All posts by Nikki Collingswood

Exam Study Skills / Mind Your Head app

Have a look at this Study Skills information sheet for some advice about how to best approach your revision.

Have you downloaded the Mind Your Head school App?  The App features lots of really  useful information and links, which can help you to maintain a positive mental attitude throughout exam season!

More information on the app can be found here.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

Multilingual Debate – Heriot Watt University

On Wednesday, 22nd March, a group of S5/6 pupils attended the fantastic Multilingual Debate at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Heriot-Watt is the only university in Scotland to offer an undergraduate degree in both interpreting and translation. The Multilingual Debate is held every year to give interpreting students an insight into how it feels to simultaneously interpret in a conference, and to allow pupils from visiting high schools the chance to experience how such debates run. Student interpreters work in and out of English, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. This really is a fascinating event to behold, especially for all those curious about how debates like these are held within international bodies, such as the UN, the EU, and even sporting bodies like the Olympic Committee and FIFA.

In addition to the logistics of running a debate in several languages, it is also important for our pupils to witness and participate in a democratic debate. As the organisers were keen to emphasise, it is only through reasoned, open debate where all views are taken into account that a democracy can function in a healthy way.

For anyone not able to attend, you can now also watch the stream online by logging in to the site below. Have a look – it’s an eye-opener!  Multilingual Debate.

Ernst & Young Edinburgh Apprenticeship Webinar

Ernst & Young Edinburgh Apprenticeship Webinar

Ernst & Young are conducting a webinar on Thursday 23 March from 5-6pm, aimed at young people who are interested in apprenticeship opportunities.

Ernst & Young is a global professional services firm offering apprenticeship opportunities to hundreds of young professionals across the UK.  E&Y offers solutions to businesses of all sizes and sectors over a wide range of problems and help them to comply with legislation.  It offers a solid career foundation complete with the Chartered Accountancy qualification and rounded professional training.

Tune in to the webinar to find out more about apprenticeship opportunities at Ernst & Young.  Find out what it is like to work in Edinburgh; current vacancies and learn about the application process to give you the best chance of success.

Please register here  if you would like to access the webinar.

PTA Fizz and Fancies Afternoon Tea

The PTA is holding a Fizz and Fancies Afternoon Tea!

Date:  Saturday 27 May 2017

Time:  3-6 pm

Where:  The Hope Rooms, North Berwick

Tickets are £10 and this includes your first glass of prosecco and plenty of sandwiches and cakes!

There will also be a raffle, craft stalls and music to enjoy.

Please note that this event is open to over 18s only.

Tickets are available for the school office and Greens & Blues.