Celebrating Achievement TCAN

A huge thank you to Torben Melohn and Darius Cumming from the Tollcross Community Action Network (TCAN) who performed at the Tollcross Christmas Tree Lights ceremony last night Tuesday 5th December representing Boroughmuir. They played brilliantly performing Guitar Duets.

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Edinburgh Schools Swimming Championships 2017

Congratulations to all swimmers who took part in the Edinburgh Schools Swimming Championships 2017 on Sunday (19th November) at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre.  The school won 13 medals, as follows:

  • Jessica Damen:  Gold in 200m Backstroke, and Silver in 200m Fly
  • Freddie Fuller:  Gold in 100m Freestyle
  • Jenny Galloway:  Gold in 400m IM, and Bronze in 200m IM
  • Sam Glass:  Gold in 100m Backstroke and in 200m IM
  • Sophie Hoole:  Silver in 100m Freestyle, and Bronze in 200m Freestyle
  • Alexandra Murray:  Silver in 200m Backstroke, and Bronze in 100m Backstroke

The 12-13 Girls (Rebecca Black, Holly Lumsden, Lia McDonald and Jessica Murray) and Open Girls (Jessica Damen, Jenny Galloway, Sophie Hoole and Alexandra Murray) Relay teams both won Silver medals.  Thanks too to Nancy Chan for help with Team Managing.




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4th-5th Years – Mexico Trip 2019

If you are interested in finding out about the school trip to Mexico in summer 2019, there will be an information evening for pupils and parents next Wednesday (22nd) from 6-7.30pm in the staff room. The trip involves 1 week living and working in the largest contiguous area of rainforest outside of the Amazon, and 1 week at a Marine research site, at a location called the bay of turtles (for obvious reasons…). You’ll have had the opportunity to work alongside scientists from all over the world, experience a new, unfamiliar culture, practice or learn some Spanish, pick up new skills like SCUBA diving, and rise to real challenges.

There are further details, and a short video available at the following link: http://opwall.com/sixth-form-high-school/locations/mexico-school-expeditions/

The trip is not only open to biology students, but anyone with an interest in geography, language, politics, history, culture, art, physical activity, etc……

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