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Pupil Support Team
If you have any concerns about issues in school and would like to discuss these please get in touch with a member of our Pupil Support Team:
Burns House Mrs Viv Lauder
Redpath House Mrs Kate MacPhie
Ms Jacqui Collins (Friday only)
Telford House Mrs Susan Baillie
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James Lamb from LEAPS (Lothian’s Equal Access Programme for Schools) will be hosting a parent’s night for parents/carers of all young people in S5 and S6 who are considering to move on to Higher or Further education after they leave Forrester. James will share valuable information that parents/carers will want to know about so they can best support their children in this area. Please come along on Tuesday 16th September from 6-7pm in the School Hall.
Forrester pupils wowed authors at the Teen Titles party last month. Sky, Eilidh, Lauren, Courtney, Josh and Kelsey had a great time chatting to authors and tasting some very yummy treats (especially those crazy purple-glittered white chocolate truffles!). Thanks for all your hard work guys!
Want to come next year? Make sure you complete a book review or author interview for Ms Sutherland in the Library.
Two lucky Forrester pupils got the chance to interview American Author Leigh Bardugo last month at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Leigh has just completed writing The Geisha Trilogy and was delighted to meet with two fans of the series, Simone and Sky. The full interview will be in the next Teen Titles Magazine, but why not read the books yourself – they are available in the library right now! Here’s a sneaky peek of a review for the first title in the series – Shadow and Bone:
“I loved Shadow and Bone and Leigh has an amazing writing style that paints a vivid image of Ravka and the people in it. You can picture all the places and the characters in your head as everything is well described and developed. One of my favourite aspects of this book was the Russian feel to the fantasy world. The ‘magical powers’ featured were also fairly unique.
My favourite character is The Darkling. He is one of the most powerful men in Ravka. In contrast there is also Mal who is sweet, friendly and easy to understand. Alina, in her life so far, has been unimportant and she has to suddenly deal with becoming the most important person to have lived in a long time. Lastly, I really enjoyed the two romantic interests.” ST
The Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Group completed the expedition section of the Award at the weekend. Their walk took them through the Lammermuir Hills and into East Lothian. They had all types of weather from heavy rain and strong winds to glorious sunshine. In all they walked a total of 54 kilometres. Everyone passed successfully and were commended for their team working skills.