Book Groups A number of senior pupils are sharing their love of reading by leading book groups for junior pupils. S1 and S2 pupils are invited to sign up to read one of these series with their appointed senior pupil. Harry Potter - Struan Garvie; Northern Lights - Rachel Darby; A Series of Unfortunate Events - Iona Whitehead and Mhari Stewart; Skilduggery Plesant - Erin Higginson and Owen Ferguson; Hunger Games Hazel Lafferty and Hazel Imrie; Clock Work Angel - Laura Maskrey. If you have copies of any books from these collections and would be willing to donate them to this project it would be hugely appreciated. Interhouse Music Quiz The first Interhouse event of this session took place on Friday, September 8 and was well attended by both participants and spectators. The quiz was organised by Mr Harvey and was great fun. After the points were added up at the end of the day the winners were announced as follows: 1 - The Winners (Dochart); 2 – Lit Com/MFL (Bracklinn); 3 equal - Little Misses (Dochart) and Bracklinn Baritones (Bracklinn). Best team name - Chilli and the Coconuts (Leny). Annual awards ORCA Awards (Bracklinn) - Callum Bell, Alastair Cantlay, Leon Campbell, Fiona Cantlay, Rosie Cooper, Jamie Lindsay-Dryer, Finlay Murphy, Robert Rawson, Lauren Duffy, Evie Laing, Josi McLarty, Jessica Naylor, Katie O’Brien, Emily Black, Harris Clark, Emily Fraser, Erin Gibson, Samuel Kliskey, Hannah MacCallum, Gwen Osfield, Lewis Worbey. ORCA Awards (Dochart) - Jack Campbell, Harriet Holden, Fiona Klaes, Kayleigh McAlpine, Hannah Parry, Hannah Sandals, Tommy Scott, Arif Stec, Ellen Banks, Fiona Campbell, Beth Dunlop, Rachael Hill, Oliver Holden, Katie MacLeod, Claire McHardy, Lucy More, Emma Myles, Ellie Ridgewell, Abbie Smith, Aleksander Whyte, Hannah Brown, Eilidh Dillon, Ewan McCourt. ORCA Awards (Leny) - Flora Duff, Caitlin Murphy, Catriona Norman, Jessica Orr-Ewing, Emily Pease, Ella Chodyniecki, Kirsty Graham, Amy Morrison, Marley Sandy, Kirstin Stewart, Alexandra Tweedie, Katie Wilson, Florence Dimeo, Archie Duff, Andina Palomino, Chantelle Ritchie, Sebastian Snow. Developing Young Workforce Award - Amy Blake; Rotary Youth Leadership Award - Bethan Rimmer and Hazel Imrie; Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics Trophy - Jake Duncan, Oliver Holden, Fergus Mitchell, Jack Mitchell, Tully Montgomery-Windsor, Jamie Warburton; School Garden Project -Leon Campbell, Rachel Hill, Marley Sandy, Isla Worbey. The Royal Society of Biology 2017 Bronze Certificate - Archie Duff, Niamh Gillespie, Callum Hunter, Logan Mailer, Innes Manders; Silver Certificate - Adam Martin The Alexander Davidson Memorial Prize - Josie Corry; The Ian ‘Budgie’ Martin Award - Eve Scott S3 Gold Sport Leader Awards - Emily Black, Murray Brown, Euan Cairns, Ben Campbell, Gavin Campbell, Maisie Campbell, Harris Clark, Reuben Dimmer, Eva Fisher, Euan Fotheringham, Emily Fraser, Kirsty Fraser, Euan Gerry, Erin Gibson, Ruben Lazell, Samuel Lee, Michael Limonci, Eilidh Little, Innes Manders, Andrew McBeath, Ewan McCourt, Louise Ogilvie, Caitlin Scott, Rebecca Ramsay-Clapham, Ben Roebuck, Ross Ronald, Kimberly Stevenson, Madeleine Thomson, Lauren Wilbert, Jack Wills. Sports: McAinish Cup for Boys – Jamie McNaught; McAinish Cup for Girls – Kayleigh McAlpine; Crichton Cup for Boys – Steven Buchanan; John Scott Cup for Girls – Lucy More; Paterson Cup - Gavin Campbell; Campbell Cup - Danielle Denovan; Leckie Memorial Cup for Girls Holly McNaught; McArthur Cup for Boys - James Isgrove; Ogilvie Cup (Inter-House Sports Day) - Dochart; McLaren Association Cup (Overall Inter-House) – Dochart. Individual Achievements - U16 Rugby Player of the Year - Harris Fisher; Senior Rugby Player of the Year - Jamie Nixon; Achievement at National Level - Leon Campbell (U16 Water Polo), Emily Black and Amy Bryce (Mounted Games), Catie Warburton (Sailing), Zach Neufeld (Fly Fishing). Dux Ludorum - Charlotte Brodie and Jamie Nixon Music: Susan McArthur Trophy (Junior Music Festival) - Liam Rennie; Alba Trophy (Intermediate Music Festival) - Megan Milligan; James Lamb Trophy (Senior Music Festival) - Max Menzies; McLaren