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Recent Success StorieS

Primary 7 Visit

Our wonderful S2s making advice leaflets for the P7s in English. What a compassionate lot!!

1st Day of Primary 7 Visit - Enterprise day

 

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Benarty Pipe Band Competition

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Central Dance Championships

Success in the Central Dance Championships!

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First Chances Programme

We are incredibly proud of our new S4s who have all passed this year's First Chances Programme! Congratulations all!

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Digital Technology Awards

Congrats to the 'Hive' F24 Greenpower racing team picking up the Digital Technology award at the Grampian Grand Prix

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First Chances Programme

Winners of 'funniest video' and an absolute credit to the school

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GTCS Probationer Event

Rachel Atkinson is Fife's representative at the GTCS Probationer Event today. Well done!

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Central and South Scotland Future Chef Regional Finals!

Congratulations to Katie Smith who came 2nd at the Central and South Scotland Future Chef Regional Finals! Katie showed real dedication and commitment in the lead up to the competition practising her dishes with her mentor chef. The judges on the day were all incredibly impressed with her organisation skills and the detail and skill involved in the presentation of her dishes – not to mention the taste! Please pass on your congratulations – we’re very proud of what Katie achieved!

 

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Huge congratulations to our young people for the following outstanding achievements.

Firstly to our S1 team of dancers who have only this morning won the Regional Dance Championships at Beath High School, seeing off stiff competition from other Fife schools such as Beath, St Andrews and a number of Dunfermline schools. Absolutely fantastic news we are very proud of them. Well done to Miss Melville who has been leading them in the competition.

In relation to the performances of the S3 Steel Band, Pipe Band and Senior Steel Band, adjudicator, Derek Norval wrote:

"The entire programme displayed a tremendous dedication to achieving high standards in everything they performed. Congratulation to all of the performers and staff involved in preparing this most enjoyable programme".

I am well pleased with all 50 of the pupils who performed this morning. Well done Miss Miller and all involved in supporting our young musicians to reach this standard.

Further proof that we are indeed not just Good but Great! 

 

Well done everyone.

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Fife’s Future Chef! Katie Smith and Kirsty MacDonald both represented Lochgelly High School at the Fife future Chef Local Final!  Both girls were incredible on the day demonstrating excellent technical skills and organisation – the judges all commented on how impressed they were with the standard of their dishes!  A huge well done to Katie who won the Final and will now go on and represent Fife at the Regional Finals at Glasgow college – an amazing achievement!  Well done!

 

   

 

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On Wednesday 30th November a group of S3 pupils were successfully selected to take part in a ‘Hospitality Takeover’ event in Dunfermline with five others schools and over one hundred other pupils. This day will consist of interactive workshops that will be delivered by experts within the field and will include activities such as making a three course meal, coffee and Beverage training, customer service, housekeeping, emotional intelligence and a five star banqueting experience. All of these workshops are designed to give our young people a real life insight into what the Hospitality and Tourism industry has to offer.


As the Hospitality and Tourism industry is one of the most flourishing job sectors within the area, we felt it important to open the eyes of our young people to what the industries have to offer and what exciting opportunities are just on our door step.

 

The organisers of the event and teachers from other schools were blown away with how well our Lochgelly group acted and how smart they looked in their blazers. Every single person that took part in the event were outstanding and a credit to the school. Special mention to Katy Lynch, who was awarded with the top Chef prize of the day

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Stacy Chesney (Coutts) former pupil of Lochgelly High has recently graduated from Dundee University with Bachelors of Science Degree, in Child Nursing. Stacey's parents, Angela and James Coutts, have recently been in contact with us to thank all staff at Lochgelly High for the support and encouragement that they have given Stacy over years.

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Miss Hughes brought home Gold in August at the AFL European Championships. Miss Hughes, Vice-Captain of the GB Swans Aussie Rules Team, competed against a variety of teams in 'round robin' matches, then overcame Ireland in the final in a hard-fought contest.

