Our Liibrary will be open for private study as much as possible during the exam period – (between 8.30 a.m and 4.30 p.m)
There will be some occasions when it is not available because of classes or a lunch club (it is unavailable Monday & Wednesday lunch).
If anyone wants to check availability on certain days they should see Miss Thow
Once the Library is full additional students will need to go elsewhere.
- If you have a break between exam papers please only come to the Library if you have revision to do. It shouldn’t be used as a social space before your second paper.
- If you are using the library during exams please ensure you have revision with you and you are mindful of other students using the space.
Any queries about using the library during exams see Miss Thow
S5 – SUMMER READING CHALLENGE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Portobello Library is looking for volunteers in S5 to help out with their Summer Reading Challenge during the summer holidays. The volunteer positions are flexible and can fit in with holidays and other commitments. This is a nationally recognised scheme and would be fantastic for college, University and job applications. Duties may include scheme administration, helping with drop-in activites and events, updating social media and visiting primary schools to launch the challenge.
For more information and to express interest please see Miss Thow (Library) before you go on exam leave
REMINDER – School is closed for Public Holiday on Monday, 18 April
Ryan Gilhooly, is a winner in the Edinburgh International Science Festival Sci-Ku Competition! Ryan’s Sci-Ku about space has won him third prize for his poem:
Hammer and feather
Deceives the wielder with touch
Both fall simultaneously
There was over 1,300 science haikus from all over Scotland. The judges from Edinburgh City Libraries, the City of Literature Trust, and climate scientist and poet Rachel McCarthy had a very difficult task in deciding the finalists and prize winners. One of the judges said:
“One of the only haiku concerned with experimentation we’ve seen, and presents a complex thought in merely 3 lines”
Also awarded a prize was Alex Mclean. His vivid and imaginative poem was very highly commended by the judges:
Jewellery of the galaxy
A chain of daisies
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SportsAcademy 2016-Application Form-word
Please find attached brochure and application form for the 2016 / 2017 City of Edinburgh Schools Sports Academy intake.
As you will be aware the main target for entry to the Sports Academy are current Primary 7 and S1 pupils. The sports that shall feature in next academic year’s programme are Badminton, Cricket, Girls Football and Netball.
To keep costs to a minimum please either print off the above application form or request one through the highlighted e-mail address. Applications should be returned by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to Lynne Crawford, Communities and Families, Sports & Outdoor Learning Unit, Waverley Court, Business Centre 1/2, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG before the closing date of Friday 29 April 2016.