Woodmill High School sixth-former addresses the haggis at Scottish Parliament Burns Supper

Burns Night 014Over 50 Scotland-based consuls-general joined MSPs, including Dunfermline’s Bill Walker, in the Scottish Parliament for the annual Consular Corps Burns Supper last Wednesday.

Mr Walker said: “It was a pleasure to meet representatives from as far afield as China and Rwanda. However, the highlight of the evening was the ‘Address to the Haggis’, given with great panache by Woodmill High School sixth-former, Miss Esther Garrow. Word and pitch perfect, Esther entertained the company with aplomb, including a daring knife display in which she despatched the haggis!  The international guests certainly enjoyed her contribution. Read more of this post

S4M-02310: Woodmill High School Big Lottery Award

That the Parliament congratulates Woodmill High School in Dunfermline on receiving £6,208 from the Big Lottery Fund, which will be used to hold the pupils’ very own Olympic Games later in 2012; understands that the school will run a programme of sports and activities for primary seven children from across eight schools, which will culminate in a four-day Olympic event; applauds Woodmill High School’s aim of encouraging children to be more active and to take part in new sports, and considers the events an innovative way of helping primary seven children make the transition from primary school to high school through joint participation with first-year secondary pupils in sports.                              

Supported by: Colin Beattie, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Kevin Stewart, Margaret McDougall

Date Lodged: 12/03/2012

Woodmill High School Wins ‘Olympics’ Funding

Dunfermline children will organise and take part in their own Olympic Games later this year, after Woodmill High School won Big Lottery funding. Read more of this post