Snowy Games on the Knock

February 1, 2015

The Knock is the wooded hill that stands guard over Crieff and which can be reached very easily from the back door of Ardvreck. The Knock has always been ‘the happening place’ for generations of Ardvreckians and all of the … Continued


January 29, 2015

Money raised by Friends of Ardvreck has enabled the school to buy lots of new sledges and today’s snow provided the perfect excuse to go and test them.   Most of the school took to the surrounding countryside at games … Continued

Bodhran Workshop

January 29, 2015

Ardvreck is really fortunate to have a superb drumming instructor whose speciality is Scottish folk music and Form 4 had lots of fun when Mrs Stewart gave them a Bodhran workshop.  They learned how to hold and play the traditional … Continued

Forms 1 and 2 Assembly

January 28, 2015

This morning’s assembly by Forms 1 and 2 introduced us to two schools – Ardluck and Ardvreck. The children gave a demonstration of lunchtime manners at both schools. The children at Ardluck being quite revolting – reaching and grabbing, elbows on … Continued

Burns Lunch

January 27, 2015

And the piper gets ….. Irn Bru! Hamish L was rewarded for his piping at our Burns Lunch, not with a ‘guid whisky gill’ but with Scotland’s other national tipple – Irn Bru! The children thoroughly enjoyed the haggis and … Continued

Form 3 Workshop

January 27, 2015

Form 3 parents were given a real treat on Friday.   All the children have been working very hard to put together the most entertaining workshop to show their parents how talented they all are.  The boys and girls blew, … Continued

Happy Birthday Daisy!

January 26, 2015

There is nothing better than a birthday table at Ardvreck! Eight favourite friends, a cake of their choice, a ‘treat’ fizzy drink and a whole school to sing Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday Daisy!

Scottish Prep Schools Ski Championships

January 26, 2015

Every member of the Ardvreck ski team skied brilliantly at the Scottish Prep Schools Ski Championships at Glenshee but it was the Ardvreck girls that led on the day.  Iona A won the silver medal for the U13 individual girls and … Continued

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