Sweet success for Eilidh
Miss Barrick and the S2 pupils with their baking for the event
Success in Thornhill Flower Show
Keen baker Eilidh Wilson took part in the junior baking category in the Thornhill Flower Show.
The Wallace Hall Academy pupil, who has been inspired by her mum and gran, made a variety of delicious baked goods including shortbread, peppermint creams and Malteaser slice, earning the Shearlaw Trophy for most points in the Under 14s of this category.
Her younger brother Rory also achieved the Stein Trophy award for most points in the P1-P4 age group by creating a beautiful miniature garden as well as his play-dough cupcake and animal picture he coloured in himself.
Well done to the Wilson siblings and everyone else who took part in this year’s Thornhill Flower Show. Alice Gonlag and Iona Warrior
Last term, Wallace Hall Academy hosted the Dumfries and Galloway U15s Netball Tournament. The annual Wallace Hall Academy’s U15 netball team one-day event saw teams from across the region competing against each other. Despite playing some excellent netball, Wallace Hall’s team didn’t win. However, they thoroughly enjoyed participating.
Hayden’s Welsh Open win
Congratulations to Hayden Meredith, S6, who recently competed in the World United Martial Arts (WUMA) Welsh Open and picked up the first place trophy in the Kata section.
This was Hayden’s third Welsh competition and he now hopes to go on to compete in the World competition. As well
The Regional Enterprising Maths Challenge Champions from Wallace Hall as competing himself, Hayden engineering round and a relay took two younger students to round. the competition; he is keen One of the tasks we were to share his knowledge and asked to do was build a experience with the other newspaper bridge between two members of the club and is a chairs. The aim of this activity great ambassador for the sport. was to design a structure which could hold the heaviest weight.
We were an effective team and throughout the challenge we assigned ourselves roles that played to our strengths, making the bridge a success. At the end of this, Kirkcudbright were still in the lead.
The relay round was where we really excelled.
Our ability to problem solve under pressure allowed us to complete the questions at a rapid pace. Due to the points
Regional Enterprising Maths Challenge Champions
On September 28, Olivia Macklin, John McKay, Luke McKay and I participated in the Enterprising Maths Challenge held in Kirkcudbright against the other schools from the region. This challenge consisted of three rounds: a speed and puzzle round, an we earned here we achieved first place out of all the teams that participated in the maths challenge.
Overall it was a good experience and we are all looking forward to the National Final in The Glasgow Science Centre where we will be representing Dumfries and Galloway against the other winning schools from all over Scotland. Josie Harkness
Macmillan coffee morning
Wallace Hall Academy recently held a successful coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Staff and pupils put their baking skills to good use and provided a fantastic array of cakes, scones and biscuits to tempt everyone to dig deep for a good cause.
A total of £214.39 was raised.
Primary pupils enjoyed a terrific night at their Hallowe’en disco. There were some fantastic costumes on show and lots of fun was had by all.
Macmillan coffee morning
Fright night P6 girls enjoying the Hallowe’en disco
Trophy Hayden Meredith who won in Wales