Staff and Students at Inveralmond recently organised and held an Easter Lunch for local senior citizens.
Before lunch our student choir performed a few songs which was followed by some of our Drama students displaying their acting talents.
Students were also involved with the lunch with everything from preparing the food to serving it, all done with a smile and pleasant attitude.
The students were a credit to the school and a great afternoon was had by all.
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Y-Dance Active Girls are working in partnership with Sportscotland and Active Schools to deliver the ‘Active Girls Project’, supporting girls in both school and the community to become more physically active through dance.
Two Y-Dance instructors visited Inveralmond on the 12th of March to deliver a one-day workshop to 18 girls from S3. The girls were put through their paces right from the off and managed to learn two detailed dances over the course of just a few hours.
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Over the weekend of the 15th to 17th of March, twelve Inveralmond pupils represented the country of Myanmar/Burma at the annual George Watson’s College (GWC) Model United Nations Conference.
This conference is the largest of its kind in Scotland and is internationally recognised as one of the most challenging and enjoyable conferences in Europe.
The event was attended by approximately 650 pupils from all across the UK with others coming from as far afield as Norway, Spain, Israel, Germany and Tblisi in Georgia.
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On the 8th of March, 11 pupils and 3 members of staff went to the Cake International Exhibition at Manchester. After a rather unsociable start time, 6am, we had a great journey down to Manchester.
We arrived just before 11am, having had a stop at Tebay. We parked the bus and walked a short distance to the Exhibition Hall.
We discovered the Hall was beside the Trafford Centre and the pupils had spotted a Krispie Kreme store.
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All students in S4, S5 & S6 will be receiving an SQA your exams booklet over the next few days. These booklets will give you an extensive guide to your exams.
It will give you information on preparing for your exams, during your exams, timetables and more. Students will also receive a leaflet giving details on how to get your results early.
You can receive more information on the SQA Website
An online version of the booklet can be seen here:-
SQA Your Exams Booklet
Staff and students recently took part in a Scuba Diving experience here at Inveralmond.
PADI Discover Scuba diving experiences instructed our staff and students in our very own swimming pool.
All fourteen who took part really enjoyed the experience and everyone gained their certificate.
Follow this link to see the details on the course taken and qualifications gained.
Pictures from the days event will follow…
On Tuesday the 4th of December, Inveralmond hosted a conference for Education Scotland called Opening Up the Future.
This event was very successful and as a result we have received a letter from Dr Bill Maxwell, Chief Executive of Education Scotland, congratulating our school on the achievements of the day.
Dr Maxwell thanked our Head Teacher Mrs D.A. McMaster for her efforts which included a welcome speech and even taking part in a Q&A panel.
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Inveralmond Community High School and ClickNetherfield are happy to have joined forces to enhance the learning experiences of our young people.
ClickNetherfield is a local based global organisation who through partnership plan to work with Inveralmond to deliver tailored and valuable opportunities for our students.
The opportunities this partnership offers includes work experience, educational visits, presentations to pupils on how subject choices can and do influence their careers, links and presentations on how to increase students opportunities at interview.
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On the 28th of February six 2nd year students got the chance to pick the brains of some leading movers and shakers across the industry at the Go4SET Celebration and Assessment day at Heriot-Watt University.
Our team were able to draw on the experience of the link company Levenseat to gain an understanding of their project within a specific industrial context of waste.
The team produced a project and presentation. We were assessed by:- Scottish Gas, Viridor, BP and E-On. The oral assessment lasted 20 minutes and the project was assessed externally
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Inveralmond student Hannah McInnes is dreaming of the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil in 2016.
At the age of just 15 Hannah is already a Taekwon-Do British Champion in the 15 to 17 age category as well as national titles such as the Scottish, North-East and West Lothian Champion.
Hannah has been selected to compete in the Great British Olympic trials which take place in Manchester over five stages. The first stage of this process took place on Saturday the 23rd of February and Hannah is eagerly awaiting the outcome as is everyone at Inveralmond…
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Inveralmond recently hosted a Show Racism the Red Card event. We were lucky enough to be joined by ex Hearts legend Gary McKay, Former Hibs star Mickey Weir and charity worker Dee Kinning.
Gary and Dee took classes with S2 students whilst Mickey took the students for some coaching sessions.
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity established in 1996. The charity uses the high profile status of football to help tackle racism in society. For some pictures from the event click here
Researching and Reporting University Life
On Friday 1st March, a group of 42 S3 pupils attended the “Campus Reporter” event at the University of Edinburgh.
The pupils spent the day on campus, working collaboratively with undergraduate students to explore various aspects of student life. Pupils found out about learning at university, accommodation, sports facilities, student associations and, of course, social life!
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From 15-17 May, 12 pupils from Inveralmond will be taking part in the annual Model United Nations Conference at George Watsons College.
As usual there will be approximately 650 pupils from around Scotland and the UK debating a number of global issues from nuclear disarmament to disabled rights and tax on unhealthy foods to creating a world language.
In addition, there will be some pupils from Tblisi in Georgia, Israel, Spain & Germany, it promises to be an extremely challenging yet rewarding event for all involved.
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On Friday the 22nd of February, Inveralmond hosted a bingo night to raise funds for the upcoming student trip to Hong Kong.
Students David Langdon and Saun Bryne were the bingo callers and done a fantastic job.
The evening raised just over £1,000 which will pay for the bus to take the party to and from the airport.
We also received a very generous donation of £100 from Mr & Mrs Bryne and Mr & Mrs Main.
On the 27th of February, Inveralmonds Basketball team took part in the S3/4 East Basketball Conference.
Inveralmond finished in 2nd place with two wins on the night.
The following pupil’s played in an honest and sporting manner and remained positive throughout:-
Adam Kirkwood, Kieran Gray, Steven Haig, Gary Hill, Johnny Belcher, Reece Mainland, Craig Murphy, Ally Gunn.