Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) Young Writers Competition
Five pupils from S1 have been entered by the English Department for this competition. The pupils are as follows:
For their entries, the pupils wrote an updated fairy tale in Scots.
Certificates will be awarded to all entrants to the national competition. The top three entrants will win prizes of £100; £75 and £50 for first, second and third place. The winning pieces will be published in ScotLit and The Burns Chronicle.
The closing date for entries is the end of May. We will let you know how our young writers get on!
On Wednesday 11 March, the S3 Business Classes travelled to a rainy Kirkcudbright, to visit the Cream O Galloway Farm Park. Pupils viewed the factory where the ice cream is made and were given the opportunity to take part in a short question and answer session on quality measures, staffing, and hygiene and production methods.
The pupils then went on to make their own ice cream; choosing the flavours they wished to add. We had many interesting flavour combinations mainly chocolate with chocolate and honeycomb with more chocolate! The pupils looked at how they would market this product through designing a label and choosing a catchy name for their product. All of these activities enabled pupils to transfer the theory covered in the classroom and see it work in practice in a fun, exciting and supportive environment.
Lunch was served consisting of delicious homemade burgers with potato wedges and salad. The day was then rounded off with the pupils letting off steam in the indoor play area.
All in all a great day was had by all.
Well done to the Eco-committee for making a presentation to the S1 year group about their work in retaining the Green Flag (temporarily down due to a broken flagpole). They discussed the three RE code, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and our Eco-targets this year. Those targets are the reduction of litter, energy saving and transport. Not content with this they have also organised a successful coffee morning to raise funds-raising £65! We have a most effective Eco-committee this year. Thank you for your support and we will have more exciting events from this group in the next few years.
FRIDAY 20 MARCH . . . . Our official school FAST DAY. A number of pupils completed some type of sponsored activity today – including 24 hours fasts or silences. A few pupils are doing other things at home. There were some very quiet S1 classes!
THURSDAY 26 MARCH – TEACHER SLAVE AUCTION
This is being organised by S6 pupils. More details to follow.
FRIDAY 27 MARCH – S2 RETREAT DAY FRIDAY 27 MARCH – COFFEE MORNING.
MONDAY 31 MARCH – ALL YEARS DODGEBALL TOURNAMENTS. Talk to members of PE Department for details. THURSDAY 2 APRIL –NON UNIFORM DAY
We are busy raising money for SCIAF throughout Lent. All classes have a ‘ wee box’. We also have a giant cola bottle which we are trying to fill with coppers. If you have any lying about at home, please bring them into school. Our target is £1000. This year everything raised is being doubled by the government, so that would mean £2000. Search down the sides of your settees or old purses and wallets and bring us in your loose change.
The SQA National 5 Spanish Talking exams on Monday 30th March and the Higher Talking exams on Monday 20th April. The exam will last a maximum of 15 minutes per pupils. Pupils have been informed of their times.