High School Music Festival Ensemble Competition - Hazel Imrie and Eve Scott; Jacqui Mengler Quaich (Leader of Orchestra) - Georgia Third; Fealla Dha Prize for Traditional Music Callum Hall; Alex Harvey Memorial Award - Max Menzies; Liz Youngson Memorial Award - Patrick Cook; Callum Hall Award - Catriona Norman; Pipe Band Championship Shield Rebecca More. World Challenge Malaysia 2017: Team 1 - Amelia Bawden, Jamie Campbell, Louise Dinely, Emily Donnelly, Ailish Duthie, Dan Hesp, Erin Higginson, Laura king, Emme Knowles, Laura Maskrey, Rebecca More, Finn Newton, Kim Russell, Katherine Stewart Earl. Team 2 - Eve Abernethy, Patrick Cook, Holly Crawford, Lindsay Gallagher, Brodie Haldane, Lottie Hesp, Heather Jackson, Niamh King, Natalie Klaes, Eve MacDougall, Niamh Rennie, Erin Rosendale, Charlotte Scott, Stewart Earl. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal’s Service Public Speaking Competition - Sandy Blair and Harris Clark; The Jenny Neufeld Prize for Poetry - Erin Higginson; McLaren HS PTA Special Recognition Award - Maggie’s Mates and Little Mates - Holly Bowen, Millie Jenkins, Poppy McMahon, Jessica Orr-Ewing. The Douglas Connell Carpe Diem Award - Louise Dineley; McLaren HS PTA War Memorial Prizes - Dillon McFarlane (boy) and Niamh Gillespie and Eve Scott (girls). UK Mathematical Trust Junior Mathematical Challenge 2016: Bronze Certificates - Callum Bell, Gregor BrettPitt, Alastair Cantlay, Max Girvan, Arif Stec, Fiona Campbell, Rachael Hill, Oliver Holden, Eilidh Jackson, Emma Myles. Silver Certificates Finlay Murphy, Robert Rawson, Beth Dunlop. Best in Year and Silver Certificate - Ellen Banks; Best In School, Best In Year, Gold and Olympiad and Kangaroo Certificate - Tommy Scott. Intermediate: Bronze Certificates - Sean McIlvenny, Innes Manders, Sadie Worrall; Best In School, Best In Year and Silver Certificate - Callum Hunter. Senior: Bronze Certificates - Rowan Campbell, Louise Dineley, Blair Hail-Brown, Cerian Rimmer, Alan Chodyniecki, Jenny Holl; Best in school, Best in S5 and Bronze Certificate - Harris Kliskey; Best in S6 and Bronze Certificate - Andrew Murphy. Seven or more “A” Awards at National 5 level - Eve Abernethy, Holly Crawford, Sandy Holl, Heather Jackson, Natalie Klaes, Euan Murphy, Angus Parsons. Five or more “A” Awards at Higher level - Carmen Clive, Louise Dineley, Lachie Fingland, Rebecca Geddes, Blair Hail-Brown, Hazel Imrie, Harris Kliskey, Laura Maskrey, Kim Russell, Eve Scott. Excellence at Advanced Higher level - Emily Donnelly, Tegan Dowling, Emily Field, Callum Hall, David Little, Finn Newton, Finn Manders, Jack McGuire, Andrew Murphy, India Newton, Caitlin Osfield, Bethan Rimmer, Alan Chodyniecki Subject Prizes: National 5s: Administration and IT - Cerian Rimmer; Biology - Eve Abernethy; Business Management - Chloe Masterson; Computing Science - Niamh King and Megan Milligan (joint winners); Design and Manufacture - Greg McLachlan; French - Iona Whitehead; Geography - Holly McNaught; Hospitality - Corrie Hopper; Modern Studies - Angus Parsons; Physical Education - Cameron McLay; Physics - Sandy Holl; RMPS - Katie Drummond; Art and Design, Chemistry, English and Graphic Communication - Holly Crawford; History, Mathematics, Music and Spanish - Natalie Klaes. Highers: Art and Design - Erin Clark; Business Management - Josie Corry; History - Hazel Lafferty; Human Biology - Hazel Imrie; Modern Studies - Rebecca Geddes; Music - Ailish Duthie; Spanish - Finlay Prentice; Administration and IT and RMPS - Nicola Craig; Computing Science - Eilidh Graham and Aimee Laing (joint winners); Graphic Communication - Eilidh Graham; Biology and Forrest History of Art - Eve Scott; Chemistry, Geography and Physics - Lachie Fingland; English, French, Mathematics and Physical Education - Carmen Clive. Advanced Higher: Art and Design Caitlin Osfield; Biology - David Little; History - Emily Donnelly; Music Emily Field; Spanish - Callum Hall; English and French - Finn Manders; Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematics of Mechanics and Physics - Alan Chodyniecki. Proxime Accessit - Lachie Fingland; Dux – Carmen Clive.