The second West Lothian Secondary Schools Golf Championships took place on the 9th of May at Harburn Golf Club. The event was first held in 2012 when 27 golfers took part.
This year, 54 golfers from 9 schools took part, including 6 from Inveralmond. Graeme Gillies, Cameron Morrison and Lewis Harley made up team A whilst team B consisted of Abbie Thomson, Ross Funston and Blair McMorran.
Inveralmond’s A team came in with a very respectable 101 points to finish joint 6th of the 15 teams entered.
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A group of Inveralmond students recently took part in a professional film shoot with local film director, Graeme O’Hara.
The purpose of the video is to introduce our learning community to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Rights Respecting School Award.
The video has attracted a lot of attention from other schools in West Lothian as well as from UNICEF themselves. We think it does the job very nicely! Enjoy the video here:- I.C.H.S. Rights of the Child
A group of Inveralmond staff and students went off on an exciting trip to Valencia at the end of March.
This trip was an excellent experience for the students who were coached by Valencia FC’s professional staff.
As well as the hands-on teaching from Valencia’s coaching staff the students also took in a reserve game and received a tour of the stadium.
Arron Gunn, one of the students who went on the trip, has written his account of the four days which you can read by clicking below.
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Education Scotland have announced that Game On Scotland has been launched to help teachers use the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as an inspiring, motivating and fun context for learning.
Using Games as a context for learning has been inspirational for many educational establishments in the past and provides schools with opportunities to develop learning across the curriculum (see Case Studies).
The new Game On Scotland website provides key information about the games, resources, opportunities for schools to be part of the Games and more.. Click on the following link to access the site, GameonScotland
An Online Study Support page has been created to help Higher candidates. The online study support resource can be accessed using this Link.
The main study support resource does not require any password or login details. If students wish to participate on the collaboration areas they will need to know their glow log in details.
There are study support resources for Higher English, Mathematics and Computing. Each of the subject areas also offer the opportunity for peer-peer and teacher-student support through discussion forums, real time chat and conference facilities.
Inveralmond Chess Club recently received a visit from Chess expert John McIntrye.
Mr McIntrye treated our students to their first taste of a simultaneous. A simultaneous is a board game exhibition most commonly in chess in which one player (typically of high rank, such as a grand-master) plays multiple games at a time with a number of other players.
S2 student Poppy Fountain received a chess prize for playing the best game.
All the students who took part enjoyed the experience.
Inveralmond Science teacher Mr Bethune has just completed the second stop in his ‘Electric Nursery’ tour of local schools, with Livingston Village and now Harrysmuir pupils enjoying the show.
Mr Bethune has been using his friends Mr Potato, Mr Banana and little Miss Tomato along with others, to teach the benefits of Healthy Eating and using electricity in an environmentally friendly fun way.
All the children involved so far have been a credit to their school and so far around 200 pupils have attended with some participating in the fun.
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In November 2012 students Jennifer Gordon, Shannon McKenzie, Emma Melville, Abbie Thomson and Hollie Middleton competed at the West Lothian Schools Gymnastics competition.
The girls finished second meaning that they qualified for the Scottish schools Gymnastics Finals which were held at the Bells Sport Centre in Perth recently.
All the girls have put in a commendable amount of effort over the year and finished a very respectable 10th from 25 competing schools. The girls individual and team scores can be seen here Gymnastics Results. Some pictures from the event can be seen here.
Last night Inveralmond Community High School showcased our new Blazer launch with a report on STV’s 6 ‘o’ clock News, you can view the report here
Our new Blazers are the first eco-friendly uniforms in the country, each jacket being made from 16 recycled plastic bottles and uses 84% less energy to produce than a normal blazer.
The story about our new blazers also features on the BBC website which can be seen by following this link
They were made by the Academy Uniforms company and incorporates Octalobal yarn to give a matt finish.
The Art Department hosted a mono-printing Workshop on the last day of the Easter term.
Fourteen pupils, ranging from 1st to 6th year, attended and by the end of the workshop were producing interesting and varied images with confidence and proficiency.
A mono-print is a single impression of an image made from a re-printable block.
It is essentially a printed painting and is known as the most ‘painterly’ method among the printmaking techniques.
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On Wednesday night, Inveralmond proudly hosted a charity concert performed by Tornoto Primary School.
The pupils performed songs, recited some poetry and there was even a little traditional Scottish dancing.
The concert was a great success and Toronto managed to raise a total of £945.
Toronto are presenting their own Catering Supervisor Jackie Couper, who is currently fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma, with £500 of this money which she will split between two charities close to her heart, Cats Protection and F.A.C.E (Fight Against Cancer Edinburgh).
Inveralmond students Elise Tucker and Rebekah Gordon achieved very well recently in their ABRSM music exams.
They played a full programme of pieces, scales and aural tests to an examiner from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Elise Tucker achieved a merit on her clarinet at Grade 8 level which is a huge achievement.
Rebekah Gordon did herself proud at Grade 3 level on her flute, also achieving a merit.
Congratulations to both girls. They should be very proud!
As of this term, students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd year will be involved in “Sexual Health and Relationship Education” (S.H.A.R.E).
These classes will be delivered during their Social Education period. The programme being used is S.H.A.R.E which has been published by Health Scotland.
The following website may be useful for information regarding the programme www.healthyrespect.co.uk
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your son or Daughter’s head of house.
Inveralmond student Ally Aitchison will be jetting off to South Africa in August after being chosen to compete in the Karate World Championships. Ally will be competing in the 12 to 14 age category.
Inveralmond have given Ally a boost by presenting her with a cheque for £200 to help her pay for the expense of attending the competition.
Ally, 13, first took up the sport when she was 10 years old. She had been intending to start boxing, but opted for karate as a safer sport due to her asthma.
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The S3 boys in Mrs Low’s English class enjoyed an action packed day learning survival skills with ICHS and Lowport Outdoor Education staff in the woods just outside Falkirk.
We are studying Gary Paulsen’s novel ‘Hatchet’ where the central character has to learn basic survival skills when his plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness and we had the opportunity to put our learning into a real life context.
We were kitted up in waterproofs, hats and gloves which was just as well as it snowed pretty much most of the day. Our first task was to build shelters using wood and foliage from the immediate area.
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