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Invitation to Our Parents' Social Evening

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.

Glenalmond Burns Supper 2022

**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.

Charlie Sandison Inspires Young Athletes

A former pupil who was placed 24th in the mass start in the Virgin London Marathon last weekend - and produced his best personal time of 2 hours 25 minutes - returned to Glenalmond this week. Charlie Sandison (Skrine's, 2008-13), went for a run around the Glenalmond Golf Course with some of our pupils before addressing our pupils and staff as part of our Athelete Development Programme. Among his key messages during an inspirational talk to pupils was that it is the way you respond when you fail to meet your goals, as much as when you do, which shapes who you are.

Well Done Susie and Seamus

Susie R and her horse Storms Ransom (Seamus) put in a terrific performance at The 2021 Scottish Tetrathlon Championships at the weekend, to win the Open Girls Trophy. Tetrathlon involves a cross country ride, a 10m turning target shoot, a cross country run followed by a swim. The event took place over four hours which saw Susie and Seamus go clear on the crosscountry ride with a superb shoot and a strong run and swim to win the Open Girls category at the championships.

Week of Sporting Success at Glenalmond

The past week has seen lots of the hard work of our pupils and coaches coming to fruition with some great performances by our runners and our rugby, hockey and basketball teams.

CCF Field Day - RAF Section

The RAF Section of our Combined Cadet Force enjoyed an excellent visit to The Museum of Flight this week as part of the Fourth Form Field Day exercise.

CCF Field Day - Navy Section

The Royal Navy section of our Combined Cadet Force in Fourth Form went on a fleet tender to Rothesay from Greenock this week. Our cadets took the opportunity to steer the boat themselves and use charts and other equipment to navigate. They also had an in-depth workshop on a variety of knots which they really enjoyed! Well done all.

CCF Field Day - Army Section

Our Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Army Section Field Day activities this week featured an introduction to a range of skills, including shelter building and survival skills. All pupils in Fourth Form take part in our CCF programme and through the year they experience a range of excellent team-building and leadership skills as part of this as well as an introduction to the career opportunities in the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

Glenalmond Prepares for World Space Week

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.

Independent School of the Year Awards - Invitation

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.