School jottings

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

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Gallery visit

Bank Street Gallery in Kirriemuir hosted a group of fifth year art students from Webster’s High School last week.

The pupils spent time with artist Vicky Blackburn, whose one-woman-show finished at the gallery at the weekend. The event has been organised by James Wylie, a sixth year art student who also works at the gallery.

The new Curriculum for Excellence - which has attracted considerable press coverage over the last few weeks - promotes a stronger link between schools and their communities.

Susie Clark, who runs the gallery said: “I’ve been trying for ages to encourage our local high school to make more of the gallery as a resource. It’s just great that James has finally pulled it off!”

The visit gave pupils an opportunity to view Blackburn’s evocative landscapes but, more importantly, a chance to discuss her work with her. There was also an insight into the relationship between artist and exhibition space and some workshop exercises designed to promote left-field thinking.

Webster’s mini-bus

THE wheels are now in motion for the Webster’s Parent Council’s fund-raising appeal for a new minibus.

The council held a successful meeting last Wednesday at the school when a number of ideas were discussed.

It was agreed the appeal will be officially launched at the end of the current school term.

A number of events are in the planning stage, including a sponsored walk. More details to follows.

Langlands fashion show

STAFF and pupils at Langlands Primary School will take to the catwalk tomorrow evening (Thursday) for a major fund-raiser for the school.

This is the school’s first fashion show and it is hoped the school community - including past and present pupils and their families - will support the event.

The latest fashions from M & Co will be modelled during the evening, which will be compered by Mrs Gillian Davidson.

Tickets are priced £4 for adults, £2 for children (which includes refreshments) and they will be available at the door.

Doors open 6.45 pm with the show starting at 7.15 pm in the school.

The fashion show has been organised by the Langlands Parent Teacher Council.

Academy pupil’s success

Eilidh Collins of S4 was recently involved in the ESU’s public speaking competition. 

The topic, ‘The Deep Blue Sea’, was tackled in various ways by the speakers but it was Eilidh who was head and shoulders above the opposition. 

After an almost embarrassingly good speech, she was selected by the judges to go forward to the final which takes place in April at the Playfair theatre in Edinburgh. 

Congratulations to Eilidh for another excellent result and for promoting Forfar Academy in National competitions.

House Sports Update.

The past few weeks has seen the Forfar Academy House sports running again.

The S2-S3 boys football has taking place with the Lethnot house gaining most points.

The S1-S3 girls football has also been running, again with the Lethnot house picking most points. The senior House football and basketball takes place and is sure to be a very close and competitive competition.