School jottings

All the latest news from local primary and secondary schools.

Gardening club

The gardening club at Whitehills has just taken delivery of their new potting shed.

They are now looking forward to being able to plant and grow their own plants and vegetables. Through these activities they will be building on the work carried out by the Eco Committee to gain the school its Green Flag Status.

They will also be experiencing key aspects of Skills for Learning, Life and Work. Hopefully next year they may even contribute to the school tuck shop.

The shed was designed by staff following discussion with members of the club.

Cortachy beetle drive

Cortachy Primary School Parent Council is to be holding a beetle drive on Thursday (tomorrow),

Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Entry is £2 for adults, £1 for children with Cortachy kids and under 5s being free.

There will be a small raffle on the night - donations for the raffle can be made to the school - and a cake and candy stall.

Through to quarter-finals

The Forfar Academy S1 boys football team, have reached the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup competition after some excellent team performances.

This is the furthest a football team has managed to go in this competition in a long time for Forfar Academy.

They are also the only remaining representative from Tayside.

They now face Bishopbriggs Academy in the quarter-final away from home and team leader Mr Harrison is expecting a tough test.

The boys are also undefeated in the local Angus Soccer One league and are looking hot favourites to win this.

These are both great achievements for the team and they have set themselves a high standard to follow in years to come.

Health classes

PRIMARY seven pupils got an early taste of Webster’s High School when they came for two days of concentrated health classes last week.

Designed as part of Scottish education’s important health agenda, the pupils took part in such activities as dance, Tae Kwon Do, archery and drama and learned about healthy eating and drugs.

It was a very successful two days, enjoyed by everyone and the pupils will be back for their formal induction to Webster’s in June.

School Trips

Two big trips took place at Webster’s High School last week. Returning from Italy on Sunday was this year’s Ski Trip about which there will be more in the forthcoming Parents’ Newsletter.

Higher Geography pupils meantime spent the weekend in the Lake District on fieldwork relevant to their studies.

Celebrating 40 years

BILL Fairlie fomally retired at Christmas and his many years service to Webster’s High School is being marked just after the Easter break.

All former pupils, whom Bill has taught, are invited to a celebration in the school hall at 4 pm on Tuesday, May 1.

Please confirm attendance by calling 01575 572840 by April 20 or email Mrs Little on