Newsletter June 2016

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NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016

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EYEMOUTH STUDENTS JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Eyemouth High School students are looking to once again to ‘walk the walk’ in aid of Cancer Research.  On the afternoon of Wednesday 22 June, all students, including volunteers from the Parent Council, Rotary, Eyemouth Community Council and Eyemouth District Community Trust will take part in a whole school ‘Race for Life’  5K walk, jog or run.

Race for Life

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help fund vital research.

 

Rachel Carr, head of Race for Life, said: “Race for Life Schools is a fantastic way to have fun, get fit and save lives. Young people today are the generation who could see ground-breaking treatments and cures for cancer in their lifetime. They will be the researchers and lifesavers of tomorrow. But first, we need them to be the fundraisers of today – and walk, jog and run to help beat cancer sooner.”

We would like to thank the Parent Council as well as the local Co-Op for donating water as well as MacKays for kindly donating ice cream for everyone who completes the race.

Please help our young people make a difference by sponsoring them or by donating today by logging on to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Eyemouth-High-School-Eyemouth-High-School

Thank you

Careers Convention seeks to spark new opportunities at Eyemouth High School

Eyemouth and District Rotary in conjunction with Eyemouth High School Parent Council would like to invite the wider community to view stalls from a variety of employers and local organisations on Wednesday 15th June from 4pm until 6pm. The whole school will down tools on the afternoon so that all pupils can benefit from this amazing opportunity. This is a fantastic opportunity to seek new study and career avenues.
For more information about the Careers Convention, please get in touch with Margaret.hodgkins@scotborders.gov.uk or like the official Eyemouth High School Facebook Page or visit our website (www.eyemouthhigh.org.uk).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Parent Council Coffee Morning

Eyemouth High School’s parent council held a coffee morning and tabletop sale in Coldingham Village Hall on Saturday 9th April. They were also joined by some teachers, parents and students from the school who helped out on the day. The event was a great success, both in terms of fundraising with the total raised a fantastic £283.90, and in raising awareness of what the parent council do in the community.IMG_2923

There was a wide variety of local produce on sale, from the Roadhouse Gallery to Avon, Candles by Roxanne to jewelry from ‘Susa’, and all manner of things in between. The parent council managed their own plant sale, raffle and cake and candy stalls and served out teas, coffees and scones to the visitors. The whole atmosphere was great and had a real buzz about it, partly due to the great venue. Student Abby Lannagan added a bit of background piano music to the mix.

The event had been well-publicised and was well-attended on the day. Parent Council Chair, Rieke Hettrick said “I’m really grateful for the support the community gave us in visiting our coffee morning and I’m proud of our students coming, mucking in and helping out. They are great ambassadors for their school”. Members of the school Head Team and Hiymooth Eye attended, as well as other students. It was brilliant to see that the whole community was involved.

The Parent Council are brilliant in the school as they support and encourage many students’ endeavours into the wider world and fund a variety of activities to enhance students’ educational and wider experiences. They have helped with a huge range of causes in the past, from school trips to raspberry pi computers and continue to provide much-appreciated support within the school community.

Everyone said they were pleased with both the funds raised and the turnout on the day. The Parent Council would like to thank everyone who attended for their help and support and they hope to see more events like this in the future.

RYLA Opportunity

The Rotary Young Leadership Award encourages the development of teamwork and leadership skills in young people who have the potential to be future community professionals and business leaders. Applicants must be aged 15-17 for Summer 2016. This experience is all expenses paid and sponsored through the Rotary Club of Eyemouth & District. 

RYLA

This is a great opportunity to boost confidence, meet new people and learn about how to be the leader of tomorrow through rafting, outward bound activities and team building. For more information on RYLA, you can visit http://goo.gl/gG2N3m.

Students can find an Application Form in the School Library and from the Head Boy. Applications must be completed by Monday 7th March.

Ceilidh: Postponed

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Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the Head Team Ceilidh has been postponed. If you have already purchased a ticket a full refund is available. Please contact Rory Fairbairn or  by emailing gw09boltonaaron@glow.sch.uk for your refund. We will inform you when the new date has been decided. Sorry for any inconveniences. 

Lari Don is visiting Eyemouth High

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Photo from: LariDon.co.uk

Since February 2015, The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s ‘RSE @ Scottish Borders’ educational outreach programme has been delivering events to schools and the public throughout the Scottish Borders. As part of this programme, children’s author Lari Don will be visiting Eyemouth High School on the afternoon of 22nd February to talk to pupils about her books and writing.

 

Following Lari’s talk there will be an opportunity for pupils to purchase a signed copy of one of her books from the ‘Fabled Beast Chronicles’ series, Mind Blind, or The Tale of Tam Linn. These will be priced between £5 and £7 and will be available for sale through local bookseller ‘Main Street Books’, who will attend the event. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase any book; however, we wanted to let you know in advance in case your child wishes to do so!

We hope that the pupils and teachers enjoy Lari’s talk. Our Hiymooth Eye Team will be interviewing Lari Don, stay tuned for their report!