Under 18 National Cup Final
The Football Under 18 National Cup Final is a competition that is played between counties and regions. This means that the best players from that area make up the squad. West Lothian have reached the final and will be playing agains Edinburgh and the Lothians. John-James Henderson and Jake McCreadie, 2 of our S6 pupils have been part of this excellent run, with John-James as captain.
The Cup Final ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 28/04/2017 11:36 AM
Whitburn Academy's Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available for download from the Newsletters page of the website. It's 32 pages are jam packed with news from the school from January to March.
Featured Stories include:
A report on the YPI Final
Whitburn Academy's Fundraising efforts over the past few months
The completion of Whitburn Academy's Arcade Machine
The school's efforts to gain Level 1 ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 31/03/2017 12:00 PM
Spring Clean 2017
Whitburn Academy joined forces with Whitdale Primary to help remove litter in Whitburn, last Thursday afternoon (30 March). Thanks to West Lothian’s Spring Clean campaign, the pupils were provided with litter-pickers, bags and high-viz bibs by the Environmental Wardens, so that they could make a big difference (as well as a presence!) in collecting litter in the nooks and crannies surrounding West Main Street. Together, this efficient ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 31/03/2017 09:37 AM
Easter Door Challenge 2017
Easter Door Challenge
Over the last week of term, Tutor classes across the school have been decorating their classroom doors for Easter.
Pupils from all year groups along with their Tutor Teachers have been working hard to try and create the best
The classes were competing to win an Easter Basket full of goodies and as you can imagine, the competition was
On 30th March, Miss Loudon ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 31/03/2017 09:23 AM
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an innovative way to financially support local, grassroots charities while engaging young people in a hands-on active citizenship experience.
On 5th January, all S3 pupils took part in a launch event that was the start of a 12 week project, that took place within their English class. During this time, the pupils worked in small groups, researching their chosen charity and creating ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 30/03/2017 15:39 PM
Whitburn Academy Fundraising
Throughout the year, the charity committee which consists of 30 pupils from S1, S5 and S6 has been working hard to organise events such as bake sales, coffee mornings and a bingo night to raise money for a range of charities. This year we decided to support Jak’s Den, Children in Need, UNICEF, Macmillan and West Lothian Foodbank with a grand total of £3394.80 raised between ourselves, the S4 and S5 Personal Development Classes, Non ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 30/03/2017 10:39 AM
Whitburn Academy's Arcade Machine
Two years ago, Whitburn Academy's Computing Science and Design Manufacturing and Graphics (DMG) departments embarked on an exciting joint project - to build an Arcade Machine!
To begin with, we had no idea of how to build one or even where to start, however after many hours and days of research, we made up our initial design and a list of all the parts we would need. The first priority was to find a spare PC and monitor to run ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 27/03/2017 14:52 PM
S1 Netball Group Win
On 24th March, our S1 Netball team took part in the West Lothian School Sports Netball Tournament. Some excellent passing moves by the Girls saw them win their 4 games and top their group in the round robin competition: 8-0, 5-2, 6-0 and 7-4!
Lucy was picked as the Coach's player of the day.
Well Done to all the girls who took part in the competition.
Posted by: admin | 27/03/2017 14:43 PM
Vine Trust Fundraising
Vine Trust School Visit to Peru
Santa runs, cake sales, raffles, Community service, cakes sales, Whitburn Christmas Fayre, school tuck-shop, car boot sale*, and did I mention cake sales already? All of these and more have been used by our S4 to S6 pupils to raise money to take 20 pupils and two staff to Peru in the summer holidays of 2018. These pupils also are committed to raising their own fund raising activities through personal ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 15:03 PM
Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
1.5 million children in the UK go to a Rights Respecting School and more than 4,000 schools up and ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 14:49 PM
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