On Saturday 18th January, Fettes College annual Burns Supper was held in the dining room. Almost 400 pupils from 4th to upper 6th form were in attendance.
News & Events
This is always a very special evening in the Prep School calendar and one that is eagerly anticipated by our T, 1st and 2nd Form pupils. Once again, we had a fabulous evening celebrating Robert Burns in word, song, dance and with our very own Prep Pipe Band and Ceilidh Band.
The Classics Department are very grateful to OF Jack Ashbridge CA 2010-2014,for donating some wonderful artefacts which we know will inspire and enthuse our pupils.
It's been a busy start to the term with many sports fixtures taking place. This term the main sport for boys is Hockey and Football and for girls Lacrosse and Netball. Please see below some highlights from the first few weeks of term:
In addition to our more formal termly concerts, each of our year groups have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience of their peers, staff and parents at our afternoon concerts. This time around, it was the turn of pupils from S and T Forms to entertain us!
Our Monday and Friday games sessions are spent learning all about the chosen term's sports, which this term are hockey for the boys and netball for the girls. Pupils look forward to the opportunity to represent the school and this week's bumper set of fixtures saw 190 of the Prep pupils playing in 20 fixtures.
We are always thrilled to offer our Prep pupils opportunities to take part in team sports and we're delighted that our under 13 A team took up the challenge of participating in the Scottish Schools Netball Cup for the first time ever.
Huge congratulations to 5th form student Davina HM for having gained a place in the National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain and a reserved place in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.
After a busy week, our boarders always have their fun activity sessions to look forward to. These could find them in a multitude of settings, some of which the boarders themselves suggest. This Sunday, they enjoyed two of their favourites, with the girls heading to Xtreme Karting to speed around the track, whilst the boys bounced away the afternoon at the Ryze Trampoline Park.
This afternoon our 4th Form GCSE Classical Civilisation class took part in a model making competition as part of their Myth and Religion module!
We are very fortunate to have such a variety of history right on our doorstep in Edinburgh.
As part of P Forms' history project, they all jumped into the minibuses for the short journey to the beautiful Hopetoun House, where they discovered just what life was like 'downstairs' in a Victorian Manor House.
On Sunday 12th January, our Scottish Islands Peaks Race team took part in the biggest, most challenging training run of the academic year so far!
Tom S, Lower 6th, has recently opened his first ever solo exhibition at The Wonder Spot Café in Edinburgh, showcasing a selection of 20 abstract paintings.
For our first weekend back after the Christmas break we hopped into the minibuses for one of our favourite outings. We were heading for the Murrayfield Ice Rink and looking forward to the challenge of skating.
At Fettes Prep our aim is to balance 'sport for all' with our ethos of sporting excellence. Our pupils enjoy taking part in an extensive programme of sport and sporting fixtures. In addition, we have a number of athletes who are making strides in their sports.
We are delighted to share two good news stories from a couple of very hardworking and talented Fettes Prep athletes.
We are always looking for ways to broaden the musical horizons of our pupils and we find that music workshops are a great way to inspire.
Nick Wright and Julie Foster are a dynamic duo who ran numerous sessions for us throughout the day, culminating in a concert to parents which was thoroughly enjoyed by us all.
In the final assembly of the Autumn Term the inaugural “MacVicar Young Player of the Year” Quaich was presented to Fourth Former Marissa M.
A group of 36 fifth form students and 5 members of staff departed Fettes College on the last day of term to travel to Berlin for a 5-day exploration of the key historical sites
We have regular trips to France, but this one was a first for us. We were delighted to have the opportunity to take 32 pupils to the beautiful city of Strasbourg to practice their language skills and enjoy the world-famous Christmas markets in the process.
As the Spring Term begins, we are delighted to announce a number of recent representative selections.