On 25th August, Mrs Whyte's S2 Social Studies class had a visit from Sam Whyte of UNICEF. The class have been learning about human rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the visit from Sam provided a valuable insight into both topics. She was able to share information on her work with UNICEF and links with Government policy makers with a focus on asylum seekers ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 30/08/2016 10:09 AM
Whitburn Academy has reopened following the Summer Holidays, we'd like to welcome back all our returning Pupils and Staff as well as our New S1 Pupils and new members of Staff.
Keep checking the website for regular updates of all the latest news stories, the calendar and information on any forthcoming events.
Posted by: admin | 23/08/2016 16:07 PM
Mr Adair's Summer Message
Dear Parent / Carer
I am very pleased to be writing to you once again – there is much to look back on and to celebrate, as well as exciting opportunities to come in the new session.
We have just had our very successful Positive Rewards days, with students choosing whether to go climbing in Glasgow, or to head to the theme parks of either Alton Towers or Blackpool. As I write, we are in the middle of our final week, with the three ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 30/06/2016 10:33 AM
Whitburn Academy's Summer Newsletter is now available for download from Newsletters page of the website. The newsletter is packed full of news and photographs of the many events that have taken place in the school since the Easter Holidays.
News from this edition of the Newsletter includes:
the S1 Celts and Romans project
our S1/S2 Handball Champions
a list of our prize winners
news from the BBC ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 30/06/2016 10:21 AM
Arcade Machine Progress
Over the past year, the Computing Science and Design, Manufacture and Graphics (DMG) departments have been working on the interdisciplinary project of creating an arcade machine. The project has come on leaps and bounds in the last few weeks, with the design of the casing completed and Mrs Brown cutting the side panels. Mr Hawthorn has also been working on converting games to work off the joystick and controls, making some games ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 16:28 PM
Music Corridor Mural
Over the last few years on the end of term activity weeks, the art department and groups of pupils have been working on creating a mural depicting major events, people and art from the prehistoric age right through to today. This year has been no exception as the pupils have continued to add to what is already an eyecatching piece of work. Over 25 pupils have spent the final 3 days of term adding to the mural, which stretches the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 16:08 PM
S6 Induction day
On Tuesday 21st June, S6 Students took part in a induction programme focussing on the the school skills; Communication, Organisation, Problem Solving, Creativity and Team Work.
The students worked together as teams to complete challenges and tasks to prepare them for the new challenges they will face as S6 leaders.
Photographs from the event can be found in our Image Gallery
Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 13:40 PM
On Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June, a group of pupils worked with Mrs Woods to decorate and paint stones. The pupils worked hard over the 2 days and their efforts really paid off with some fantastic looking stones for them to take home with them.
Posted by: admin | 29/06/2016 13:26 PM
National Museum of Scotland Trip
On Monday 27th June, a group of pupils and staff visited the National Museum of Scotland as part of Whitburn Academy's Activities week. The pupils all had a great day out and were a credit to the school with their excellent behaviour. Some photos from the visit can be found on our Image Gallery
Posted by: admin | 28/06/2016 20:26 PM
S6 Interview Workshop
On Monday 20th June, Students in S6 completed a workshop reflecting on employability skills with local employers, training providers and Skills development Scotland following by 1 to 1 interviews with the employment specialists. The school would like to give special thanks to HMRC, Sky Television, Skills Development Scotland, BLES training and all the school staff that helped make this day invaluable to the students involved.
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Posted by: admin | 28/06/2016 20:15 PM
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