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! …

La salle des énigmes

Over 100 pupils from the High school, StJoseph’s College and Dumfries Academy attended a French play by the Onatty Company on Monday 18th February. The play was called La salle des énigmes, which means The Escape room. The two characters were locked in an escape room and had an hour to solve riddles in French with a lot of help …

D&G Burns Association Regional Schools Competition

On Saturday 16th February four pupils represented Dumfries High School at the Annual Dumfries and Galloway Burns Association Regional Schools Competition held at Dumfries Academy. Elspeth S6 took part in the S5/6 Instrumental competition playing her accordion and came 2nd.  Billie, Reece and Owen all took part in the S3/4 Bagpipes section.  Billie unfortunately didn’t place but enjoyed the experience.  …

Trophy D’Ecosse – Solway Skating

Congratulations to all the Solway Skating groups on their recent success during the Trophy D’Ecosse held at Dumfries Ice Bowl. We would especially like to congratulate Jade and Lauren S1 who are part of the Solway Lightning Team.  They won a Gold Medal in the preliminary category and are now the Scottish Champions.  They were also voted as the most …

Geography Trip to Glasgow

Mr McCabe’s and Miss’s Scott’s Higher Geography classes enjoyed a sunny day out in Glasgow to complete fieldwork for their assignment.  The group completed fieldwork in The Gorbals in the morning, looking at the regeneration of the inner city and the changes that have been made to this area of Glasgow. After a lunch break in the city centre, the …