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
|Thursday 23rd November
|Friday 24th November
||5th & 6th catch up
|Wednesday 29th November
|Friday 1st December
|Tuesday 5th December
||1st & 2nd catch up
|Wednesday 6th December
|Thursday 7th December
|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
Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th December
at 7pm in the school hall
Tickets go on sale to performers only on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November at morning break from the school office (only 2 tickets per performer).
Tickets will go on sale to ALL from Wednesday 22nd November at lunch time ONLY when performers can purchase more tickets if required. Thereafter they can be purchased at break and lunch time from the school office. Adult £5 Concessions £3
Our Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award participants set off this morning on their first practice expedition.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed for continued good weather and looking forward to hearing all about the experience next week.