Holocaust Memorial Day 2015
The History department took two S.2 classes to the Anne Frank Exhibition at Stirling University. This exhibition has been organised by the Anne Frank Trust. The Trust is a charity and partner organisation of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. The Trust uses the message of Anne’s life and diary to challenge prejudice and encourage people to embrace responsibility and respect for others.
Both classes were guided around the display boards at the exhibition by student volunteers from Stirling University. Pupils had opportunities to ask questions and discuss issues raised by the displays. Then they were divided into groups and given a series of tasks to complete before coming together for a discussion about what they had learned about Anne Frank and the Holocaust.
The attitude and effort of our pupils was excellent during both visits. This was due in large part to the preparation and enthusiasm of the university students who guided our classes around the exhibition.
Last chance this week to order a copy of the Prefect Photograph. The cost of the photograph is £15.50 and order forms can be picked up from the School Office. Completed order forms and payment should be returned to the School Office by Friday 6 February latest.
Safe Drive Stay Alive
Our current S4 cohort attended the Safe Drive Stay Alive road show yesterday at the MacRobert Art Centre, Stirling benefiting from a production which aims to reduce the number of casualties amongst young people. This annual event delivers thought-provoking messages to young drivers by demonstrating in realistic terms the potentially lethal consequences should they fail to understand and accept their responsibilities when getting behind the wheel of a car.
Stirling Schools Cross Country
Some of our S1-S4 pupils participated in the Stirling Schools Cross Country event yesterday at Queen Victoria School in Dunblane. We will be able to give a full list of the results in next week’s Observer column.
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.