Daniel Rachel

Daniel Rachel at Trinity Academy with Mike Nicholson

Last night, author Daniel Rachel was at the school talking about his book of interviews and conversations with with great British songwriters. It was fascinating to hear about the artists he met while researching his book, Isle of Noises — Ray Davies, Johnny Marr, Noel Gallagher, Laura Marling, Billy Bragg, Sting and many more.

For anyone interested in music this was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the craft and skill that goes into writing music and song lyrics. Funds raised last night will go towards an improved lighting and sound system for the school and benefit the musical life of the school.

Thank you Daniel for coming to Trinity and to parent Mike Nicholson for arranging the evening and interviewing Daniel.

Quiz Night – 3rd March

Quiz night banner

Calling all ‘Quizzers’ out there…

The Annual Quiz Night will be held on Friday 3rd March at 7pmTickets cost just £5 and £2.50 for kids.
Pupils — make a team & see if you can beat your parents.

Or have a Family team and see if you can beat your neighbours.

Daniel Rachel Event – 18th March 2017

Daniel Rachel banner with Lily Allen, Madness, Paul Weller

Author and musician Daniel Rachel will give a talk and play some music at the school to accompany his book Isle of Noises that features exclusive, in-depth, conversations with twenty-seven of the UK’s greatest living musicians. Anyone, who loves music, will enjoy this opportunity to hear about the art and craft of songwriting by creators of some absolute classics.

“This is without doubt the finest book I’ve ever read about songwriters and the songs they write. Fantastic insightful interviews”
— Noel Gallagher

We’re grateful to Daniel for adding an event at the school and all funds raised for the evening will go towards the costs of the new sound and lighting equipment for the school. This is a perfect match as the new equipment will benefit all the musicians and concerts at the school.

Tickets costs £10 (concessions £7.50) and you can book online through Brown Paper Tickets where you will also find further event information. You may also reserve a ticket by emailing Mike Nicholson.

Trinity Parent Council Raffle Winners

The Christmas Raffle was drawn today with a bit of help from Marion Cameron at the school.

Here are a list of the Prizes and Winners so check your tickets and see if you have won.

Prize                                      Winning Ticket Number      Winner’s Name

  • Case of Beer                                       370                                  Fiona Bennett
  • Bottle of White Wine                     2512                                  S Stewart
  • Bottle of Red Wine                         1442                                  S Todd
  • Escada Perfume                              2523                                 Iver McDonald
  • Girl online book                                228                                 Elene Fransis
  • Skin Spa toiletries                           4178                                 C Hillhouse
  • Clarins bag                                        4729                                Ant Mayer
  • John Torode Book                            3107                                K Williamson
  • Sugar Free Cook Book                     3878                                V Hope
  • Xmas Cook Book                               4084                                Fiona McMillian
  • Pamper Bag                                       3138                                Anna McCorquodale
  • White Co Toiletries                          1405                                F McParland
  • Bayliss & Harding set                        810                                Margaret Cameron
  • Greetings Cards                                  467                                M Dowly Clarke
  • Guylian Chocs                                   1401                                F McParland
  • Ferrero Rocher                                   835                                Stuart Macrae
  • Rugby Mug                                        3828                                Joy Nicholson
  • Tea Light Holder                              3137                               Anna McCorquodale
  • Milk Tray Chocs                               4876                               Gillian Stead
  • Jams & Chutneys                              1813                               Corina O’Malley
  • Roger & Gallet Soaps                         278                               N Nicholson
  • Box of Heroes                                   1711                               Kay Hildersley
  • Dragons Den Game                         1646                               Dee Torrance
  • Mrs Brown DVD                                 335                               Boldy
  • Bottle of whisky                                 927                               Alex Spence
  • £20 Vue Voucher                             2491                               Andrew McMillian
  • 3 Course meal @ the Lighthouse 4064                               Wendy West
  • £30 voucher @ Sasso                      4119                               Sam Adler
  • £30 voucher @ Starbank               3140                               Anna McCorquodale
  • 4 Torchlight procession tickets    3920                               Felix Hale
  • 4 Torchlight procession tickets    3616                               Siobhan Hughes
  • 4 Street Party Tickets                     2307                               M Devoy
  • 4 Street Party Tickets                     1588                               Mikel Francis

You can pick up your prizes from the School Office next week.

Thanks to everyone who donated Prizes and who bought tickets.

Pedal for Scotland Glasgow to Edinburgh

105%Thanks to your amazing generosity we’ve met out target to raise £1000 for the school! On behalf of everyone who’s cycling from Glasgow to Edinburgh to raise those funds – THANK YOU.

With a week to go we would like to keep going and smash that target because every donation (small or large) helps and goes to the school to help them do more.

If you have not already done so, please can you donate at justgiving.com

Donate to our Glasgow-to-Edinburgh Cycle

A goup of parents and teachers from Trinity Academy are taking part in this year’s Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge, cycling 50 miles to raise funds for the school. This year’s event takes place on the 11th September and our target is to raise £1000.

We have setup a page for donations on JustGiving. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.

Please click here to help support our students at Trinity Academy.

Glasgow to Edinburgh Classic Challenge Banner

Glasgow to Edinburgh Cycle

Anatomy of a bicycle

A goup of parents and teachers from Trinity Academy will be taking part in this year’s Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge, cycling 50 miles to raise funds for the school. This year’s event takes place on the 11th September.

They will be looking for volunteers to join the event so if you would like to take on a personal challenge andhelp the school please get in touch.

Of course if you are unable to take part you will be able to sponsor the riders or make a contribution. Look out for details soon.

Glasgow to Edinburgh Classic Challenge Banner

End of Term Summer Event

Summer is nearly here and you can almost taste it…

End of term summer poster

Our next fundraising event takes place on the 10th of June – an end of term summer event. We will have a tasting of summer beer and rosé wine hosted by James Wrobel of Cornelius Beers and Wines of Easter Road. There will also be a barbecue together with fun games and challenges.

It will be great fun and, as always, every penny raised goes to help the school.

Price is £12 for the beer and rosé tasting and we want to know numbers to have enough to go around. To reserve your place email Susan Edwards or you can buy online at Brown Paper Tickets.