‘The New Girl’

Wester Hailes Education Centre is delighted to be able to share with you a short film entitled ‘The New Girl’ which was created during the October school holidays by a group of our pupils. The film was conceived, written, directed and edited by our young people with support from Screen Education Edinburgh, WHALE Arts and ...

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WHEC Remembers

During this week, school pupils in different year groups have been remembering the fallen of the First World War. The week ended with S4, 5 and 6 pupils listening to an half hour presentation lead by a group of senior pupils with readings and film clips demonstrating the cost of war and the sacrifices made. ...


We are delighted to announce a year long partnership with Live-N-Learn in the support of our ongoing school improvement priorities. Live-N-Learn will be working with our s4,5 and 6 pupils throughout the year focusing on growth mindset, preparation for examinations, overcoming challenge and getting pupils to know themselves better.


Filming with Screen Education Edinburgh & WHALE Arts

worked throughout the October school break with a group of young people in Wester Hailes Education Centre, and this has resulted in the young people creating their very own short film.

The participants learned basic film theory and film-making skills, with opportunities to script, direct, act, record and edit the film.

A parent/carer film premiere and ...

Visit from Tommy Smith

The Music department were delighted to host ex-pupil and world renown jazz saxophonist, Tommy Smith.

Tommy started his musical tuition here at the Wester Hailes Education Centre, before studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

As well as becoming an outstanding performer with several professionally recorded albums to his name, Tommy is the founder ...