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Mitsubishi Challenge

Mitsubishi Challenge

In S2 Masterclass all pupils took part in the annual Mitsubishi challenge.  Pupils have about 7 periods to come up with an idea, a design and a presentation of another use for a

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Mitsubishi Challenge

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Boxing Champion

Boxing Champion

Congratulations to S4 Pupil, Reece Lynch, who became Boxing's UK champion for his age group during the Easter Holidays.   Reece, who

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Under 18 National Cup Final


Under 18 National Cup Final
The Football Under 18 National Cup Final is a competition that is played between counties and regions.   This means  that the best players from that area make up the squad.  West Lothian have reached the final and will be playing agains Edinburgh and the Lothians.   John-James Henderson and Jake McCreadie, 2 of our S6 pupils have been part of this excellent run, with John-James as captain. The Cup Final ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/04/2017 11:36 AM

Spring Newsletter


Spring Newsletter
Whitburn Academy's Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available for download from the Newsletters page of the website.   It's 32 pages are jam packed with news from the school from January to March. Featured Stories include: A report on the YPI Final Whitburn Academy's Fundraising efforts over the past few months The completion of Whitburn Academy's Arcade Machine The school's efforts to gain Level 1 ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 31/03/2017 12:00 PM

Spring Clean 2017


Spring Clean 2017
Whitburn Academy joined forces with Whitdale Primary to help remove litter in Whitburn, last Thursday afternoon (30 March). Thanks to West Lothian’s Spring Clean campaign, the pupils were provided with litter-pickers, bags and high-viz bibs by the Environmental Wardens, so that they could make a big difference (as well as a presence!) in collecting litter in the nooks and crannies surrounding West Main Street. Together, this efficient ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 31/03/2017 09:37 AM

Easter Door Challenge 2017


Easter Door Challenge 2017
Easter Door Challenge Over the last week of term, Tutor classes across the school have been decorating their classroom doors for Easter.    Pupils from all year groups along with their Tutor Teachers have been working hard to try and create the best design. The classes were competing to win an Easter Basket full of goodies and as you can imagine, the competition was hotly contested!  On 30th March, Miss Loudon ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 31/03/2017 09:23 AM

YPI Final


YPI Final
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an innovative way to financially support local, grassroots charities while engaging young people in a hands-on active citizenship experience.​ On 5th January, all S3 pupils took part in a launch event that was the start of a 12 week project, that took place within their English class.  During this time, the pupils worked in small groups, researching their chosen charity and creating ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 30/03/2017 15:39 PM

Whitburn Academy Fundraising


Whitburn Academy Fundraising
Throughout the year, the charity committee which consists of 30 pupils from S1, S5 and S6 has been working hard to organise events such as bake sales, coffee mornings and a bingo night to raise money for a range of charities. This year we decided to support Jak’s Den, Children in Need, UNICEF, Macmillan and West Lothian Foodbank with a grand total of £3394.80 raised between ourselves, the S4 and S5 Personal Development Classes, Non ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 30/03/2017 10:39 AM

Whitburn Academy's Arcade Machine


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

S1 Netball Group Win


S1 Netball Group Win
On 24th March, our S1 Netball team took part in the West Lothian School Sports Netball Tournament.   Some excellent passing moves by the Girls saw them win their 4 games and top their group in the round robin competition: 8-0, 5-2, 6-0 and 7-4!   Lucy was picked as the Coach's player of the day. Well Done to all the girls who took part in the competition. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 27/03/2017 14:43 PM

Vine Trust Fundraising


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

RRS Assessment


RRS Assessment
Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens. 1.5 million children in the UK go to a Rights Respecting School and more than 4,000 schools up and ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 14:49 PM

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Holiday Weekend

Holiday Weekend
Whitburn Academy will be closed on Monday 1st May for the Mayday Bank Holiday.   We will reopen as normal on Tuesday 2nd May.   Have a good holiday weekend! ...Read More

In Service Day

In Service Day
Whitburn Academy will be closed on Thursday 4th May for pupils (except those with an SQA exam on this day) for an In Service Day.   We will reopen as normal on Friday 5th May. ...Read More

This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
There will be no assemblies until week beginning 5th June due to the SQA exams taking place in the Assembly Hall.   The Break and Lunchtime Cinema, which is normally held in the hall, will ...Read More

Live.ly and Musical.ly streaming apps

Live.ly and Musical.ly streaming apps
Advice regarding use of Live.ly and Musical.ly streaming apps from West Lothian Council's Child Protection (Education) team: There have been a number of incidents involving children from ...Read More

Scottish Council Elections

Scottish Council Elections
The next Scottish council elections are on Thursday 4 May 2017. The deadline to register to vote at these elections has now passed. If you submitted an application to register to vote, your local ...Read More

Compass Cafe

Compass Cafe
The Compass Cafe is a place to come and meet friends, have lunch, chat, do some fun things and discuss faith and life.  We also try to organise occasional outings and trips.  Compass Cafe ...Read More

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Whitburn Academy's Vine Trust trip to Peru in ...Read More

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality
The charges for each year group in the Home Economics Department are listed below: Pupils will be expected to have paid their Home Economics money for the year by Friday 14th October 2016: The ...Read More

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver
Scholar is a valuable – and free to use- resource which will help you to consolidate your previous learning, offer you useful revision strategies and allow you to practise assessments. Your ...Read More

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents
West Lothian Council have released a Parent's Guide for making online school payments using iPayimpact.   The guide  contains a detailed description on how to log in and how to use ...Read More

Educational Benefits

Educational Benefits
West Lothian Council have issued information on the Educational Benefits available to Parents and Carers, the way the Council inform parents and carers of these benefits is changing. School ...Read More

Twilight Classes

Twilight Classes
Twilight Classes start on Monday 26th September and run from 3.40 - 4.40pm.   See the timetable below for details of when they take place who is leading them.   A copy will also be ...Read More

Thinkuknow Website

Thinkuknow Website
Thinkuknow is an an excellent resource for parents/carers, giving advice and information on a broad range of online safety issues that your child may face as they grow. There is advice on how to deal ...Read More

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide
Pokemon Go is the latest online craze and is extremely popular across the world as it uses "augmented reality" (a cross between real life and an online world). It does have it's ...Read More

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland and Skills Development Scotland have developed the new website which promotes the hundreds of different careers on offer in the country.   The Website is now live ...Read More

Job and Training Opportunities

Job and Training Opportunities
Each month, Skills Development Scotland release a list of all the Jobs and Training Opportunities available in the West Lothian area.   A copy of their latest bulletin is available for ...Read More

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online
The sharing of inappropriate images on Social Media is a practice that some young people are becoming involved in. This is done on a number of different forums including Facebook, Instagram and ...Read More

ooVoo Guide for Parents

ooVoo is a video chat app. It lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family. To register with the site, you can set up an account with ooVoo or sign up using an existing ...Read More

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank
West Lothian Council are looking for people interested in joining their pool of casual staff to cover posts at short notice in areas such as catering, cleaning and school crossing guides throughout ...Read More

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools
The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland have released a leaflet detailing help and support for the Children and Young People of Armed Forces families in Scottish Schools. A copy of the ...Read More

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers
The SQA have complied an information sheet with information for employers about the new qualifications introduced over the last few years.    They suggest that school leavers add the links ...Read More

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat
Snapchat is a media-sharing and chat app that is very popular with teenagers. The text, photos and videos you send disappear seconds after they're viewed – you get to decide how long your ...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

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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