The winners in the September draw are Chris Grodynska (first prize £50) and Fiona Michie (second prize: £25). Congratulations to both! Thank you to all who already support this valuable fundraiser. This year we are raising money for new visual equipment for the school hall and Mental Health Initiatives. If you’d like to sign up please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For an annual sub of just £18 your name gets entered into 12 monthly draws, with £75 of prize money each month!
Edinburgh College Open Days and January course information at:
Here is some information about the author visits happening over the next few weeks.
They’ve been funded by the Scottish Book Trust and by money donated by the PTA for the Library Project.
Alan Bissett is coming in tomorrow (16th) to work with a Higher English class on how to create a piece of writing, whether it is a play, poetry or fiction. Alan has written multiple novels and plays which have been successful at the Edinburgh Festival, and we are really excited to be welcoming him in to work with our pupils!
Next Thursday (23rd) Kate Leiper is coming in to speak to S3 Art pupils about illustration. Her work is beautiful and detailed, and hopefully will inspire some creativity.
And, finally, during Book Week Scotland on the 29th November Matthew Fitt is coming in to work with another Higher English class on their creative writing. Matthew uses and is enthusiastic about the Scots language – maybe we can all learn some new words.
We have books to borrow by both authors and those featuring drawings by Kate Leiper in the school library.
Tickets will be available for sale in the Social Area as follows:
Morning break only – please bring the correct money
|Wednesday 22nd November||5th year|
|Thursday 23rd November||6th year|
|Friday 24th November||5th & 6th catch up|
|Wednesday 29th November||2nd year|
|Friday 1st December||1st year|
|Tuesday 5th December||1st & 2nd catch up|
|Wednesday 6th December||3rd year|
|Thursday 7th December||4th year|
|Friday 8th December||3rd & 4th catch up|
S1-S4 tickets are priced at £4.00
S5/6 tickets are priced at £8.00 (to include refreshments)
S5/6 Dance Thursday 14th December 7.30pm – 11.00pm
S2 Dance Monday 18th December 7.00pm – 10.00pm
S1 Dance Tuesday 19th December 7.00pm – 10.00pm
S3/4 Dance Wednesday 20th December 7.30pm – 10.30 pm