S2 FILM MADE FOR SHETLAND MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES: “WRITING THE NORTH”
S2 pupils recently took part in a film-making project as part of the Shetland Museum and Archives’ “Writing the North”. The aim of S2’s film was to show how the construction of the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal affected the communities in the north of Shetland as well as introducing the pupils to Robert Alan Jamieson’s novel “Thin Wealth”, set during the same period. It includes several scenes from the novel acted out by pupils in costume, still images the pupils found of the construction of Sullom Voe and background music performed and recorded by the pupils too. We were lucky to have regular sessions with Sian Thomas (Stomping Ground Theatre) as part of the project – she worked with the pupils on developing ideas and characters, learning their lines and reading commentaries.
(Click on the link below to watch video)
The pupils made a fantastic job of planning, researching, acting and recording and enjoyed seeing their film, along with those made by other schools, on the big screen at the museum last month. Well done to all involved!
All the films are now available to view online and you can watch them all here: http://www.writingthenorth.com/for-schools/
S1 DIALECT POETRY PUBLISHED ON “WRITING THE MAP”
S1 pupils have been writing some fantastic dialect poetry recently and several of their pieces have been published on the Writing the North – Writing the Map page. One of the chosen poems, “Mucklum” was written by Brodie Ramsay in 1A and describes contrasting weather conditions:
Da isle dat me an my grandad went tae,
Da muckle waves hittin aff da bow o da boat,
Da boat blaain back an fore,
Da creels smashin aff da side o da boat,
Standin on da deck,
Waves sprayin ower da side ontae me, gettin drenched,
Da spindrift wis blaain trow da arch, it wis laek a muckle twirl.
Settin creels on da flat, calm sea,
Da boat reflection sheenin on da waater,
A boat sailin trowe da waater,
Da sun beamin on da deck,
Da maas screamin when wir pittin da mackerel in da creels,
Da seaweed washin back an fore wi da tide,
Da sea washin back an fore aff da stoney beach,
Da engine echin in da cave.
You can visit the page and see the full selection of poems here: http://www.writingthenorth.com/writing-the-map/