SENIOR NETBALL

Good luck to Hannah Grant (S6) and Rebecca Metcalfe (S6) who left today for The Netball World Youth Cup 2017 European Qualifiers in Cardiff.  The squad are looking to qualify for a place in next summer’s Netball World Youth Cup in Gaborone, Botswana.  Scotland face games against England, Northern Ireland and Wales across 3 days of competition.  Good luck to Hannah and Rebecca!

S2 NETBALL

Congratulations to our S2 Netball team who made a fantastic start to their Scottish Schools’ Cup competition with a convincing 21 – 4 victory against Duncanrig Secondary.  Well done to Kirsty Robertson on her ‘MVP’ award!

BGE STUDY SKILL EVENING FOR PARENTS

Last week saw a very successful study skills evening for parents of S1- S3 pupils. The aim of this event was to help parents to support their children in preparing for class tests and assessments in the early stages of secondary school.  The workshops focused on simple study techniques such as mind mapping, the use of study cards, effective note-taking and literacy skills.  The workshops introduced parents to a range of online resources that pupils can use to assist them in their studies. A copy of the booklet issued to parents on the night can be found at  \\wwhm04\allstaf$\Development Team Admin\Study Skills Evening\BGE Study Skills Booklet.docx.

SPONSORED FAST EVENT

A number of our senior pupils are participating in a twenty four hour sponsored fast on Thursday 6 October.  All money raised will be donated to Mary’s Meals Malawi Crisis Appeal.  Malawians are facing their worst food crisis in years with an estimated 6.5million people facing potential starvation.  At present, Mary’s Meals feed over 880,000 children in Malawi and for many of those children this may be their only meal each day.  It costs just £12.20 to feed a Malawian pupil for the full year. 

All money raised will be used directly to Mary’s Meals to help them increase the number of children that they are able to feed.  Donations can be handed in to the school office or you donate directly at https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/get-involved/crisis-in-malawi/.  Please contact Mr McKenna should you require further information.

Royal Society of Biology – Intermediate Biology Olympiad Success

biologyCongratulations to S6 pupils, Gareth Marchon and Honor MacPhie, who were selected to take part in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad 2016.  This national competition challenged the biological knowledge of 16-17 years olds across the UK. Gareth was highly commended, and Honour was commended  by the Royal Society of Biology, for the fantastic scores they achieved in this demanding competition. Both pupils will be awarded certificates from the Royal Society of Biology at assembly next week.