Whitburn Academy's annual Christmas Concert took place on Thursday 18th December. A number of parents, carers, family members and guests were treated to fantastic performances by some of the best musical talent the school has to offer including items from the Brass Band, Wind Band, a pipe and drum duet, piano solo, flute solo, flute duet, samba band, guitar duet and guitar group.
We even had a visit from 'The Grinch' and a 'Famous ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 19/12/2014 17:10 PM
Despite the horrendous winter weather, pupils- past and present, parents and friends of Whitburn Academy gathered in the school Assembly Hall on Thursday 11th December to view an exhibition of artwork produced by pupils for their 2014 SQA exams. Design projects at National 5, Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher were on show with work on show including textile, fashion, lighting and graphic design. Expressive work included self-portraiture ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 18/12/2014 17:58 PM
Vine Trust Christmas Fayre
On Saturday 6th December, the Vine Trust Group, who will be participating in the Vine Trust Educational Trip to Tanzania in 2016 held a successful Christmas Fayre. Despite the dreadful weather we were able to raise nearly £700.
Many thanks to those who contributed to the running and organisation of the Fayre ; our librarians Mrs Anderson and Mrs Bell, Miss Richmond and Miss Carson and to Mr Woods for setting up the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 12/12/2014 14:28 PM
4th Place for Basketball Team
On Wednesday 10th December, our basketball team came 4th in the S1/S2 SSP Basketball tournament at St Kent’s Academy. The team played well throughout the tournament and scored a number of great baskets.
Well Done to all the pupils involved in the tournament. ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 11/12/2014 12:52 PM
November 2014 House Points
November's House points have been released and show that Wallace House currently have a massive lead with 8140 points. Bruce are in 2nd place with 5514 points and Douglas have 4800 points.
The Bruce Tutor Group of the Month is 1B1 and Ryan Brown from 1B1 is Pupil of the Month. Visit the Bruce House Achivement page to see the latest scores per tutor group.
The Douglas Tutor Group of the Month is 1D1 and Ben Gordon ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 08/12/2014 10:00 AM
Under 16's Rugby Debut
The Whitburn Academy U16 rugby team (with a some help from Inveralmond) had their first ever 15 a side Scottish Cup match on Friday 5th December against Lasswade High school. They were up against a team filled with club players and put in creditable performance including a try from Callum near the end of the match. Their attitude and resilience were both excellent and whilst they lost they can take a lot of heart from their individual ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 08/12/2014 09:42 AM
Victory for Under 16's team
On Thursday 4th December, the Under 16 football team, made up of S3 and S4 pupils, played against James Young High School under the floodlights on the Astroturf. We won 3-1 after a solid all round performance. Goals from John-James Henderson, Robbie Hardie and James Fisher put us 3-0 up after only 30 minutes and despite James Young scoring just before half time and having a goal chopped off during the 2nd half, we remained in control ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 05/12/2014 11:39 AM
Victory for S1/2 Football Team
On Friday 28th November, the S1/S2 Football team celebrated their 3rd win of the season with a fantastic 6-2 victory over James Young High School. Whitburn took the initiative with an early goal scored direct from a free kick from outside the box that was looped over the wall and into the the top corner at the far side of the goal. Shortly after, the James Young defence struggled to clear the ball and it broke to our ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 04/12/2014 10:17 AM
St Andrews Day Debate
On Moday 1st December, 6 pupils attended the St Andrew’s Day Debate at the Scottish Parliament: Amy, Emma, Taylor, Rebecca, Holly and Anna. This competition involves the pairing of a school pupil with a university student to take part in 3 short-prep debates. Our nominated speaker was Amy, and Emma took part as a judge. This is a prestigious event, with schools from all over Scotland taking part, and the final taking place in the Debating ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 04/12/2014 10:02 AM
Higher Biology Hands on DNA Workshop
On Wednesday 12th November, a group of S5/S6 pupils visited the National Museum of Scotland for a Hands on DNA workshopA Question of Taste: Hands-on DNAAs part of the new cfe Higher Biology course pupils study the evolution of plants and animals. Studies include looking at how modern molecular biology techniques can be used to study the evolution of genes.Pupils spent a whole day at the National Museum of Scotland taking part in a hands-on ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 04/12/2014 09:59 AM
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