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Activities Booklet (to be up-dated)

In the last period of every Friday since c. 1969-70, instead of a standard lesson, all pupils go to Activities. Originally this period was extended to 65 minutes in length rather than the standard 50 but since timetable restructuring, activities are now only 50 minutes. Activities is a chance to pursue various social interests within the school, which students pick from a list of 25-40 different options, making first, second third and fourth choices on their forms (Some options are over-subscribed). Activities change about four times in the year.

The activity list always included a study class, some sporting, some artistic, and some computer-based options, but what exactly these options are varies, as does the list of more miscellaneous options. Common features also include designing sets for musical events, the School Newspaper, Film Appreciation, Model Making and Swimming. More outlandish options have included Glass Painting, Fly Tying, Laminated Jewellery, Line Dancing, Role Playing Games and Subbuteo.

While the appreciation by pupils of particular activities varies, and a sense of experiment hangs over some new introductions, overall Activities is well-liked, providing enough variety for all and changing to meet demand. The new skills that pupils may bring away from Activities can serve them well in future life.

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On Monday 21st June, pupils took part in their first Sports day since 2019, with great success! Pupils in every year group took part in athletics, rounders, football, hockey, fun events, netball, badminton, dodgeball and volleyball. It was great to see such healthy competition with pupils trying their best to win for their house and displaying excellent sporting conduct at the same time. In S2, R house ran out the winners with a particularly strong showing in the Athletics. In S3, M ran out the victors with particularly strong results in Badminton and Football. In S4, R won with strong results in Athletics and Fun Events. In S5/6, T took the victory after a slightly stronger showing in Athletics than other houses. Overall, R took home the Phil Mackay trophy with a winning total of 763 points, M were in 2nd place with 710 points and T in 3rd with 694 points. Well done to R!Finally, a special mention to Max Linklater who broke the S3 high jump record with a height of 1.56m.

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