Swim Team compete at Scottish Schools Championships

Stuart Crawford, Sophie Annan , Jessica Damen, Ellen Smith ,Anna and Jenny Galloway represented the school  at the Scottish School Swimming Finals in Glasgow on Saturday .  Only to top fastest swimmers in the country are selected to race in this event and all swimmers did extremely well to qualify ..
Lauren DicksonEveryone swam really well with Jenny coming 14th in her 200 Breastroke ,Sophie coming 11th in 200 free style and 28th in 100 Breastroke , Anna coming 18th in her 100 Backstroke and Ellen ( just back from ski trip so well done!) coming 10th in 100 Backstroke and 8th in 200 Backstroke. Top 10 in both events -excellent  swimming Ellen with  PB time also .
Big congratulations  to Jess And Stuart for  getting on the medal podium !!
Stuart coming in a fantastic 3rd place in 200 Backstroke  and 8th in 100 backstroke ! And well done to Jessica getting two top 3 wins with Bronze in 100 Butterfly and Bronze in 200 Butterfly !
The team were a credit to the school and well done to everyone who competed!

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STEM event for Girls

STEM7A group of S2 girls along with some P7 pupils from South Morningside Primary attended this event at the National Museum.  The focus was to engage and inspire girls to think about careers in science, engineering and technology.  Women from these industries described their experiences.

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visit to the Forth Replacement Crossing


20160122_114757The Design and Engineering Department organised a recent visit to the Forth Replacement Crossing Education Centre for all 32 National 5 Engineering Science students. This was designed to help broaden their depth of learning for the context and challenges unit.

The trip started at the Contact and Education Centre which serves as a focal point for community engagement and education during the Queensferry Crossing’s construction. Former Boroughmuir pupil Tommy Reynolds, currently a 4th year mechanical engineering student on placement with JACOBS, gave a presentation to our students, explaining the background of the Forth bridges, the requirement for a new crossing and the unique issues that this development presented to the various engineers on the project.

20160122_110718The group were then fortunate enough to be taken on a guided tour of the works. This started on the South side of the bridge where the students were able to witness the huge development of the new road network that allows access to the bridge. The tour then progressed to the Fife side of the Forth, where the students witnessed the giant steel sections for the carriageway and the facilities where concrete is applied to them at the port of Rosyth. Finally we drove down to the construction site at North Queensferry where the students were able to see cranes in operation on the north pillar.

This was a highly informative and worthwhile tour. It brought the engineering context and challenges part of the National 5 course to life and helped make it more relevant and accessible to the students.

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