Following a lengthy trial in Room 125 earlier this morning, presided over by Judge Gollan, T.J. Avery was found not guilty of murdering Jim Lee Barnett.
In her summing up, Judge Gollan, argued that the prosecution case was weak and that T.J. Avery was now a free man. Congratulations to the defence team!
Students from Ross High made the news for real on Thursday 19 March 2015 as they took part in BBC School Report.
You can watch their news report below:
For more information on BBC School Report you can click on the image or scan the QR Code.
Thirty S2 students were this week given a sneak peak at the new Sky Academy Skills Studios in Livingston, West Lothian.
Sky Academy Skills Studios is an interactive learning experience that takes schools behind the scenes at Sky. Students build life skills by using Sky’s state-of-the-art technology to make a TV news report on subjects being studied through the curriculum.
The students had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Sky, seeing the Contact Centre, learning about different job roles and discussing the skills they require to work there.
Click here to see more photos from the trip.
Students then worked in teams to produce segments of a news bulletin taking on roles such as director, presenter, editor, scriptwriter and camera operator.
Have a look at the students’ impressive bulletin all produced within a few hours:
The ‘Ross Rocks Reading’ challenge has begun…
Please click Ross Rocks Reading on the menu to visit the project blog and find out more.
Ellie Bissett, 2W2, and Annie Bowman, 2S2, have taken Ross High over the 100,000,000 million mark for words read through Accelerated Reader! Congratulations to all our pupils on this fantastic achievement!
Thank you to all parents and staff who have promoted and encouraged personal reading this year. Pupils are evidently reading more regularly and we want to keep pushing this and aim high once again next session.
We have also beaten our target for books read, which now stands at 2027.
Our Accelerated Reader battle against Knox Academy continues with Ross High leading the way!
We are at almost 95 million words and 1927 books read – at this rate we will hit our targets before the new timetable in June!
Well done everyone and keep reading and completing AR quizzes!
S1 – 4 pupils are invited to let their imagination run wild in this year’s Tyne and Esk Young Writer of the Year competition.
Entrants must reside in East Lothian and are allowed to enter one piece of original writing. The work can be either prose or poetry. Prose should be no more than 1500 words with poetry being no longer than 40 lines. There is no charge for entering the competition.
Entrants must ensure that they include their name; age; class; title of their entry; name of school and their English teacher on the back of their piece of original writing. Please keep an electronic copy as you will need this should you win.
All entries should be handed to English teachers by Wednesday 11 June.