Ross High School pupils Hannah Baur and Kirsten Waldie won the final of the East Lothian Young Chef of the Year 2014 competition. The nail-biting event was held at Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans, on Friday 3rd October.
Teams of two S4 pupils had 90 minutes to prepare a two-course meal based on local predominantly fresh, East Lothian and/or Scottish and reflect current eating trends. ingredients, working under the scrutiny of a team of judges.
Hannah and Kirsten impressed the judges with their Pan Seared Sea Bass on crushed New Potatoes with spring onion, green beans in a courgette ring and a Buerre Blanc sauce. Individual White Chocolate cheesecakes, Raspberry coulis and spun sugar garnish.
The winners were presented with a hamper each, filled with local and Scottish produce. The competition has been developed to complement and promote East Lothian’s rich history of local produce by involving our young people in an exciting culinary challenge and also introducing them to the idea of a career in the hospitality industry.
Ross Rocks Reading is an exciting and innovative challenge for Ross High Cluster schools and their communities to get more involved with reading. During the launch of the initiative on Tuesday, the 9th of September, community members and pupils came together to share the books that they have been reading and what books they are looking forward to reading.
On Monday 1st September Ross High School hosted a series of live broadcast events for Sky News as part of their launch of their digital platform “Stand Up Be Counted”. Sky News TV crew, camera, sound & equipment engineers along with the shows producer Jane Chilton and lead political correspondent Sophy Ridge were all very impressed by how informed, articulate and politically aware all our Ross High School pupils are. Watch the following video clip from Sky News to see how well our pupils did and how good our school looks…
On 20th June 2014, Kirsty Robinson, 5F2 & Blair Patterson, 6F became Sky News TV Journalists for the day.
Kirsty & Blair left Ross High School at 0630 in the morning for an early start at Sky News Scotland’s HQ in Edinburgh. From there they took part in a number of live broadcast interviews and also did some interviewing themselves at the Scottish Governments – Meet the Minister ‘speed interviewing’ event at the SECC, Glasgow. Watch the following video clip, which the school has only just received from Sky, to see how well they did…!
The Senior Celebration of Success evening will take place on Thursday 28th August. Letters have gone out to those who are receiving awards. At 7pm canapés and mocktails will be served by our Hospitality group, then the ceremony will start at 7.15pm.
Pupils should wear school uniform and if you have left, black trousers/skirt and a white shirt with your tie.
If you were unable to make the event and have left school, please collect your certificate and prize from the school office.