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S3 HISTORY TRIP TO NEW LANARK

Tuesday, 15th March 2016. Find out what it was like to work in the mills and factories of the C19th! Take a trip with Annie McLeod and hear about her life as a child worker.

WHEN:      Tuesday 15th March.

LEAVE SCHOOL:      9.00am

RETURN:      Approx. 3.30pm

COST: £9

PLACES ARE LIMITED!

Collect a letter and consent form from your History teacher. Forms should be returned with full payment to Mr Mackenzie in Room 8.05 by: Monday 7th March.

NATIONAL 5 – HISTORY – REVISION CLASSES

Revision classes for all National 5 History pupils are taking place every Tuesday after school until 4.30 p.m. in Room 8.05. Focus will be exam technique.

Come along to improve your grade!

 

S2 GEOGRAPHY: GLOBALISATION UNIT

For the Geography unit on globalisation and sustainability, S2 pupils study the different sides of the debate for sustainable palm oil.

Palm oil is in 50% of all the products we buy, from margarine to skincare, and many people don’t realise that this ingredient is often being harvested from plantations where the labourers are poorly paid and native wildlife such as orangutans are chased out or killed if found in their former habitat.

After debating the issue, class 2D decided that the big issue here isn’t that consumers don’t care, but a lack of awareness, so they took to the streets of Porty, with the help of an orangutan friend or two! Although the majority of the people surveyed were aware of the palm oil issue, only 31% of people surveyed guessed that palm oil is in half of our household products.

Please watch our video and have a look at the posters created by members of the class to raise awareness, and look out for sustainable palm oil logos on the products you buy!

Awareness Campaign

Palm oil poster Eilidh G

Palm oil poster Solly M

MODERN LANGUAGES REVISION CLASSES

Classes are open to pupils in S4 who are sitting National 5 or 4 this year. You can come along to practise reading, writing, listening and talking, or to catch up on any assessments you may have missed.

French (National 5/4) –  Thursday – after school in room 219

Spanish (National 5/4) – Monday – after school in room 214

Higher revision classes will also take place after school on Mondays for both French and Spanish.

CAR FREE DAY – WEDNESDAY 24th FEBRUARY

Transport is the cause of a quarter of our greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, which in turn causes global warming and health issues in polluted areas. PHS’ Eco Committee raises awareness of this issue and encourages the school community to work together to solve it by holding 3 Car Free / Share Days a year.

S6 pupils who drive to school will be asked to make a donation to the Eco Team (funds will be spent in the biodiversity garden to absorb some of the carbon from your emissions!).

Alternatively, take a walk, cycle or bus to school and help your environment and community!

Car Free Day