Wacky costumes brighten up last day of school in Earlston
Published 15 May 2012 09:30 0 Comments
IT has become a tradition at Earlston High school that on the last day of school before study leave, the sixth years have a fun afternoon.
They come to school in a variety of wacky costumes - this year was a 1980s theme - and attend classes in the morning. After lunch, they head off to the playing fields for games and a BBQ.
This year's sixth year entertained in imaginative fancy dress costumes, including the Spice Girls (complete with pouting Posh), a group of Game Boys (remember them? Before PSPs), characters from Scooby Doo, Pokemon, the Care Bears and even a Rubic's Cube! Every sixth year took part and they particularly enjoyed the special awards ceremony Miss Strong had organised in Social Education.
By 2pm the sun was peeping through the clouds and it was outside for fun on the slippy slide and fights in the sumo suits or on the jousting podiums.
This week will be amazingly quiet at EHS. Monday, May 14, signalled the start of the S2 excursion week when all second years are out of school on various excursions both abroad and in the UK.
Old favourites like the water sports trip in the Ardeche river valley in France are still popular but there are some new trips this year.
A group will tour of the Hebridean Islands, while other pupils will sail along the West Coast of Scotland.
As well as the second years being out of school, so are many of the third years. They are heading off on the history trip to the battlefields.
This article appeared in Border Telegraph 15 May 12
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