Samye Ling visit for Higher RMPS students

SENIOR pupils from Dumfries High School were given the opportunity to experience the daily lives of Buddhist Monks and Nuns recently with a visit to the Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre. Despite the abysmal weather on one of the days, the Higher Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies pupils were complimented on their mature attitude and behaviour. The pupils were …

Orienteering pupils find their way home

THREE pupils at Dumfries High School were celebrating this week after returning home successfully in the regional schools orienteering competition. Connor who is in S1 and Alice and Kerry, both S5, took part in the event organised by Solway Orienteers at the Cream O’Galloway Farm. Kerry was fifth overall in the green group with a time of 94:40 and Alice …

Success at the Regional School Cross Country Championships

Some of our fantastic junior athletes from Dumfries High School are celebrating success after a successful day at the Regional School Cross Country Championships. The school’s S1 Boys claimed first prize in the championship after competing against 40 other pupils with 13-year-old Ubayd also taking third place overall in the individual event. An exciting girls’ S1 race saw only a …

We fly rainbow flag with pride for LGBT History Month

TEACHERS and staff at Dumfries High School have raised the rainbow flag to show unity with LGBTQ+ communities as the school celebrates LGBT History Month. Throughout February the school marked LGBT History Month in a number of different ways which culminated last week in staff signing the rainbow flag. LGBT History Month recognises the achievements and rights of lesbian, gay, …

Wild day out for Higher Biology students

DUMFRIES High School’s Higher Biology students attended a series of interactive lectures on animal behaviour, biodiversity and conservation at Edinburgh Zoo this week. The trip, which is designed help pupils prepare for the upcoming exam in May, gave pupils the opportunity to study a wide variety of animals including primate. Pupils also carried out a behaviour pilot study and learned …

Senior Netball team secure two fantastic wins

Congratulations to our senior netball team who secured two fantastic wins against Dalbeattie last night. In their last league match of the season, at the beginning of March, Dumfries High School travelled to Dalbeattie to play two  senior games against their A and B squads. Although Dumfries were short on subs, and every player had to play the two full matches …

Divine inspiration brings in the bucks

A SEASONAL recipe book created by a group of S6 pupils at Dumfries High School has been causing quite a stir locally! The team, made up of S6 pupils, have a passion for local food and drink – many of them working for local cafes and restaurants. It is this passion that sparked the idea to produce a seasonal recipe …

Dumfries High teen sends 10 inches of hair to charity

A KIND and thoughtful pupil from Dumfries High School who could sit on her long tresses has had her hair cut short to donate it to the Little Princess Trust. Ellie who is in S4 cut her hair last week and decided to send the 10 inches it to the charity which creates wigs for ill children who have lost …