nuffieldNuffield Research placements give students the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for 4 – 6 weeks over the summer holidays.
The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at current S5 students who will be sitting Highers exams in 2017; and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level.

Students apply by completing an online application form which can be accessed on the Nuffield Research placement webpage at

Successful students are required to submit a report at the end of their placement and are also invited to display their work in poster form at a celebration event in either the Royal College of Surgeons or Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh .

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. It also provides students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CVs and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

Further information and an informative video about the scheme can be found here:

Please see Miss Mortimer if you are interested in applying.


logan-hannahCongratulations to Logan (S4) who was recently named ‘Female Driver of the Year’, gaining over 2000 votes!  Logan was determined to win the prize this year, after coming very close last year, as a highly commended driver.  As part of the award, Logan has won a range of amazing prizes including a Karting magazine Trophy, a free development session, free helmet design, a free paint job and VIP race tickets.  Click here to view full Karting magazine article.


All S2 pupils have been issued with a letter which provides details of the upcoming Options Information Evening which is taking place on Thursday 26 January from  7pm – 9pm in the Street.  This information evening will help parents to support their child through an important transition in their school careers.  A copy of the letter can be found here.  Any parents who have yet to return the tear-off slip should do so no later than Tuesday 24 January.


ml2On Friday 13 January, nine S3 pupils attended a business brunch hosted by Scotland’s Centre for Languages (SCILT).  At the event, pupils were able to interview a number of representatives from a wide range of companies and organisations on the importance of languages and cultural understanding in the world of business.


pepperCongratulations to Georgia (S1), who recently completed a year-long tour as ‘Pepper’ in the show ‘Annie’.  The international, sell-out tour opened in Glasgow 12 months ago before recently closing in Cape Town, South Africa.  Georgia initially auditioned along with 200 other hopefuls, before successfully landing the role.  Well done!
More photographs here.