School jottings

All the latest news and snippets from local primary and secondary schools.

Big Pedal 2012

Congratulations to everyone from Forfar Academy who took part in the Big Pedal this year. Journeys were made from throughout the Forfar area and also from Carnoustie, Monifieth and Broughty Ferry.

Special mentions include Fergus Carnegie cycling from Inverarity, Rory Collins from Letham, James Beattie from Brechin, Nina Cameron and Amber Mitchell from Aberlemno and Mr Laneres from “John Wayne country”.

Schools Debating Comp

The Edinburgh University Schools Debating Competition was held on Wednesday, March 14.

The Forfar Academy team of Matthew Steel (S5) and Eilidh Collins (S4) were involved in the three round competition, competing against the top schools in Scotland and Northern England in what proved to be a very tight contest. 

Eilidh and Matthew came first in round one, second in round two and third in round three.  This meant that they missed out on going through to the final four teams by one point. 

This was all the more frustrating as Eilidh and Matthew had to compete in round three against two of the teams who were to make the final four. 

Out of 48 teams competing, Eilidh and Matthew were within a point of getting through to the final four. This result was gained through hard work and determination and was a great end to a long, tiring day.

Percussion ensemble

Well done to the Forfar Academy Percussion Ensemble and Mr Judge who performed magnificently in the Arbroath festival, and shared first place with Menzieshill High School. 

Senior pupils from Angus secondary schools will entertain audiences with their musical talent next week.

Senior concert

The Angus schools senior concert takes place at Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath, on Wednesday, March 28 (tonight) at 7pm.

This concert will have a slightly different format to usual. Pupils studying guitar and piano will take part, and it will also include some of the great work going on at Arbroath Academy’s Youth Music Initiative Rock College.

This is also the first outing for the new Angus Youth Orchestra. The theme for this concert is Russian with Night on a Bare Mountain and excerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.

The full line up is: Angus Youth Orchestra; Montrose Academy Baroque Ensemble; Senior Percussion Ensemble; YMI Arbroath Rock Band; Highland bagpipe solo; and piano and guitar solos.

Tickets are available from the theatre office priced £7 or £6 for concessions.

Fashion Show

Langlands Primary School held a successful M&Co fashion show recently with pupils, teachers, parents and grandparents modelling the clothes.

Hair and make-up was done by Diane, Angie and Stephanie from Re-Invention in Forfar and the evening was compered brilliantly by Gillian Davidson.

The school would like to thank all involved.

Second Fairtrade Cafe

THE pupils of Whitehills Primary school will be staging the second of its Fairtrade cafes on Wednesday (today) between 9.30 am and 10.30 am.