Climbing Academy Trip
On Thursday 23rd June, Mrs Whyte and Miss Fowler had the pleasure of accompanying a group of pupils to the Glasgow Climbing Academy for their positive rewards trip. The group began with a game of Ninja and Squeeze to warm up. This was followed by instruction on climbing techniques used to tackle a series of different challenges on the climbing wall. Some pupils even set themselves their own challenge by relying on the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 24/06/2016 13:55 PM
Congratulations to the Pupils and Staff from Wallace House, who are House Champions of Whitburn Academy for Session 2015-16. Over the course of the year, Wallace House pupils have amassed a massive 16340 points, which works out at an average of 59 points per pupil.
Head Boy (and Wallace pupil) Craig McDowall picked up the House Championship trophy on behalf of Wallace House at the annual Prizegiving on Wednesday 22nd June. ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 23/06/2016 15:52 PM
The final house point totals for Session 2015-16 are in and show that Wallace House have not only held on to top spot once again with an average of 59 points per pupil, but are also House Champions! Congratulations to all the Pupils and Staff from Wallace House on this fantastic achievement! Points are awarded for a variety of reasons including excellent work and attitude, taking part in extra curricular ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 23/06/2016 15:43 PM
Mitsubishi Challenge Final
On 13th June, 4 of our S3 pupils - Mia, Riley, Walter and Chloe took part in the West Lothian Mitsubishi Challenge Final.
Pupils made it to the final after a rigorous selection process, beating hundreds of other pupils from around the authority to make it to that stage.
The competition was really tough and our pupils were among the youngest there; however, they gave a really confident presentation on their design for a ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 23/06/2016 15:24 PM
Higher Geography Soil Profiles
Over the past few weeks, Higher Geographer's have been investigating the formation of different types of soils for their Biosphere unit. They have been busy annotating soil profiles and teaching each other what they have learned. They have also created edible soil profiles to demonstrate how their soil is formed and the main characteristics of it. And the best part of it all, eating the sweets afterwards!
Some ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 20/06/2016 15:19 PM
P7 Transition Days
From 14th - 17th June, around 160 Primary 7 pupils from Croftmalloch, Fala Hill, Greenrigg, Longridge, Polkemmet, Stoneyburn and Whitdale Primary Schools visited the Academy for their transition days. The transition days give the pupils a taster of what it is like at High School and allow them to visit some of their new subjects and meet some of their new teachers.
On Tuesday the pupils spent most of the day doing some ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 17/06/2016 12:18 PM
S6 University Open Day Visit
On Monday 13th June, our new S6 pupils went to Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh to attend one of their Higher education days.
Higher education days have been taking place at Heriot-Watt over a fortnight in June, when they invite a number of schools to bring their new S6 pupils onto campus for a day. The day's activities inspire pupils to consider higher education as an option and to motivate them to work hard and get the ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 17/06/2016 11:09 AM
Sports Festival 2016
On Friday 3rd June, Whitburn Academy held its annual Sports Festival. Held in glorious sunshine out on the Sports field and back playground, pupils from S1-S4 took part in a number of events including 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m sprints, the shot putt, javelin, high jump and long jump. The School Band entertained the crowd with a number of tunes including the chart hit 'Seven Years' by Lukas Graham, the art ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 06/06/2016 16:33 PM
Thursday 26th May 2016 saw the first Whitburn Academy Rugby Players Awards Lunch. All S1/2 who have represented the school at rugby this year were invited to vote in various categories for their team mates. Mr Cameron (Head of Education Services) attended and presented the awards to the winning players. The awards were closed with a speech from squad captain, Lewis summing up the year and wishing the S1's all the best as ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 30/05/2016 09:04 AM
S1/S2 Handball Success!
Massive congratulations to our S1/S2 handball team who have won the S1/S2 West Lothian SSP tournament. After two tournament qualifiers Whitburn reached the finals along with Linlithgow, St Margaret's and Inveralmond. Undefeated in the round robin tournament set up a final showdown against St Margaret's with Whitburn eventually winning 2-1. Well done to all the boys involved (Josh, Jordan, Connor, Dylan, ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 26/05/2016 11:09 AM
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