Well done to Rheighen Cassels-MacGregor (5L1). Rheighen recently took part in the Scottish Schools Gymnastics Finals. Despite not having much experience of competing at national level up to now, Rheighen did exceptionally well. A significant achievement and in no doubt due to his dedication and hard work for his sport.
Our SVQ Level 1 Professional Cookery Students are hosting a coffee morning for staff & students on Friday 31 March. This is part of their overall course assessment but all proceeds also go to our Albert Roux Partner Charity – Maggies Inverness. Please support them.
Congratulations (again!) to Rosie Gittings (3T2) and Bethany Morris (2L1) who won last night’s semi final of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Debate against Gordonstoun. Depute Procurator Fiscal Geoffrey Main presided over events as Chair and Head of the Judges. The topic was “Not a Child, Not a Grown Up; When Should the Law Treat Young People as Adults?”
Congratulations to Bethany Morris 2L, Katie Gillies 2L and Catriona Garvie 2S who won the S1-S3 Public Speaking on their topic of “Why I wouldn’t want to be a billionaire” at the recent Speaking rounds at the Inverness Music Festival.
Also commended were Amma Crombie 3L, Archie Gray 3L and Rachel Gillies 3L who were the runners up with their topic being “That Disney is for all ages”. There were four teams competing in their category.
by Katie Stark, House Captain, Kishorn
Congratulations to Rosie Gittings (3T2) and Bethany Morris (2L1). Last week the girls saw off two separate teams from Gordonstoun School in the second round of the prestigious Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Debate. Procurator Fiscal Andrew Laing was one of the presiding judges.
The girls are through to the next round on 13 March. The national final, later this year, will be held in Parliament House.
Dr Greg Campbell, English Department
“Trust Me, I’ve Read this Book!”
Today is World Book Day and the school is celebrating the event in several ways. Over the course of this week our Library is running a Guess the Character competition. Teachers are displaying clues on their doors and pupils have to guess the characters by asking the teachers any question they want about the character. Teachers can only answer Yes or No. English classes are having great fun trying to work out all of the various clues.
On Wednesday 25th January the S2 book group, assisted by our 2 S6 helpers went, with Mrs King, to Millburn Academy. We went to discuss the short listed books as part of the process for voting for the Teenage Book Award. We met Millburn’s group and had a very tasty lunch (soup, sandwiches and loads of biscuits!). We did a few little group exercises so that we could get to know each other better. We talked about what sort of books we like, why we joined the book group and other things like this. Eventually we started talking about the books that were shortlisted for the prize and which ones were our favourites. Logan and Mrs Phillips put a good case forward for ‘Silver Skin’ but the rest of the group felt that ‘Black Cairn Point’ deserved to win. It was good fun to see what everyone else thought about all the books – including those that didn’t make it onto the final BookTrust shortlist. The BookTrust will announce the overall winner on 1st March.
We had a really good time and enjoyed the trip. We’d love to do it again!
Logan Parker (2L2) maand Lara MacGillivray (2L1)
Our Inter-House Cross Country took place last Friday morning under clear blue skies. Organised by our PE department, the results are shown below. Competitors and winners have been receiving their medals at assemblies this week. Well done everyone.
- Neive Rodden 1K
- Katie Simpson 1K
- Molly Howieson 1K
- Euan MacCormick 1L
- Angus Franklin 1S
- Scott Farquharson 1L
- Catriona Gravie 2S
- Katie Gillies 2L
- Cara Doig 2T
- Kieran Gebicke-Kerr 2L
- Ewen Munro 2L
- Aiden MacKinnon 2L
- Rachel Gillies 3S
- Kira Buchan 3K
- Emily Hunter 3T
- Craig MacBeath 3S
- Mitchel Leslie 3L
- Brandon Kinvig 3S
Mrs Aileen Thomson, PE Department
Last Tuesday evening saw Samantha Cochrane (5T) and Morvern Carmichael (5S), alongside three other Highland schools, take part in the second round of the Donald Dewar Debating competition at Glenurquhart High School.
A strong team from Thurso High were victorious and went through to the next round. Samantha and Morvern debated well on a difficult topic – speaking passionately and creatively – particularly at a busy time in their school year.
There is a full schedule of debating events coming up in the months ahead and we are all looking forward to the next competition.
Special thanks are due to Jemimah Morris (6L) for preparing and practicing as an alternate.
Dr Greg Campbell, English Department