Win A Chromebook

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Draw closes at 1pm on the 29th June 2016

Other draws which close on Friday 10th June 2016 at 10am include a mini weather station/clock and a memory stick.
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Arkwright – FREE courses for your final year students

Here’s a fantastic opportunity for final-year students in S6 (Scotland). This opportunity is open to all students not just Arkwright Scholars.

Do you have a keen interest in software, computing, telecommunications, cyber security, maths and ethics and are planning to start university to study Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths or Social Science either in autumn this year, or in autumn 2017 after a gap year?

If so, Arkwright are delighted to offer you the chance of FREE places at three prestigious Cyber Security residential courses in July/August this year delivered by GCHQ and their training partner QA. See the courses’ details, locations, dates, eligibility criteria and how to apply on our website at: .

Students who are chosen to attend one of these courses could enhance their application for one of the new CyberFirst Student Bursaries to support their university studies – that’s £4,000 per year for every year of your undergraduate course!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to impress the experts at GCHQ and QA, you should check you eligibility on the webpage and apply NOW for one of the FREE places. Only 90 free places are being offered (30 at each course). The deadline for applications is Friday 17th June 2016

Basic student eligibility requirements are:

  • Must be a UK national
  • Must be at least 18 years old on the day before their chosen course starts in July/August this year.

This opportunity is open to all your final year students (who meet the eligibility criteria), not just Arkwright Scholars.

Alton Towers 2016


Any pupils still wishing to take part in the Alton Towers trip 2016 must ensure they have returned their parental consent form and deposit to me by Friday 3rd June (next Friday).

C Bishop


A reminder that the trip parental meeting is on 6 June 2016 at 6.30 pm in the school assembly hall.  Please note there is also a meeting for students on the same day at lunchtime (1.15 pm) in the ASSEMBLY HALL.  It is vital that you attend this meeting.


IAB ethics workshop for school students – cosmetic procedures

In June Edinburgh is hosting the World Congress of Bioethics

As part of this conference they were keen to offer a workshop for local school pupils and they have developed one on Cosmetic Procedures specifically for your pupils! Please find the flyer attached for more details – this is going to be a really fascinating 90 mins and they are keen to have a healthy number of pupils involved from across the city and Lothians.

If you wish to send a note of interest for this event then please email with the following information:

  • Name
  • School
  • Year group


University of Aberdeen Open Days

The University of Aberdeen will be hosting 3 Open Days this year. We have added 2 Saturday dates to maximise the opportunity available for prospective students to visit the University.  We would be grateful if you could pass this information on to pupils.  More information is available here.

Open Days will be held on:

  • Saturday 4th June
  • Tuesday 30th August
  • Saturday 22nd October

Facebook: Have you booked your place at the upcoming University of Aberdeen Open Day on Saturday 4th June? More details here:

Twitter: Have you booked a place at the University of Aberdeen Open Day on Saturday 4th June? Details from @applyaberdeen:

Alton Towers 2016


There are still spaces available for Alton Towers 2016. This trip takes place on Wednesday June 29th and costs £46 in total. The trip is open to all students from S1 to S6.

If you would like a place please see Mr Bishop, Miss Rankin or Miss Tait as soon as possible.



North W England Trip 2016

Everyone going on the trip should by now have received a slip setting out details of the dates for the final payment, room allocation and parental meeting.  If you did not get this slip, please get in touch with Mrs Campbell, Ms Webster, Mrs Scott or Ms Mathieson as soon as possible.  This is really important information and it is vital that you get it.

 Thank you.   

Ms Mathieson