Duke of Edinburgh
As part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, 8 senior pupils from Douglas Ewart High School enjoyed a four day trip to France to take part in the official Town Twinning Ceremony: celebrating the international friendship between Marcoussis and Newton Stewart. While there the young people laid a poppy wreath on behalf of the school to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The pupils, who stayed with French families, also visited Paris, the Chateau de Versailles and youth clubs.
On Friday 12th of December staff and pupils indulged in a bit of festive cheer by wearing their Christmas jumpers. The day was a great success as we raised more than £230 for the charity Save the Children. Well Done to Mrs McHarg and her helpers for organising the day!
On Tuesday 16th December a match took place between Douglas Ewart High School and Kirkcudbright in Stewartry. It was a close match but Kirkcudbright came out on top with a score of 33 – 26. The team worked hard with William Ferrie scoring two tries, Jamie Smith scoring one try and Frank Gwynne scoring another. Fingers crossed for a better result in the rematch in 2015.
By Stewart McCaig, Andrew Cannon and Frank Gwynne
S1/2 Christmas Disco
The S1/2 Christmas disco was really busy with lots of S1/2 pupils dressed up in their finest! Pupils could get a photo taken as a memento of the night as well as stocking up on juice and sweets at the tuck shop. The DJ kept the dance floor busy and the pupils behaved well. The S1/ S2 disco begins a week of Christmas celebrations which continues with the S3/4 prom on Wednesday and the S5/6 Ceilidh on Thursday.
By Conor Cluckie, Briony Lochrie and Katie Boyle
At this time of year everyone likes to enjoy themselves so together with CLD S6 pupils put on some events to give advice on how to keep safe over the festive period. Everyone was gathered in the school canteen on Wednesday morning when with no warning the canteen turned into a party! Someone came out the lift playing the bagpipes, two dancers circled the floor in formal wear, but soon the music changed to some club music and about ten students came on dancing and drinking. A giant clock appeared to let everyone know this was the ceilidh afterparty. The bagpipes started up again and the sixth years were being sick, fighting and being carried off in stretchers. This flash mob was a way of getting people to attend the bigger event in the main hall at lunch time, which included help from Issue 18, Smoking matters, the Police and the School nurse. The event was really good and the majority of the school turned up and learned about all of the issues facing young people at Christmas time.
By Shona Burns