News and Forthcoming Events
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Current Glenalmond parents are invited to a social evening with drinks and nibbles very kindly hosted by Jamie and Miranda Landale.
The evening is being very kindly hosted by the Landales at their family home, Clathic House, near Comrie, PH7 4JY.
The event will start at 6.30pm and run until 9pm and offer an opportunity for current parents to relax and catch up with old friends as well as kindling new friendships in our body of parents.
**Save the Date** Our Annual Friends of Glenalmond Burns Supper will take place on Thursday, January 27th 2022. It will follow the successful format of previous years, starting with reception drinks and canapes in the Recital Hall, followed by our Burns Supper in the Dining Hall. The evening will be accompanied by a range of performances by our pupils.
More information & booking details will be announced shortly.
This Thursday (October 4th) our Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Form Physics classes will be taking part in World Space Week, including an online event hosted by TV presenter Dallas Campbell, a former pupil of Glenalmond.
As part of World Space Week (4-10 October), the event aims to encourage and engage as many young people as possible in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects to help them consider a career in this field when they are older.
Glenalmond College is delighted to be a finalist in the Performing Arts category of the Independent Schools of the Year Awards and we are looking forward to the Online Awards Ceremony this Thursday (Oct 7th) at 3pm.
We are thrilled with this fantastic recognition of our outstanding Theatre, Drama and Music provision at Glenalmond and the exceptional work of Mrs Moss (our Director of Theatre), Miss Hynd (our Head of Drama) and Dr Ridley (our Director of Music), and the many other staff who have gone the extra mile to support them over the past year – from music and sets to make-up and props.
We are looking forward to a jam-packed weekend full of activities this weekend, including our traditional Sunday Funday. Our weekend will include a range of activities, all encouraging pupils to get into the house spirit, and will end with a BBQ supper on Sunday evening. Day pupils have been invited to stay overnight on Saturday to get involved in all the fun.
While academic teaching is, of course, very important a Glenalmond education also involves a myriad of outdoor activities and socials. Having great fun, team-building and making friends is a priority in our first term of the new academic year - Michaelmas. This year our Funday Sunday takes place on September 12th - look out for lots of action pictures on our social media feeds.
We were delighted to welcome the Apex Rugby Academy team to our beautiful school to launch the dates for the October Rugby Camp being held at Glenalmond.
We are delighted to extend a very warm welcome to families interested in a Glenalmond education to join us for our Virtual Open Day on December 4.
Our virtual visit, as part of the Open Day, offers families from around the world the opportunity to explore our stunning campus, set in 300 acres of the beautiful Perthshire countryside.
Our aim is to give an insight into our school's vibrant, close-knit community, our values and our commitment to academic and pastoral excellence.
During our Open Day there will also be an opportunity to meet and chat with our dedicated team of teaching staff, most of whom live on campus, as well as our Admissions team.
Glenalmond College is preparing to host around 40 food, drink and crafts stalls at the debut Glenalmond Farmers’ Market next weekend, August 21 and 22. The two-day celebration of quality Scottish food, drink and crafts, run in association with Perth Farmers’ Market, will be held from 10am to 4pm each day in our stunning Quad.
Many thanks to The Courier and The Press and Journal for their fantastic coverage of our debut Farmers’ Market.
We hope many of you were able to join us for our Online Commem on Saturday morning when this year’s online adaption of our traditional service in Chapel was followed by prize-giving.
All members of our Glenalmond community - current and past pupils and families, our staff and all those who are friends of Glenalmond - are extended a very warm welcome to join us on Saturday, July 3rd at 11am for our Online Commem.
Glenalmond College is preparing to extend a warm welcome to visitors to its Open Week later this month.
During the week from June 19 to June 26, families interested in finding out more about a Glenalmond education will be able to arrange an in-person visit to our school.
We are delighted to highlight our LAMDA achievers who are celebrating their success in their recent London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art exams.
Glenalmond College in Perthshire is preparing to host a two-day celebration of quality Scottish food and drink this summer. The Glenalmond Farmers’ Market will be held at the acclaimed school on the weekend of August 21st and 22nd when over 40 stalls will be set up in the Quad at the heart of its stunning buildings.
Glenalmond College is holding an Outdoor Fun Morning for 11 and 12 year olds on Saturday, June 26th, as part of our Open Week activities.
The event, aimed those interested in finding out more about what life is like here at Glenalmond, will include sports, an orienteering treasure hunt; Hogwarts Hoots (a squirrel safari) and wildlife fun in our eco-garden.
We are delighted to be able to offer three Summer Golf Camps.
Leading our camps will be PGA Level III coach Tim Mitchell, our Head of Golf here at Glenalmond Golf School.
“Our golf camps will offer young golfers a taste of what Glenalmond Golf School has to offer – from the beautiful nine-hole course to the state-of-the-art golf facility and various practice areas such as the driving range, chipping areas and putting greens,” explains Tim Mitchell.
A kilted Perthshire cyclist is in training to complete 175 kilometres in one day on a Penny Farthing in support of a challenge led by Glenalmond College to raise funding for bursaries to attend the school.
Glenalmond is gearing up to celebrate its 175th anniversary next year and is currently undertaking a #Challenge175 to raise funds to support places for children who would not otherwise be able to attend the school.
This week, Coll@Home has celebrated British Science Week, and International Women’s Day.
Dovetailing these events perfectly, on Thursday 11th March, we were delighted to welcome Dr Claire Skentelbery to the first online William Bright Society lecture as part of Coll@Home programme.
Our sincere thanks to Dr Skentelbery.
On World Book Day (March 4th), Glenalmond English teacher, Victoria Dryden, shares some of the ways we fuel pupils' interest in books and shares some tips for getting teenagers buzzing about books.
With teenagers’ mental health during lockdown being a hot topic and great research being produced about how beneficial reading can be in helping our young people to relax and calm anxieties, one of the most common questions I am being asked at the moment is “how can I get my child to read”?