May 29, 2020

Pupils and staff at Wallace Hall got involved in a variety of activities to highlight the importance of positive mental health.  Taking this year’s theme of ‘Kindness Matters’, pupils in our Hub made delicious shortbread which they delivered to members of the community...

May 29, 2020

To celebrate Science Week in March (before schools had to go into lockdown in response to the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines) a group of Wallace Hall Primary pupils from P4-7 became scientists for the day to show fellow pupils that learning science is great fun.

This...

May 8, 2020

Children of key workers attending Wallace Hall during the Coronavirus lockdown have been making good use of their time in school by creating a rainbow tribute to our fantastic NHS workers.

The rainbow has been made from bricks that were dug out of our school allotment....

May 1, 2020

As part of the NHS Volunteering scheme, four of our young people from Wallace Hall Academy have signed up to volunteer at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (DGRI). Sarah Clark-Wyse, Zoe Kean, Aidan Kennedy and Milly Macklin have all been accepted to be part of the...

April 29, 2020

To date, over 1500 visors have been completed and sent out to the NHS through DGRI, Thornhill Hospital, all of our Community Nurses, and a number of GP surgeries.

Wallace Hall have also supplied a few hundred to nursing and residential homes across the region.

We were de...

April 28, 2020

The staff of Wallace Hall Academy in Thornhill have been working together to help support frontline workers across Dumfries and Galloway. Teaching and support staff from across the 2-18 school have been working on a rota basis, manufacturing full face visors for use by...

April 21, 2020

Staff volunteers from Wallace Hall have being busy providing free school meals (FSM), food boxes and study packs for pupils and their families.

Since the schools closed on Friday 20th March, teaching and support staff from Wallace Hall have given up their time willingly...

April 14, 2020

In November 2019, I started volunteering at the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust - a children’s (and adults) Literature Centre in Dumfries. I volunteered to get more experience in a professional environment and before I started I had to fill out a form and attend an interview...

April 14, 2020

On 25th February, this year’s art students studying National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher along with Higher Photography pupils were given the opportunity to take part in an extended study support session to get ahead with work and folios. Throughout the session, both...

April 14, 2020

WHA has delivered Rural Skills: Agriculture over a number of years and work closely with twelve partner farmers who provide practical experiences for the students on their farms. The class are studying Agriculture at National Progression Award level. This involves prac...

April 14, 2020

Wallace Hall Academy was recently shortlisted for a LANTRA Secondary School Award for 2020. Mr Graham attended the awards ceremony at Dunblane Hydro on Thursday 5th March. The evening was a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the success of learners from a...

April 14, 2020

Pupils in S1 enjoyed celebrating "La chandeleur" and "Mardi Gras" by tossing crêpes and doing a bit of fortune telling. About the crêpes: Jasmine said "they were very good" and Paige said they were "tout simplement délicieux". Simeon commented that it was "the best Fre...

April 14, 2020

Wallace Hall pupils were very successful at the recent Speech Section of the Dumfries and District Music Festival Association achieving the following results:  World War 1 Poetry - Joint winners Ailsa Black and John McKay; Scots Verse S1 to S3 - 3rd Leon Clow; Scots Ve...