Scottish Maths Challenge

Trinity Academy pupils colleding awards at Edinburgh University

Congratulations to our students who won gold and silver awards in this year’s Scottish Maths Council Mathematics.

  • Hannah (Gold)
  • David (Gold)
  • Rebecca (Silver)
  • Lucy (Silver)
  • Scott (Silver)
  • Isabella (Silver)
  • Max (Silver)
  • Katie (Silver)

Winning students collected their awards during a ceremony at Edinburgh University. This is a great achievement by Trinity Academy students who put in one of the top performances in this region.

Twelve Days of Prelims

Good luck to all those who finished prelims last week. As we move towards the Christmas holidays, let’s enjoy the Twelve Days of Prelims written by some talented S4 students. All together now…. ♫ ♪ ♫

On the first day of prelims
a tear dropped out of my eye
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the second day of prelims
Two tears dropped out of my eye:
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the third day of prelims
Three tears dropped out of my eye
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the fourth day of prelims
Four tears dropped out of my eye:
I am exhausted
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the fifth day of prelims
Five tears dropped out of my eye
I want to die
I am exhausted
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the sixth day of prelims
Six tears dropped out of my eye
Stop cracking knuckles
I want to die
I am exhausted
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the seventh day of prelims
Seven tears dropped out of my eye
Give me more paper
Stop cracking knuckles
I want to die
I am exhausted
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the eighth day of prelims
Eight tears dropped out of my eye
Twenty minutes left
Give me more paper
Stop cracking knuckles
I want to die
I am exhausted
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the ninth day of prelims
Nine tears dropped out of my eye
My vision’s fading
Twenty minutes left
Give me more paper
Stop cracking knuckles
I want to die
I am exhausted
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the tenth day of prelims
Ten tears dropped out of my eye
Stop with the rustling!
My vision’s fading
Twenty minutes left
Give me more paper
Stop cracking knuckles
I want to die
I am exhausted
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

On the eleventh day of prelims
Eleven tears dropped out of my eye
Calculator’s broken
Stop with the rustling!
My vision’s fading
Twenty minutes left
Give me more paper
Stop cracking knuckles
I want to die
I am exhausted
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh


On the twelfth day of prelims
12 tears dropped out of my eye
Can I hear a rustle?
Calculator’s broken
Stop with the rustling!
My vision’s fading
Twenty minutes left
Give me more paper
Stop cracking knuckles
I want to die
I am exhausted
What is that rustling?
My pen has run out
and I lay down and gave a great sigh

National Maths Competition

During last week a team from Trinity Academy Trinity Academy took part in the final of the Enterprising Maths Competition Scotland. Previously they came third in the local Edinburgh Event.

The event included more than 60 schools and was held at the Glasgow Science Centre, which provided the perfect backdrop to an event that encourages students to think about a career in the STEM subjects.

All of the students did really well during the day and the final results were:
First place – Stewart’s Melville College
Second place – Dollar Academy
Third place – Williamwood High School

Trinity Academy finished in 25th place out 64 schools that had all succeeded in local maths competitions to take part in the final. Congratulations to Anna, Sam, Angus and Rosa for this fantastic achievement!

Athletics Success

Congratulations to Esther Watson in S2 for recent sporting achievements with her club Edinburgh Athletics Club.

At the Scottish National Age Group Championships Esther won a silver medal in the long jump with a PB of 4:45m and also bronze as a member of the 4x100m relay team.

At the Young Athletes League in Bedford she won a bronze in the high jump with a PB of 1.40m, a silver in the 75m sprint with a PB of 10:58s and a silver in the long jump contributing many points to her team. Edinburgh Athletics Club finished in second place overall, only 3.5 points behind the winners Southampton.

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

Paolozzi Prize for Art

Congratulations to Morvern Graham who won first prize in the Paolozzi Prize for Art Award Ceremony at the National Gallery.

The ceremony was an event showcasing talent from S4-S6 from across the city’s secondary schools. The judges were looking for students who could demonstrate the potential to make a career in art, and who showed artistic quality, maturity and confidence in their medium.

Morvern Graham collecting award in Paolozzi Prize for Art

Morvern is shown here holding her winning certificate with her work on display behind her at the gallery
A proud moment for Morvern and, of course, for Trinity Academy.