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S2 Construction Challenge

S2 Construction Challenge

The Design Manufacture and Graphics (DMG) department entered 10 S2 pupils into the Construction and Built Environment Challenge ‘CABEC’ on the 13th November 2014, and successfully won

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S2 Construction Challenge

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Drumming Success for Reed

Drumming Success for Reed

Fourth year pupil Reed Cameron recently achieved fantastic success at the World Solo Drumming Championships held in Glasgow.  Reed, a drummer

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World War 1 Commemoration Soundtrack


World War 1 Commemoration Soundtrack
Sixth year student and Head Boy, David Mark has recently taken part in recording the soundtrack for a World War I commemoration in Glasgow. Glasgow City Council enlisted The Projection Studio to commemorate the centenary of the First World War through a giant mapped video projection show on the City Chambers and David, along with a piper from the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, played a selection of military tunes for the sound track. The ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/11/2014 08:58 AM

Geography Awareness Week


Geography Awareness Week
During week beginning 17th November the school will be participating in a Geography World Record which involves using a GIS (Geographical Information System).  Pupils will be using their mobile devices with the school’s new WIFI to enter their views about their local area.  Whitburn Academy pupils and staff will be participating along with more than 30,000 other pupils from across the globe.  Once data is entered, the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/11/2014 08:30 AM

S5/S6 Handball Success


S5/S6 Handball Success
On Friday 14th November, our S5/S6 Handball team finished 1st in the Scottish Schools Regional Handball Qualifiers.  The team topped their group with outstanding wins against Beath High School, Deans Community High School and Linlithgow Academy.   The team have now successfully qualified for the Scottish Schools Championships which take place in the coming months.   Well Done and Congratulations to all the team. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 18/11/2014 09:25 AM

Children In Need


Children In Need
On Friday 14th November, the Charity Committee organised a non-uniform day to raise funds for Children in Need.   Pupils and Staff paid £1 to wear what ever clothes they wanted, whilst at break time, they organised a cake sale, facepainting, nail painting and a guess who the Teacher was from their baby photo competition.   We raised the fantastic total of £743.54.   Thank you to all staff and pupils who helped to ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 18/11/2014 09:11 AM

Kids Literary Quiz


Kids Literary Quiz
On Tuesday 11th November 8 pupils from S1 and S2 attended the 2014 Kids Literary Quiz which is all about reading and having fun.  The pupils did extremely well and came away with new books and book vouchers to spend.  As you will see from the photos a lot of work went into reading a lot for the quiz which tests knowledge of all different types of books and the hard work paid off with some excellent scoring rounds. Well done ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 14/11/2014 13:41 PM

Autumn 2014 Newsletter


Autumn 2014 Newsletter
Whitburn Academy's Autumn Newsletter has been released.   The Newsletter features: Best Ever Exam Results for Whitburn Academy Head Boy / Girl, Deputy Head Boy / Girl and House Captains named Pupil Council Elections Blair Drummond Visit Write-on Conference S1 / S2 Handball and Football team latest and much much more. Click on the link below to download a copy. Download Newsletter ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 12/11/2014 10:55 AM

Successful Pupil


Successful Pupil
One successful Media pupil has been accepted onto the prestigious BFI Film Academy course. Nathan Pearson (5W2) applied for the course following a presentation from the BFI in the N5/Higher Media class. He was subsequently accepted – no mean feat, with hundreds of pupils applying from across the country, and only a very limited number of spaces. Nathan will participate on the course every weekend – each Saturday and some Sundays ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 11/11/2014 10:36 AM

Head Teacher Awards


Head Teacher Awards
The achievement of S5 and S6 pupils who took part in the recent  Mock Court Case project was recognised on Monday 3rd November when Mr Adair presented them with Head Teacher awards.  The pupils are : Rachel Simpson Erin Gardner Young Elle Coulter Nicole Clarkson Amy Skinner Lucy Higgins Morgan Heggie Kamern Brown Dylan McConnell Greer Isla Armour Stephanie McMullan ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 06/11/2014 12:49 PM

Dyson Engineering Challenge


Dyson Engineering Challenge
During week beginning 3rd November, pupils in  S2 and S3 successfully completed the Dyson Engineering challenge. Working in teams of “mini engineers” the pupils used their problem solving skills to work out how to and then dissect and re-construct the Dyson and its attachments. Pupils looked into the products properties, mechanisms and design factors in order to determine its success. As a result of the session pupils have ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 05/11/2014 10:05 AM

Pupil Council Election Results


Pupil Council Election Results
The Whitburn Academy Student Council election on Thursday 16th October 2014 were a resounding success.  Overall voter turnout was 47% where students voted in their own time (before and after school and at break and lunch) to vote using the STV voting system.  The results are in and and two committees have been set up a junior (S1-S3) and senior (S4-S6) with 12 students in each. Pupils elected are: Junior Committee S1 Boys: Cameron ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 05/11/2014 09:32 AM

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Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland
COME ALONG TO THE LIBRARY & HELP CELEBRATE   BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND MONDAY 24TH – SUN 30TH NOV     There will be COMPETITIONS & PRIZES & the chance to BUY BOOKS ...Read More

This Week's Assemblies

This Week's Assemblies
Assemblies for week beginning Monday 24th November will be led by the Science Department and are as follows: Tuesday – Douglas Wednesday – Wallace Thursday - Bruce Friday - Additional ...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

Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre
Whitburn Academy Christmas Craft Fayre Saturday 6th December 2014 10.30am to 12.30pm ( Free entry) Tables available for £10 ; Contact the school office 01501 740675   email ...Read More

Midnight Football League

Midnight Football League
Interested in playing 5 a side football for free?   Are you aged 12-17?   The Bank of Scotland Midnight league is running at a venue near you.   It is organised and run ...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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