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Action-man Matt Dickinson gives creative writing workshop to Third Form pupils

BBC documentary filmmaker, conqueror of Mount Everest and successful children’s author, Matt Dickinson, spent a whole morning with lucky Third Formers, spearheading a creative writing workshop at Glenalmond. Drawing from his first-hand mountaineering experience, Matt asked pupils to transport themselves, “From a cosy school theatre to being backed into a snow hole, on the edge of a freezing precipice.”


Poetry by Heart Scotland 2017

Glenalmond pupils took part in the regional finals of Poetry by Heart Scotland this week. Hamish H recited ‘Ettrick’ by Lady John Scott and ‘Icarus Mentor’ by Chloe Morrish, and Ellie R recited ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley and ‘Late Love’ by Jackie Kay. Hamish won and will now procced to the National Finals held in Edinburgh in March.


Poetry Recitals by Glenalmond Pupils

Our talented pupils have been taking part in the Scottish Poetry Library’s competition learning and reciting two poems by heart. The competition was held on Monday 12th December - an inaugural event for Coll’s English department and run by Wanda Youlten.


Innovation Week 2016

Pupils from various local prep schools have fun in our Inspiring Innovation Days at Glenalmond.....


Bloody Bard Drama

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Glenalmond Junior pupils took their audience on an exciting promenade performance of five ‘death-themed’ vignettes set in several dramatic locations around the school.


Everybody Writes Day

Third Form pupils spent the day "off timetable" exploring the world of journalism. Sniffing out stories and interviewing people, attending a press conference and a lecture from Mairi Fraser a former Fleet Street Journalist...


War Poets Collection

In an attempt to bring their study of the war poets to life, Upper 6th English pupils were given the opportunity to visit the War Poets Collection at Edinburgh Napier University.


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. What makes Shakespeare, author of 0.00003% of all books written in the English language more worthy than Dickens, Marlowe or Eliot?