Dumfries High School Win Rotary Music Competition

The first round of the Rotary Young Musician took place at The Bridge on Wednesday 20th November. Three schools in Dumfries had a total of 16 representatives, offering a wide range of instruments and voices, including Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Bagpipes, Acoustic and Electric Guitar. Dumfries High School was represented by Eleanor (French Horn), Gregor (Bagpipes), Hollie (Voice), Kate (Voice), Logan …

Dumfries High School Win Rotary Young Chef Area Final

Cameron Scott took part in the Rotary Young Chef Area Final on Monday 25th November 2019 at Dalbeattie Learning Campus. Cameron was given 1.5 hours to produce a two course meal for two people for less than £15. Twelve competitors from other schools in the region took part with chef, Tom Kirkpatrick, judging. The competition was tough and Tom mentioned …

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

To achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award we had to complete three key areas: Volunteering, skills (learn a new skill) and physical. Two of the areas needed to be completed in a three-month timescale and the other was in six months.  After completing the three categories they had to be assessed by someone who had knowledge of each area. …

Bar Mock Trial

Dumfries High School took part in the Young Citizens ‘Bar Mock Trial’ competition on the 2nd November 2019 at Glasgow High Court. The team consisted of 14 senior pupils from S4-S6 who have spent the last 8 weeks preparing their cases for trial. Pupils took on every role in the court; advocates, witnesses, clerk, macer and jury. This was their …

STEM Ambassadors

A group of S6 pupils have recently undergone training to become STEM Ambassadors with Aileen Hamilton.  As part of this role they will be working with younger pupils to inspire them to follow careers in STEM related industries.  They will be running events throughout the year to inform pupils of the careers that STEM subjects can offer.