Most recently for Miss Hughes has been the European Cup with Scotland, which took place on the 8th of October 2016. The team finished in sixth place! They were in a strong group with England and Ireland, who both made the final, so this was a positive result especially having won against a well-established French team. Well done, Miss Hughes!
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Yesterday our s1/s2 team beat Queen Anne 34-3 scoring nine try’s in some very windy conditions. For a lot of the first years it was their first game and they did incredibly well to step up to play some great Rugby against second years. We are now half way through the season and the s1/s2 team remain undefeated!

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We are delighted to announce that Chloe Fielding (S6) has been selected to represent Wales in the Fencing School Games. In her latest competition, she won a bronze medal in the Team Event and came eleventh in the Individual Event. Well done, Chloe!

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On Thursday the 8th of September, the Lochgelly Lions made a successful start to the in the new Tier 4 Fife Rugby League. Over 40 Lochgelly High School pupils from three different age groups took on the newly formed Levenmouth Academy. The boys played well in difficult conditions, scoring 19 tries between the two games. We are hopeful that the boys will take a lot of confidence into their next fixture, away to Balwearie High School on the 14th of September. The following boys were involved in Thursday’s fixture:

Under 16s' Team:
Sam Fleming, Tyler Fraser, Jordan Sneddon, Rory Irvine, Reece Lyall, Bailey Jardine, Kyle Brennan, Kyle Malcolm, Tyrone Gregory, Callum Gairdner, Lewis Ritchie, Anthony Robson, Sean Barclay, Ross Smith.

Under 14s' Team:
Aiden Hailstone, Kobe Fox, Ronan Macguire, Alex Page, Jack Lamie, Ryan Mclean, Callum Lees, Paul Davie, Connor Brown, Liam Devine, Greg Harrower, Keir Bailey, Kieran Connolly, AJ Pearce, Alfie Cathcart

Under 13s' Team:
Brodie Adam, Samuel Chalres, Brendan McGuiness, Ryan Wood, Cameron Conners, Kalum Salmon, Kai Early, Alisdair Irving, Logan Keenan, Derran Barclay Robbie Mcfarlane
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The Pipe Band had a fabulous time in Forres at the weekend.
They are now also European Champions:
1st Overall
1st Piping
1st Drumming
 
Two beautiful silver cups now grace the Rector's office! 
 
Congratulations to all members of the Band:
 
Kieran Black
Katie Brennan
Devon Brown
Callum Clemison
Daniel Clemison
Jake Fairhurst
Eve Hamilton
Sam Jowitt
Sophie Kirk
Adam MacKenzie
Ewan Malvenan
Jack Malvenan
Abbey Reid 
Findlay Shields
Cameron Smart
Lewis Smart
Lewis Smith
Thomas Summerfield
Reece Sweeney
Dionne Mackie
Maria Murphy

 

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Congratulations to the Lochgelly High school  pipe band who were 1st place Novice Juvenile, 3rd place in the Grade 4 contest, 1st place Drums in the Grade 4 contest.
 
The band will also be making a trip to Forres, Morayshire on Saturday 25th June to compete in the European Championships and will also lead the Benarty Community Gala Parade on Sunday 26th June. 

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Four S3 students recently participated in the Strathmore Trophy at the University of Dundee: Keir Bailey, Ronan McGuire, Caitlin McConnell and Abbie Reid.
 
The team was set the challenge of coming up with an idea for a Smart Watch App and then developing a prototype.
 
The team developed IARCK Rewards, an app where users earned points by doing fitness, playing games and many other things. These points then went towards big rewards like Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, etc.
 
The team developed a prototype using Java Programming Language, something they have never worked with before. When I asked Caitlin how it was going she said her head hurt from thinking!
 
Whilst developing the app the team gained an insight of what University is like, and the feeling of frustration you get when your code doesn’t work because you have missed one semi-colon. Luckily this did not happen too often as the team were supported by university computing students.
 
Whilst the team did not win any prizes they had a fantastic experience and are all proud of what they achieved in only two hours. Posted below are some photos of the pupils working hard on their app. 

 

    

 

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Our Pipe Band had another major success at the weekend:

Coal Board Regeneration Trophy for Best Novice Juvenile

Grade 4B (adult) - 1st for Drumming and 3rd overall. 

