Gymnastics

Matthew S1 who is a member of Solway Gymnastic Club took competed in the Scottish Gymnastics Floor and Vault competition that was held in Perth on Sunday 28th April. Matthew competed in the under 12 beginners and won a Bronze medal in his category. Also at Perth, Dumfries Y Gymnastics Club attended the Regional Grades 1-4 competition.  All of the …

Dumfries High School Can Do Project Award Ceremony

On Monday 29th April it was time for the Dumfries High School can do pupils of 2019 to receive their award certificates for completing this year’s Environmental project. The ceremony was conducted by Olivia Robinson the Programme Coordinator for Can Do and Colin Smyth MSP who kindly came to present the certificates. Parents, staff and Freda Seddon from the Bat …

Shooting and First Aid competition

Jack S1 competed in the West Lowland Battalion first aid and shooting competition during a weekend in February.  The competition took place at the West Lowland HQ in Ayr and is an inter-company competition that is held every year. Jack was part of the winning first aid team who were put through various scenarios by Minden Training Group over the …

Trophee des Hauts

On Saturday 9th March Solway Eclipse competed in France in the Trophee des Hauts competition. They travelled over to Paris on the Thursday evening and were kept busy on competition day with training on the ice, in the carpark and then back to the hotel to get their makeup done.  The team came 4th in their category with an impressive …

Scottish Pipe Band Competition

S1 pupil Gregor travelled up to Inveralmond High School on Sunday 10th March, after being selected to represent Dumfries and Galloway schools pipe band at the Scottish schools piping band championships. Dumfries and Galloway Schools Pipe band won the Junior B section. They were in a section with 19 other pipe bands and had 4 judges watching their performance. They …

Dumfries and District Music Festival Association

On the 16th and 17th March various DHS pupils took part in the Dumfries and District music festival held in Dumfries Academy. Narissa S1 achieved a Grade 3 Piano, Eleanor S5 1st for her Brass solo, Ross S4 achieved a Grade 5 Piano and Jazz and Wind Band, Rory S1 won the Sisters Memorial Shield with his partner Ellie, Abi …

Sports Coaching Class

Inspiring confidence, inspiring others Our Sports Coaching class from Dumfries High School was recently involved in a collaborative project with St Andrews Primary School and the council Outdoor Education team.  Huge thanks must go the Holywood Trust who helped us out with some funding for this valuable educational experience. We are all part of the Sports Coaching course at the …

Leonard Cheshire Award

Harry S5 has been invited along with Olivia Robinson to the Leonard Cheshire in Scotland Community Awards in Edinburgh on Tuesday the 5th March.  This ceremony is to award volunteers and Can Doers. Harry was part of the pilot ‘Can Do’ group at Dumfries High School last year where he took part in various activities led by Olivia and received …

Higher Biology Zoo Visit

On Wednesday 13th February, the Higher Biology class attended sessions at Edinburgh Zoo education centre. They took part in an educational tour, discussing conservation and biodiversity. They also got the chance to carry out a primate study, learn about animal behaviour and even got to handle some of the Zoo’s creatures including a giant cockroach, a corn snake and an armadillo! …