Charity Coffee Morning

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Another year, another successful charity coffee morning! This year the coffee morning took place on Friday 6th October.  The pupils decided to fundraise for the Salvation Army, with the aim to donate directly to local Salvation Army homeless shelters.   The pupils excelled themselves in preparing, planning and co-ordinating the coffee morning with precision.  There were 80 gues...
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Alpaca School Trip

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On Thursday 21st September all pupils went on a school trip to the BobCat Alpaca Farm.  This was the second year running that we’ve visited the Alpacas and it was just as good as we remembered!  Bob lead us round his 12 acre holding, situated in Bonaly, and introduced us to his many Alpacas and their individual characters.   We learnt all about his extensive breeding programme,...
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The fish school for life

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Some of our pupils recently attended the inaugural lecture of Catherina Becker, Professor of Neural Development and Regeneration in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.  Professor Becker's lecture focused on the cutting edge research her and her team are carrying out in exploring and understanding how some vertebrates can regenerate th...
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Back to School update

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A very warm welcome back to all our pupils, both existing and new, and to our staff who have worked hard over the summer preparing for this new school year.  Everyone, pupils and staff, are quickly settling back in to the school’s routine. Planning is already underway for our annual Coffee Morning on Friday the 6th of October and pupils will meet with staff this week to choo...
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Exam Results

Preparing for and sitting exams is always a challenging time both for our pupils and their teachers so it is always a relief when the results finally drop through the letterbox.  This year we had pupils sitting National 2, National 3, National 4, National 5 and Higher exams.  All of our pupils met or exceeded their and our expectations and a massive congratulations is due to th...
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Outdoor Activities recap

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June is always the month when we take advantage of the better weather to get our pupils out of school and taking part in more active, challenging activities.  As well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and our annual outdoor Residential our pupils also went climbing and abseiling, trampolining, fishing and were introduced to archery.  A lot of fun was had, both by pupils and staff,...
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School Residential to Glencoe

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Last week a bunch of our pupils joined in on our annual residential trip to Glencoe.  The residential is one of a range of outdoor activities that we partake in at this time of the year and, as well as being personally challenging, pushing everyone out of their respective comfort zones, is also loads of fun.  Our thanks to Andy and Mikey from Hebridean Pursuits who once again g...
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Duke of Edinburgh – Success

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Congratulations to our pupils who successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition at the weekend.  Their two day walk was based in the hills around Peebles and Innerleithen and involved interesting navigation challenges and some steep climbs in very warm weather.  They worked well as a team and met all twenty DoE assessment requirements for a successful expediti...
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National Trust for Scotland at Newhailes House

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As part of our outdoor learning programme our pupils are currently in the midst of an eight week programme with the National Trust for Scotland at Newhailes House.  The Trust's "take me out" programme explores surviving in the wild and so far we have found out about building shelters to survive wind and rain, purifying water, lighting fires (safely!) and cooking over the fires....
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