Category Archives: Competitions

World Book Day

To mark World Book Day, as well as a Reading is Power display we ran the following special activities:

Library competition – match the character to the book. Pupils had to track down members of staff who were wearing character badges and identify the book. This created a real buzz around the school.

Drop Everything and Read  (DEAR) – pupils were invited along to the Library at break and lunchtime for books, biscuits and banter. They could also pick up one of three WBD books.



Book Week Scotland 26 November – 2 December

This will be Scotland’s first national celebration of reading,  As part of this we are holding a 

Book Fair  in the Library from 20th -27th November.     There will be

  • a fantastic range of over 200 titles
  • brilliant books by the best authors
  • prices starting from only £2.99

Come and see us at the Christmas Fayre on Monday 26th November from 6.30-8.30pm.

Take part in our quiz and your son/daughter could win free books!

Book Week Scotland Quiz – Ghosts Ghouls and Grisly Bits

  1. Fyvie Castle is renowned for the ghosts of 2 ladies. Can you name the colours they are known as?
  2. What date is carved on the Witch’s Stone at Dornoch?  What does it commemorate?
  3. What are Burke and Hare famous for? In which city did they commit their crimes?
  4.  What is a scold’s bridle?
  5.  What happened to William Wallace after he was captured?
  6.  What was Sawney Bean famous for?  Where did he live?
  7.  Mary Queen of Scots had her head chopped off.  How many strokes of the axe did it take to sever Mary’s head from her body?
  8.  Mary Queen of Scots had 4 ladies in waiting also named Mary. What were their surnames?
  9. Where does the McKenzie Poltergeist haunt?
  10.  Who was the last woman hanged in Edinburgh?  What was her crime?

Name and Class_________________________________________________

 Answers by Monday 26th November please.

Hallowe’en competition

The competition is now closed. Congratulations to Cameron Shewan who won the voucher.

Did you spot our “deliberate” mistake?

Enter our Hallowe’en competition and win a £5 WH Smith voucher.

Post your answers under Comments.  Remember to give your name and class!

1.  What did trick-or-treating used to be called in Scotland?

2. What is the male equivalent of a warlock?

3. What used to be used instead of pumpkins for lanterns?