Meet more of the “Darien” cast!

We would like to introduce you to Murdo McFarlane’s wife, Elspeth, and some of her fellow travellers.  The women will be heading into the unknown as they accompany the men to the Darien Gap.

It looks like the journey and new life will bring its own challenges for all of the settlers.

Tickets are now on sale from The Byre Theatre.

Book tickets

Photograph credit: Lifetime Photography

Mental Health Awareness Week

Next week will see the school mark “Mental Health Awareness Week”.  This year, all of the S2 Business Enrichment classes are working together to raise awareness of and money for local mental health charities.

The S2 classes have put the following programme together:

  • Non-uniform Day on Friday, 17th May.  Donations (£1) will be collected during period 1.
  • Fundraising games and stalls in the Conference Room during lunchtime next Friday.
  • A lesson has been prepared for Social Education classes.
  • Pupils will be asked to complete surveys about their mental health.
  • All pupils in S1-S3 will attend an assembly hosted by SAMH, a national mental health charity.

If you would like to support the programme in any way, please contact Miss Thomson (Business), Miss Hughes (Business) or Miss Thomson (CDT).

Archaeological dig opportunity

The school has been invited to undertake a supervised archaeological excavation on the shoulder of East Lomond on Thursday, 30th May.  The Falkland Centre for Stewardship have uncovered previously unknown and unrecorded building remains together with evidence of high status activity from the post Roman and Pictish periods – metal working and horsemanship.

This opportunity is open to 12 pupils who will be excavating in a trench from 10am – 2.30pm.  All equipment is provided, plus one of the onsite team will be available to train and jointly supervise the group.

If your child is interested in the above event, please contact me via email – – and I will send the necessary documentation to you to complete.  Replies of interest should be sent to me by Monday, 13th May.

Please check out the presentation below for further information.

East Lomond archaeological dig

Mrs S. Barbour
[CL, Tier 2, Social Studies & Citizenship]

Masterclasses w.b. 6th May

The following Masterclasses will run this week:

Tuesday, 7th May
National 5 Chemistry, P1 – P6 (Chemistry rooms)
Advanced H Design & Manufacture, P3 & P4 (Room 101)

Thursday, 9th May
Higher & Advanced Higher Chemistry, P1 – P7 (Chemistry rooms)

Friday, 10th May
National 5 History, P1 – P4 (Rooms 412, 418 & 420)
Higher History, P1 – P4 (Room 410)
Higher & Advanced Higher French, P1 & P2 (Room 318)
Advanced H Design & Manufacture, P3 & P4 (Room 101)

'I am being prepared for life' (Ad vitam paror)

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