On 8th May, two of our S6 pupils, Emma Archondakis and Rebecca Millar, took part in the preliminary round of the ESU Public Speaking Competition at Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh. They had to prepare 5 minute speeches using only a quote from a poem/book as their stimulus, and present these to the audience, before taking questions for a further 4-5 minutes. I am pleased to report that Rebecca saw off all the competition and won, ...Read More
Posted by: admin | 10/05/2017 08:56 AM
3rd place for Under 13's
Congratulations to our S1 (under 13) football team who finished in 3rd place in the West Lothian Schools Under 13 football league. After playing 8 games, the team had won 5 games and lost 3 games finishing the season with 15 points.
Well Done to everyone involved with the team.
Posted by: admin | 10/05/2017 08:53 AM
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
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