Congratulations to all members of the Band.

Kieran Black

Katie Brennan

Devon Brown

Callum Clemison

Daniel Clemison

Jake Fairhurst

Eve Hamilton

Sam Jowitt

Sophie Kirk

Adam MacKenzie

Ewan Malvenan

Jack Malvenan

Abbey Reid

Findlay Shields

Cameron Smart

Lewis Smart

Lewis Smith

Thomas Summerfield

Reece Sweeney

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Our Pipe Band were awarded a Trophy for 1st Place in the Novice Juvenile section and 2nd Place in Grade 4 (Adult) at the Markinch Games on Sunday.

The Pipers and Drummers involved were:

 Kieran Black

Katie Brennan

Devon Brown

Callum Clemison

Daniel Clemison

Jake Fairhurst

Eve Hamilton

Sam Jowitt

Sophie Kirk

Adam MacKenzie

Ewan Malvenan

Jack Malvenan

Abbey Reid

Findlay Shields

Cameron Smart

Lewis Smart

Lewis Smith

Thomas Summerfield

Reece Sweeney

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Our S1 boys football team represented the school well this afternoon at a tournament held by Glenrothes HS. The team shown great determination and resilience as they played 8 games in the heat. Special mention to both Aidan Mair and Ronan McGuire for their excellent efforts this afternoon. All players involved listed below: 

Ronan McGuire

Aidan Mair

Greg Harrower

Greig Watson

Connor Brown

Steven Milton

Lee Easton

Kieran Connely

Owen Page

Jack Lamie

Justin Kempson

 

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Fundraising for South Africa

The S6 fundraisers involved in the South Africa project have drawn the winner of the £100 note (well, cheque!) competition.  The winning number was 520 and that belonged to David Graham, father of Louise Graham.  We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the fundraising.  Although we didn't raise enough to go ahead with our original plans, the group raised just over £2000 and will now be able to offer scholarships to four learners from Bongani High School in the Northern Cape.  This is the difference for these learners between being able to pursue further education or not, so they are incredibly appreciative.

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Our Pipe Band had a most successful outing at the weekend in their first competition of the Piping Season in Kinross.

1st Novice Juvenile Trophy

1st in Grade 4B (Adult Grade) - Trophy

1st in Pipe Drumming - Grade 4B

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Several of our S3 pupils represented the school so well at the Energise Fife event tonight at the Old Course Hotel speaking about their experiences at school and their opinions on topics focusing on careers in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. Michelle Reid and I were blown away with the way in which our young people spoke so honestly and confidently around tables of employers, teachers and college lecturers.

Pupils were then treated to a 'behind the scenes' tour of the Old Course hotel by the executive chef which was an amazing experience (when they had stopped taking selfies in the mirrors at reception!). 

Pupils involved were:

Kieran Black

Kyle Brennan

Charli Clelland

Brad Fleming

Leah Imrie

Lana King

Jodie Minns

Carly O'Hagan

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Congratulations to Bethany Polanski who was successful in the interview process to be selected as the Lochgelly representative for the RYLA Leadership course this Summer. The RYLA Leadership course is sponsored by Rotary clubs across Scotland and is a fantastic opportunity for young people to meet and work with new people, develop skills to support them throughout life and encourage independence. Congratulations Bethany!!!!!!!!!

 Holly Cathcart was also successful through the interview process, but unfortunately cannot attend the course, but a massive well done to her also!

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Here at Lochgelly High School, we are delighted to have been selected by the University of St. Andrews to participate in their First Chances programme. This exciting initiative is designed to give twelve of our S2 students a greater insight into university life.  During the process, young people have informed us that they have experienced a number of emotions, ranging from exhilaration to pride and, therefore, it has been exceptionally well received that we have recently heard the superb news that all twenty of our applicants have been successful in attaining a place on the programme!  This is a fantastic opportunity for them, especially in this highly competitive field!  Luckily for us, this is only the start, as the University of St. Andrews and the Robertson Trust will be working with these young people for the next eight years!  These young people certainly believe in their ability to achieve!

