News and Success Stories : Session 2017 - 2018

  • Friday 6th October

    London Culture Trip

    The annual London Trip took place last week. After a gruelling twelve hour bus journey, in good spirits, twenty teenagers and three staff arrived. The main purpose of the trip was to see two performances. The first "The Play that goes Wrong" is an Olivier award winning production; highly entertaining and due to the audience's sleep deprived state, bordering on hysterical at times! The second play was Shakespeare's "Much Ado about Nothing" at the Globe Theatre. One pupils commented: "Visiting the building was an experience in itself. The play was brilliant, even if we did have to stand in the rain for three hours!" In addition to the drama element, the group took part in a number of other cultural activities including museums, Trafalgar Square and a boat trip on the Thames. The trip was hugely enjoyed by all the pupils and staff.

    by Lucy Rickman London
  • Friday 28th September

    MacMillan Coffee Morning

    On Friday 28th September, Madras Staff took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for Cancer. Organised by Mrs Robertson, Head of S3, pupils and staff baked an array of mouth-watering cakes to be enjoyed in both South Street and Kilrymont. The event raised an impressive £603.12! Baking
    Wednesday 27th September

    Languages and Employability Event for the European Day of Languages

    On Wednesday 27th September S3 pupils attended an event, organised by Miss Hoy, on the theme of Languages and Employability for the European Day of Languages. Dr Joe Carson, head of External Relations in Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews, spoke about the importance of knowing another language to enhance your job prospects. Dr Tom Ashton, Co-Founder and Operations Director of Xelect Ltd, spoke about how his knowledge of Spanish has helped him with his career in science. Djamila Dieleman from Historic Environment Scotland explained how languages are an incredible asset for jobs in the tourism sector. Mercè Torres delivered an inspirational message, encouraging pupils to find their own personal motivation to succeed at language learning. The last guests to take to the floor were Patrick N'Koyi and Jordie Briels from Dundee United, who participated in a question and answer session highlighting the importance of languages for a career in sports. It was a very successful event and it was enjoyed by all pupils who attended. Jordie Briels & Patrick N'Koyi
    Wednesday 26th September

    Modern Languages Department celebrates European Day of Languages

    Every year on 26th September schools from all over Europe celebrate EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES. This year Madras College marked the occasion with a week of special events.

    S1 pupils were invited to take part in a lunchtime European quiz. Different foods from all over Europe could be sampled and there was a competition with prizes, puzzles and the chance to hear teachers (from all departments!) speaking all sorts of languages. Thanks to pupils and other staff for their delicious food and the wonderful effort from all to make this event such a success.

    In the Modern Languages Department S1-S3 pupils discussed the importance of languages, enjoyed a foreign language music quiz and had the chance to learn a few phrases of Gaelic. Special thanks to Kirsty Strachan, Gaelic Development Officer for Fife, and Gaelic tutor John MacIver for delivering the Gaelic taster lessons, which pupils thoroughly enjoyed. Jordie Briels & Patrick N'Koyi
    Thursday 7th September

    Madras Pupils win Instrumental Award at the National Finals

    Congratulations to Holly Bartlet, Katie Grieve, Isobel Grieve and Zoe Mitcham as members of the Fife team, who along with two pupils from Bell Baxter, won the Instrumental Award at the National Finals. The four pupils were presented by Mr Robert Stewart from the Robert Burns World Federation. instrumental award winners