Maths Camp

Maths Camp 2014 2

In February, 24 brave members of the Students of Higher Maths, along with 4 veterans of the Advanced Higher Maths battalion ventured up to the Belmont Centre in Coupar Angus.

This was a weekend of training, known to the initiated as Maths Camp. A preparation before they begin their assault to slay the legendary monster that is HigherMathsExam. They were led by Generals Mr Dunlop, Mrs Lundberg, Mrs Mullen, Mr Mann and Commander Mr McKeown.

Several training sessions of Maths were undertaken, all in small groups designed to maximise the learning. 12 hours of Maths was split into topics that will be key to victory over HigherMathsExam.

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Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale 

On Sunday the 6th of April, Inveralmond will be hosting an indoor fundraising car boot sale.

This will run from 12:00 to 14:30 at a cost of £7.50 per table.

The cost of the table must be paid at time of booking.

For more information please call Community Reception on 01506 439631 or pop along and book your spot.

LEAPS – Campus Reporter

S3 Campus Reporter

On Monday 3rd March, a group of 41 S3 pupils attended the “Campus Reporter” event at the University of Edinburgh. The pupils spent the day on campus, working with undergraduate students to explore various aspects of student life.

Pupils found out about studying and learning at university, learned about the range of explored facilities from the sports complex to university library.

Following the format of a TV news show, students visited a number of locations to interview students, conduct research and finally film a report. This was then broadcast live in an exciting finale to the day’s events.

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Art Competition

Glasgow 2014 Logo

Inveralmond CHS pupils will showcase their artistic talents in the Athletes’ Village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Using the Games and its 17 sports as creative inspiration, over 150 pupils came up with artwork to decorate bedrooms in the Athletes’ Village.

David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014, said: “The art competition gives school children across Scotland the chance to provide a personal welcome to the Commonwealth athletes through their artworks adorning the rooms of the Athletes’ Village, which will be a true home from home for all the competitors coming to Glasgow from the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.”

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Vietnam/Cambodia update


Our world challenge training expedition took place recently in West Linton.

This was the first time that the group had to rely on each other in order to pitch tents and make dinner. The group got on fantastic and the weather throughout the weekend was a great benefit.

On the Saturday morning we met with our leaders for the weekend where we played team bonding games before heading off on a challenging hill walk.

We arrived back to camp a few hours later before getting started on dinner.

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Beauty Competition

Nails photo

Each year AHT (Association of Hairdressers and Therapists) hold their annual competition at Coatbridge High school.

There are many different events, from working on mannequins to produce an evening look, 1st year blow dry, ladies and gents cutting, Ladies Evening, Avant Garde, Nail Art and team work.

If you place in the top 3 places then you are entered into the Blackpool Competition to compete against the rest of Britain. We had 4 contestants this year, Caitlin King and Shannon Borthwick who Entered Evening look for ladies and Emma Irvine and Samantha Downie who entered Nail Art. Unfortunately this year they were not placed in the first 3 places.

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Vietnam/Cambodia update

Angkor Wat before sunset, Cambodia.

When we are over in Vietnam and Cambodia, there are many places we could go and visit, however two main places that would be very interesting to go and see would be Angkor Wat and the national museum of Cambodia.

Angkor Wat is the greatest archaeological attraction in Cambodia, it is a vast temple complex featuring the remains of server capitals of the khmer empire from the 9th to 15th century. Angkar wat is very famous and is known all over the world.

The national museum of Cambodia is located in Phnom Penh, it is the largest museum of cultural history and is the country’s leading historical and archaeological museum.

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Under 14 Football: Match Report


Broxburn 4 Inveralmond 1 On a cold and blustery day, a depleted Inveralmond squad travelled to the Broxburn swamp (sorry, pitch).

Buoyed by the previous win over West Calder, the Inveralmond boys were in a positive mood, but were under no illusions that Broxburn would make for tough opponents.

Indeed, this would prove to be true minutes into the game when a stramach in the Invy box lead to the ball falling kindly at the feet of a Broxburn striker who slotted home an easy finish. 1 – 0.

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Personal Development

rock group

As part of our senior students Personal Development class, they held an activity afternoon for our S1, S2 and S3 students.

There was a disco in the dining hall and mini olympics in the physical education department.

In the assembly hall there was a music festival which showcased some of our students musical talents. As well as some individual vocal performances, there were also rock groups.

A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

Some pictures from the event can be seen here: Photo Gallery

Low Port Trip


On the 4th February 2014, 27 S2 and S5 pupils, together with three members of staff travelled to the Low Port Centre in Linlithgow to try out their survival skills.

The S2 pupils have been reading a novel called Hatchet by Gary Paulsen in English, in which a teenager is stranded on a desert island and has to use his iniative and independent thinking to help him survive on the island until he is rescued. Although we were not stranded, the pupils were presented with similar challenges!

Working in teams, pupils had to build fires for warmth, a shelter for protection and they had to do this with only the resources they had around them.

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Vietnam/Cambodia update


On the 27th of January the World Challenge team had a meeting where we met our exhibition leader Amanda Richmond.

It was very interesting for us getting to meet the person who we will be spending three weeks with in Vietnam and Cambodia.

The entire group thought that Amanda seemed like a very enthusiastic and experienced person who we definitely felt happy with as our leader.

Amanda quickly impressed us knowing each of our names before we had met her, then she put us on the task of team building activities which were fun to carry out.

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On the 4th Feb 14, Inveralmond held its first Model United Nations Conference (fondly titled MUNICH14).

The event was nothing short of a total triumph, all participants and accompanying teachers considered Inveralmond as perfect hosts.

Firstly, all visitors were extremely appreciative of the welcome they received from our pupils and staff. Secondly, they described the organisation and professionalism of the conference as “seamless”.

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Sporting Success


Friday the 24th of January was a great day for Inveralmond Sport. The school sent a squad of pupils off to Deans CHS to compete in the second Multisport competition of the year.

The event included S1-3 Girls football, S3/4 Handball and S1/2 Rugby events, all held as part of a series. In need of some good performances to help our position in the Sports league, our pupils put in some of their best performances of the year so far.

The S1-3 Girls football team won the event ahead of 9 other schools, the boys Rugby team also emerged as winners in a very tough competition and the Handballers overcame some strong opposition to finish second only to a very good Deans team.

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Shakespeare Festival


Inveralmond have again been invited to participate in the West Lothian School Shakespeare Festival on Wednesday the 12th of February at Howden Park Theatre.

This is an opportunity for pupils to explore Shakespeare, adapt his most famous plays and perform their creative findings.

Shakespeare gives his characters a bum deal. Hamlet has never really gotten over his parental issues, Macbeth was forced to massacre his friends, Hermia was drugged into submission and Fleance was simply written out of the play! His characters are angry; they need support and they’re here to tell their stories at “Shakespeare Characters Anonymous”.

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Creative Digital Media


The Creative Digital Media class have been busy recording, editing and producing some scary movie trailers as part of their course. The pupils have put in a lot of time and effort during and after class to make their productions high quality.

The rest of the school had the opportunity to view the showcase at “The CDM Premiere” on Thursday 06 February during lunchtime.

The pupils had some fizzy water and nibbles prior to the showcase and feedback from staff and pupils was positive. The event was a huge success and we all look forward to next years “Premiere”.

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