Murder on the Orient Express

This week, Miss Camsell recommends ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ a quick paced, dramatic murder mystery classic soon to be released as a major blockbuster all star cast film.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

It’s a great wintry and unpredictable read – a real page turner.

Book of the Month: October

The Woman in Black

by Susan Hill

An excellent spooky read for the month of Halloween… ‘I did not believe in ghosts’.

Few attend Mrs Alice Drablow’s funeral, and not one blood relative amongst them. There are undertakers with shovels, of course, a local official who would rather be anywhere else, and one Mr Arthur Kipps, solicitor from London. He is to spend the night in Eel Marsh House, the place where the old recluse died amidst a sinking swamp, a blinding fog and a baleful mystery about which the townsfolk refuse to speak.

Young Mr Kipps expects a boring evening alone sorting out paperwork and searching for Mrs Drablow’s will. But when the high tide pens him in, what he finds – or rather what finds him – is something else entirely.

 

Link to Hope Shoebox appeal

This year we are sending Christmas gifts to the poorest parts of Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and the Ukraine in conjunction with the charity ‘Link to Hope’. Each form group is responsible for creating at least one shoe box. Please view the attached slides for more information about what you could and should not include in each shoebox and to see more information about the company. Please can form representatives send their form’s shoebox to D22 before Tuesday 7th November. Thank you for your support and kindness!

Ritangle – a national mathematics competition

Ritangle is a maths challenge for students of A level Mathematics, Scottish Highers, or the International Baccalaureate.

Questions, requiring no knowledge of mathematics beyond A level Mathematics, will be released daily for 21 consecutive weekdays during term time.
The final question unlocks an overall answer, based on the solutions to all the questions, then it’s a race to submit the first correct answer!
Students can compete as individuals or in teams.
A trophy and prize will be awarded to this year’s winning team.

Registration starts at 0900 on Monday 2 October.
Preliminary round questions will be released weekly during term time, starting this Monday.
For the main competition, one question will be released daily for 21 consecutive weekdays, the first question being released on 9 November 2017.

Visit integralmaths.org/ritangle for more information.

Good luck to all who enter!

KEVI student makes Scotland Rugby League U19s EC squad

Fergus Simpson in Year 11 played for Scotland Rugby League U19s on Saturday against England Lions rugby league U19s. Fergus performed very well in his first game playing 3 years down. It was a great way for him to celebrate his 16th Birthday and for him to become Scotland’s youngest U19. Fergus will also be going with the squad to the upcoming European Championships in Serbia after Christmas!

Student’s involved in Dragon’s Den business activity

Students of all year groups took part in a “Dragon’s Den” style enterprise activity which involved students developing and presenting their own business ideas and budgets to local businesses. Students are now successfully through to the next stage of the initiative and will work over the next few months to create their own products and hopefully sell these within the local community at forthcoming events.

A huge thanks and well done to all who took part!