Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin

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Edinburgh Guarantee Schools Bulletin

 

St Andrew’s Day Concert

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Forrester High School will be celebrating St Andrew’s Day by holding a Scottish Concert full of Music and Drama on Tuesday 25 November at 7pm in the School Hall. Tickets are priced £4.50/£2.50 which includes a small supper bowl of haggis, neeps and tatties! Please come along and support our wonderful students.

Meeting Kirkland!

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Forrester High School and St Augustine’s RC joined forces last week for a Creative Writing Worksop with Kirkland Ciccone, author of Conjuring the Infinite and Endless Empress – A Mass Murder’s Guide to Dictatorship in the Fictional Nation of Enkadar. Seven S1 and 2 pupils visited St Augustine’s where we met the crazy and inspiring Kirkland. Our favourite things about Kirkland are:

  1. He has a Kurt Cobain lunchbox full of sunglasses
  2. He likes wearing outlandish clothing and other accessories like a gold plastic crown
  3. He is crazy bonkers about reading and writing
  4. Check out his mad blog at http://kirklandciccone.wordpress.com/
  5. We thought he was Ms Sutherland’s brother because they are so similar in personality…
  6. He posed for loads of selfies
  7. He is chatty and funny and made us all laugh
  8. He loves Cumbernauld (where he’s from) even though his house burned down
  9. He won the Catalyst Book Award 2014 for Conjuring The Infinite
  10. Find out the answer to … Why Would A Nurse Smuggle Potatoes In Her Pocket? – by reading Endless Empress

We plan to follow his twitter feed to see what else he is up to @KirklandCiccone

Children In Need

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A huge congratulations go out to all staff and students at Forrester High School for raising the great sum of £411.48 for Children In Need by participating in a Dress Down in House Colours day. A special thanks to Brooke, Mark and Liam for help with counting the money!

Thinking about Film

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On Tuesday November 11th fourteen members of the Forrester Gump FilmClub watched Gravity (in 3D) at the Into Film Festival. We also attended a BBFC classification workshop at the Filmhouse Cinema where we learned how films are awarded their ratings (U, PG, 12 A, 15 and 18) and pupils quizzed the BBFC staff, discussing their own ideas of what is suitable for different age groups including what is and isn’t appropriate. They were much more restrictive than the BBFC staff!

FilmClub runs every Monday night after school in the Drama studio, all pupils are welcome to join and it’s completely free. Pupils choose their own appropriate films to watch and enter review competitions (which we have recently won!).

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Remembrance Service at Aegon UK

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Two of our Senior Girls represented the school playing The Last Post at a Remembrance Ceremony at Aegon UK. The event was well attended by previous and serving military, as well as the board members and staff of Aegon UK.  The girls played exceptionally well and received a certificate from the CEO for their participation. Well done!