Stirling High Press Release
Green Flag Success for the 5th time
Congratulations to Stirling High School and The Stirling High Eco Club for retaining their Green Flag for a 5th time. Late last year the school was inspected by an assessor from Keep Scotland Beautiful. Pupils were given a chance to showcase work they had been doing since the last inspection in 2012. The in-depth topics they have worked on during the last 2 years were the mandatory litter program, transport and health and wellbeing. The litter program sees our pupils promoting anti littering as much as possible as well as doing weekly litter picks with the local community. For transport we looked at safe routes, cycling, car sharing, walking and the effects it would have on the staff, pupils and environment. For health and well-being; all aspects of this were very widely and successfully promoted though all kinds of activities in and out of class looking at not only physical health but mental health as well. Stirling High School has been following the Eco Schools program since 2003 and has been led by Mrs Trudi Togneri during all that time. Mrs Togneri said “I never thought in 2003 when we worked towards a Bronze award that we would see so many pupils involved with making this program work. Gaining our Silver award was great but to still have so many pupils wanting to continue the work was fantastic. The first Green Flag in 2006 was the icing on the cake and I am just so proud of all the pupils and staff who have ensured that we still going as strong as ever all these years later.” During the next two years the Eco Club and the school will be working on our next two topics which are Energy and Grounds. If any parent or grandparent has any gardening experience and would like to come and help with Grounds Development then please contact the school and ask for Mrs Togneri. Well done to all.
Well done to all S2 pupils who took part in a variety of fitness training sessions in PE. The sessions were METAFIT, GRIT and CIRCUITS. These sessions were a great success and we hope to see more of our S2 accessing these classes at the PEAK. Thanks to the excellent instructors who gave our pupils a brilliant experience.
Water Polo Success
Congratulations to Aithne Lawrence of S2 who has been invited to a GB training camp for Water Polo at Millfield School in Somerset. We hope Aithne enjoys the experience and returns with top tips to share with the PE department and peers.
Kate Gallagher S3 is competing at the Scottish Schools Indoor Athletics Championships at the Emirates Arena on Wednesday 4 February 2015. We wish Kate the very best of luck in this competition.
Swimming Training Camp
Madeleine Gill S4 is participating in a week long “Performance Intensive Training Camp” in Fuertaventura in February with Stirling Swimming. We are sure this will be a very rewarding experience for Madeleine and look forward to hearing all about it on her return.
Open University Partnership
Stirling High School is proud to announce that it is a participant in the Open University in Scotland’s Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS) which is funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
Miss Dawson & her talented gymnasts
We are delighted to report that Miss Dawson from our PE Department and 12 girls, ranging in age from S1-S3, participated in 2 workshops at the BMT (Better Movers & Thinkers) National Event which took place on Saturday 24 January.
They demonstrated the skills to be taught in schools in collaboration with BMT. The girls were outstanding ambassadors for the school, the staff and themselves. They engaged in the learning process and demonstrated work of very high quality.
Staff Development Days and Local Holidays
Parents should be aware that school is closed to pupils week beginning Monday 9th February to Friday 13th February inclusive due to Staff Development Days and Local Holidays. Pupils will be expected back at school on Monday 16th February 2015 at 9.00am prompt.