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Cross Country

Wallace Hall Cross Country Championships The annual Wallace Hall Academy Cross Country Championship took place on Thursday 6th February. Competition was fierce and there was a healthy entry of both girls and boys in all of the sections. After a wet morning, the day brightened up in time for the start of the races at 2.30pm. The course was heavy underfoot but the conditions did not deter the competitors and some excellent finishing times were recorded. The results were as follows: S1 Girls’ Champion – Ellie Dickson S1 Boys’ Champion – Andrew Hastings and Sebastian Young S2 Girls’ Champion – Priya Rome S2 Boys’ Champion – Lenny Costa S3 Girls’ Champion – Tilly Wilson Machin S3 Boys’ Champio

The future of agriculture is in good hands

Rural Skills Agri Employability pupils paid a visit to Wallets Marts in Castle Douglas recently where they learned about the variety and range of careers available in the agricultural sector. Jim Finlayson, Livestock Procurement Officer at Wallets Marts took the pupils on a full tour of the market and on the way round Jim explained the jobs available in agriculture such as Livestock Driver, Market Stockman, Sheep Shearer, Sheep Procurement Officer, Auctioneer, Market Foreman as well as the various agricultural administrative roles available. After the tour the pupils spent some time in the main ring and watched their weekly primestock sale in full flow. Roni Rippingale, S5, commented: “I t

P6 Show off their culinary skills

StartFragment Wallace Hall Primary 6 pupils have been enjoying learning how to cook. Their first lesson took place in the classroom where they chopped vegetables to make a delicious pot of vegetable soup and since then they have experienced a couple of sessions in the Home Economics kitchen in the academy trying their hand at making pizzas and Spanish omelettes. The pupils have learned a variety of techniques including chopping, grilling and frying using ingredients such as cheese, tomatoes, passata, spring onions and potatoes. The sessions have been busy and great fun with the children working in groups of three, helped by some fantastic lady volunteers from our local community. The whol

Preparing for the future

As part of their forward planning and transition from school, a number of S4 and S5 pupils recently got the chance to sign up for a mock interview session with Keith Sheddon from Thornhill and District Rotary Club. This was a great opportunity for the pupils to experience all the challenges a formal interview can bring with someone from outwith school. Amy Broatch, S5, said: “I found my interview with Mr Sheddon to be a really useful experience and it has helped me to understand what a real-life interview will be like.” Robin Bradford, S5, added: “I am hoping to study engineering at College and hope to get a job in that field. My mock interview with Mr Sheddon highlighted how important

P1 Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Primary 1 visited home economics on Tuesday 5th February to cook Chinese food to celebrate the new year. They were helped by one the senior hospitality classes. They made chicken stir-fry and noodles accompanied by a vegetable spring roll and soy sauce.

GLIC take the last spot in the UK final

A team of 7 pupils travelled to Livingston at the weekend to take part in the regional Lego League heats. Tough, tough competition against some fantastic teams, but Glic have taken the last spot at the UK final in Bristol! Congratulations.

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