Anne Frank Exhibition
ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY EXHIBITION
Over a two-week period (Monday 20th April to Friday 1st May), the acclaimed exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today will be at Whitburn Academy. The exhibition explores Anne's story and the history of the Holocaust and pupils from S1-S4 have had the opportunity to explore the Anne Frank story. Eighteen S2 pupils have received training to give guided tours to both staff and pupils, ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 01/05/2015 12:16 PM
S2 Mitsubishi Challenge
On Tuesday 31st March, 7 groups of S2 pupils presented their Heat Pump inventions to 2 judges from Mitsubishi in Livingston, as well as Mr. Adair. Groups had been working on an innovative use for a Mitsubishi Heat Pump (which can heat and cool) in their masterclasses. The pupils involved had already gone through a selection process within their masterclasses.
On the day, all groups presented a variety of ideas including ‘A Hot or Not ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 01/05/2015 11:57 AM
S1-S2 Basketball Team
On 29th April, our S1-S2 basketball team took part in the second West Lothian SSP basketball tournament at St Kent's Academy.
The team put in some good performances for what was only their second tournament. Well done to Emily, Scott, Lewis, Zak, Nathan, Andrew and Henrijs who made up the team.
Posted by: admin | 01/05/2015 09:45 AM
A group of 22 pupils from Whitburn Academy’s feeder primaries recently attended a 4 day enhanced transition programme to prepare them for joining the Academy in August.
During that time, they took part in a range of activities designed to help build confidence and encourage new friendships. These included team building games, orientation around the school, timetable challenges and meeting key staff.
The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 29/04/2015 09:04 AM
School of Rugby competition
On Friday the 24th of April Whitburn Academy's S1 and S2 School of Rugby team took part in a 15 a side competition at Dalzeil Rugby Club in Motherwell. Their attitude, behaviour and approach to the games was exemplary and a credit to the school.They came up against two experienced teams and performed extremely creditably; falling to a narrow loss in one game and by three tries in the other. For many pupils this was their first 15 a ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 28/04/2015 08:36 AM
Cheque Handover for Jak's Den
On 22nd April, The Charity Committee were proud to handover yet another cheque, this time it was a cheque for £827.90 to Jak's Den, a charity that was set up in memory of Jak Trueman, a pupil from West Calder High School, who sadly passed away earlier this year.
This fantastic amount was raised on March 27th, when the Charity Committee organised a dress down day and stalls during breaktime including selling cakes, Jak's Den ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 24/04/2015 14:12 PM
On Thursday 2nd April, Filming took place within the school for the film, 'Scanners'. Scanners is a short film about a boy growing up in rural Scotland. His imagination and dreams become his form of reality and is a drama that explores the themes of isolation and making positive choices and is inspired by real life events. The film is directed by Richard Ramchurn, an ex pupil from Whitburn Academy. Auditions took ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 22/04/2015 12:47 PM
Whitburn Academy has reopened following the Easter Holidays, we hope all Pupils, Staff, Parents, Carers and Visitors had a relaxing and fun break.
This is a very important term for all pupils and in particularly those who will be sitting Prelims for their National 5 and Higher Courses, with the SQA exams coming up very soon. Pupils sitting Prelims and Exams this year are reminded that there is Study Support and Twilight classes available to ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/04/2015 08:50 AM
Spring 2015 NewsLetter
Whitburn Academy's Spring Newsletter is now available for download from the Newsletters page on the Website. It features news from the January - March period, including: The S2 Construction Challenge, Visits by Authors, New House Badges designed by S1 Pupils, A Snapchat Guide for Parents and much more. ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/04/2015 08:39 AM
Jak's Den Fundraiser
On Friday 27th March, Whitburn Academy held a dress down day to raise money for the charity, Jak's Den. Jaks Den is a charity that was set up in memory of Jak Trueman, a pupil from West Calder High School, who sadly passed away earlier this year.As well as the dress down day, the Charity committee sold cakes, held a raffle, ran a tombola, sold keyrings and set up a slush machine.We raised the fantastic total of £779.65 Well ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/04/2015 08:39 AM
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