Mrs Porteous's October Message
I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to undertake the role as Acting Head Teacher of Whitburn Academy until a permanent successor to Iain Adair has been appointed.
As I write I have just completed my third week at the Academy. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here to date. The young people and staff in the school, whom are a credit to Ian’s Headship and leadership, have been so welcoming and ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 14/10/2016 13:20 PM
Higher Biology PCR Workshop
The day long active workshop at Napier University allowed students to get hands-on experience of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Pupils used modern laboratory techniques, including DNA extraction, PCR, restriction enzyme digestion and gel electrophoresis.
The pupils all said that they had an excellent experience and loved being in a modern lab situation as well as having a much greater understanding of the PCR process. A great experience ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 11/10/2016 12:06 PM
The Eco Club meet every Tuesday lunch-time to improve levels of curricular involvement within the Eco Garden; to encourage cycling to school and to reducing waste through increased mixed recycling.
We are also looking for "Eco Helpers" to maintain an ever growing Eco Garden. If you are retired or have some spare-time to help in the Eco Garden it would be great hear from you.
Posted by: admin | 11/10/2016 09:23 AM
Pupil Council Meetings
The newly elected Pupil Councils have begun meeting and will decide on their plan of action for the coming year. Members are excited to engaging with the Leadership Teams and other bodies in the school to make a positive difference to Whitburn Academy.
Gregor Phillips, S5, has been chosen by members to be the President of the Senior Pupil Council and will chair future meetings with the support of S6 pupil, Katelyn McIvor. Dawn Farrer, S1, was ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 11/10/2016 09:18 AM
Engage in Science
On 28th September, A group of S2 pupils attended the Engage in Science workshop run by Napier University. The aim of the the workshop was to improve engagement in Science.
The Workshop involved the pupils undertaking a forensic investigation into the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.
A thoroughly interesting and exciting experience was had by all the pupils involved and made the group think about future careers in ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 11/10/2016 09:06 AM
Cross Country Success
On Wednesday 5th October, Miss Laing, Miss Buchanan and student teacher Miss Grant took 30 keen young athletes from across all year groups represented our school in the annual West Lothian Schools Cross Country event.
Overall, the event was a huge success, with Summer and Erin taking home Gold and Silver respectively in the S1 Girls event! Rebecca (S1 Girls) and Steven (S1 Boys) also managed to finish in the top 10 of their ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 10/10/2016 10:24 AM
Ambition Hairdressing Course
Since August, 11 pupils have been involved in a Hairdressing Course.
The course, held in Whitburn Academy's own Hairdressing Salon,is being delivered by the Ambition Centre for Training. Pupils who successfully complete the course will achieve a N5 Hairdressing Award.
Our photograph shows the pupils hard at work in the Salon on 6th October.
Posted by: admin | 10/10/2016 10:14 AM
Since August, a group of 9 pupils have been involved in 'The Larder' course. The course is designed to increase self-esteem and confidence, aspiration, self-reliance, communication skills and enhance employability through building relationships with employers and further education providers in the hospitality sector.
All students completing the course will be awarded the WL employability award at SCQF at minimum level 5. ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 10/10/2016 10:03 AM
The Great Whitburn Academy Bake Off
Over the last couple of weeks, the Home Economics Department have been holding their own version of the Bake Off, 'The Great Whitburn Academy Bake Off!'
The first round took place on the 29th September with 6 S4 girls and Mr Scobie taking part in a technical challenge. This challenge involved all the bakers using the same recipe and they were judged on the taste, texture and appearance of their bake. The Star ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 06/10/2016 15:00 PM
Victory for Under 13 and 15 teams
On 29th September, the Under 13's football team played their first game of the season against Bathgate Academy. The game, played away at Bathgate, ended with a fantastic 6-2 victory for Whitburn thanks to doubles from Josh C and Ryan with Josh D and Mackenzie also adding to the total.
At the same time, the Under 15 team were playing at Home, also against Bathgate and secured a fantastic 5-0 victory with a double from Josh as ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 04/10/2016 10:55 AM
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