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Glenalmond Sculpture Shortlisted for National Award

A stunning fish sculpture created by a Glenalmond-based artist from an old cattle feeder and other scrap metal, has been shortlisted for a national award. he work was installed at the Web Walk Education Centre at Friarton Recycling Centre in Perth last summer where it has been helping to educate young people about the importance of looking after the environment. The Friarton Fish was commissioned by the charity Beautiful Perth with Perth and Kinross Council as part of the 2019 RHS Britain in Bloom competition entry and was funded by Zero Waste, Perth. Local farmer Willie Simpson donated the aged cattle ringfeeder which formed the base of the sculpture which has been shortlisted for the Gaga Galvanising Construction Industry Awards 2020.

Cameron Makes Front Page of British Education Hong Kong

This picture of Cameron M in our Upper Sixth is the stunning cover shot for British Education’s Hong Kong edition, out this month. The picture was chosen by the Artistic Director of the magazine and we are delighted! It brilliantly captures Cameron’s pride in Glenalmond as he strides under Front Arch from our Front Quad. Cameron’s love of the sport of hockey is also captured in the shot.

Invitation to our Autumn Concert

Glenalmond College extends a very warm invitation to you to join us on November 15th at 7pm for our Autumn Concert. This year’s concert will be online and feature a fabulous line-up of our pupil musicians who are delighted to collectively bring you an evening of autumnal entertainment. We will be screening the concert via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. Please make a note in your diaries as you won’t want to miss our concert this year.

RSABI Welcomes Glenalmond as Supporters' Scheme Member

RSABI, the charity which supports people in Scottish agriculture, has this week welcomed Glenalmond College as the first ever school member of its Supporters’ Scheme. The Perthshire school with 360 boys and girls, both day pupils and boarders, welcomed RSABI vice-chairman David Leggat and Highland bull Donald to mark the occasion. The Highland Cattle Society is also a great supporter of RSABI and Donald was accompanied by his owner Grace Noble of Aberdeenshire Highland Beef who took the opportunity to speak with pupils and staff about her experiences as a farmer and rural entrepreneur.

Join us online for our Thursday Lunchtime Concert

Glenalmond College invites you to join us live via Facebook and Instagram for our first Thursday Lunchtime Concert of the academic year. Our Thursday concerts are designed as informal opportunities for children to experience performing in front of an audience. To ensure we have a COVID-safe event, the performers are all from the same year group bubbles and all Fifth Form Music Scholars. Fellow Fifth Formers in the same bubble will be able to attend. Our performers this week are Meredith K (clarsach), Arthur M (violin) and Ben B (piano). You are most welcome to join us via live stream on Instagram and Facebook from 1.30pm.

Pupils Trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Thirty of our Sixth Form pupils received Anti-Bullying Ambassador training yesterday from The Diana Award. The online training session highlighted that in life bullying can come in many different forms and can happen anytime, anyplace and anywhere. The importance of taking action was highlighted as was the huge value of listening to anyone who has concerns. Well done to all the pupils who took part - we know you will be brilliant ambassadors.

Glenalmond Initiative Offers Free LinkedIn Training

Glenalmond College is offering an exciting opportunity to all sixteen and seventeen-year-olds, as part of an online initiative this month. Glenalmond is offering every young person who takes part in the event on November 17th free training to create a polished, career-enhancing Linkedin profile. Every pupil who signs up for the Sixth Form online event will be invited to join a training session delivered by one of the UK’s leading experts on Linkedin - the professional networking platform which now has around 700 million global users.

Glenalmond Launches Innovative Drive-through Visits

Glenalmond College is introducing a "drive-through" tour of its grounds and facilities as a novel, COVID-safe alternative to the traditional school visit. The safari-style tour will see visitors remain inside their own vehicles throughout the visit, during which they will be led through the school's 300 acres of grounds in convoy and provided with either pre-recorded information or a running commentary via mobile phone from a member of the school’s admissions team on board the lead vehicle.