Sweet suc­cess for Eilidh

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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

Net­ball tour­na­ment

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.

Hal­lowe’en disco

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

Well done


Fright night P6 girls en­joy­ing the Hal­lowe’en disco

Tro­phy Hay­den Mered­ith who won in Wales

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