Kilsyth Academy News – 02/09/16

Congratulations to Olivia McTiernan (S5) who represented Scotland at the British Ten Pin Bowling Championships, in Norwich, last week. She won a silver medal in the mixed pairs and had the highest Scottish under-16 girls’ score, finishing in the top ten rankings in Britain.

Holly McArthur is currently representing Scotland at the 2016 UK Schools Games, in Loughborough. On the first day of competition, she won gold in the 300m hurdles, the first Scottish gold of the games. Holly has had a fantastic season and is currently ranked No 1 in the UK, in the under-17 age group for Heptathlon, having set a new Scottish record in Aberdeen, in July. Congratulations on these superb achievements.

Last week, the PE department organised a Staff v Pupils Charity Basketball game, during lunchtime. Everyone greatly enjoyed the event, either as participants or spectators, and the staff won 12 – 6. Well done!



We were delighted to welcome representatives of the Royal Navy, to work with young people on physical fitness, team building and an awareness of post-school opportunities within their service. The pupils who participated had a great morning and are already looking forward to a possible return visit.



A group of S3 Biology pupils attended an interactive/outdoor lesson at Edinburgh Zoo. The pupils were escorted to various enclosures, by the zookeepers, to look at the adaptations these animals had and how these adaptations would help them in the wild. Pupils were very keen to participate in providing ideas of how these adaptations helped the animal. The pupils were taken around penguins, sun bears, gibbons and rhinos for this part of the lesson. The second half of the lesson was based in the zoo’s classroom, looking at adaptations of different animals and how this adaptation gives them an advantage over others. Pupils took part fully and came up with some really good answers. Finally the lesson was rounded off with looking at adaptations of a corn snake and the pupils were even allowed to handle one, with some pupils more eager than others to take part in this activity!

We are delighted that two senior pupils have been selected, once again, to participate in the Lessons from Auschwitz. This year Iona Brownlie and Karis Abercrombie will be our participants. The girls will take part in a series of workshops with the Holocaust Education Trust and will have the opportunity to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau for a day.

Our UCAS Information evening takes place on Thursday 15th September, to provide parents of S5/6 pupils with information about the process of applying for university. In the past, parents have found this to be a very informative evening, which will include details about funding, qualifications and the applications process. The evening begins at 7.00 p.m. and we are hoping for a good turnout.

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