Busy start to the year for Webster’s seniors

Some of the sixth years in action at Dalguise.

Some of the sixth years in action at Dalguise.

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Sixth year pupils at Webster’s High School in Kirrie have had busy start to their academic year with a variety of activities and events.

On their returen after the summer, a bus packed with seniors and five teachers travelled to P.G.L. Dalguise. The weekend consisted of abseiling, climbing, canoeing, Jacob’s Ladder, archery, a zip-wire, the Giant Swing and scaling a 75-foot tree.

The activities presented many challenges, not the least of which was appearing for breakfast at 7.50 a.m. on a Saturday morning.

By the time we came home we were completely exhausted, but the experience was extremely satisfying and gratifying, as well as amazingly fun and full of laughs.

Recently the sixth years queued up to give blood. Head Girl Caitlin Whatley had arranged for nurses from the Blood Transfusion Service to come in to school and, due to the enthusiastic response from both pupils and teachers, the donations took the entire morning.

There was no shortage of volunteers and, by the end of the morning, 25 pints of blood had been donated.

Three sixth years who are involved with Community Learning and Development (CLD) set up a stall in the Webster’s Hall in Arbroath.

The stall was to advertise CLD, so that they could gain support for fund-raising for facilities for young people in Kirriemuir, and also to raise awareness of drugs and alcohol abuse.

It was run by Bobbi Watson, Katie Reid and Jamie-Lee Read. Lewis McClure, also involved with CLD, helped to organise the stall.