Lessons from Auschwitz

Lessons from Auschwitz Programme

This year, S6 pupils Sophie Aitken and Campbell Notley were chosen to represent the humanities faculty at the “Lessons from Auschwitz Programme”.  Humanities have been working in partnership with the Holocaust Education Trust for over a decade with the main aim of educating pupils about events of the Holocaust. The initiative involves two senior students visiting Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. The pupils learn about the devastation and impact of the Holocaust. As part of the understanding and reflection process both Sophie and Campbell have recounted their experience below. In January they will share this experience with the rest of the school as part of our Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations. Mrs Brownlee was very impressed by the maturity and dedication displayed by both Sophie and Campbell before, during and after the visit, as both have proven to be superb ambassadors for NHBS. Continue reading Lessons from Auschwitz

Spanish Exchange 2018

At 4.15 in the morning at Edinburgh airport, we were getting really excited about going to Badajoz. We all met inside the airport at the door next to the EDINBURGH sign, except Jack who was late as usual! He eventually turned up twenty minutes late and we got our boarding passes and headed to security. (Mia)

We arrived in Lisbon late morning and it was already beautifully hot and sunny. We then split into smaller groups to explore the city. My friends and I went for lunch and then to look around the shops. Afterwards, in the afternoon, we spent most of our time on the small beach area we found. From there, we had a stunning view of the bridge over the water and also of one of the city’s main squares, where we could sunbathe. Overall, we really enjoyed visiting Lisbon and it was a great way to start the trip. (Isobel) Continue reading Spanish Exchange 2018

RSNO Takeover

Applications for RSNO Takeover 2019 are now open!
RSNO Takeover is a two-day intensive work experience programme open to anyone aged 16–18 years at the time of the event and living in Scotland. Applications are invited from any young person interested in a career in the arts or creative industries, regardless of whether you play a musical instrument or not.
We select up to 50 young people to work in various departments of the organisation to produce a public concert at the end of the two-day event.  Opportunities exist in arts marketing, press and PR, development (fundraising), learning and engagement, conducting and performing as a musician.
RSNO Takeover 2019 will take place on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019.
The deadline for applications is 7 December 2018.


For further details and to download the application form visit the RNSO 
website