May 11 2011 Dumfries Standard Wednesday
THERE was a very successful mock election at Lockerbie Academy last week and the higher modern studies thanked everyone who voted.
Three hundred and eighty one people voted overall.
The results were as follows in alphabetical order: Conservative Party 73 votes; Green Party 78 votes; Labour Party 75 votes; Liberal Democrats 74 votes; Scottish National Party 81 votes. The Scottish National Party was therefore the winner of the Lockerbie Academy mock election.
Music department news
Robert Irving has been accepted for Berkeley School of Music USA. This is very prestigious. The following pupils have also gained places in national choirs and this is quite an honour as there is stiff competition for places: Kathleen Kelly, National Youth Choir of Scotland; Harry Denton, National Boys Choir of Scotland.
The Malawi link with Thawale Primary has been going from strength to strength with the visit from Handsen and Hilda, two teachers from the primary school. This has been a wonderful experience for all concerned. The final target for this year’s Link Committee has been to raise £4,000 for a Solar connection project which will allow the school to have an internet link.
The money raised so far is just under £3,000 and the committee would like to thank MW Plumbing and John Beattie and Sons Limited for two very generous donations.
Seven senior boys and four senior girls competed in yesterday’s pentathlon events.
All competitors completed their five events in good spirits, with everyone giving their best efforts throughout the afternoon.
No school records were broken but everyone enjoyed taking part on the new track and field areas. Girls result: 1 Jess Liddon 23 points; 2 Heather McGregor 17 points; 3 equal Carol Booth, Fiona Anderson 7.5 points. Boys result: 1 Kris Grant 18 points; 2 Daniel Norden 12 points; 3 equal Steven Dunbar, Denver Milligan 8 points.
Well done to all participants.
Helpful and harmful fungi
A number of pupils in second year have received certificates for designing a webpage for the British Mycological Society to inform the general public of the importance of fungi in everyday life. They were: Becky Graham, Amy Macgregor, Laura Gibson, Abi Wood, Amelia Smalley, Steffi Bain, Morven Beattie and Zoe Jackson.