Glenalmond College News      

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 >>



GTCS Professional Recognition for Outdoor Learning (29/09/2014)

Dr Wilkinson at GCT 2014

Congratulations to Dr Wilkinson on achieving General Teaching Council for Scotland professional recognition for Outdoor Learning. He received his certificate at GTCS headquarters at Clerwood House, Edinburgh. Read more >>



Start of term barbecue..... (10/09/2014)

School BBQ with catering staff

Weekends are always busy at Glenalmond, and the first of the term included lessons, rugby and hockey matches, Second and Third Form quiz night, Fifth Form film night, Sixth Form social evening, chapel, various house activities and culminated in a barbecue on the Sunday evening. The catering team, led by Mr Abbott, provided their usual friendly service and tasty food! Read more >>



Taster Day 2014 (04/09/2014)

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The Glenalmond Taster Day takes place on Saturday 13 September 2014, and offers the opportunity to find out what it’s like to be a pupil at Glenalmond College. Read more >>



Hamish in Youth Music Theatre (04/09/2014)

Youth Music Theatre

Glenalmond Fifth Former Hamish H has had a busy summer, having been selected to join the cast of the Youth Music Theatre show The Making of Ali and Nino, at the South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell over the summer. Read more >>



Extended Project Award (03/09/2014)

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Congratulations to the ten Glenalmond pupils who achieved their EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) this summer, 7 of them with A* or A grades. The projects take the pupils beyond the A level syllabus and this is increasingly recognised by the universities, many of which are including the EPQ in their offers to pupils. Read more >>



Women's Rugby World Cup (14/08/2014)

Good luck to former pupil Joanna McGilchrist, who is playing for England in the Women's Rugby World Cup Final in Paris next week! Read more >>



Bronze British Swimming Medal (14/08/2014)

Tobermory MC British Championship Bronze Medal

Congratulations to Tobermory M-C who gained a bronze medal in his age group in the 200m breaststroke at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield this summer. Read more >>



A Level Results 2014 (14/08/2014)

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Glenalmond pupils have once again achieved strong results in their A levels, with 67% of all results at A*, A and B grades. The overall pass rate was 97%, and over 10% of this year’s leavers achieved three A grades or more. Two Glenalmond pupils will be taking up Oxbridge university places. Read more >>



Summer Golf Success for Will P (12/08/2014)

Will P golfing success August 2014

Glenalmond Sixth Former Will P has had a busy summer on the golf course. The +1 handicap player came second in the Fife County U18 Strokeplay at Drumoig, but won the Angus County U18 Strokeplay at Balumbie Castle and completed the double when he went on to win the boys’ Matchplay title. Read more >>



All at Sea! (22/07/2014)

Sailing Trip July 2014

A group of Glenalmond Fourth Form pupils have recently returned from a successful sailing trip with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. The crew of eight girls and three boys, accompanied by Mr Hughes and Mr Smith, sailed a category zero, round-the-world racing yacht some 300 miles in 7 days between Oban and Greenock. Read more >>



Novel mention of Glenalmond..... (21/07/2014)

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A couple of years after best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith delivered the prizegiving address at Commemoration Day, we are honoured to see Glenalmond mentioned in very warm terms in his novel "Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers", which has proved to be hugely successful worldwide. We are delighted that Glenalmond made such a strong impression on Mr McCall Smith, and hope that all our visitors have such a warm and positive experience. Read more >>



Another Wicked Young Writer! (07/07/2014)

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A second Glenalmond pupil has been named as a finalist in the 2014 Wicked Young Writers Competition. George M has been selected for the final, along with Jamie A. Both boys have been invited down to London for the ceremony in August. Read more >>



Commonwealth Baton Bearer (07/07/2014)

Clara C Commonwealth Baton Bearer

Glenalmond pupil Clara C was in the international spotlight when she carried the Commonwealth Games torch through Methven in Perthshire on its way to Glasgow as part of the Queen's Baton Relay. Read more >>



RSE Young Academy of Scotland Appointment (07/07/2014)

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We are proud to announce that Dr Matt Gibson, Reid's Housemaster, has been invited to join the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) as part of their Working Group on Education. He is one of 43 new members who will help realise the central YAS mission of addressing "the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond". Read more >>