News and Forthcoming Events
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This year's Gala Concert in Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 19 March will feature a full-length performance of Carl Orff's wonderful Carmina Burana.
The Junior Play this year is Bugsy Malone, the high-energy, fast-moving, custard-pie-throwing musical!
To coincide with the appointment of a new sports kit supplier for the school and the rejuvenation of our sporting facilities, including new 1st team Rugby and Lacrosse pitches, we would like to hear from any businesses which may be willing to sponsor elements of Glenalmond Sport.
Glenalmond has announced a new supplier for sports kit, starting with the 1st teams in September 2015. PlayerLayer are an exciting brand with excellent products. The new partnership will give the school top quality sports kit, a shared online presence and the opportunity for our pupils to be involved in product design and testing.
The latest update on Neish's development which started on 12 January 2015, despite the snow!
OG donates bust of QEII to Glenalmond. Story appears in Perthshire Advertiser.
Congratulations to Tristan and Emma........
This term's junior inter-house debating kicked off with the weighty topic of whether the teaching of Shakespeare should be compulsory in schools. What makes Shakespeare, author of 0.00003% of all books written in the English language more worthy than Dickens, Marlowe or Eliot?
Barbi Arnaud, an Educational Psychologist, joined us this week in Lothian for the first presentation in this year's ‘Inspiring Women’ series. It was good to see such a large crowd from across the houses. Psychology is a popular choice of degree course and Barbi gave us some information about the course and an insight into how courses vary from university to university.
Well done to 56 Glenalmond Lower and Upper Sixth Formers who have successfully completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Awards.
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.
The Glenalmond pipe band finished the Michaelmas term on a high with Pipe Major Alasdair Johnston securing first place in the MSR section of the East Lothian Schools Championships in Prestonpans.
We are delighted that Emily Jarron has been selected to join the National Girls' Choir of Scotland. Emily is one of two former Head Choristers from St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh at Glenalmond.
The Reid's Review newsletter is now available to download.
Perth and Kinross select two Glenalmond Pupils for their under 18 and under 16 Golf teams. Well done to Andrew Gibson and Cameron Grieve.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Susannah GF who has been invited to run at Holyrood for the Inter District Cross-Country race this January.
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.
It's all in the family at Arisaig House as everyone celebrates Christmas together.