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Whitburn Academy has reopened following the Summer Holidays, we'd like to welcome back all our returning Pupils and Staff as well as our New S1 Pupils and new members of Staff. Keep checking

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Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Whitburn Academy's Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available for download from the Newsletters page of the website.   It's 30 pages

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Retro Gaming


Retro Gaming
During the activity days at the end of term, Computing Science have set up a couple of old gaming consoles to allow the pupils to try some retro games!  On 29th June, they set up a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) from the 1990's and the pupils have been enjoying playing Super Mario Brothers 1 and 3 on it! ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 29/06/2017 10:32 AM

Music Workshop


Music Workshop
On 28th June, Mr McManus and the music department held a Music Workshop as part of Activities Week.  During the course of the day, they worked on a particular track to present in an impromptu performance at the end of the day.   The chosen track was 'All the Time' by Tom Waits.   At 3pm a large crowd gathered in Music Room 2 to hear the finished result.   The group were fantastic and well done to ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 29/06/2017 09:40 AM

Afternoon Tea


Afternoon Tea
The Home Economics Department had a very civilised activity day on 28th June, when they held their own Afternoon Tea.   They made all their own sandwiches, cakes and scones in the morning.   In the afternoon, they presented everything they had made on tiered cake stands and the department and their guests enjoyed afternoon tea. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 29/06/2017 09:01 AM

Teas Up!


Teas Up!
The Vine Trust Team have continued to raise funds this term for our trip to Peru in June 2018. The teachers have been very impressed at the continued commitment of the 20 pupils who are currently working hard on their personal funds (over £2,000) and general group funds for this expedition.  For example, earlier this June we ran a Car Boot Sale in the school’s car-park where we also served breakfast including delicious burgers ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/06/2017 14:40 PM

Bath Bombs


Bath Bombs
On 28th June, for activities week, the Science Department had a group of pupils making Bath Bombs.   The pupils tried out small samples of their mixture in water to see if it worked, them made them into different shapes and left them to set, then took them home at the end of the day.   Our photograph shows some of the pupils with their creations. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/06/2017 14:35 PM

Music Corridor Mural


Music Corridor Mural
Over the last few years on the end of term activity weeks, the art department and groups of pupils have been working on creating a mural depicting major events, people and art from the prehistoric age right through to today.   This year has been no exception as the pupils have continued to add to what is already an eyecatching piece of work.   A number of pupils have spent the final 3 days of term adding to the mural, ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/06/2017 14:28 PM

Special Effects


Special Effects
On 28th June, Miss Reid and some of her Drama pupils, ran a special effects workshop.  The workshop involved creating some very convincing looking injuries such as holes in hands and gashes using special makeup, similar to what you would see in the movies.   Our photographs show just some of the finished results!      ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/06/2017 14:24 PM

Achievement Awards


Achievement Awards
On 27th June, S4 pupils Kayleigh and Aleisha received their Achievement Awards for completing their National 4 Hospitality award with The Larder Cook School, which they have attended every week over this session.   Well Done Kayleigh and Aleisha! ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/06/2017 10:22 AM

Positive Rewards Trip


Positive Rewards Trip
Over the course of this session, our pupils have been working extremely hard in all their subjects and those with good behaviour, reports and attendance were invited to go on a Positive Rewards Trip.   There were three trips to choose from, these are Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Ariel Adventures.   Our photograph shows the group that went to Alton Towers. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 28/06/2017 10:17 AM

Winning Logo


Winning Logo
Well Done to S3 pupil, Hollie, her excellent design was chosen to be the school logo for session 2017-18, which is our school's 50th anniversary. Congratulations Hollie and thanks to all the pupils who entered the competition. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 27/06/2017 11:48 AM

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'Active Fun Active Feet'

'Active Fun Active Feet'
 'Active Fun Active Feet' Summer Holiday Programme is taking place over the Summer Holidays at various schools for all pupils in P1 to P7 (Ages 5 to 11 only) Camps will start at 9am ...Read More

School Clothing Grant and Free School Meals

School Clothing Grant and Free School Meals
Do you have a child at school? You could get a school clothing grant if you are in receipt of: Income Support / Pension Credit Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance Employment and ...Read More

Live.ly and Musical.ly streaming apps

Live.ly and Musical.ly streaming apps
Advice regarding use of Live.ly and Musical.ly streaming apps from West Lothian Council's Child Protection (Education) team: There have been a number of incidents involving children from ...Read More

Compass Cafe

Compass Cafe
The Compass Cafe is a place to come and meet friends, have lunch, chat, do some fun things and discuss faith and life.  We also try to organise occasional outings and trips.  Compass Cafe ...Read More

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Whitburn Academy's Vine Trust trip to Peru in ...Read More

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality
The charges for each year group in the Home Economics Department are listed below: Pupils will be expected to have paid their Home Economics money for the year by Friday 14th October 2016: The ...Read More

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver
Scholar is a valuable – and free to use- resource which will help you to consolidate your previous learning, offer you useful revision strategies and allow you to practise assessments. Your ...Read More

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents
West Lothian Council have released a Parent's Guide for making online school payments using iPayimpact.   The guide  contains a detailed description on how to log in and how to use ...Read More

Educational Benefits

Educational Benefits
West Lothian Council have issued information on the Educational Benefits available to Parents and Carers, the way the Council inform parents and carers of these benefits is changing. School ...Read More

Thinkuknow Website

Thinkuknow Website
Thinkuknow is an an excellent resource for parents/carers, giving advice and information on a broad range of online safety issues that your child may face as they grow. There is advice on how to deal ...Read More

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide
Pokemon Go is the latest online craze and is extremely popular across the world as it uses "augmented reality" (a cross between real life and an online world). It does have it's ...Read More

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland and Skills Development Scotland have developed the new website which promotes the hundreds of different careers on offer in the country.   The Website is now live ...Read More

Job and Training Opportunities

Job and Training Opportunities
Each month, Skills Development Scotland release a list of all the Jobs and Training Opportunities available in the West Lothian area.   A copy of their latest bulletin is available for ...Read More

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online
The sharing of inappropriate images on Social Media is a practice that some young people are becoming involved in. This is done on a number of different forums including Facebook, Instagram and ...Read More

ooVoo Guide for Parents

ooVoo is a video chat app. It lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family. To register with the site, you can set up an account with ooVoo or sign up using an existing ...Read More

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank
West Lothian Council are looking for people interested in joining their pool of casual staff to cover posts at short notice in areas such as catering, cleaning and school crossing guides throughout ...Read More

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools
The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland have released a leaflet detailing help and support for the Children and Young People of Armed Forces families in Scottish Schools. A copy of the ...Read More

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers
The SQA have complied an information sheet with information for employers about the new qualifications introduced over the last few years.    They suggest that school leavers add the links ...Read More

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat
Snapchat is a media-sharing and chat app that is very popular with teenagers. The text, photos and videos you send disappear seconds after they're viewed – you get to decide how long your ...Read More

West Lothian Foodbank

West Lothian Foodbank
Would you like to help feed some hungry people who live in West Lothian? Whitburn Academy is now a collection point for the Food Bank which is based in Whitburn. Food Banks rely on the ...Read More

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust
Whitburn Community Development Trust supports residents in Whitburn East Whitburn and Greenrigg and we currently have a range of services which might be of interest to students and their families ...Read More
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