The official process, however, will commence on the 3rd of June, when these young people will take part in a three-day residential, attending lectures and seminars and engaging in team-building tasks with students from other schools.  Miss France and Miss Porteous and Miss Wozniak, who worked with the group throughout the application stages, stated that the students have been a delight to work with and a credit to the school and their parents! 

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Congratulations to Nicole Wallace, who won the final of the Rotary Young Writer competition.  

 

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1D presented at all the House Assemblies last term promoting the benefits of not smoking. The class did extremely well and we are very proud of all of them. They were entered into an NHS Fife competition with all Fife High Schools for this and we are delighted to let you know that they came 3rd place, each winning Argos vouchers. The judging panel commented on their bravery.

 

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Congratulations to the Young Enterprise group 'Create' who swept the boards at the Fife Young Enterprise competition on Thursday 24 March 2016 in the Gilvenbank Hotel, Glenrothes. Our group won something in every category! This means that we will be representing Fife at the Young Enterprise Scottish Finals in June in Glasgow. 

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After lots of entrepreneurial efforts in the S3 Business class, the full total raised by our Micro Tyco entrepreneurs was £433.16!

Thank you on behalf of the S3 Business class for all your support with their ventures!

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Congratulations to Holly Cathcart who was recently successful as being named the Rotary Young Leader for 2016. The standard was very high and our other applicants in S5 were also excellent. The Rotary staff commented on the fact it was a very difficult decision. Well done, Holly!

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Six of our S1 School of Sport girls to play in a Rugby Tournament at Murrayfield Stadium on Friday evening (image attached). This was actually a club tournament in which our pupils could have felt intimidated and out of their depth, however, our girls were tenacious and they did themselves and Lochgelly High School proud.

 

The pupils were:

 

Beth Powrie

Caitlin McConnell

Dana Fielding

Abbie Reid

Koral Pate

Sarah Pratt

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The Wind Band gave a first class performance last night at the Music Festival in Kirkcaldy. Nine bands from Fife's Secondary Schools participated and it was a fabulous evening of music making.

Our Band achieved a GOLD AWARD (one of only a very small number to do so!) and were thrilled. We are so proud of them all.

The musical line up is as follows.

Special thanks to Helen Roberts for her support last night.

 

Wind Band

 

Katrina Skivington

Ellis Powell

Grace Helliwell

Emma Scott

Ryan Jarvis

Vicki Carson

Caitlin Truscott

Abby Copeland

Kelsey Crowe

Fern Irving

Charlotte Alexander

Erin Cuthbert

Daisy Cuthbert

Morgan Paterson

Jordan Sneddon

Mallory Gilfillan

Emma Bell

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Our young people travelled to Kirkcaldy to play Balwearie HS and came back with another victory. Well done to Goal Scorers Ben Nardone, Daniel Clemison (x2), Rhys Ferguson and Lewis Morgan, with the game finishing 5-1 to Lochgelly.

 

This ensures we finish in 3rd place in the League, with a Semi Final Fife cup match in the coming weeks.

 

The boys involved:

 

Ryan Bennett

Rhys Ferguson

Sam Jowitt

Jack Mathieson

Keiran Heggie

Lewis Morgan

Brad Fleming

Daniel Clemiston

Ben Nardone

Connor MacCarthur

Reece Thomson

Jay Watson

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We are delighted to share with you that our young people continue to excel on the Football pitch as the U15 team won last night. We travelled a short distance to play our local rivals Beath HS and ending up winning 6 - 1. It was great for the boys to play so well in front of most of their parents and they again were a fantastic representation of the school.

 

Man of the match performance and hat trick from Jay Watson. Goal scorers Ben Nardone, Brad Fleming & Daniel Clemison. 

 

The boys involved:

 Ryan Bennett

Rhys Ferguson

Sam Jowitt

Jack Mathieson

Keiran Heggie

Lewis Morgan

Brad Fleming

Daniel Clemiston

Ben Nardone

Connor MacCarthur

Ryan Green

Cian Kinnell

Nathan Cunniffe

Logan Clunie

Reece Thomson

Jay Watson

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Our u14s football team again impressed in our latest fixture on Tuesday, 19th January, winning 3-2 against Grove Academy in Dundee. The boys had it all to do after going down 2-0 but they had shown great determination to come back and win the game. Special mention to Kenny Wilson who was man of the match. The boys now move onto the last 16 of the Scottish cup, a massive achievement.

