swimming team success

Well done to the school swimming team of 2015 –Sophie, Jess, Stuart, Anna, Jenny, Rebecca, Alexandra, Mia, Isabella and Ellen. The swimmers competed against the very best swimmers from all schools in Edinburgh and did the school and themselves proud with a fantastic medal haul and relay result!   (Apologies if any results missed as some of the results have not uploaded yet on the swimming website and it was a very busy day with a  lot of swimmers!)

20151122_160942_resizedWell done to everyone and special mention to medal winners – 9 individual medals and 4 Relay team medals from a team of 10 !

Ellen winning Silver in 100 Backstroke for 12-13years and Bronze in 12-13 200 Backstroke

Jenny  winning Bronze in 200 Breastroke 12-13 years and 4th place in 100 Breastroke 12-13 yrs.

Mia  gaining 4th in 200 IM 14-15 yrs. Relay Silver

Sophie  winning Gold in 200 Freestyle and Bronze in 100 Breastroke  14- 15 years , Relay Silver

Jess  winning Bronze in 100 Butterfly and Bronze in 200 Butterfly , Relay Silver

Anna  coming 5th in 200 backstroke 14-15 years ,Relay Silver

Stuart   winning Silver in 200 Backstroke and Bronze in 100 Backstroke in 16-18 yrs.

Alexandra coming  4th in 100 Freetsyle and 5th in 200 Backstroke in 12-13 yrs.


And special congratulations to the fantastic 14-15 years Girls relay team- Jess , Mia , Anna  and Sophie  winning a Silver medal in the Relay competition beating Watsons and St George’s and narrowly missing Gold to Mary Erskine by 3 seconds!  Jess  had a great 1st leg with team fighting for medal place throughout with a great finish leg by Sophie coming in Silver position !  Well done to the whole team .

The 12-13 relay Girls team- Alexandra, Jenny, Ellen and    Isabella also swim exceptionally well coming in  5th place


The team were a credit to the school


F. Damen

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Senior Debating Club News

Jess McGhee. Donald Dewar Memorial DebateCongratulations to Jess  and Alisa Alisa Matyunina  Donald Dewar Memorial Debatewho took part in the first round of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating tournament on Thursday 19th November at Clifton Hall School. The girls gave a very strong performance and were successful in winning the debate against Clifton Hall. They will now progress to the second round of the tournament which will be held in the New Year.

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John Byrne Award 2015

JB Award 2015 lightCongratulations to: Annie, Verity, Jordan, Sarah and Nerida  for their recent success at the John Byrne award. This year’s theme was Alienation and the pupils produced some fantastic pieces to make the final.The Award allows pupils to engage in contemporary art practice beyond the confines of the SQA. The picture shows Sarah, Annie, Verity and Jordan at the awards ceremony at the Playfair Library infront of their Artwork a visual art and Sound piece. Well done to all.

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Heriot Wheriot_watt_logoatt university provides interactive content on-line for over 30 SQA courses.
Regular on-line homework sessions give pupils the chance to ask questions and recieve instant answers.
All S5/6 pupils in Boroughmuir have login details that they can use to access the materials in school and at home. These provide excellent opportunities for revision and exam prepartion.
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Live Online Sessions

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Young Enterprise Xmas Market

The Boroughmuir YE group – Green Glasses – sold candles and glasses at the Xmas fair on Saturday.  They were awarded a shield for ‘Best Product’.
The glasses were made by the group from recycled bottles and the fragranced candles were made in recycled jars of different types and sizes.

Mr Dempster presented the shield and trophy to members of the team on Friday in the staffroom.

More information on the Lothian Young Enterprise website.

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