June 13th, 14th and 15th saw four amazing performances at the Byre Theatre, St Andrews. This was the culmination of months of hard work from a dedicated cast. Not only was this the premier of a brand new musical, but it was a first for Bell Baxter, performing at the Byre Theatre. The cast and crew loved working in a professional theatre with incredibly helpful theatre staff. This made the run very special for everyone involved, as everyone approached the project as a professional production, not a school show.
So, the expectations were high and (judging by the flood of praise we received) the audiences were not disappointed. All of the actors owned that stage with enormous energy and confidence. The crew enjoyed using the professional standard equipment and facilities to lift the production to a new level with the sound and lighting and backstage.
The show was the incredible reward of three years of work for Mr McNicol and Mr Robb. A huge thank you and congratulations to all involved and to everyone who came along and supported us. Keep your eyes peeled and you ear to the ground for news of the next show. Mr McNicol and Mr Robb are already in discussion about the possibilities. No definite decisions yet, but rumour has it that “Bring It On” is a strong contender. Have a great summer.
Mr Robb & Mr McNicol
We are delighted to share that two of our pupils have passed their Grade 1 exams with distinction: see below.
Grade 1 Violin, with distinction – Lucy Siriwardena
Grade 1 Viola, with distinction – Abby Reid
Well done to Lucy and Abby on these achievements!
Recently, the Global Goals Group started collecting used crisp packets to be recycled. We are doing this with the help of TerraCycle and Walkers. Every time we send crisp packets to TerraCycle, they will make a donation to MacMillan Cancer Support on our behalf.
We look forward to recycling many more crisp packets next term and ask pupils to bring in their own packets from home, rather than sending them to landfill. You will find the recycling station in front of our Eco noticeboard in the Dining Hall.
We would like to pass on our thanks to Castlehill PS for collecting crisp packets to be donated to the recycling scheme.
Ms Pour & Mrs Harvie
[Global Goals Group]
The next ten months will see our Polar Academy’s twenty strong Leadership and Expedition teams pulling together the 2020 expedition to Greenland. The teams will be training hard, getting involved with fundraising and having lots of adventures!
We hope that you will be able to support the teams along the way, and we look forward to sharing our journey with you over the coming months.
Louis Allison Finch, Lara Burdett, Rachel Murray, Robbie Williams, Charlotte Youngson, Stephanie Birrell, Jorja Darlington, Boo Scott, Bryce Tyndall, Kayleigh Yorke and Mr N. Duncan.
Leah Graham, Emily Birrell, Eve Gill, Molly Turnbull, Molly Poolman, Sophie Blair, Lauren Calley, Ember Davidson, Blair MacDougall, Christian Smurthwaite and Mrs K. Simcock.
The Polar Academy Team
Fife’s Managing Change process has now ended with a number of significant changes to our staffing for Session 2019-20. An overview of the staffing changes has been included in the link below.
Staffing Update, Session 2019-20
We would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you and a fond farewell to all of our staff leaving at the end of term – we wish them all the very best in whatever opportunity they are moving on to. Their contribution has been notable and they will be missed by the school and the wider school community.
Ms C. Penrose