Christmas Party Buses

The arrangements for the buses for the High School Parties this week are as follows :
There have been buses arranged for taking students home via the North End. Also any students travelling to the Southend will go on the String Road Bus and will travel via Shiskine as far as Kildonan.
There will be a smaller bus to take the Whiting Bay only students.

Road Closure Buses

As you will be aware there is a road closure between Whiting Bay and Dippen Head because of a landslide. I would like to confirm with you the arrangements for High School children who live beyond Whiting Bay at the south end of the island.

Bus pick up times will remain as the following, until further notice. Kildonan 8am, Lagg 8.13am, Corriecravie 8.21am.

The Southend bus home (same route) will be leaving school at 3.50pm.

There will be extra-curricular buses running this week. The South end students will need to catch the String Road bus leaving at 4.55pm.
Brodick students are requested to catch the North end bus leaving at 5.05pm to allow space on the String road bus for Southend students.

We are not sure how long it will take to clear the landslide and will let you know as soon as we hear of any change.

Christmas Jumper Day

Today Arran High School have raised a total of £244.98 by wearing our Christmas Jumpers for Save the Children. Thank you to everyone who has donated.

Sleep in the Park

Last Saturday, four girls from Arran High School made the journey from the island to Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, where they took part in ‘Sleep in the Park’. This event, organised by the homeless charity Social Bite, involved 8000 people sleeping out in the park in order to raise money and awareness for homeless people. All four girls – L Shankland, J Miller, R Janse Van Rensburg, and L Robertson – had to raise a minimum of £100.00 each in order to take part, and they returned to school this week to reflect on everything they had learned from this unique, revealing, and powerful experience.

On their journeys to and from the event, they were met with many people thanking them for what they were doing – both homeless people and commuters. The donations and support they have received will go towards Social Bite’s five year plan to tackle homelessness in Scotland – providing new homes and accommodation, a nationwide jobs program, and addiction rehabilitation services. The girls will all be continuing to support Social Bite, fundraising for them both in and out of school, and they are keen to encourage everyone to find out more – which you can do at www.sleepinthepark.co.uk and www.social-bite.co.uk. For the girls, this has been an incredible, eye-opening experience, and one which they hope will become a tradition for Arran High School pupils each year.