The new S3 beginners’ German class is now three weeks into their new course and coping well with their Hausaufgabe (homework), if this piece of work by Fraser R is anything to go by. The task was to do a bit of research and find out the German names for European and non-European countries. If [...]
The Primary Seven pupils who will be visiting ‘the Big School’ on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week have already made a very good impression on their future Modern Languages teachers ! Since April, P7 classes at Bonnyrigg, Hawthornden, Lasswade, Rosewell, Paradykes and Burnbrae Primary Schools have been busy preparing short films and Powerpoint presentations [...]
Learning a Modern Language has many advantages. One of them is that you can always support the team whose language you’re learning if the Scottish team doesn’t make it to the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. New S3 pupils who have continued learning French or are just starting German or Mandarin [...]
The Modern Languages Department is beginning to use Google Classroom. New S2 French classes 2D, 2G, 2H and 2J will find that a link to the youtube clip used in class this week to revise the French numbers 1-100 has been posted (just in case the class-members would like to revise this topic following their [...]
‘Hearty welcomes’ to all S3 pupils who will be having their first-ever German lesson this morning. As the Germans say : Hals und Beinbruch (Break your neck and leg = Good luck) ! Mr Poots, PT Modern Languages
Over the last month, Mr Stewart’s lunchtime Car Club has been working on a fun quiz using their excellent car knowledge. Pictured here are the results of their efforts; two pages of general knowledge questions based on the most famous car brands and a giant chequered-flag word-search with 18 words! Not only was this quiz [...]
While away on their residential trip to Skye with the Columba 1400 programme, our talented group of S2 students were given the opportunity to make their own cup design as a memory of their time on the Isle.
Next week at Lasswade High School it is officially Book Week, as part of the National Book Week Scotland celebrations. This festival of all things books and reading will run from Monday 19 – Sunday 25 November. At Lasswade, we will be encouraging students to Drop Everything and Read [DEAR] during registration, giving them the [...]
Lasswade’s popular Monday Makers Club – a craft group that takes place every Monday in the library – were getting into the Halloween spirit this week. The club – hosted by school librarian Mrs Muir – put their artistic skills to good use making these fantastic paper pumpkins, which I think you will agree are [...]
A selection of pupils from S2 took part in the Columba 1400 Values Day; a programme aimed at developing self-confidence in young people. The pupils participated in a series of team-building activities in the Assembly Hall, with a view to developing their group-work skills. 15 pupils from the school will be selected to participate in a residential [...]
Pupils from S2 were in communication with students from the College Valmy school in Paris, France in a fun project aimed at improving their French Writing skills. Writing in their best French, Miss Scott-Larsen’s lucky pupils received replies back in English from similar-aged pupils who spoke about their lives and interest from across the Channel. [...]
In January of this year we were pleased to welcome Mr Keith, teacher of Creative Design, who comes to us, not only with over 11 years teaching experience, but with a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm, dedication and organisation.