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Congratulations to Shanice Gallli, who has been signed by Raith Rovers Under 15s. She has her first game with them this Saturday against Hearts.  

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The Young Enterprise Team - Create - had a very successful day trading at the Mercat Centre in Kirkcaldy on Saturday. Their products sold well and they took quite a few orders. They are selling personalised slate products and will be coming round this week to take orders.

The team are:

Kaitlyn Bell
Jodie Campbell
Brogan Clark
Scott Farrelly
Martin Fraser
Finley George
Abbi Gilfillan
Paul Klym
Celine Robertson

They all had a part to play and were buzzing on Saturday!!!

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Our young people again represented the school fantastically well in a close U15 Fife League match against Inverkeithing HS. The game was played in horrible conditions, when snow driving straight into our faces caused a 10 minute delay, the boys still applied themselves 100%. We lost 5-3 but the determination and resilience shown was outstanding.

Man of the match was Jay Watson, with goals scored by Ben Nardone and Daniel Clemison.

The players involved were:

Logan Clunie
Reece Thomson
Lewis Morgan
Cian Kinnell
Jay Watson
Ryan Bennett
Jack Mathieson
Connor MacCarthur
Ben Nardone
Rhys Ferguson
Daniel Clemison
Reagan Crowe

 

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We are delighted to share with you that our U14 team won on a cold and wet night against Balwearie 2-0. It was great to see the team put in the efforts they did despite the conditions and tough opposition. Goal scorers on the night were Ben Whitehead and Lewis Davidson and a special mention to Todd Fleming who was man of the match. Also a special to Daniel Stevenson for driving the boys to and from the game.

The team were absolutely ecstatic at the win. The boys involved are listed below:

Todd Fleming

Ben Whitehead

Kieran Heggie

Liam Taylor

Reece Thomson

Kenny Wilson

Cian Kinnell

Lewis Davidson

Jack Malvenan

Callum Clemison

Michael Boyle

Cameron Duff

Aaron Swan

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There was Pumpernickel, Vollkornbrot and Schokolade in abundance when three of our S3 pupils - Leah Reekie, Rachel Barnes and Lucy Coutts - held a German café to raise funds for Rachel House Children's Hospice. All three girls are studying German this year and decided to use this opportunity to fundraise for a very worthwhile cause. Leah, Rachel and Lucy had involvement with the Youth Philanthropy Initiative, which was when they found out about the work of the hospice. This gave them the incentive to think about how they could help and they managed to raise over £100. Pictured is Rachel Gell from Rachel House receiving a cheque from Leah, Lucy and Rachel with Mrs Penrose-Campbell.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are delighted to share with you that our U15 team won a 2nd round Fife Cup tie last night, beating Queen Anne High school 3-2. It was great to see the team dominate the game and then hold their onto the lead against a strong Queen Anne side. Nathan Cunniffe scored two goals, Ben Nardone scored a penalty kick and special mention to Brad Fleming for some goal line heroics in the final few minutes of the match.


The team were absolutely ecstatic at the win and a reminder of how well they have done would be a great way to start their day.

 

The boys involved are listed below:

Logan Clunie
Reece Thomson
Brad Fleming
Lewis Morgan
Jay Watson
Ryan Bennett
Keiran Heggie
Connor McArthur
Ben Nardone
Jack Mathieson
Reece Ferguson
Sam Jowitt
Daniel Clemison
Nathan Cunniffe
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Some of the DAS pupils were out at a Carpet Bowls competition and once again LHS DAS bowlers have returned with some trophies.

S1/2 girls competition

Winner Jennifer Dunn (LHS DAS), Runner-up Keryn Wallace (LHS DAS)

S2/3 boys competition

Winner Reece Martin (LHS DAS), Runner-up Aiden Fleming (LHS DAS)

S3 girls competition

Winner Michelle Harley (LHS DAS), Runner-up Derry Reilly (LHS DAS)

Well done to everyone that took part.

