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Help Week at Whitburn Academy

Help Week at Whitburn Academy

As is traditional at Whitburn Academy, over the last few days of term before the Christmas Holidays, we are holding our Annual Charity Fundraiser, Help Week.   This year, our chosen

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Help Week at Whitburn Academy

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Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre

The Christmas Help Week Fair was a great success on Friday 19th December.  S4 & 5 PD students, Charity and Prom Committee and the DMG

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Christmas Concert


Christmas Concert
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

Art Exhibition


Art Exhibition
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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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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This Week's Assemblies

This Week's Assemblies
There are no Assemblies for week beginning Monday 22nd December, they will return on week beginning Monday 12th January:   ...Read More

Whitburn Academy New Email Address

Whitburn Academy New Email Address
Please Note that from Monday 15th December, there is a new email address for Whitburn Academy.   Our email address is now enquiries@whitburnacademy.org .   Also note that staff ...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

Archive Footage

Archive Footage
We have recently found a large amount of Archive Footage of Whitburn Academy on VHS tape from 1987 through to 2008.  The footage is from a number of Concerts, school shows, sports days and some ...Read More

Admission Arrangements For Specialist Provision 2014

Admission Arrangements For Specialist Provision 2014
West Lothian Council’s Education Executive authorised, at its meeting on 11 November 2014, West Lothian Council’s Education Services to commence statutory consultation on the adoption of ...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

PE Kit Policy

PE Kit Policy
Below is a copy of a Letter Issued by the PE Department regarding PE Kit.   The letter in its original format can be found on the Letters page of the website. Whitburn AcademyShanks ...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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