We were delighted to be able to invite parents to our May Informal Concert! We had a super turn out of performers and audience and it was wonderful to be back hosting live music in the Prep Assembly Hall.
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T Form had a wonderful History trip to the North East of England where they visited some amazing sites and museums to learn more about British history and specifically the Romans in Britain.
The first of this term’s coffee concerts got off to a great start with a good range of instruments and music played.
Our rescheduled 1912 Society Recital entitled “Greenlands” came at a busy time of year having moved from the regular spot in December, but our students, parents and supporters were delighted to be together again on the evening of 4th of May, when over 60 Fettes College Pipers and Drummers took to the stage in our theatre.
The U14 girls’ tennis team got off to a good sporting start this term in an exciting match against George Watsons College on 3rd May.
On 28th April, our 1st XI took on the renowned MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) in an excellent match of cricket.
The Prep Pipe Band put in a tremendous performance at the 1912 Society Concert earlier this week. They played their two pieces with great enthusiasm and received a rousing reception from an appreciative audience.
The Mile Relays are an excellent whole school event with lots of staff and students staying until the very last student has crossed the finish line.
On Saturday 30th April our 3rd, 4th and 5th Forms enjoyed an evening of ceilidh dancing and pizza, and was a welcome break for 5th form students in the midst of studying for their GCSE exams.
It was another fun weekend for our Prep boarders, with time for rest and play. Saturday afternoon was set aside for baking Anzac biscuits and after a lie in Sunday was a day of activity with trips to Ninja Warrior and bubble football at the Corn Exchange.
S and T Forms had an amazing day working with Scottish Opera on an opera called 'The Last Aliens'. They had rehearsed songs and moves prior to the visit and were very excited for the culmination of the day, which was their performance to an audience of parents.
Friday 22nd April is Earth Day and the Prep School celebrated with a day dedicated to 'Creatures Great and Small'. With 30 sessions across 6 year groups, we all learnt about the importance of ecosystems and the part large and small animals play. Our focus was the Prep garden where we planted for pollinators, dug mini-ponds, made bird boxes and so much more.
The long-awaited ceremony took place to mark the arrival of our beautiful cherry trees, gifted by the Sakura Cherry Tree Project, which were planted in March 2021.
During the last few days of the Easter holidays, 18 students and 3 staff members ventured north to Glen Affric to make essential repairs to Camban Bothy, one of 100 or so looked after by the Mountain Bothies Association (MBA).
There was a palpable feeling of anticipation and excitement as we all took our seats for the Spring Concert at Stockbridge Church. We were thrilled to be back after a three-year break and delighted to share our performances in this beautiful venue.
In an expression of support for Ukraine, Sixth Form student Kate C organised a solidarity march and was joined by other students in gathering outside the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh.
Despite all the limitations that the pandemic has entailed, we were determined to make the show go on at Fettes and return to live theatre with a bang this year. The choice of ‘Guys and Dolls’, a dynamic and ever-popular musical, proved just right!
Over 100 bags and boxes of food, clothing, bedding, emergency medicines and toiletries, donated by the Fettes community in response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis, have been sent to Lviv and Kharkiv.
The weekends of 11th and 18th March saw some fantastic hockey from our U15 and 1st X1 teams playing in the Hockey Scottish Schools Cup final.
New Records were set at this year's House Indoor Rowing Competition, with the boys' trophy going to Carrington and the girls' trophy going to College East.