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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh public lectures Oct / Nov 2015

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Monday 26 October 2015 4.00pm in Lecture Theatre, RCPE at 9 Queen Street

Wednesday 18 November 4.00pm in Lecture Theatre, RCPE at 9 Queen Street

Thursday 26 November 4.00pm in Lecture Theatre, RCPE at 9 Queen Street

No pre-booking required as lecture theatre holds approx 300, students should just come along on the day for 4.00pm start - finishing by 5.00pm.


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Blytheswood Care Shoebox Appeal 2014 - 21st Anniversary!

Once again, with the help from our friends and colleagues, we are bringing hope and joy to many people living in poverty.

Through donations of shoeboxes, empty or filled and items to make up these boxes, plus donations of money to buy for additional items we have collected the incredible amount of 65 full boxes.

As Christmas is not all about receiving, it’s so nice to think that we will be bringing a smile to these people’s faces.

Cinema Trip - “Le Havre” at the Institute Fran├žais

On 2nd December, a group of senior pupils from Currie Community High School together with two of their French teachers and the French assistant went to the French Institute for a free screening of “Le Havre”, set in the French port city of the title.

We all enjoyed this simple yet beautiful film in which ordinary people do extraordinary things. We also enjoyed the atmospheric “ambiance” of the Institute’s Theatre Room and the warm welcome of the Reception desk staff.

It was a great experience for our pupils who were very touched by this heart-wrenching comedy-drama and discovered a small bit of movie magic, a story that plays more as a fable even as it deals with something as topical as immigration but going beyond it and touching deeper issues such as the human capacity for loyalty, decency and even love.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

School Ski Trip

On the 24th January 2014, 31 S2 and S3's and 4 members of staff will be heading to the French Alps.
Pupils will spend 6 days in Risoul skiing and snowboarding.

More details to follow shortly.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Christmas Shoeboxes

This week at lunchtimes a team of keen helpers have been sorting and packing Christmas Shoeboxes to send to Eastern Europe through the Blythswood Appeal.  It has been so encouraging to see the enthusiasm of pupils and supervising staff.  We will do a final count of the boxes next week but we have 50 ready now!



Thursday, 12 September 2013

Young Ambassadors for Sport

Emma Nicolson 5L1 and Jack Philp 5L2 attended the East Regional Young Ambassadors for sport conference which was hosted by Sport Scotland. The Conference included inspirational talks from Paralympic and Olympics athletes, workshops on their role as an ambassador, good practice examples from other schools and how we can use the Commonwealth Games 2014 to inspire the next generation of pupils. The conference was a very valuable leadership experience and we are very proud of our Young Ambassadors.  

Friday, 17 May 2013

S2 Fair Trade “Snack Attack” – Design Challenge 2013

All S2 pupils took part in this year’s ‘Traidcraft Snack Attack Challenge’. They divided into enterprise groups and went on to create a healthy, fair trade snack in Health & Food Technology before designing appropriate packaging and marketing campaigns in Art & Design. There were some very interesting inventions but the winners of the CCHS competition were Samantha Ovenstone, Eilidh MacFarlane and Ciara Simms. Their “Cubix” product (fruity, crispy cubes) was chosen to represent the school and was delivered to Traidcraft headquarters in London. The product, although commended, did not beat the stiff competition to become a national winner. Well done to all of S2 for their creativity and hard work on this year’s A&D and HFT fair trade challenge!