Glenalmond College News      

Senior Inter-House debating....... (24/11/2014)

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It has been a busy and successful few weeks for the Debating Society at Glenalmond. In an entertaining final of the Senior Inter-House Competition, Angus S and Ryan C, both from Skrine’s, narrowly edged the Patchell’s pairing of James R and Alasdair J. Having had several ‘heavy’ or ‘deep’ topics in earlier rounds, we went for the lighter, yet interesting, motion of ‘this house believes that brains are far more important than beauty’. Read more >>

Maths Challenge Success...... (24/11/2014)

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Congratulations to the 34 pupils who achieved certificates in the Senior Maths Challenge. This is the highest ever number of awards received by the school. Read more >>

Scottish Schools' Cross Country Championships (24/11/2014)

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Nine girls from Glenalmond raced at the Scottish Schools’ Road Race in Falkirk. The senior girls team - led home by Annie Porter and followed by Laura Godfrey-Faussett, Beth Stephen, Isla Graham and Marina Morgan – finished sixth in the team event. Read more >>

Tayside and Fife Swim Championships (18/11/2014)

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The Olympia Pool in Dundee hosted two days of intense competition at the Tayside and Fife Swimming Championships. This annual event attracts swimmers of all ages from across the district to compete in their various age categories. Read more >>

Grieg's Piano Concerto (17/11/2014)

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Our weekly lunchtime concert was an unusual occasion in that it featured just one pupil and one piece. However that one piece was Grieg's mighty Piano Concerto, performed in its entirety by Durness Mackay-Champion. This was a real treat and left our fine new Yamaha C7X grand piano rocking on its springs, while Dr Ridley's "orchestral" backing was consigned to another Yamaha, albeit this one a mere S90XS electric keyboard. Read more >>

Glenalmond through to Third Round of ISGA Golf Tournament (17/11/2014)

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Well done to the Glenalmond golf team, who won their delayed Second Round ISGA knock-out match against St Leonard’s School at Crieff GC by 3 matches to 0. Will Porter won 4 and 3, Andrew Gibson won 1 up and Jordan Chatt won 2 up. The Third Round match will be against Robert Gordon’s School. Read more >>

Mountain Biking Success (17/11/2014)

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Third Former Charlie A is celebrating a win at the Tayside and Fife Youth Mountain Bike Series. He came first in his first three races, winning the U14 boys’ series, with the best three of six races counting towards the final result. He has now been invited to attend a training day as part of his Scottish Cycling development group. Read more >>

WW1 Soldier inspires Sainsbury's Christmas TV Advert.... (17/11/2014)

Poppy for Remembrance

The experiences of Capt Robert Hamilton OG, and his fellow soldiers in the First World War, have inspired the Sainsbury's Christmas TV advertisement, described by the Today programme on Radio 4 as the "greatest advert ever made". Andrew Hamilton, Grandson of Robert Hamilton, came to Glenalmond earlier this term to talk about his Grandfather. Read more >>

SCIS Classics Conference 2014 (14/11/2014)

SCIS Classics conference 2014

The annual SCIS Classics Conference was held at Glenalmond. As the keynote speaker, Dr Michael Scott from Warwick University talked about the ancient oracle of Delphi, and suggested reasons for why it stood as the centre of the world for over a thousand years. Read more >>

Victoria Crosses come to Glenalmond (12/11/2014)

Victoria Crosses at Glenalmond

A unique event was held at Glenalmond College to mark the start of the First World War and to commemorate the bravery of former pupils of the school. The three Victoria Crosses awarded to OGs (Old Glenalmonds, former pupils) were brought together for a special Chapel Service of Remembrance and Reflection. Read more >>

Remembrance Sunday (11/11/2014)

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The annual Act of Remembrance took place in Chapel during Morning Prayer on Sunday 9th November. The Names of the Fallen were read by the Captains of Coll. Readings and Prayers were offered by cadets from the CCF. The Address was given by Captain Ed Whitten OG, The Light Dragoons. The Heads of Houses laid poppies on the altar. Read more >>

Wakeboarding Championships 2014 (10/11/2014)

Wakeboarding Championships 2014

Many congratulations to Blair F, who is now the British Junior Open System 2 Cable Wakeboard Champion 2014. The Open class is a very competitive class, and Blair was competing against those with daily access to the water for training sessions, which makes his achievement even more notable. Read more >>

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)

Poppy for Remembrance

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)

Katie B young chorister

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 >>