Slow down, you’re going too fast

Recently our pupils in computing have been enjoying playing with Scalextric in class.  It was playing with a purpose though, utilising a number of BBC Micro:bits and infrared beam detectors to simulate roadside speed detectors.  Pupils developed code using Microsoft's MakeCode blocks editor to run all aspects of the detection system including speed detection and readouts, happy...
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Working hard in the workshop

Our Craft, Design and Technology classes are a great opportunity for pupils to learn and develop practical, hands-on skills.  Pupils get to work with a variety of hand and power tools,  identifying the right tool for a particular job and learning how to use them safely and effectively. Pupils also get to achieve finished items in the Art and Design classes, ranging from lightin...
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Dunedin Masterchef

Our Home Economics pupils continue to broaden their repertoire of dishes, and recently have been working on mains courses.  Dishes put before the judges included Spaghetti Bolognese, grilled Chicken Kebabs with Sweet Potato wedges, Leek & Potato Soup and "Mac 'n Cheese.  The verdict, judging by the empty plates was "delicious".        
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The Atco Project

Two of our pupils are working on a project to strip-down, repair and rebuild the engine from a classic 1962 Atco lawnmower.   As they progress they have been learning how its 4-stroke Villiers engine works, how to use the tools necessary to remove and rebuild the engine and learning about the importance of maintaining and servicing engines.  Most recently they derived the displ...
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Make-up Artistry

A number of our pupils are currently undertaking a short artistry course in make-up for photography and film.  Some (reasonably) willing members of staff have been acting as models for our pupils to practice their skills on!  The two images below are from an Avatar themed session.  Can you spot the difference? Thank you very much to Alexis Aitchison for giving of her time an...
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Coffee Morning Baking

Our Health & Food Technology teacher, Gill, and her pupils were very busy in the weeks leading up to our recent charity coffee morning.  Tania, Daniel, Tyler, Jack and River worked independently and in groups to produce various cakes, scones and fruit kebabs.  The excellent baking talents of all these pupils was crucial in the delivery of such a successful fundraising event...
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Geography trip to EAE

Recently the Geography department went on a field trip to EAE Distributions and met with the director for an informative talk and tour of the workplace.  EAE was of particular interest to the Geography department due to its sustainability initiatives and commitment to green energy.  After the trip Blake wrote up this excellent report:      
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Found Poetry

In English some of the pupils have been experimenting with Found Poetry and have created some fantastic short poems.  Below is a poster displaying all the poems and a little information on what Found Poetry is. Here is a closer look at the poems that were written.  These poems are connected by the theme of Alice in Wonderland and are linked to our drama worksho...
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