On Monday 11th June, Arran High School will host a visit from Professor Adam McBride of Strathclyde University. He will spend the morning working with National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher students. In the afternoon he will be giving a talk about the latest developments in Mathematics.
Amanda Hogge (Faculty Leader of Mathematics and Numeracy) says “Professor Adam McBride is an influential character. His enthusiasm for the subject is amazing. I am so excited to work with him and our youngsters to help develop their love and passion for Mathematics.”
There will be an open evening session for any interested parties in the High School Theatre starting at 7.30pm. As Adam says, no experience necessary!
This is what Professor has sent us
Maths is BEST
During the last 40 years Mathematics has seen many spectacular developments. On the one hand, problems that have been around for many years (in some cases hundreds of years) have finally been solved. On the other hand, whole new areas have developed in response to the needs of Business, Engineering, Science (including medicine) and Technology. It can be said that Mathematics is the language of the modern world.
However, there is another side to the subject wherein we meet things of great beauty, showing that Mathematics is an Art as well as a Science. We shall explore all these aspects as well as including audience participation and a bit of fun. (Don’t be afraid! No specialist knowledge is required.)
This year’s Arran High School musical production is called… OUR HOUSE
It’s a sliding doors story about a teenager, his mix-ups with the right and wrong crowds, his childhood sweetheart
and his very funny and entertaining best friends. All based around the songs of Madness, this is a great, feel good show.
We are now well in to rehearsals for this years school show
We can now confirm that tickets are now available to purchase from the High School office – Adults £8 Children £6. The show takes place at the school over 4 nights from Tuesday 19th June to Friday 22nd June. A small amount of tickets will also be available for purchase from the Book and Card Shop in Brodick from Monday 21st May.
Last week Arran High School held a very successful Health & Wellbeing week for S1-3 pupils. On Tuesday there were many trips both on and off the island which included visits to a musical in Glasgow, Trampoline Park, Ski/Climbing at Braehead, Lasertag & Go-Karting and Mountain Biking amongst a few. On Wednesday the day was spent at the Arran Community Land Initiative in Whiting Bay (a very wet day !!). Thursday saw the pupils take part in several activities in the school which included several sporting activities and workshops. A group of pupils also took part in a Rugby tournament on the island. And finally on Friday each year group took part in year group activites. S1 prepared for their walk up Goatfell which takes place this Friday, S2 took part in a Lamlash ramble and S3 did a beach clean in Lamlash and collected an amazing array of rubbish.
More photos to follow …..
We have once again reached the National Finals of the Rotary Club District Competition for Creative Writing. Eilidh Hamill won in the senior category, competing against schools from most of Western Scotland including Oban, the Glasgow area, all the way down to the Scottish border.
She is now automatically entered into the National finals which includes the whole of the UK and the Republic of Ireland.