Whitburn Academy's Summer Newsletter is now available for download from Newsletters page of the website. The newsletter is packed full of news and photographs of the many events that have taken place in the school since the Easter Holidays.
News from this edition of the Newsletter includes:
the S1 Celts and Romans project
our S1/S2 Handball Champions
a list of our prize winners
news from the BBC ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 30/06/2016 10:21 AM
Arcade Machine Progress
Over the past year, the Computing Science and Design, Manufacture and Graphics (DMG) departments have been working on the interdisciplinary project of creating an arcade machine. The project has come on leaps and bounds in the last few weeks, with the design of the casing completed and Mrs Brown cutting the side panels. Mr Hawthorn has also been working on converting games to work off the joystick and controls, making some games ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 16:28 PM
Music Corridor Mural
Over the last few years on the end of term activity weeks, the art department and groups of pupils have been working on creating a mural depicting major events, people and art from the prehistoric age right through to today. This year has been no exception as the pupils have continued to add to what is already an eyecatching piece of work. Over 25 pupils have spent the final 3 days of term adding to the mural, which stretches the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 16:08 PM
S6 Induction day
On Tuesday 21st June, S6 Students took part in a induction programme focussing on the the school skills; Communication, Organisation, Problem Solving, Creativity and Team Work.
The students worked together as teams to complete challenges and tasks to prepare them for the new challenges they will face as S6 leaders.
Photographs from the event can be found in our Image Gallery
Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 13:40 PM
On Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June, a group of pupils worked with Mrs Woods to decorate and paint stones. The pupils worked hard over the 2 days and their efforts really paid off with some fantastic looking stones for them to take home with them.
Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 13:26 PM
National Museum of Scotland Trip
On Monday 27th June, a group of pupils and staff visited the National Museum of Scotland as part of Whitburn Academy's Activities week. The pupils all had a great day out and were a credit to the school with their excellent behaviour. Some photos from the visit can be found on our Image Gallery
Posted by: admin | 28/06/2016 20:26 PM
S6 Interview Workshop
On Monday 20th June, Students in S6 completed a workshop reflecting on employability skills with local employers, training providers and Skills development Scotland following by 1 to 1 interviews with the employment specialists. The school would like to give special thanks to HMRC, Sky Television, Skills Development Scotland, BLES training and all the school staff that helped make this day invaluable to the students involved.
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Posted by: admin | 28/06/2016 20:15 PM
The Eco Group are continuing to develop our three themes for this year:
1. School Improvement (to help our school community to use our Eco Garden more often)
2. Transport (to look at a safer route into school for cyclists)
3. Litter Reduction in the school grounds.
We meet in Science Laboratory Room 4 and are looking for more pupils to join us for the new session.
Posted by: admin | 27/06/2016 16:33 PM
On 22nd June, Whitburn Academy held their annual Prizegiving ceremony to celebrate and reward the many academic and extra curricular successes of our pupils throughout Session 2015/16.
Following a brief welcome from Mr Adair, the audience were treated to the Wind Band playing 'Cha Cha Del Sol' by Frode Thingnaes. Next, Mr Adair gave his Rector's Address, this was followed by an inspirational talk from our Guest Speaker, ex ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 24/06/2016 14:02 PM
Climbing Academy Trip
On Thursday 23rd June, Mrs Whyte and Miss Fowler had the pleasure of accompanying a group of pupils to the Glasgow Climbing Academy for their positive rewards trip. The group began with a game of Ninja and Squeeze to warm up. This was followed by instruction on climbing techniques used to tackle a series of different challenges on the climbing wall. Some pupils even set themselves their own challenge by relying on the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 24/06/2016 13:55 PM
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