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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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