 

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Lochgelly High School is delighted to celebrate that Alex Davie (2K) has been selected to represent the Fife Schools U15 girls team. This is a team made up of S3 and S4 pupils, so it is quite remarkable that Alex has been selected at such a young age. As a condition of being part of the squad, it is expected that her behaviour and effort in classes should be of a high standard at all times. After discussion with Mr Jackson, this will be monitored by myself via a Fife Schools Football Monitor slip.

 

Secondly, our S3 team again battled against a strong Kirkcaldy High School side, losing 3-1 in the Fife League. Special mention to Lewis Morgan for a man of the match performance and to goal scorer Ben Nardone.

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On Thursday, 29th October, four chemistry stars competed in the Royal Society of Chemistry 'Top of the Bench' competition.  The group contained Kerr Lawrie (S2), Rory Irvine (S3), Sam Jowitt (S3) and Daniel Pratt (S4).  In the University Challenge style quiz, the boys defeated Inverkeithing High School 44 points to 40.  Congratulations to the team for a job well done and good luck in the next round!

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Congratulations to the winners of the spooky Halloween Cake Competition. The Houses who representatives won are as follows:

First Place: Fleming

Second Place: Dewar

Third Place: Fleming

Fourth Place: Telford

Fifth Place: Kelvin

Well done to our winners, and many thanks to everyone who participated.

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The winners of the Halloween Decoration Competition are as follows:

First Place: Colin Beveridge (S4) for Fleming

Second Place: Ryan Brockie (S3) for Fleming

Congratulations and well done Fleming House!

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The S3 football team narrowly lost in the Scottish Cup last night (28th October) to Woodmill HS. Woodmill have a reputation for producing strong football teams for a number of years and we competed very well. We dominated large parts of the match but could not quite get ahead and stay ahead. Final Score 4-3 to Woodmill.

A massive well done to the boys involved for again representing the school in a fantastic manner!
 
The pupils involved are:
 
Reece Thomson (S2)
Ryan Bennett
Cian Kinnell
Lewis Morgan
Brad Fleming
Ben Nardone
Jack Mathieson (Man of the Match and Goalscorer)
Connor McCarthur
Reece Ferguson (Goalscorer x 2)
Daniel Clemison
Nathan Cunniffe
Logan Clunie
Sam Jowitt
Kieran Heggie
Reagan Crowe
Kieran Black

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On Thursday, 8th October, our S3 pupils were outstanding at the Hospitality Event. This was organised to provide pupils with the opportunity to explore careers and skills in the hospitality industry, from the preparation of food and drink, to the customer service needed to present it. Employers from a variety of professional agencies organised activities and gave pupils the chance to show off their skills and enthusiasm for food and drink.

So many talents, personalities and strengths showed through amongst our S3s.  The agencies involved were blown away by the maturity, skill and confidence of our young people. Although all pupils performed amazingly, there were only a limited number of (fantastic) prizes. After a very tough deliberation with the hospitality experts, the following people were awarded with prizes:

Best Team Worker - Kirsty Martin

Pastry Chef - Deon Howsego and Xander Davies

Customer Service Champion - Callum Gardiner

Young House Keeping - Ryan Harley

Young Mixologist - Brad Fleming

Hospitality Star - Aiden Wallace

Chef of the Future - Insiyah Gul

Congratulations and well done on your hard work!

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Our U15 team competed very well tonight away to Bell Baxter in the Fife League. The boys found themselves 2-1 down with four minutes to play and showed a great spirit and determination to grab a late equaliser. Man of the Match to Keiran Heggie, Goals from Daniel Clemison and Ben Nardone.

The pupils involved were:

Ryan Bennett

Jack Mathieson

Keiran Heggie

Lewis Morgan

Brad Fleming

Daniel Clemison

Ben Nardone

Connor MacCarthur

Rhys Ferguson

Cian Kinnell

Reagan Crowe

Logan Clunie

Reece Thomson

Kieran Black

 

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A big well done to all swimmers from the Department of Additional Support today, they came 3rd overall in the Fife DAS swimming gala held here in LHS.

