Cupcake and Candyfloss Sale
In the Personal Development course this group organised a ‘Halloween Cupcake and Candyfloss Sale’ on the 30th of October 2015. Abbie, Dillon, Megan and Luke baked their cakes on the 28th and 29th of October to make sure they were ready for the 30th. Once all cakes and candyfloss were sold the group managed to raise £91 for both Cancer Research UK and Alzheimers Scotland.
Posted by: admin | 27/11/2015 13:21 PM
S2 Go4Set Challenge Update
On Tuesday 24th November, the S2 go4SET group met for the first time to discuss the project that they would be undertaking in the next few months.
The pupils involved in the project held a brain storming session as suggested to them by the group's Industry Mentor Tam Taylor of Glenmorangie. The Group have now came up with some key action points to go forward with before their next meeting.
Posted by: admin | 25/11/2015 14:37 PM
S2 Go4Set Challenge
On Wednesday 18th November, six S2 pupils attended the Go4Set challenge at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Go4Set is a project that links S2 pupils with Employers and Universities to offer a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) project over the course of a few months.
The pupils took part in a series of team building exercises, including the Balloon Chair Challenge, where they had to design their ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 18/11/2015 16:38 PM
Stellar Award Winner
Congratulations to S6 Pupil, Nathan Pearson, who was a winner at the annual Stellar Awards on Friday 13th November.
Nathan won top prize for his category, for his tremendous dedication to developing his skills as a film-maker over the past year, both in and out of school, including taking it upon himself to successfully apply for the BFI Film Academy Course in Edinburgh. Nathan has also participated in the film 'Scanners' ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 17/11/2015 09:44 AM
Children in Need Total
On Friday 13th November, the Charity Committee and a number of S6 Pupils, organised a fundraiser for Children in Need.
Friday was a non-uniform day, where Pupils and Staff paid £1 if they weren't wearing uniform. The pupils also set up and ran a number of stalls in the Foyer at breaktime including: a bake sale, Tombola, Guess Pudsey's birthday, Face paints, How many sweeties in the Jar, nail painting and pin ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 17/11/2015 09:22 AM
Senior Handball Team Victory
Led by the unstoppable Chris White, our senior handball team won their second tournament in a row to qualify for the West Lothian Finals. With four wins from four games against Linlithgow Academy and St Kent's over the two tournaments, Whitburn go top of the group and into the final next month. Congratulations to the players involved...Chris White, John-James Henderson, Spencer Gallacher, Steven Smillie, Finlay Chilton and ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 16/11/2015 16:36 PM
Poppy Appeal and Remembrance
During the week beginning 9th November, a group of 6 senior pupils, have been visiting Tutor Classes to sell poppies. The total amount raised over the week has still to be confirmed, however the pupils and staff of Whitburn Academy have been generous in their giving towards the fantastic work done by the Scottish Poppy Appeal.
During House assemblies held during the past week, 3 pupils from S4/S5 have been presenting to their ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 12/11/2015 16:42 PM
Rector's Awards for Leadership
On Tuesday the 10th of November, two S3 pupils, Shannon Young and Chloe Fisher, received Head Teacher awards for showing excellent leadership skills all term.
They have been part of Whitburn Academy's School of Rugby Programme since the start of S1 and this year have been delivering coaching sessions with the S1 and S2 pupils as well as proving invaluable support for staff and their fellow players.
Well done to ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 12/11/2015 12:49 PM
Another Win for the Under 14's
Whitburn boys win battle of the burn's
Another hard fought victory for the boys saw them come out 7-5 winners in a crazy game at Albyn Park on Friday 6th November. Racing into a two goal lead courtesy of Redmond and Gourlay the game was quickly swung on it's head with Broxburn taking a 3-2 lead. However, a strong second half comeback with some excellent finishes saw the boys race ahead 7-3. Broxburn reduced the deficit to 7-5 but ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 09/11/2015 12:09 PM
Arcade Club update
Since our last update, more progress has been made with the design and build of the Arcade Machine by the Computing and DMG departments.
Mrs Brown and the DMG department have cut the hardwood panel to hold the joystick and control buttons and a test version of the Perspex overlay.
Meanwhile in Computing, Mr Hawthorn, our IT/AV technician has fitted the control buttons and joystick for player 1 and along with some pupils, has tested ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 06/11/2015 13:38 PM
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