25 Years of Teen Titles

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Teen Titles is a City of Edinburgh magazine success story! Going strong now, for twenty five years, it has helped school librarians promote reading and literacy in all our secondary schools across the city. The Teen Titles evening reception  takes place annually in the prestigious Edinburgh Central Library Reference Room.  Many “Teen and Young Adult” authors ...

Students attend the International Book Festival

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Once again, all of our S1 students attended the Baillie Gifford Edinburgh International Book Festival for schools. This annual celebration of books and authors, takes place in the lovely Charlotte Square Gardens, in the centre of Edinburgh. This year the sunshine allowed us to have packed lunches at the festival, outside! Our students asked excellent ...

Edinburgh 20mph Speed Limits – Go Live

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From Sunday 31 July, the legal speed limit in streets across much of Edinburgh’s city centre and rural west area went down to 20mph, the first phase in a planned rollout of lower speeds across the Capital. The new speed limits are designed to increase safety for all road users in Edinburgh as well as creating ...

WHEEA Grand Summer Raffle – Thank you

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Huge thanks from the students and staff of Wester Hailes Education Centre to everyone who supported WHEEA by buying a ticket or donating a prize. The Star Prize of an iPad Air was donated by Pen Test Partners - https://www.pentestpartners.com/     Twitter @PenTestPartners Pen Test Partners carry out security checks on IT systems and can be contacted via their ...

Senior Students Visit the Sky Academy Skills Studios

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Senior students recently visited the Sky Academy Skills Studios in Livingston, where were able to reflect on their skills, attributes and interests. Teams were given the challenge to create their very own T.V programme, with some very imaginative ideas. The highlight for many was making their own TV news report about the dangers of cyber ...

S4 Visit to the Scottish Parliament

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S4 modern studies student recently attended Fist Ministers question at the Scottish Parliament. They were met by Gordon Lindhurst, MSP, who kindly spoke to the students about his job and gave them a highly interesting tour of the building and his offices. The student then listened to a lively FMQs and were delighted to meet ...

Widening Participation at Edinburgh University

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To celebrate the students’ achievements, a celebration was held at Edinburgh University’s Teviot Row House. Guests included, family and friends, teachers and university professors. Dr Neil Speirs director of the programme, introduced each of the Head Teachers. Mr Paterson, spoke of the encouragement and inspiration our youngsters had received from the staff at the university. The ...

Q & A with Lucy and Baby Poppy

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On Tuesday 21 the Early Education and Child care class had the opportunity to meet with and ask questions to new Mum Lucy. The EECC girls heard first-hand how Lucy’s pregnancy went, asked questions about child birth and what happened those first few days she brought her baby girl home. Lucy also shared with the ...

Andy Briggs – writer/author extraordinaire!

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Andy Briggs, author of the new Tarzan novels, numerous graphic novel series and Video Games visited our school for a whole afternoon, this week. Our small audience, consisting of new S2 students from both Gracemount High School and WHEC, was greatly entertained by Andy as he convinced them that writing was the best job …IN ...

Re-Booking

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Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to bring the re-booking date forward for Swimming, Diving and Dry Coached activities. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Screen Education Scotland – Practical Film Making

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Students from across the school took part in a practical film making taster course run by Screen Education Scotland. We learnt all about the practical aspects of film making including lighting, sound and camera work. Screen Education Scotland will be running longer courses in Edinburgh over the summer (all our attendees today have signed up!). ...

WHEC Parent Council – Get Involved

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All parents/carers are encouraged to get involved with the school and are welcome to come along to Parent Council meetings. What does the Parent Council do? We discuss school business, anything of concern to parents and think of ways to support the school. Would you consider joining? The commitment required is just 1 meeting every 2 months lasting approximately ...