We have a number of medals and I am sure there will be some of our swimmers representing Fife at the National swimming gala in November.

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Congratulations to Vicky Haxton who was successful in securing the position of Trainee Dental Nurse at the Lochgelly Dental Practice.

Vicky has exemplified a learning pathway by using her interest in the sciences to secure a related career and one that can develop through continued study at college.

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The under 14s boys football had a very successful week this week. Winning 8-1 on Monday and also winning 10-1 yesterday afternoon against Kirkland HS in the Fife Cup. It's an excellent start to the season, hopefully the boys can continue the good results as the season goes on.

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Congratulations to the young people involved in the Opening of Fife's Leadership Conference this morning at the Rothes Halls.  All primary and secondary heads were represented along with other partners in the Directorate.

 

Many thanks as ever to Mr Brown and Miss Millar for their organisation and support in raising our profile and showcasing the talents of our young people!

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The under 14 rugby team played their first game of the season against a St Columbus/Woodmill composite team. It was a keenly contested game with the LHS boys coming out victorious with a score of 45-35.  This was a fantastic achievement given the first years in the team had never played a competitive game of rugby before.  It was an excellent start to the season and hopefully we will see greater improvement as the team moves through the fixture list. Special mentions must go to the try scorers: Ryan Barclay (2), Todd Fleming (5), Jack Malvenan, and Ryan Mclean.

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Our U15 football team kicked off the League campaign in style, comfortably beating Glenrothes HS 6 -2. Our boys made a rather slow start to the game losing an early goal, but first half substitute Daniel Clemston changed the game for us. His first half hat trick followed by goals from Reagan Crowe and two from Nathan Cunniffe ensured a comfortable victory.
 
Another fantastic result and thoroughly enjoyable experience for the squad who all contributed to the victory. Special mention again to Man of the Match Daniel Clemiston for an outstanding performance.
 
In recent weeks, both Lewis Morgan and Ben Nardone narrowly missed out on selection for the Fife U15 Regional squad, in particular to Ben Nardone who came very close to being included in the squad. Both boys appreciate the experience and opportunity to compete at Fife Level and represented the school very well!
 
The team has fixtures in the Scottish and League cup over the coming weeks and would appreciate any home support. I will keep you informed of any home fixtures in advance. The boys involved were:
 
Ryan Bennett
Sam Jowitt
Jack Mathieson
Keiran Heggie
Lewis Morgan
Brad Fleming
Daniel Clemiston
Ben Nardone
Connor MacCarthur
Rhys Ferguson
Cian Kinnell
Reagan Crowe
Nathan Cunniffe
Logan Clunie
Reece Thomson
Kieran Black

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Well done to the S3 Football team who won a friendly match against Buckhaven HS 5-2 on Wednesday, 2nd September. The boys were greeted by a familiar face, Mr Baillie, but remained focused and took part in a very beneficial development match.

 

Goalscorers : Lewis Morgan, Ben Nardone, Connor Mcarthur, Nathan Cunniffie and Logan Clunie

 

The full team:

 

Ryan Bennett

Sam Jowitt

Jack Mathieson

Keiran Heggie

Lewis Morgan

Brad Fleming

Daniel Clemiston

Ben Nardone

Connor MacCarthur

Rhys Ferguson

Cian Kinnell

Reagan Crowe

Nathan Cunniffe

Logan Clunie

Reece Thomson

Keiran Black

 

The team is now ready to start our Fife League campaign taking place between now and Christmas.

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Three pupils', Niamh Logie, Remmi Robertson and Kyle Pate were interviewed by Willie Rennie and his PA Cheryl Krueger, for a weeks work experience at the Scottish Parliament during the Summer holidays.

 

One place was on offer but Willie and Cheryl were so impressed by the standard of our young people that they increased this to two.

 

The successful candidates are Niamh and Remmi.
Unfortunately Kyle missed out on this opportunity but Willie and Cheryl said that they had been very impressed with him.
 

