Pupil Council Election Results
Following the Pupil Council Elections, the following pupils have been elected to the Junior and Senior Pupil Councils:
Junior Pupil Council
S1: John Strachan, Lachlan Kenney, Erin Cruickshank, Dawn Farrer
S2: Josh Roy, Lewis Galloway, Alyssa Hilditch, Kayley Sutherland
S3: Ewan Shaw, Melissa McMullan, Mia Lewington
Senior Pupil Council
S4: Leona McKenzie, Megan Watt, Scott Gilchrist
S5: Samira Mir, Bethany McCormack, Gregor ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 16:04 PM
Pupil Council Elections
On 15th September, the pupils of Whitburn Academy voted in the Pupil Council Elections.
The Pupil council is split into 2 groups, the Junior Council for pupils in S1-S3 and the Senior Council for pupils in S4-S6. Both Councils meet on a regular basis to dicuss any issues raised by their peers and to get feedback on comments raised at previous meetings.
Voting was held in the Assembly Hall before school,during breaktime, ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 15:55 PM
S4 Geography Field Trip
S4 Geography pupils recently went on an excursion to Edinburgh to collect data on residential areas and the Central Business District (CBD) of a city. They completed numerous fieldwork techniques to gather the data and this will then be analysed back in the classroom. Pupils will now undertake similar studies in Whitburn and will use the results of these to decide their Assignment titles in the coming weeks.
Pupils ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 15:49 PM
S4 Geography Information Collection
On 21st September, S4 Geography pupils were collecting information in Whitburn town centre. They monitored traffic, litter, noise, pedestrians and completed questionnaires to assist them in choosing a title for their Assignments. Thanks to the kindness shown by local people, the pupils were able to complete the questionnaires quickly and found it a much easier experience than in Edinburgh last week.
Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 15:49 PM
School Sport Silver Award
Congratulations to all the Pupils and Staff connected to the PE department, who have earned the sportscotland Silver School Sport Award for session 2016-17.
The sportscotland School Sport Award is a national, Lottery funded initiative designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education (PE) and school sport opportunities. The sportscotland School Sport Award:
Encourages schools to self reflect and ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 22/09/2016 15:10 PM
S1-S3 Handball 'Come and Try'
On Wednesday 14th September, 9 girls in S1-S3 took part in the Handball 'Come and Try' event at Bathgate Academy. The girls had a fantastic time and the staff were very impressed with the effort and attitude shown.
Posted by: admin | 20/09/2016 15:01 PM
S1-S3 Rugby 'Come and Try'
On Friday 2nd September, 8 or our S1-S3 Girls Rugby team attended a 'Come and Try' afternoon organised by the West Lothian Schools Sport Partnership at Linlithgow Rugby Club. All the Girls had a great time and would encourage others to take up Rugby as a sport.
For any pupils who are interested in playing rugby, Whitburn Academy offers Rugby as an Extra Curricular Activity. It takes place from 3.30pm until 4.30pm on ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/09/2016 12:04 PM
Boys Rugby 'Come and Try' Afternoon
On Friday 2nd September, 9 or our S1 boys attended a Rugby 'Come and Try' afternoon organised by the West Lothian Schools Sport Partnership at Linlithgow Rugby Club. All the Boys had a great time and would encourage others to take up Rugby as a sport.
For any pupils who are interested in playing rugby, Whitburn Academy offers Rugby as an Extra Curricular Activity. It takes place from 3.30pm until 4.30pm on Tuesday ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/09/2016 12:01 PM
UK School Games
Well Done to S6 pupil, Ross Neally, who took part in the UK school games, which were held at Loughborough University in England from 1st - 4th September. Ross swam in the 100 metre breaststroke and 100m breaststroke races for the South and East of Scotland team, managing to complete his swim in 1 minute, 9.7 seconds.
Ross said of this experience that, "It was a fantastic experience, it was a bit like the Olympics with all the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 09/09/2016 13:50 PM
Route Climbing Champion
Congratulations to Hannah, one of our new S1 pupils, who took part in the National Route Climbing Championships at the Climbing Centre in Ratho, Edinburgh on 3rd September. We are very proud to announce that Hannah became Scottish Climbing Champion for Route Climbing at Youth 'D' (10 - 11 year olds) level. Well Done Hannah!
Hannah has been Route Climbing for only 3 years and she would reccomend it as a hobby ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 09/09/2016 13:38 PM
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