Photos show us at a local museum in Jimbolia which focuses on the history of the printing press and newspapers in the area. Also at a swimming pool yesterday where the water was from hot springs. Finally outside Belgrade Cathedral which is still being finished on the inside.
- S5 or S6 pupil? Timetable not full? Interested in Open or Distance learning in Latin, German or Geology? Speak to Guidance asap!
The response to the open evening for former pupils on Tuesday 28th June has been amazing. It’s great to hear of so many people who want to come back and have a last look around before the school shuts in July. Since the response has been beyond what we imagined we need to make everyone aware of a couple of things. Firstly, although the school pupils will have finished up for the summer that day the staff haven’t. Staff will be in school on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday packing up equipment for moving across to the new building. We are having to take a lot of equipment across with us and much of what is not going over will be going to other schools and user groups. We would ask that you keep that in mind when you are walking around, particularly if you are looking in classrooms.
Secondly, the last admission to the school will be at 7:30pm and we will ring the bell at 8:00pm at which point we need to clear the building to allow the janitors to get locked up for the night. We look forward to seeing you on the 28th if you are coming along and also to your cooperation in making sure the evening runs smoothly.
Congratulations to Charlotte Luke (S6) who was a finalist in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) ‘Notes from Scotland’ Young composer’s competition. Composers under the age of 18 were asked to write a piece of music inspired by one of Scotland’s interesting new buildings. Charlotte wrote her music, which was inspired by The Maggie’s Building in Inverness, for two violas, a harp and a bass guitar. Charlotte chose to use the contrasting atmospheres of Raigmore hospital and The Maggie’s Building as a stimulus for the different textures in her music.
The final took place at the RSNO centre in Glasgow on Sat June 18th. The music of the five finalists from all over Scotland was performed and recorded by RSNO players and will be available on their website soon. Though Charlotte’s piece was not chosen as the overall winner her music was very well received and the music department is very proud of her achievement.
N4/5 Geography trip to Aviemore
On Wednesday and Friday of last week we travelled to Aviemore to carry out fieldwork as part of our National 4/5 Geography course. The day was split into two parts; in the morning, half of the groups went to Corrie Cas to conduct river fieldwork in the Allt Ban River and then we interviewed Cairngorm Ranger Ruari MacDonald. The other half stayed in Aviemore to carry out interviews and surveys with local businesses and questionnaires with the public.
We used many different techniques at the river to measure depth, width and velocity of the river. In Aviemore we were given a tour of the MacDonald resort and interviewed the events manager to find out how tourism impacts the town and the surrounding area. We conducted questionnaires with the public and local businesses to get an idea of the positives and negatives of tourism in the Cairngorm National Park. The day was rounded off by a visit to the chip shop!!
Both field work days were very successful and the weather was kind to us. In class, over the next few weeks, we will be processing our data and analysing our findings in order to answer our fieldwork aims.