S6 pupils have an exciting opportunity to attend a four hour workshop with Nicky Marr – ‘Present Yourself with Confidence’ on the 5th of June at Culdulthel Christian Centre from 9am -1pm. This workshop will build on crucial interview skills that you will need for prefect interviews, college/ university applications and job interviews. Nicky Marr is an experienced writer and broadcaster and can set you on the path to making your presentations and speeches shine, and help you overcome those pesky nerves. If you would like to take part in this workshop, there will be a sign-up sheet outside Mrs Reid’s office or you can phone the school office and let us know you would like to take part. You need to be quick! Please sign up by the end of the day on Tuesday the 5th of June!

The English department is looking forward to welcoming back senior pupils when the new timetable begins. All N5 and Higher pupils in the new timetable will be working on their broadly discursive folio piece in the first two weeks. As your exams come to an end you can begin preparing for this by thinking of an interesting topic. Try to avoid topics that have been covered in abundance such as euthanasia or footballers’ wages. Places like the Guardian’s Opinion section or Huffington Post are great sources for topical issues. You might want to consider the merits of fans demanding a rewrite for ‘Game of Thrones’ or the ‘cancel culture’ fuelled by the James Charles scandal on YouTube. You could think about if parents should have the rights to share images of their children without consent on social media or the growing trend of ‘poor doors’ in housing developments in London . Most importantly, try to be original and interesting. Remember, when you are doing your research please keep a note of all sources for your bibliography. If you have any questions pop into the English department.

Also, can any pupil who has borrowed a book please return it asap so we can issue these to new pupils in the new timetable.

There will be a NPLQ course (National Pool Life Guarding) with integrated Emergency First Aid at Work at Drummond School Mon 20th –Fri 31st (excluding weekends) from 4-8:30pm for over 16’s. This is great if they want a summer job at a Sports Centre especially as they pay time and a half at weekends!!!

The cost of the course is £250 p/person.

If you are interested please email
Marion.MacDonald5@highlifehighland.com

The New York Academy of Science is looking for new members for the junior academy for the upcoming year.

Each year, the New York Academy of Science invites students ages 13-18 to join The Junior Academy.
Apply for the opportunity to access exclusive STEM support and remarkable global STEM network where you can collaborate with students throughout the world to solve the problems of today.
At the end of your year there is a chance to go to the Global STEM alliance summit in New York to meet many other individuals with the same passion.

https://www.nyas.org/programs/global-stem-alliance/the-junior-academy/

See Mr Turner in Guidance for information.

Well done to all those sitting exams, we are now half way through. Please ensure you make the most of all the time allocated for exams and where possible try not to leave early.

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