Social Subjects

Faculty News: Social Subjects

Published: 23 April 2015

As part of the S1 Business Education course, pupils have used their business skills and knowledge to set up their own Deli Cafe which will sell a variety of soups, sandwiches and smoothies.

In the week beginning Monday 11 May they will be making their soups, sandwiches and smoothies, using their own ingredients, in the Home Economics Department.  We would like to invite you to come in and watch each group in your child’s class present about their business and, more importantly, to taste the produce on offer.

A letter has been sent home 'pupil-post'.

Dates and times for each class are as follows:

1T3 – Tuesday 12 May at 9.55 am

1T2 – Tuesday 12 May at...

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Published: 02 February 2015

On Tuesday 27th February 2015 Amnesty International/RRSA members visited the Queen Margaret University for a harrowing yet beneficial event to keep alive the memory of those involved in the Holocaust.  The event was very inspiring whilst tackling such a challenging subject.  During the day we learnt about the millions of people who died during the Holocaust and also about those that tragically lost their lives in subsequent genocides in Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovia, Darfur and the Armenian Genocide.

We had the opportunity to listen to talks from the following people:  Judy Russell, the daughter of Ernest Levy , a Holocaust survivor, a descendent of a man in the Armenian genocide and the grand-daughter of a woman who was in the Holocaust and man who visited Auschwitz...

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Published: 08 December 2014

This week the Amnesty/RRSA group are trying to raise awareness of human rights issues across the school in a variety of ways (more to follow later).

This morning, in registration, pupils will be shown a video clip summarising the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Published: 20 October 2014

The Advanced Higher Geography class along with Miss Jeffrey attended a 2 night residential fieldwork course at the Kindrogan Field Studies Centre in Perthshire in order to learn sampling and processing techniques to apply to our Geographical Studies.

We arrived at the centre at noon on Monday the 29th September and ate our lunch outside in the sunshine before meeting with our tutor and the other school groups attending the course at the same time.

After the introduction we headed out into the field to assess a Soil Catena. We climbed a ridiculously steep and muddy slope to measure different factors of the soil at different points up the hill. We took measurements of soil...

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Published: 20 October 2014

The RRSA (Rights Respecting Schools Award) and Amnesty International have now joined forces.

The group have worked well as a team to present an assembly to the S1 and S2 year groups.  They did a fantastic job of making

a PowerPoint, making posters and making delicious goodies to sell at a Bake and Badge sale.  The group managed to raise over £17 selling One water which will go to Unicef.  £60 was raised for Amnesty International which will go towards helping to protect the human and helping those who have had their human rights taken away.