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Thursday take-away treats

Pupils in the Hospitality elective group have established an excellent initiative in school this term where they have provided homemade, take-away lunches at very reasonable prices for staff and pupils in both the primary and the secondary. Menu items have included a variety of delicious soups, chilli beef nachos with tomato salsa and creamy guacamole as well as homemade beef or spicy chickpea burgers. To accompany the burgers, our young chefs also created a range of toppings including onion rings, garlic aioli, sweet chilli aioli, optional salad garnishes and some very tasty hand-cut chips. A great favourite has been their delicious chocolate brownie which is a very popular addition to th

In Fine Voice

Wallace Hall pupils were in fine voice at the Speech section of Perform in Dumfries held in Dumfries Academy on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March. Organised by the committee of the Dumfries and District Music Festival, the competition encourages young people to stand up in public and recite a piece of poetry or prose, teaching them valuable presentation skills which will be beneficial to the young person in later life. Eight pupils from Wallace Hall stepped on to the stage to deliver their prepared pieces: Ailsa Black (S5), Emily Kennedy (S6), Hannah Kate Fisher (S3), Angus MacCormick (S1), John McKay (S4), Luke McKay (S4), Bailie Paterson (S3) and Muirinn White (S2). The standard of perf

The Balance between School and College Life

Sixth year of high school can mean a lot of things to many people. For some it means cramming in those last few Highers before going to university; some students are studying at Advanced Higher level; others are learning life skills such as Home Economics to survive life away from home. For myself, it has been different again. This year I have been split between Wallace Hall Academy, Dumfries and Galloway College and working part time. Two days a week I study computer science at the college, Wednesday to Friday is spent in school learning Higher Maths and Design and Technology then at the weekend I work a 9-5 job at the hospital. It’s safe to say that my S6 year is very busy. My lecturers an

Golden Time is great

Pupils at Wallace Hall Primary really look forward to their ‘Golden Time’ activities every Friday afternoon. This is when pupils get the chance to spend time doing special, enjoyable activities that are not normally available during the week. Pupils earn their golden time for good behaviour: 10 minutes for each day of good behaviour and 5 minutes each Friday, giving each pupil a maximum of 45 minutes golden time every week. However, time can also be taken off the pupils’ weekly total should the behaviour of any individual pupil/s give cause for concern. Wallace Hall Primary 7 pupils have taken ‘Golden Time’ activities a step further with some of the P7 pupils volunteering to organise and

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