On Tuesday the 8th March 2011 the school hosted a “Living Case Study Event” for Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS). Delegates (primary and secondary teachers and representatives from Eco Schools and the Scottish Government) came from all over Scotland to learn from Portobello about their journey through the Eco Schools Programme.
James Parr-Burman, S6, was one of five pupils selected from schools across Scotland to join an official Scottish Government visit to the CERN.
Mike Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, led the visit and was accompanied by Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to Scottish Government. CERN is the world class particle physics research establishment and home of the Large Hadron Collider.