P7 Pupils visit Physics Department
Last Thursday, the P7 class of Borestone Primary School visited the Physics Department at Stirling High School to learn about light and colour and to work in a physics lab with scientific equipment. The pupils carried out a number of different activities: creating rainbows; viewing the laboratory through special spectroscopic glasses; producing coloured light; and mixing light for creative effects.
The lesson celebrated the work of James Clerk Maxwell, the extremely influential Scottish physicist, whose fundamental work on colour and light was published in November 1865 and helped Einstein to develop his theory of special relativity. James Clerk Maxwell is recognised by physicists but is not well known by people generally, unlike Newton and Einstein. This year has been designated the International Year of Light 2015 in honour of Maxwell.
The P7 pupils worked really hard and came up with their own investigations using the apparatus in a variety of ways. They showed themselves to be keen young scientists.
At the end of the time in the Physics Department the pupils were introduced to Bo and Cleo, the pet boa constrictors belonging to a member of the Stirling High School Physics Department. All in all a memorable visit to the department.
Stirling High Annual Halloween Charity walk
On the 30 October, Stirling High S1 pupils and staff went on their annual walk around the local area to raise money for charity. The pupils raised over £1,700 and Mrs Togneri who led the walk said this was the most raised since the charity walk began. This year also saw the best ever turn out, with many pupils and staff taking part in fancy dress. In previous years, the Halloween Charity Walk has raised money for charities like The Rotary Shelter Box, Riding for the Disabled and Start Up Stirling. This year the money will go to help people who have lost their limbs and babies born with cleft palates. The walk was enjoyed by all who took part and cheered up locals who saw them on the way round. It was a great way to end October.
Children in Need 2015
Stirling High School pupils and staff are delighted to announce that we raised £910 on Friday when the school held a non-uniform day. Well done to everyone who took part and managed to raise such a fantastic amount of money for such a worthwhile cause.
Dates for the Diary
Friday 20th November – S5/6 Interim Reports sent home via school bag mail
Thursday & Friday 26th & 27th November – Staff Development Days (pupils not in school)
Friday 4th December – MacRobert Xmas Pantomime S1 pupils
Tuesday 8th December – S5/6 Parents’ Evening 4.30-7pm
Friday 11th December – S3 Reports sent home via school bag mail
Friday 11th December – Senior Dance (Albert Hall)
Monday 14th December – Christmas Concert at Holy Rude Church – tickets on sale soon from school office
Tuesday 15th December – S1/2 Christmas Dance (Assembly Hall)
Wednesday 16th December – S3/4 Christmas Dance (Assembly Hall)
Tuesday 22nd December – Last Day of Term
Thursday 7th January – New Term Begins