6th December 2019
Science trip to the Natural History Museum followed by Ice-skating
The entire Forth form recently undertook the annual pilgrimage to the Natural History Museum. A wonderful opportunity for Biology learning away from the restrictive boundaries of the school classroom.
The focus of the morning was to see how art can make profound statements about science. This was so clearly demonstrated by the beautifully photographed and descriptive exhibits of the ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ Gallery. Of particular poignancy were the numerous pictures describing the detrimental effects we, as humans, are having on the environment and its inhabitants worldwide.
Following on from our time inside, and just a step away outside, the pupils laughed and shouted for joy as they skated, in most parts pretty ungracefully, in the shadow of the Museum around a beautifully decorated Christmas tree at the centre of the really cold Ice-rink. It was great to end the day watching our wonderful pupils having so much fun. The 4th Form were a credit to the School and to themselves with their excellent behaviour. A very good day was had by all.
Despite the challenges and disruption that COVID-19 has caused for schools everywhere, the Upper Sixth pupils studying the International Baccalaureate now have reason to celebrate as they receive their IB Diploma results today. They have demonstrated tremendous resilience with over 43% achieving 6 and above (equivalent to A*and A at A-level) and 74% gaining 5...