Ardvreck Adventurer

January 22, 2015

Having been part of the Ardvreck Gordonstoun Challenge team Max Rivers (OA 01-06) left school at the end of Fifth Form to live in Uruguay for two years. On his return to the UK he completed his school education at … Continued

Snow (does not stop play!)

January 21, 2015

Although the thermometer continues to read well below freezing and the snow is determined not to melt, (resulting in our home matches being played away today) the wintry conditions are not stopping the children from using the outdoors for play and … Continued

Our Dynamic Earth

January 20, 2015

The 5th Form enjoyed a superb trip to Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on Friday. They started the day with an hour long workshop on Super Volcanos.   Form 5 all hope that the Super Volcano in Yellowstone National Park … Continued

Neutralisation (with Form 6)

January 19, 2015

The Sixth Form have been studying neutralisation in their science lessons.  Rory K posed the question: what is the pH of snow, which they found to be more acidic than they expected!

Helping boxes

January 19, 2015

The Form 1 classroom, like other classrooms in the school has benefited from a ‘helping box’.  Helping boxes have been distributed to all form and subject classrooms to help all children in their learning.  These boxes contain items that assist … Continued

Chess and Debating at Merchiston

January 19, 2015

On Saturday, our Chess and Junior Debating teams travelled to Merchiston for an afternoon of intellectual endeavour. For two hours, the Chess Room was a ‘theatre of silence’ as twelve young individuals battled over sixty four squares. William G played … Continued

Junior House Sunday

January 15, 2015

Junior House boarders had a wonderfully productive day on Sunday. The girls spent the morning making ‘rainbow’ cupcakes before enjoying some time in their sitting room.   They joined the boys in the afternoon to make calendars and enjoy the … Continued

Forest ‘Snow’ School

January 14, 2015

Form 2 could not believe their luck when the snow fell in abundance overnight and Forest School went snowy.  Making Snowlafs (for all you Frozen fans!) was the subject of the day as well as reminding Mrs Mannion that they … Continued

Merchiston U12 Football Tournament

January 13, 2015

The Form Five boys have all been enjoying their extra footballing sessions and they have certainly adjusted to playing this game in an indoor arena. We travelled to Merchiston in good spirits and despite the wintry conditions, the promise of … Continued

Poetry Workshop

January 10, 2015

Children and staff were delighted to welcome Fettes Housemaster and English teacher, Peter Jenkins, to Ardvreck today. Having battled his way through storms and diversions in the early morning, he eventually arrived at Ardvreck in time to do a series … Continued

Welcome Back!

January 8, 2015

Everyone is back today for the start of the Spring Term. We welcomed five new pupils to the school this morning and we look forward to helping each new pupil settle into the ebb and flow of life at Ardvreck. At … Continued

Carol Service

December 19, 2014

On the final day of term, Ardvreck pupils, former pupils and their families participated in the School Carol Service. It was wonderful to see all the pupils involved in an array of choirs and the music was of an extremely high … Continued

Xmas Factor

December 19, 2014

On Wednesday 10th, the whole school assembled in the Finlay Hall for the annual Xmas Factor competition. Each Form group had prepared a musical item and were raring to go! First off was Little Ardvreck with their Australian version of … Continued

Creative Writing Competition

December 15, 2014

The English Department’s Creative Writing Competition took place this term and, as ever, the standard was exceptionally high. The children’s stories were judged by local author, Helen Grant, who came into school to announce the winners and award the prizes … Continued

Gingerbread Houses

December 11, 2014

You can’t have Christmas celebrations without making gingerbread houses and that is what the Mac boys have been making this week. Each dorm made and decorated a gingerbread house using a range of edible decorations although some were better able … Continued