27 November 2017

Head of Middle School

As we start Autumn Term we welcome three new staff members into Middle School. Mr Darren Mumford has replaced Mr Justin Creighton in Year 8 Science, Mr Adrian Hicks has replaced Mrs Jenny Coleman for Year 7 & 8 Music and Mrs Gerry McCutcheon is a new Education Assistant working across Middle School.

The following articles and photographs in this edition of The Thistle highlight the creativity in Middle School. In an increasingly complex world, our ability to think creatively, to join information, skills, or tools from different disciplines together will become vitally important. As knowledge becomes more easily accessed, that is if we don't know it we type it in and search for it, the skill to identify, collaborate and connect that information will be invaluable. This is where the Arts come in; visual and performing art are brilliant mediums for developing creative, collaborative abilities. In one sense involvement in the Arts is essentially a hands-on course in developing collaborative problem solving skills. Below you will read about the brilliantly funny Middle School Drama production, the standing ovation for the Scotch Youth Voices at Fairbridge and the gastronomic creativity emerging in Food Design. We often think of these as just music, drama, cooking and art. As you will read, they are these, and so much more.

Mr Richard Ledger

Head of Middle School