Glenalmond College News      

National Galleries Competition 2014 (18/04/2014)

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We were delighted to hear that Jamie A was successful once again in the National Galleries of Scotland 'Inspired? Get Writing!' competition. Entries must be a story or poem based on a picture owned by the National Gallery in Edinburgh, however, the competition is internationally renowned with prize winners from South Korea and the USA as well as from Scotland itself. Read more >>

National Youth Theatre (18/04/2014)

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Congratulations to Sophie Ledingham who has gained a place in the National Youth Theatre. She will attend their summer camp in London in August. She joins Joss Gillespie and Paddy James Duff, making three Glenalmond pupils in at the NYT at the same time. Read more >>

Glenalmond Pupil Wins Scottish Golf Prize (18/04/2014)

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Fifth Former Will Porter has won the Scottish Junior (U18) order of merit for golf. This is a fantastic achievement; he has competed in a season-long merit table with the top five scores counting. Read more >>

OGs Perform in Crieff (17/04/2014)

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A recent concert by the Crieff Choral Group featured three former Glenalmond pupils. Katie Coventy and Seumas Begg shared top billing as solo Alto and Tenor singers, while Joshua Gibson joined the Tenors in the choir. The concert, The Trumpets Shall Sound, consisted of two great choral works and a concerto, all of which featured the trumpet. Read more >>

Queen's Baton Relay (10/04/2014)

Queens Baton Relay

Glenalmond pupil Clara Cameron has been selected to be a batonbearer for the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, representing Perth and Kinross. She will have the honour of being one of those carrying the Queen’s Baton as it travels the length and breadth of Scotland. Read more >>

Glenalmond Activity Programmes (10/04/2014)

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The new Glenalmond Activity Programmes have got off to a flying start with the Easter Camp programme running during the school holidays. The weather was generally very good, and the feedback from parents has been excellent, making this a great start for the new programmes organised by David Stott and using some of the best coaches in the country. Read more >>

Glenalmond receives Healthy Living Award Plus........ (09/04/2014)

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Following a recent audit, the Glenalmond College catering service has been awarded the Healthy Living Award Plus. This is a national award managed by NHS Scotland, and recognises that the food served at Glenalmond enables pupils to eat healthily at every meal. The criteria cover the ingredients, level of choice available and the methods of cooking, along with promotion and education about healthy eating. Read more >>

Spanish Trip 2014 (08/04/2014)

Spanish Trip 2014

The fourth Spanish trip returned to Glenalmond having spent a week in Granada, mixing lessons with visits to the Alhambra, Science Museum, the Albaícin quarter as well as Lorca's house, Sacromonte and the caves museum. Read more >>

Pitcairn Primary Design Technology Experience (20/03/2014)

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A group of Pitcairn primary school P7 pupils have visited Glenalmond as part of their Science and Technology project. They are undertaking a task to design and build a hut which uses renewable energy sources. Read more >>

Another Busy Musical Week.... (20/03/2014)


On Tuesday night Robyn Bell beat off some outstanding competition to win the Open String Recital Class at Perform in Perth 2014. Robyn was competing against an extremely impressive field. Concerto movements abounded with all five candidates in the class performing to diploma level. Read more >>

Intermediate Maths Olympiad (20/03/2014)

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After achieving a high score and a Gold award in the Intermediate Maths Challenge, George Marlow has taken part in the Intermediate Maths Olympiad. This competition which involves solving 6 challenging problems over the course of 2 hours is only undertaken by the top few hundred mathematicians in each year group in the UK. Read more >>

Glenalmond Piping better than ever (19/03/2014)

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It has been an excellent term for the pipe band this term and Piping Instructor Brian Elrick says they are playing better than ever. Read more >>

Scottish Schools Skiing Finals (14/03/2014)

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Well done to the Glenalmond girls ski team who came third overall in the Scottish Schools Alpine Finals in Aviemore, winning bronze medals. They were supported by Mr and Mrs Erdal who, as Chairman and Treasurer of the Scottish Schools Snowsports Association, helped run the event. Read more >>

Lacrosse Tournament Success (14/03/2014)

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Congratulations to the 1st XII and 2nd XII Lacrosse teams on their wonderful performances at the SCT and Ryden Rosebowl Tournaments with the 1st XII the overall winners of their competition. Read more >>

Brass and Horn Recital Win at Perform...... (12/03/2014)

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R Baldwin (horn) was in action at Perform in Perth this week. He won the Open Brass Recital Class before going on to take the Open Horn class as well, the latter with a stratospheric score of 92. Read more >>

“Mathématiques sans Frontières”. (12/03/2014)


For the first time at Glenalmond, pupils in Fourth and Fifth Form took part in the Mathematics and Language competition “Mathématiques sans Frontières”. This is a worldwide mathematical based competition that has two questions which are written and have to be answered in French, Spanish, German or Italian. Read more >>

Scottish Schools Cross Country Championships (10/03/2014)

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Glenalmond sent its largest ever team, 14 runners, to compete in the Scottish Schools Cross-Country Championships over the leave-out weekend. Read more >>

Glenalmond Gala Concert (07/03/2014)

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On the night of Thursday 6 March the whole school descended upon Perth Concert Hall to enjoy the Glenalmond Gala Concert. Our inaugural visit to this wonderful facility was a tremendously successful occasion, the school, parents and friends being supplemented in the audience by many local Perth concert goers. As a result our musicians performed to well over 700 people in what must be our largest audience in many years. Read more >>

Classics trip to St Andrews (06/03/2014)

Classics trip to St Andrews March 2014

On Wednesday, 35 Third Form Latinists visited St Andrews University for a Classics activities afternoon, along with several other Scottish schools. The sessions covered the Roman Army, Pottery, Building a Society, Animals, Slavery, and Magic and Curses, delivered by members of the Classics department, all of whom are renowned experts in their fields. Read more >>

Debaters Progress to National Final....... (05/03/2014)

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On Tuesday 4 March, Issy Arnaud and Robert Wilson travelled to Madras College in St Andrews for the semi-final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Competition. They were to emerge victorious from the Kingdom of Fife. The motion was unseen until the pair arrived so they only had an hour to prepare their speeches. It was a really challenging task that required Robert and Issy to ‘think on their feet’. Read more >>