“It is important that when children and young people take these peaceful and powerful actions, they are not silenced, discouraged or punished.” Bruce Adamson
As of this lunchtime (Thursday 9 September) there were 13 positive PCR test results and a further 6 positive lateral flow results that are awaiting PCR tests from the West Mainland cluster.
NHS Orkney Public Health and Orkney Islands Council are working closely to contain a COVID cluster in the West Mainland that involves several school children.
Reaction to Orkney falling into line with the rest of mainland Scotland and remaining at Level 3 has been mixed in the islands.
” as a result of staying in level 3 for a bit longer, it will be possible for islanders and visitors to travel to and from the islands and I know that will make a difference to individuals and businesses on the islands.”
19 schools in Orkney are able to equip pupils with a range of items which will support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.
Those aged 12-15 who have smartphones are being encouraged to download the Protect Scotland app.
Today, 4th of March, is World Book Day.
From Monday 22nd of February in Orkney all pre-school children and pupils in P1-P3 will return to face to face teaching in the classroom.
“At a national level, a green recovery is at the heart of successive Scottish Government policy publications, including the 2020-21 Programme for Government and the Climate Change Plan update.”