Whitburn Academy's Arcade Machine
Two years ago, Whitburn Academy's Computing Science and Design Manufacturing and Graphics (DMG) departments embarked on an exciting joint project - to build an Arcade Machine!
To begin with, we had no idea of how to build one or even where to start, however after many hours and days of research, we made up our initial design and a list of all the parts we would need. The first priority was to find a spare PC and monitor to run ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 27/03/2017 14:52 PM
Vine Trust Fundraising
Vine Trust School Visit to Peru
Santa runs, cake sales, raffles, Community service, cakes sales, Whitburn Christmas Fayre, school tuck-shop, car boot sale*, and did I mention cake sales already? All of these and more have been used by our S4 to S6 pupils to raise money to take 20 pupils and two staff to Peru in the summer holidays of 2018. These pupils also are committed to raising their own fund raising activities through personal ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 15:03 PM
The Whitburn Academy Sports Leaders have had a busy term delivering activities to primary 5 and 6 pupils in our 7 cluster primary schools. The 22 Sports Leaders have received specialist training in Handball and Hockey from Scottish Handball and Scottish Hockey respectively and used their newly acquired skills to coach these sports in the schools prior to the respective festivals. At the festivals the sports leaders undertook a variety ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 14:48 PM
Mitsubishi Pump it Up Challenge
On Thursday 16th March, 2 Engineers came into the school to introduce our S2 pupils to the Pump it Up! Challenge.
The aim for the pupils is to develop and design a use for a heat pump with the exception of a household heating or fridge. As a team they need to produce a short presentation (Pitch) and present it to a panel of judges. Afterwards the judges may ask the team questions about their design.
The teams are encouraged to be creative, ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 14:36 PM
STEM Careers Hive
On 2nd March a group of S2/S3 pupils attended the STEM Careers Hive in Edinburgh. This event showed pupils the vast range of exciting and often unknown opportunities available to those who study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. The pupils took the opportunity to speak with representatives from a variety of businesses and ask questions to discover more about the range of careers and employment opportunities ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 09:23 AM
Spring Concert Series
A number of pupils represented the school in the Spring Concert Series over the weekend of 11th-12th March. The event consisted of a number of musical concerts over the weekend, showcasing the wide range of talent within West Lothian and the many regional ensembles that pupils can be a part of.
Within the 16 ensembles that took part, we had pupils in 7 of them- the most we've ever had! It was great to watch some of the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 21/03/2017 09:34 AM
Scottish Schools Cross Country
On Saturday 4th March, Erin and Summer competed in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association's Annual Cross Country event. Held at Deans Community High School, the girls braved a very foggy and muddy course. Out of a field of 147 girls in their age category, the girls finished 34th and 72nd place respectively - which is really impressive considering they both took a tumble in the mud whilst navigating the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/03/2017 15:36 PM
S1 and S2 Rugby
On 9th March, the S1 and S2 rugby teams played 10 a-side matches against St Kents. They then finished off with a 15v15 game with the teams combined, using the full pitch.
This was the first time that the boys had of playing full pitch and they did extremely well. Conner was chosen as S1 player of the day, whilst Michael was chosen as the S2 player of the day..
Well ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/03/2017 15:36 PM
The BBC Micro bit is a 4 x 5 cm microcomputer which can be programmed to perform a number of different functions: from displaying messages on a small built in LED screen to working as a thermometer,a compass or even making and playing tunes!
The school received a large number of Microbits from the BBC last year and in the last few weeks, some pupils from our S1 and S2 Computing Science classes have been programming them.
The ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/03/2017 15:35 PM
Cash Back 7's
On 17th March, our under 13's 7 a side football team took part in the Cash Back 7 a side football tournament that took place at St Augustine High School in Edinburgh. The boys did well to adapt to the wet and windy conditions and played some nice on the deck football.
Unfortunately, in the first game the opposition scored a last second winner, meaning we lost 3-2, the second game resulted in a 2-1 defeat. ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/03/2017 10:22 AM
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