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More Handball Success

More Handball Success

Congratulations to our 3rd and 4th year Handball team who have qualified for the West Lothian SSP Handball Final. Playing some excellent handball in their brand new strips and scoring goals for

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S2 Science Centre Trip

S2 Science Centre Trip

On Wednesday 18th February, 45 of our S2 pupils attended a trip to Glasgow Science Centre. The purpose of the trip was to allow the pupils to see

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Another Visit by Author Kirkland Ciccone


Another Visit by Author Kirkland Ciccone
On Thursday 12th February, the author Kirkland Ciccone made a return visit to Whitburn Academy to speak to a group of S2 pupils. Kirkland talked to the pupils about events in his life and the books that inspired him to start reading and writing books. He also talked about his debut novel, Conjuring The Infinite, which won North Lanarkshire’s Catalyst Book Award 2014 and his recently released second book, Endless Empress.His visit was ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/02/2015 10:04 AM

Handball Finals


Handball Finals
Congratulations to our senior handball team who qualified for the Scottish Schools Handball Championship Finals. The finals took place at Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell on Friday 6th February, with the team looking to build on their previous handball success. The team did extremely well to even get to the finals, coming runner up in the West Lothian competition and then winning the East of Scotland tournament to qualify. Led by ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 19/02/2015 09:51 AM

Answer House Cheque Handover


Answer House Cheque Handover
On 29th January, a cheque for £995.08 was presented to Mr Cook from Answer House.   Answer House is a local charity that provides support and activities for people suffering from dementia.   The charity was chosen by S6 pupils to receive a share of the proceeds from Whitburn Academy's annual charity fundraiser, Help Week. For more information on Answer House, visit: http://www.answer-project.com/ ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 12/02/2015 16:09 PM

S2 Construction Challenge Victory


S2 Construction Challenge Victory
  Over the past few months 10 of our S2 pupils have been competing in the Construction and Built Environment Challenge 'CABEC' against many schools across Edinburgh and the Lothians and have successfully won 1st place in the final on Thursday 15th January 2015!      The pupils were exceptionally well behaved and represented Whitburn Academy with the highest of dignity and respect, and were not deterred when one ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 12/02/2015 16:09 PM

Go For Set


Go For Set
On Wednesday 14th January, the S2 GoForSet group visited the Glenmorangie Bottling Centre in Livingston. They were given a guided tour of the building to learn about some of the processes and practices in place to avoid, reduce and control pollutants or waste resulting from our operations.   The group also visited the Hillcroft Hotel in Whitburn, for research for our go4SET project, which is to design an ECO ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 12/02/2015 16:02 PM

Holocaust Memorial Day


Holocaust Memorial Day
On Tuesday 27th January, twelve S4 pupils attended West Lothian Council’s event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at Howden Park Centre.  2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the 20th anniversary of the Genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia.  The event included readings about those affected by the Holocaust, the screening of a feature film on a survivor’s story and contributions from West ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 30/01/2015 10:27 AM

Midnight Marathon


Midnight Marathon
Whitburn Academy's Midnight Sports Marathon was a great success on Monday 22nd of December 2014. The pupils managed to raise £839.25 which will go towards transport to sporting competitions, extra-curricular clubs and getting new equipment and strips for the pupils. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 19/01/2015 09:45 AM

S2 Interdisciplinary Learning Project


S2 Interdisciplinary Learning Project
During December, every pupil in S2 took part in a Christmas Interdisciplinary Learning project involving the Art, DMG and Home Economics Departments.   Each pupil designed and made a personalised box of chocolates. Pupils have gained a vast amount of knowledge that is invaluable to them and through a real life production line have demonstrating relevant skills for life, learning and work. If it wasn’t for the hard work of the pupils ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 14/01/2015 15:45 PM

Winter 2014 Newsletter


Winter 2014 Newsletter
Whitburn Academy's Winter Newsletter is now availible for download from the newsletters page of the Website and contains news of all our successes and achievements over November and December. Click on the following link to go to the Newsletters page it.   Newsletters ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 08/01/2015 10:40 AM

Welcome Back


Welcome Back
Whitburn Academy has reopened following the Christmas Holidays, we'd like to wish all Pupils, Staff, Parents, Carers and Visitors a Happy and Prosperous 2015.   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.   Pupils sitting Prelims and Exams this year are reminded that there is Study Support and Twilight classes available to help ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 08/01/2015 10:40 AM

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This Week's Assemblies

This Week's Assemblies
Assemblies for the week beginning 2nd March are led by the House Teams and are as follows: Tuesday: Douglas Wednesday: Wallace Thursday: Bruce ...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

Stoneyburn School Bus Changes

Stoneyburn School Bus Changes
We have been advised by West Lothian Council that there will be road closures in the Stoneyburn area over the next six weeks. The main street in Stoneyburn will be closed in two sections, the first ...Read More

Easter Active Fun, Active Feet Programme

Easter Active Fun, Active Feet Programme
During the Easter Holidays, the 2015 Easter Active Fun Active Feet Holiday programme run by Active Schools will be held in Whitburn Academy on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th April (9am-2.30pm) for ...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

Whitburn Academy Enterprises

Whitburn Academy Enterprises
The Whitburn Academy Enterprise Committee is a business committee set up and run by pupils in the school.   The group are involved in the running of the Pitstop Café, which is located ...Read More

School immunisation programme

School immunisation programme
School immunisation programme Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout ...Read More

Norovirus Information

Norovirus Information
What to do if you catch norovirus Keep it to yourself.Staying at home and keeping your hands clean can help avoid spreading norovirus to others. You can still be infectious up to 48 hours after your ...Read More

Whitburn Academy Winter Ready

Whitburn Academy Winter Ready
In the event on an enforced School Closure due to bad weather conditions, Whitburn Academy is ready.   Whilst we will endeavour to keep the school open during bad weather, this will not ...Read More

West Lothian Winter Ready

West Lothian Winter Ready
West Lothian Council has launched its public information campaign Winter Ready West Lothian 2014/15.  The campaign highlights the council's preparations for possible severe weather and ...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

S6 Study Supporters

S6 Study Supporters
New this year! Want to speak to someone who has just been through the exam system? Or maybe you just want to sit and study alongside a member of our S6 who could help you in a certain subject. If ...Read More

Twilight Classes

Twilight Classes
Twilight classes for pupils taking National 4, National 5, Higher or Advanced Highers start on week beginning Monday 22nd September. Please take advantage of as many opportunities as possible. ...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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