S6 are marking one another's source questions in history. Today we have been working on 'how fully' questions- the pupils are proving to be quite harsh markers!
S3 are spending time fitting their current learning about the Slave Trade in to a bigger picture of 18th and 19th Century Britain.
Drama students have been developing short, devised plays based on stimulus images and quotes. Each pupil has created their own storyline, structure, staging, setting and characters. Today was the day for choosing costumes - great fun!
All parents are invited to our Easter Service at 1pm next Thursday in Struthers Church on West Stewart Street.
The service will finish at 2pm. All children should be collected from the church at 2pm, this will be the start of our Easter holidays.
Woodwind Tuition 2015-16
We are looking at our music provision for the session 2015-16. There is a possibility of a new tutor coming into the school to teach flute, clarinet and saxophone, but we would need to be able to guarantee the tutor a reasonable amount of work. I am therefore writing to you to ask if anyone would be interested in their child having a lesson in any of these instruments. The cost would be £15 per lesson and would be available for children in P4-S2.
The senior artists are hard at work creating drawings and paintings as part of their expressive folios:
S3 historians are enjoying their work on the Atlantic Slavery. Today, they are giving speeches defending or accusing Scotland of direct involvement in the Slave trade.
Toby spoke as Adam Smith- enlightened thinker and vocal opponent of the trade and of Scotland's involvement in it.
Ruaraidh -speaking as Robert McNair, a Glaswegian merchant- defended Scotland's merchants, arguing that they merely used a system already in place- and were not the ones capturing slaves or working them on plantations.
Zander imagined what Abraham Lyle, of Tate and Lyle, would have said in defence of his company's involvement with the slave trade.
Chloe, speaking as Richard Oswald, also defended Scotland and her rich merchants who made their money through the trade.
Cameron imagined how Sir James Stirling would have argued that Scotland were not involved in the Atlantic Slave Trade.
S4 Historians have each produced an historical interpretation- they have selected a character from history and prepared a monologue.
Aimee was Elsie Bowerman.
Brett was a British soldier in 1917, from the 51st Highland division.
Lyle was Fritz Haber, a German scientist in World War 1 who ultimately sought refuge in England during the Nazi regime.
Johnny was a British pilot during World War One.
Senior School artists have been working hard on their design projects this term. Not all finished yet, but nearly there: