On Monday 11th November, eleven pupils from Third Form to Upper Sixth went to Merchiston Castle School to compete in their annual Classics Reading Competition.
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Joined by The Chorister School, Belhaven Hill, Ardvreck, Craigclowan, Cargilfield, Terrington Hall and Fettes Prep, Fettes College hosted our annual Classics Day - a day of treasure hunts, Greek myths, gladiatorial training and so much more!
T Form had a wonderful trip to the National Museum of Scotland earlier this week.
In preparation for their trip to Rome next term, they were working on some Roman history and had the opportunity to view items in the Roman Soldier handling box, learning about how and why they were used. There was also some dressing up involved!
Yesterday a small group of History students were lucky enough to visit Edinburgh University Library’s Centre for Research Collections.
As part of our award winning PSE programme, our U6th students took part in a ‘Wellness Carousel’, attending a series of workshops focusing on positive thinking, brain-food, nutrition and the benefits of physical exercise.
At the start of half term some of our Sixth Form students headed off on the History department’s WW1 trip to Ypres.
PSHE Day in the Prep School is a regular event that we all look forward to. It is a chance to re-assess and learn vital skills at the end of a very busy half of term.
The Pentland Hills are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as woodland and a number of reservoirs. Just ten miles from school they make a perfect day trip for our budding scientists and geographers.
We benefit from our proximity to some of the most beautiful parts of Scotland and in under two hours we found ourselves in beautiful Perthshire, location for this year’s 2nd Form Geography Field Trip. We had a glorious day at Loch Faskally and the Birks of Aberfeldy.
Accompanied by Dan Wallace (Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Swimming Medallist), our Fettesians gathered for the annual Gilrs House Swimming Gala.
A celebration of house spirit! Our House Steeplechase took place on Saturday and the Fettes campus welcomed our young Fettesians with a warm autumnal glow.
There was plenty of excitement before the start of the debut event which saw over 120 boys involved in the inaugural House Touch Rugby Festival.
As part of our Co-Curricular offering at Fettes College, each year a group of our students and staff take part in the Scottish Islands Peaks Race, sailing and running over 200 miles in the West Coast of Scotland!
Every day is a fun learning day in the Prep School and we all enjoy listening to visiting guests who come to share their expertise with us in a variety of subjects.
This time the English Department hosted actors from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust who ran a series of workshops with four of our year groups.
With so many museums and galleries on our doorstep, we are spoilt for choice for learning outside the classroom. This time it was P Forms' chance to head out to find out a little more about the Victorians at the National Museum of Scotland.
Our sporting calendar is always a busy one, and this week has been no exception! We've enjoyed a rugby tour to Ireland, a regional hockey qualifier down south and hockey, rugby and netball fixtures against local opposition.
At Fettes Prep our pupils can be part of an exciting and varied activities programme. This week Fettes Prep Eco Club, Small Steps, visited Fettes head chef Alistair MacDonald for an evening of food discussions and baking!
The second lunchtime Coffee Concert of the term took place today yesterday, with some superb vocal and instrumental acts.
On the 8th of October Fettes College hosted author Mariam Khan for her first ever school visit, where she gave a talk and hosted two workshops.
Prep Sports teams enjoy various tours during the sporting year. This time it was the turn of the 1st XV to travel to Ireland for a two match tour against Campbell College and Methodist College