Some of our S2 and S3 pupils were captivated by Christopher Brookmyre at the ReimagiNation Book Festival a couple of weeks ago. The festival in Glenrothes was part of the outreach programme for the International Edinburgh Book Festival.
In addition to reading from his books, Chris Brookmyre talked about his Glasgow background, and walked the audience through his gaming history – he has created stories/settings for computer games.
The author’s edgy performance had the pupils and staff hooked!
The school welcomed P7 pupils from our cluster primary schools to a Transition Day last Wednesday. The pupils had a very busy day creating garments out of recycled material for a fashion show; participating in lots of outdoor activities during a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award session, and finding information around the school in a treasure hunt.
Last week’s event was a fantastic opportunity for the P7 pupils to meet staff, find their way around the building and participate in some great activities.
A big ‘thank you’ to all of the staff who helped make the day such a success.
We look forward to seeing everyone again in June!
Do you have a class textbook lurking in your house? Do you keep meaning to drop books off to your teachers or the LRC?
The subject faculties and LRC are asking all pupils in S4, S5 and S6 to return books belonging to the school. Staff are preparing resources for the change of timetable in June and need to have all the books – textbooks, class texts, library books etc. – ready for use with the new classes.
In particular, the English Faculty are looking for the following titles to be returned as soon as possible – “The great Gatsby”, “A doll’s house”, “The cone gatherers”, “All my sons”, “A view from the bridge”, “I’m not scared”, “Sunset song”, “A streetcar named desire”, “A separate peace” and “Out of the shadows”.
Books can be dropped off to the Main Office, the LRC and/or Pupil Reception.
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