Last day of term!

Good morning everyone!
Hope you are all well and looking forward to the holidays, which officially start at 1pm today. Hopefully the sun comes back out!
I’m sure you have lots of questions about returning to school in August, especially after the Deputy First Minister’s announcement yesterday, but your teachers are working on it and you’ll be issued with plans and timetables as soon as possible. Try to finish off any work you’ve been set, but the most important thing is to try and enjoy your summer holidays. It’s been a very difficult few months for us all and you all need a break. Hopefully things return to normal soon, but if you need anything over the holidays or are worried about anything, please get in touch.
Thank you for all your hard work and I’d also like to say a special thank you to your teachers who have been working very hard to support you in many different ways in very difficult and unusual circumstances, particularly to Mr Biggerstaff who leaves us today.
Take care and enjoy your summer.
We look forward to seeing you all in August.
Miss Stoutjesdyk.

The Scottish Youth Parliament needs your help!

SYP needs your help with our 2021-26 Youth Manifesto!

The[ https://syp.org.uk/ ]Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. Our role is to ensure that the voice of 12-25 year olds is heard by decision makers and to enable us to do this, our members and staff team frequently consult with young people across the country to find out their opinions on issues facing Scotland.

We are therefore delighted to launch our 2021-26 manifesto consultation, [ https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90236199/From-Scotland-s-Young-People-SYP-s-Manifesto-2021-2026 ]From Scotland’s Young People. As our largest consultation exercise, our five year manifesto truly drives the direction of our campaigns and advocacy work and we are asking for your support to help us reach young people.

What is SYP’s Manifesto Consultation?
Our consultation is open to 12-25 year olds across the country and the results will create our 2021-26 manifesto. Co-designed by young people, the survey covers a wide range of policy areas: from climate change, gender recognition, age of criminal responsibility, to what time the school day should start. It also includes a range of questions on how the Scottish Government should protect young people’s futures in the aftermath of COVID-19.

By sharing their views, not only will young people will directly shape SYP’s work over the next five years but they will also enable us to inform Scotland’s political parties of the changes they’d like to see within the next Parliamentary term.

We would like you to complete a short survey that can be found here:
[ https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90236199/From-Scotland-s-Young-People-SYP-s-Manifesto-2021-2026 ]here.

 

Thank you!

Remote Learning Information

Social Subjects classes are transitioning on to new courses this week.

All work will now be set on Microsoft Teams via Glow, for which pupils need their Glow account details. Please let us know if you don’t have this or need any help.

Codes to join Teams are as follows:

New S2 2020-21

1.1 and 1.7 should join S2 History 2020-21 with code: 58miorn

1.2, 1.4 and 1.5 should join S2 Geography 2020-21 with code: udz8gkv

1.3 and 1.6 should join S2 Modern Studies 2020-21 with code: 7nuv3u9

New S3 2020-21

History: u19je7z

Geography: bv0aaih

Modern Studies: a6zbk4f

New S4 2020-21

History: ep86pop

Geography: gulcen3

Modern Studies: dhklk8a

New Higher 2020-21

History: wtb3j9d

Geography: 1bg0b1t

Modern Studies: pz1tyna

New S5/6 National 5 2020-21

History: b870uat

Geography: ief1eex

Modern Studies: 7uvxqvo

National 4/5 Skills for Work Travel and Tourism (S5/6 pupils only): akk4om7

 

 

Remote Learning Update

Hi everyone,

All remote online learning for Social Subjects classes will be moving to Microsoft Teams on Glow, meaning any current Edmodo groups will be closed and new one Teams pages set up.

You will need your Glow account details (please get in touch if you don’t have these) and you will be provided with Teams codes for the subjects you’re studying in 2020-21.

These are still being created and information will be posted here, on the school website and on the Edmodo pages until they close.

I know everyone is keen to get started on their new courses and this will happen very soon!

 

Take care

Miss Stoutjesdyk

World’s Largest Lesson – 16th June 2020, 4pm

United Nations Leaders and Teen Stars Invite Young People to Reimagine the World Post COVID-19.
Get Involved!

These past few months have exposed many challenges and inequalities in our world but also the incredible power of collective action.

Now is the time for change. The United Nations wants everyone to reimagine the world using the Global Goals as the starting point. On the 16th June World’s Largest Lesson Live will premiere on YouTube at 4pm UK time.

This global broadcast for teenagers is a 30 minute educational show featuring United Nations leaders including Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the UN. They are joined by teen stars Millie Bobby Brown, Sofia Carson and students from across the world. They will all invite young people to take part in reimagining education, health and activism.

Get Involved here:

https://dmtrk.net/2ZD0-11K33-817PPE0O7F/cr.aspx

History 2020-21

If any current S4/5 pupils are interested in studying National 5 or Higher History in the academic year 2020-2021 there are Edmodo pages you can join to introduce you to the topics and skills covered.

Edmodo access codes

Higher History 2020-21 z2v97p

National 5 History 2020-21 fifikq

 

More information on other subjects and levels to follow.

 

Remote learning

Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all safe and well.

Even though most pupils won’t be returning to the school building until 11th August, remote learning continues until the end of term on 24th June 2020 and your teachers will continue to post work for you to complete online. Please try your best to get this work done and let us know if you’re having any problems.

Try to watch the news or read news based websites if you can too, to keep up with current events.

Take care.

Miss Stoutjesdyk

 

#blacklivesmatter

Black American Jazz musician Miles Davis beaten by police and arrested while having a cigarette during a set break outside the club he was performing at in 1959.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/c17760efec4c28608af933197fe8a90f/7b8b5e15a7ff3064-b5/s640x960/055257b57dd51d7cce5782563c032c4d65b55e35.png

“Remembering Miles Davis, and remembering the long history of black men being brutalized simply for being. For those don’t know the history, on August 25, 1959–eight days after the release of his “Kind of Blued album—Miles was performing at Birdland, recording an Armed Forces Day broadcast for Voice of America. In between sets he had escorted a friend out and put her in a cab and was relaxing in front on the club having a smoke. A police officer approached him and asked him to move on. Miles pointed to the marquee, explaining to the officer that he was performing inside and that it was his name on the marquee. Still the officer persisted, not caring who he was or what he was doing. While Miles was trying to explain to the police officer that he was making a mistake when a detective, drawn by the crowd that was starting gather, blindsided him and hit him in the head a few times with a billy club, drawing blood. He was then arrested and taken into custody, and after going to the hospital to get his head stitched up was charged with felonious assault on an officer.”

 

Why is this still happening????

 

#blacklivesmatter