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Social Subjects updates

Updated: Mar 22

Charity Football Match: S6 Vs Staff

After much discussion from the staff and S6 pupils a charity match was arranged by the Charities Committee and Mr Shaw. The all-star line-up included many familiar staff faces in a highly uncompetitive match. Despite a very unflattering score the match met its main which raised over £400 towards the DEC earthquake appeal and Maggie’s Cancer centres both incredibly worthy causes. A massive thank you to all of the staff and pupils who helped to support this great event. The staff team in already in training for next year


Visit to DHS: Shirley-Anne Somerville

The Modern Studies Department is incredibly grateful to the school’s constituency MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville for coming in to speak to all of our National 5 Modern Studies, Higher Modern Studies and Politics pupils. Her insights in to the role of an MSP helped pupils preparing to answers question in upcoming assessments.


Take What You Need Boxes

As part of our drive to support pupils and families with the current financial climate the school has now rolled out “Take What you Need Boxes.”. These boxes are located in various signposted classrooms and spaces around the school. They contain every day essentials such as toiletries, face cloths, toothbrushes, hairbrushes. A massive thank you to the school community and staff who have helped to support this


Breakfast Club

During the course of this term the school was incredibly lucky to have the Stephens Bakery Foundation offer funding and financially support our daily breakfast club. We are incredibly grateful to Stephens for supporting our Breakfast Club. We have a number of activities pupils can undertake in the mornings before school, martial arts, gym sessions, running and many more.


6 Nations: Italy vs Scotland

Thanks to some very quick emailing from Miss Hunter the school was able to secure tickets to the final game of this years Six Nations at Murrayfield. Mr Forbes and Mr Argo took all of the pupils to the game it was an early start but a great game! All pupils behaved very well


BBC Debate Night: Glenrothes

Mr Forbes and five senior pupil attended BBC Scotland’s Debate Night in Glenrothes. The pupils had the opportunity to hear from politicians across the political spectrum and to engage in the warm up debate before filming took part.


S4 History Trip to Edinburgh

Just before the end of last term some of our S4 History pupils took a trip over to Edinburgh to visit the National Museum of Scotland. A wonderful space to explore and great opportunity to visit a very historic city!


Holocaust Memorial Day

This year the school was incredibly lucky to have two senior pupils Danny and Eva undertake the Holocaust Education Trust trip to Auschwitz. Both pupils represented the school incredibly well in all of the training. They presented a project to a mix of S5 and S6 pupils on Holocaust Memorial Day prior to the pupils hearing from Ruth Posner a holocaust survivor.

After both presentations S4, S5 and S6 pupils made a pledge based on the topics discussed.


International Day of Happiness

On March 20th the Social Subjects and RMPS faculty helped to lead a celebration of International Day of Happiness. Each S1 and S2 pupil had the opportunity to create and celebrate happiness. This culminated in some very creative thank you cards distributed at home and in school. More can be seen on our twitter page @DHScitizenship.


First Aid Elective: S1 CPR Training

S1 pupils have now completed the CPR: Call, Push, Rescue training programme, facilitated by senior pupils in the First Aid Elective. This is a British Heart Foundation programme and pupils have now received their certificate to authenticate their training.

Senior pupils did a fantastic job and trained 210 pupils between November and March. We are delighted to have CPR training running again at Dunfermline High!


International Women’s Day 2023

The campaign for International Women's Day 2023 is Embrace Equity.

It highlights the fact that equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must have, and a focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA.

The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.

This International Women’s Day staff and pupils at DHS took time to consider their role in Embracing Equity and commit to a pledge to help push forward the process of equity in order that we can reach equality.


John Muir Award

Well done to our S1 DAS pupils for making this amazing video on the life of John Muir


Mission Christmas

As a school this year we have been taking part in Mission Christmas to help support children across Fife and Dunfermline. Ensuring that every child wakes up to a present on Christmas Day. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the school community. A final total will be posted on our twitter.


National Book Week

In Social Subjects we love getting involved in whole school events. Our friends in English did an amazing job celebrating National Book Week and we didn’t want to miss out suggesting some of our favourite books in B-Wing.