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
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
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
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
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
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
S1 / S2 Handball and Football team latest and much much more.
Click on the link below to download a copy.
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Posted by: admin | 12/11/2014 10:55 AM
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
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 :
Erin Gardner Young
Dylan McConnell Greer
Stephanie McMullan ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 06/11/2014 12:49 PM
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
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:
S1 Boys: Cameron ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 05/11/2014 09:32 AM
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