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Inter-House Debate Report

This term's junior inter-house debating kicked off with the weighty topic of whether the teaching of Shakespeare should be compulsory in schools.

Inspiring Women talk

Barbi Arnaud, an Educational Psychologist, joined us in Lothian for the first presentation in this year's "Inspiring Women" series.

Glenalmond or Bust: Bronze of Queen Donated to School

OG Malcolm McQueen very generously donated a valuable bronze bust of Queen Elizabeth 11 for permanent display in Glenalmond’s library. The story was picked up by The Scotsman and the accompanying photo featured current Lower Sixth pupils Kayleigh Donaldson and Erica Tsoi.

Neish's development

Work started on the development of Neish's, despite the weather, on Monday 12th January 2015.

OG on Mastermind

OG Dallas Campbell (Patchell’s 1983-88) certainly knows his stuff! Featured in episode seven of BBC Celebrity Mastermind during the festive 2014 break, under the watchful eye of veteran presenter John Humphrys, Campbell went on to earn twelve points and no passes – a “perfect round” said Humphrys - on his specialist subject, German Director and screenwriter Werner Herzog.

Costa Rica Trip 2014

Sixteen Fifth and Sixth Form Biology and Geography pupils went to Costa Rica during the winter school holidays. They had the opportunity to explore volcanoes, jungles and geothermal pools as part of their studies.

BBC Tatler series

The Duke of Argyll (Patchell’s 1981-86), Torquhil Campbell, and his wife Eleanor featured in a recent BBC programme charting the inside dealings of the world’s oldest magazine, Tatler.

George Smith Rugby Blue

Good luck to former pupil George Smith, hoping to get a Rugby Blue for Cambridge in a Varsity match at Twickenham.

Scottish Schools' Cross-Country Championship 2014

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.

Maths Challenge Success 2014

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.