Glenalmond College News      

Scotland Lacrosse Selection 2014 (31/10/2014)

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Well done to five Glenalmond girls who have been selected for the Scotland lacrosse squads in this important World Cup year. Read more >>

Solo Piper for Lest We Forget (31/10/2014)

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Glenalmond pupil Gregor C has been selected as the solo piper for Lest We Forget, an anthology of words and music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I in St John's Kirk, Perth on Sunday 2 November. Read more >>

UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (29/10/2014)

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Congratulations to Arina K, Anne L, Claire M and Olivia W who all took part in the UK Maths Olympiad for Girls. This is the first time that Glenalmond has entered pupils in this competition, and the girls did their school proud! Special mention must go to Anne and Claire who both achieved distinctions. Read more >>

Battlefields Trip 2014 (28/10/2014)

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The Glenalmond Pals once again made their annual pilgrimage to the battlefields of France and Flanders over half term. They were blessed with glorious weather but this did not take away the overwhelming scale of suffering and loss that was encountered. Read more >>

Glenalmond pupil competes for Young Chorister of the Year...... (27/10/2014)

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On Friday 31 October, Katie B will be one of 10 singers performing at St Paul's Cathedral in London hoping to be crowned BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year. Read more >>

Appointment of the new Warden (16/10/2014)

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The College Council are delighted to announce that they have appointed Ms Elaine Logan to succeed Gordon Woods as the 18th Warden of the College from August 2015. Elaine Logan is married and has a fifteen year old son and two other grown up children. Elaine Logan will assume responsibility for the College on 1st August 2015 and there will be a full and extensive hand over before then. Read more >>

Lower Sixth Geographers brave the icy Almond! (14/10/2014)

Geography field trip to the River Almond

The Lower Sixth Geographers spent a morning collecting data from the River Almond. This was part of an ongoing project to see if the intersection of the River Almond with the Highland Boundary Fault, at nearby Buchanty has an impact of the rate of erosion and therefore the morphology of the river downstream. Read more >>

WW1 Medals brought to Glenalmond (14/10/2014)

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We were incredibly lucky to be able invite Rory H’s grandfather to meet the History Society and those about to head off on the battlefields trip. Fresh from grandparents’ day at Ardvreck, they brought Rory’s great-grandfather’s MC to show to the interested pupils. As it is normally stored securely in the bank it was the first time that Rory had seen it, too. Read more >>

OG selected to play rugby for his country (13/10/2014)

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Congratulations to Tom Galbraith (OG 2014) who has been selected to play rugby for the U20 Squad for Scotland. We follow his progress with great interest and wish him well. Read more >>

Pupil awarded Captaincy for U16 Rugby...... (13/10/2014)

Kaleem Barreto in Caledonia XV Squad

Congratulations to Kaleem Barreto who has been appointed Captain of the U16 Caledonia XV Rugby Team for 2014 - 2015 season. Read more >>

Rugby training session at Cargilfield..... (13/10/2014)

Rugby training session at Cargilfield

Mr Thomas and Mr Swaile ran a successful training session at Cargilfield. Five boys from the Glenalmond rugby squad went along and helped make the afternoon a special occasion. Read more >>

Medal at National Junior Golf Championship (09/10/2014)

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Congratulations to Andrew Gibson, this year's captain of golf, who came third with a fine gross 74 in the St Leonard's National Junior Golf Championship played on the St Andrew's Eden Course. Read more >>

Prep School Rugby Training Session.... (08/10/2014)

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The 1st XV travelled to Craigclowan this week and led an enjoyable training session with the top two year groups at the school. The session included some individual skills specific to playing positions. Read more >>

Field Day Third Form Walk.... (08/10/2014)

Field Day 3rd Form Walk

On Field Day, half of the third form walked from Taylor Park in Crieff to Comrie. The weather stayed fine for most of the day except for a brief shower just before lunchtime. The groups walked along Lady Mary's Walk on the north bank of the Earn to Comrie, stopping off to visit the Sir David Baird Monument and the Melville Monument. Read more >>

Fundraising 100 mile Walking Challenge (30/09/2014)

100 Mile walkers challenge 2014

We are delighted to announce that the total raised by the 18 Glenalmond Fifth Formers who completed a 100 mile walk in five days is a staggering £10,403.37 for the Bubble Foundation. Over the last 5 years the school has raised over £46,000 for charities which is an amazing achievement. Read more >>

Glenalmond Boys in Midlands Hockey Selections... (30/09/2014)

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The following boys made district representative selection for the Midlands Hockey team. The tournament was held at the weekend and all boys performed well within their representative levels. Read more >>

Girls' Netball and Hockey District Selections... (30/09/2014)

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Congratulations to the following on their Midlands District Hockey Selection: U18: Minnie Murray-Poore U16: Midlands: Eleanor Skinner, Appin Mackay-Champion, Annie Porter, Ailsa Conway Congratulations to the following on selection for the Perth and Kinross District Netball Squads: U17: Jules Porter, Annie Porter, Ailsa Conway U15: Sophie Baird, Maja Sikora, Lucy Murray-Wake Read more >>

History of Art trip to Edinburgh (30/09/2014)

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On Wednesday the Upper Sixth Form Art Historians spent the morning in the National Gallery in Edinburgh where they looked closely at works they are studying in class. They then attended a lecture by eminent British cultural historian Robert Hewison before going onto the National Portrait Gallery where there was an exhibition of Ruskin’s works. Read more >>

Golf match v Tonbridge School (29/09/2014)

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Last week the school hosted 8 boys from Tonbridge School, who were volunteers at The Ryder Cup. On an afternoon off Glenalmond played a friendly golf match at Cairnies. The four four-ball matches were all very close, with Glenalmond edging it 3 games to 1. However, it was a good test of golf for the visitors, as not only were they playing a new course they also had to borrow clubs from their hosts. Read more >>

Scotland Water Polo (29/09/2014)

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Congratulations to Lauren D who attended trials for the Scotland Under 18 Water Polo Team last week and has been selected to be part of the team. She will be the youngest member travelling to Cardiff in November to compete in the North Sea Cup. We wish Lauren and the rest of the team good luck. Read more >>