 
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Congratulations to our Pipe Band for achieving a 1st place in the Novice/Juvenile Grade (Coalbaord Regeneration Trophy) and 3rd place in the Adult Grade at the Lochore/Benarty Pipe Band Championship last weekend.

 

Jake Fairhurst
Devon Brown
Adam MacKenzie
Craig Bruce
Ewan Malvenan
Findlay Shields
Daniel Clemison
Jack Malvenan
Reece Sweeney
Callum Clemison
Cameron Smart
Thomas Summerfield
Lewis Smith
Sam Jowitt
Kieran Black
Nicola Scullion.

 

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Yesterday 4 of our new S2 pupils took part in the annual Strathmore Trophy competition at Dundee University.  This is a technology competition for the hi-tech professionals of the future. 16 schools from throughout Scotland competed, with the task involving the creation of a mobile phone app followed by a presentation/q+a session.

 

As always, LHS students conducted themselves superbly throughout, and achieved a very credible joint 2nd place - only beaten by last year's winner Braeview Academy.

 

If you get the chance - please congratulate the following pupils on a great effort!

 

Cameron Duff
Carla Masterton
Reece Thomson
Carrie Wotherspoon

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Our first group of S3 pupils to attend the University of St. Andrews, for the First Chances Programme.  Having seen them fully ensconced in their Halls of Residence, yesterday afternoon, and taking part in a variety of daytime and evening activities, it is fair to say that they look to be enjoying themselves.

 

 

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On Tuesday 9th June, 11 pupils took to Pitreavie Athletics Centre to represent Lochgelly High School in the Fife Track and Field Championships. The effort and determination that the team displayed was outstanding and it was truly fantastic day in the sunshine!

 

Lochgelly remarkably picked up 9 medals, which is an incredible haul for a team of 11 competing against every other school in Fife. Particular mention must go to Ellen Ranklin who picked up 4 medals and got the gold in every individual event she entered, a feat that wasn't matched by anyone else there on the day!

 

The pupils that took part were:

 

Ellen Ranklin- 3 Golds (Hurdles, Long jump, Shot Putt) 1 Bronze (Relay)

Alex Davie- 1 Gold (800m), 1 Bronze (Relay)

Jade Shields- 1 Bronze (Relay)

Krystine Shand 1 Bronze (Relay)

Kieran Heggie- 1 Bronze (shot putt)

Jamie-Lee Davie

Reece Sweeney

Ryan Barclay

Aaron Swan

Kenny Wilson

Craig Dunlop

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A huge congratulations to Kyle Pate who swam in the East District Grand Prix and manged to become East district junior champion for his 400 I.M! Well done Kyle! 

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Hairspray Shocases Pupils' Hard Work, Independence and Creativity

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone--staff, families and friends--that came to see the production of 'Hairspray'.  The kids were very grateful for the support you all showed (it meant a lot to them).  I feel that it is important to let everyone know that this production was heavily pupil led, with very little teacher input. The success of this production is down to their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm for the subject.  It speaks for itself how committed and proud of the school they are, and how much they want everyone to know about it.  I would also like to give a special wee mention to Liam Nardone, who single-handedly planned, choreographed and directed this show.  His dedication and loyalty to the department is something that astounds me every day.  Finally, a thank you to Miss Graham for creating a beautiful 'Corny Collins' sign which helped finish the set off. 

Mr Friel, Drama

Hairspray Group Photo May 2015

 The Cast of Hairspray

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Higher Photography Pupils' Work Exhibited Alongside Diane Arbus at Kirkcaldy Galleries

Earlier this year, a small group of Higher Photography pupils had the opportunity to participate in a (Diane) Arbus school workshop with professional photographer Alicia Bruce. In partnership with the Tate in London, Bruce brought her expertise to Lochgelly High School, where pupils got the chance to try out some of the camera techniques inspired by Arbus's work.

The photos produced during this workshop will be displayed alongside the main Arbus exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries (near the train station) from Friday 22nd May for a fortnight. To get a sneak preview of the pupils' work that will be on display, check out the National Galleries and the Tate blogs.