We continue through May with our Team Vortex F1 in Schools program working their way through a line of cars in the car park raising funds and awareness. Details and pictures next week. For now some key points below;

S1 Parents’ Eve 25th May, IN PERSON – We welcome our S1 Parents for an update on how their child is progressing across their learning and well-being. Key info will be coming from Mr Stewart / School Office in due course.

May Activities – Some of our young people are not involved in exam assessments or they have completed their exam assessments depending on their subjects. We have some opportunities linked to the world of work for them to explore. If interested see Mr Stewart asap. Venues to be confirmed;

-Tuesday  16th May – Henderson Loggie – 10.30-11.30 – Interview Skills Workshop

-Wednesday 17th May:   10.30-11.30   – Edinburgh College Special FX Makeup Artistry

-Thursday 18th May 10.30 – 11.30 – Tilbury Construction  

-Tuesday 23rd May – 10.30 – 12.30 – TSB – Money Sense – Fraud Finders: 

-Thursday 25th May – RAF   10.30 – 12.30 – Humanitarian Aid Exercise

A Leither who may be of interest – We were made aware of a Scottish soldier from Edinburgh, Thomas Keith (c. 1793 – 1815) who became a governor of Medina. It seems like Thomas went to Leith Academy and was an apprentice to a watch maker in Edinburgh before joining the army. There is some information about him on…..

Wikipedia page: Thomas Keith (soldier) – Wikipedia

And two YouTube videos I found:

(1) How a British Soldier Became Governor of Madinah – YouTube

Thomas Keith is the subject of the novel Blood and Sand (1987) by Rosemary Sutcliff. (Thomas Keith (Ibrahim Agha) – The Scottish Governor of Medina | Ruz-e-Alast (ruzealast.com)

Have a good weekend from all at Leith Academy.

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