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Achievement and Opportunities

We are passionate about supporting everyone to achieve their full potential.
We strive to provide a wide range of opportunities for our young people to shine.
We celebrate success, achievement and effort.
We want to help unlock potential.
We hope that everyone will find something they can excel in here at Forrester.
So that together we ....
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At Forrester we are passionate about encouraging everyone to achieve their full potential and we strive to provide a wide range of opportunities for our young people to shine. We celebrate achievements through our Star Pupil Boards in every Department, our end of term achievement assemblies, our junior and senior award ceremonies and our ForrieStars (@ForrieStars) / Twitter . We have a great community of talented & wonderful young people.

Sports Clubs
ActivityDayAgeTimeVenueDelivered by
Girls SwimmingMondayS1-63:40pm - 4:30pmPoolWarrender and Hearts Swim Clubs
DanceMondayS13:40pm - 4:30pmGym HallMillie/Maddie/Sophie
Girls BasketballTuesdayS1-63:40pm - 4:30pmGym HallMs Dobson and Ms Smith
Table TennisWednesdayS1 and S312:45pm - 1:35pmGym HallMr Intihar
Girls FootballTuesdayS1-63:40pm - 4:30pm3GMrs MacPhie
BasketballTuesdayS1-33:40pm - 4:30pmGames HallMr MacDonald
FootballWednesdayS13:40pm - 4:30pm3GMr Aitken and Robbie
NetballWednesdayS1-63:40pm - 4:30pmGames HallMs Edwards
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)WednesdayS1-63:40pm - 4:30pmGym HallMs Serifi
Water PoloWednesdayP1-64:00pm - 4:45pmPoolStingrays Water Polo Club
Girls ZoneWednesdayP6-S24:00pm - 5:45pmGames HallSHE Scotland
Girls JudoThursdayS1-63:40pm - 4:30pmGym HallJidel Judo
Girls FitnessThursdayS1-63:40pm - 4:30pmFitness SuiteMrs MacPhie
FootballFridayS31:00pm - 2:00pm3GKieran Millar
Clubs Across the School
Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is on every day and is free to all pupils.  You can grab a bagel from the Grab ‘n’ Go table or come over for a custom bagels, cereal, toast and fruit.  Toppings for bagels are butter, jam, cream cheese or honey.  We also have milk or water to drink.  Beans on toast is served every Wednesday. We also have a charging station for anyone who would like to charge their ipad.

Other Opportunities

There is a wide range of opportunities on offer for young people within Faculties and across the school. The S1-3 timetable will be suspended for Activities Week during May. Details of the programme can be found here:

Activities Week Programme

Some of the other most popular opportunities that run each year are listed below:

OpportunityDescriptionFor more info, speak to:
Activities Week (S1-3)A 2/3 day suspended timetable programme where all students engage with an activities/trips of their choiceMs McLaren
Winter Showcase performanceA music, drama and dance performance
Dance ShowA showcase of different styles of Dance
Duke of Edinburgh AwardA youth programme which allows you to try something completely new, help your community, test your limits, enhance your skills, and grow your confidence.Ms Craig, Ms Burns or Mr Intihar
Summer and Christmas 5km RunRunning loops round the school to complete a 5km – for both students and teachers!
Sports Day (S1-3)An opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and have lots of fun in House TeamsPE Dept
Wellbeing DayA day off curriculum, to focus on wellbeingMs Templeton
Careers EventAn opportunity to engage with a range of Employers, Colleges and Universities regarding Future PathwaysMrs Flannigan-Brown or Ms McLaren
Work Experience (S4-6)An opportunity to gain hands on experience and an insight into your chosen professionMs Craig or Ms McLaren
Career Ready Programme (S5-6)Empowers young people in S5/S6 to kick-start their chosen career through a series of workplace experiences and a network of supportBusiness Department
Edinburgh College Partnership (S4-6)Students can choose from a range of college courses which may offer skills and subjects that cannot be studied in schoolMr MacPhie
Scholar University ProgrammeA partnership with a University tutor who helps students gain an insight into University life and studiesMs McLaren
Equalities GroupAn opportunity to work with peers to promote Equality and Diversity across the schoolMrs Forbes or Mrs Ross
Greenshoots (S1-3)Through a range of practical outdoor activities, young people can develop skills that give them the confidence and resilience to deal with a range of life’s challenges.Mrs Ross
SHE Scotland Mind, Body and Soul (S1-3)A groupwork programme aimed at tackling the rise of poor mental health amongst young women and promoting resilienceMs McLaren
RUTS (S4-6)An opportunity to engage with vocational (STEM) and health/wellbeing (Cycling/Boxing) based programmes with employability skills embedded throughout.Ms McLaren
Streetleague (S4-6)An opportunity to engage with football based programmes with employability skills embedded throughout.Mr MacPhie