Career Ready

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Career Ready is an amazing opportunity, putting students directly in touch with employers from all areas of work. Career Ready is designed to enhance and give the skills needed to get the career after school and spans and spans over a two year mentoring programme. On Friday 23rd of September our 6th year student ...

Young Ambassador Conference 2016

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The National Young Ambassador Conference 2016 took place at the Edinburgh International Climbing Centre (Ratho) and Wester Hailes Education Centre was represented by Adam Pearson and Jordan Meechan, S4 pupils, who are our new appointed Young Ambassadors for the School. This was an exciting day for them as they met other Young Ambassadors from across Scotland ...

Do What U Wanna Do & S1-S6 Drop-In

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Here are a couple of new exciting after school clubs: Do What U Wanna Do@ Open All Hours offers two hours of fantastic sports and activities for just £1 here at WHEC. (Swimming, Gym, Fitness, Badminton, Chill Out and lots more). This runs on Friday evenings from 7.00-9.00pm beginning on the 16th of September. For more information contact ...

School Success

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We’d like to celebrate the success of former students beginning  new jobs, college courses and university places, this month. Well done to everyone! Our students, embarking on university degrees, may also be heading to a different city to begin their courses; living away from home, for the first time. This week three such students, begin ...

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 ...