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BBC Little Painting Challenge

BBC Little Painting Challenge

A big congratulations to S2 pupils Sean, ​Hannah, Charlay, Mark and Kayleigh. Who earlier this month recieved word that they have made the finals of the BBC's little painting challenge.

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Rights Respecting Schools Award

Rights Respecting Schools Award

Whitburn Academy has achieved the Recognition of Commitment for the Rights Respecting School Award.   Our next steps will be for us to work

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War Memorial Banner Renewal


War Memorial Banner Renewal
Over the last few months, four S3 History pupils have taken part in a project to create new banners to be displayed at the local War Memorial.   The project, which is taking place from 2014-2018 to commemorate the one hundred year anniversary of the First World War, with the banners being replaced on the corresponding year and shows notable events from one hundred years ago.  Alexandra, Amy, Natalie and Tommy carried out research of ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 22/05/2015 11:38 AM

Anne Frank Ambassadors


Anne Frank Ambassadors
On 19th and 20th May, seven S2 pupils, who were guides at the Anne Frank exhibition recently held in the school, were selected to become ambassadors for the Anne Frank Trust UK.  They took part in a two day training event at West Lothian College along with students from Broxburn Academy, Armadale Academy and West Calder High School.   They took part in workshops and activities exploring prejudice and discrimination and ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 21/05/2015 08:53 AM

Eco Committee Update


Eco Committee Update
We are currently getting the Eco-team re-established and are setting out an action plan for 2015 - 2016.  Our Green Flag status is reviewed in early 2016 and we want to remain the proud owners of the Green Flag Award and show that we are doing everything we can as a school community to sustain the world that we live in.  We have already started to get the garden looking nice again and have removed the ivy from the music windows. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/05/2015 15:12 PM

Schuh Challenge


Schuh Challenge
S3 pupils taking Art and Design have once again taken part in the West Lothian Schuh Challenge. 20 finalists were selected from the school to have an interview with Schuh staff and 10 went forward into the grand final on the 26th of March at the Howden centre in Livingston. The school put on a fantastic show, presenting a range of imaginative designs inspired by influences ranging from Pink Floyd to motocross bikes. School prizewinners:1st - Tia ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 07/05/2015 14:00 PM

Another Victory for Under 16's


Another Victory for Under 16's
On Friday 1st May, our under 16 football team continued their 100% winning record for this season with a 5-3 win against James Young High School.    It was a hard fought victory, with players unavailable or carrying injuries and the team did well against a good James Young team. The boys got off to a flyer with two early well taken goals by Coulter, however sloppy defending from a corner saw James Young pull one back right on half ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 07/05/2015 13:08 PM

Anne Frank Exhibition Week 2


Anne Frank Exhibition Week 2
In the second week of our Anne Frank programme (27th April - 1st May), we welcomed pupils from out feeder primaries to look at the exhibition and participate in workshops.  Pupils form Polkemett , Croftmalloch , Stoneyburn and Greenrigg primaries  were given the presentation by our S2 guides who then helped them explore the the consequences of unchecked prejudice and racism.  On Wednesday and Thursday S1-S3 classes participated in ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 07/05/2015 13:07 PM

Nursery visits Whitburn Academy


Nursery visits Whitburn Academy
Whitburn Academy has some little visitors on 6th May from the pre school class at Big Bird Nursery in Whitburn.  The children are currently covering the topic of school.  The came down for a tour of the building.  They went to the Science, Home Economics, PE, Art, DMG and Music departments.  They had a lovely time meeting members of staff and getting to try experience different areas of the school. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 07/05/2015 13:07 PM

Silent Auction for Vine Trust


Silent Auction for Vine Trust
On 30th April, a silent auction was held at Whitburn South Church by our Vine Trust Group, who will be participating in the Vine Trust Educational Trip to Tanzania in 2016. This fundraiser, to raise funds for their trip, made a fantastic £865. Many thanks to Helen Jewel-Smith, who organised the event to the people of Whitburn who donated items and supported the event. This week, our group also took delivery of a new Pop up banner, the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 07/05/2015 09:54 AM

Anne Frank Exhibition


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


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

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This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
There will be no assemblies until June, due to the SQA Exams taking place in the assembly hall ...Read More

S4 Work Experience 2015/16 information

S4 Work Experience 2015/16 information
From the change of timetable in June, all S4 pupils (current S3) will be participating in a work and careers course in Personal Development, which culminates in a one week Work Experience placement. ...Read More

Admission Arrangements for Specialist Provision

Admission Arrangements for Specialist Provision
West Lothian Council, Education Services, Admission Arrangements for Specialist Provision 2014 In accordance with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, West Lothian Council consulted ...Read More

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers
The SQA have complied an information sheet with information for employers about the new qualifications introduced over the last few years.    They suggest that school leavers add the links ...Read More

Secondary School Pupil Survey 2015

Secondary School Pupil Survey 2015
Each year, West Lothian Council carries out a pupil satisfaction survey of all secondary pupils. In previous years the response rate to this survey has been very low. All secondary pupils have been ...Read More

Road Safety

Road Safety
With the Lighter Nights coming in, it is important to remember to take care when crossing roads.   Where possible you should try to cross the road at designated crossing points such as ...Read More

Working Together Newsletter

Working Together Newsletter
Thinking about your options for next year?The latest version of the West Lothian Working Together newsletter has been released.  It contains information on The West Lothian jobs market ...Read More

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat
Snapchat is a media-sharing and chat app that is very popular with teenagers. The text, photos and videos you send disappear seconds after they're viewed – you get to decide how long your ...Read More

Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers
The PE Department have signed up to collect Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers for redemption on Sporting Equipment. If any pupil knows anyone who shops at Sainsburys, (e.g. parents or ...Read More

West Lothian Foodbank

West Lothian Foodbank
Would you like to help feed some hungry people who live in West Lothian? Whitburn Academy is now a collection point for the Food Bank which is based in Whitburn. Food Banks rely on the ...Read More

School Bus Fare Price Increase

School Bus Fare Price Increase
From Monday 20th April, there will be a price increase on cash fares and 10 journey tickets on the school buses.   There will be notices on the buses publicising the new fares rates and ...Read More

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online
The sharing of inappropriate images on Social Media is a practice that some young people are becoming involved in. This is done on a number of different forums including Facebook, Instagram and ...Read More

Company B Drama Workshop

Company B Drama Workshop
Firefly Arts are bringing their Company B Drama Workshop to the Regal Theatre in Bathgate.   The Workshops are open to all Young People in S1 and above.   Starting on Tuesday 2nd ...Read More

School Mailing List

School Mailing List
To sign up and receive the latest newsletters issued by the school, please click on the following link and complete the form at the foot of the ...Read More

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust
Whitburn Community Development Trust supports residents in Whitburn East Whitburn and Greenrigg and we currently have a range of services which might be of interest to students and their families ...Read More
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