North Isles Sports Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/596041580582823 (The Facebook Page is not managed by the school, and does not have anything to do with the school.) Photo Credits belong to Kim Gibson and Donna Rendall
Fund Raising Efforts for NHS Orkney
NHS Orkney received a donation from one of our younger pupils. He raised a huge amount of money which he donated to the Local NHS Board via the Orkney Health Board Endowment Funds. The money donated has been put towards benches and seating area around the hospital for both staff and those visiting patients.
He (along with his sister) fundraised by creating tie-dyed cotton bags and selling them in their family shop in Westray as an alternative to plastic bags. They then made home bakes ready to host a coffee and cake stall. Between the bags and the bakes they raised over £600. They both chose separate causes to share the money with, and our pupil insisted his half of the money raised would go to the NHS here in Orkney. He shared “during Covid, I knew that people in the NHS were working really hard and I just wanted to help”. His Grandad then fell ill, and due to Covid restrictions they could only visit him by waving through the windows from the hospital grounds. Sadly our pupil's Grandad passed away and our pupil and his family agreed this would be such a fitting way to remember him and thank the NHS staff. The benches will allow staff to have a sit down outside on their lunch break after getting their steps in, as well as allowing families visiting loved ones a place outside to sit and gather together.
Words adapted from https://www.ohb.scot.nhs.uk/news/news-release-heart-warming-fundraising-local-youngsters-14-june-2022?fbclid=IwAR1QpQWI9qc0rg2MJIQCQk_qzzJ1C6AbTr0EHK6CDjErguVXfvIgVf4iezw
(Another Orkney young person also donated to the cost of the benches through their fundraising efforts. Copy and paste the link above to find out more information. Photo below also taken from the link above.)