CMS bursary competition for Scottish S5 Pupils

Deadline for applications is 30 June 2017

We are writing to you to alert you and your S5 pupils about our CMS bursary competition, which is open to all state school pupils in Scotland, who meet certain financial and academic criteria, and who are hoping to go on to study law at university.

The bursary provides £10,000 over the course of the pupil’s university law degree, plus mentoring and work experience support with our firm.  We hope it will be of interest to any of your pupils who are considering going on to study law at university.

A copy of the Rules for the scheme are at the bottom of this post and pupils can find out more here:

To enter the competition, we ask for a short essay – the competition closes on 30 June 2017, so we hope this message can be shared with your pupils, in order that they might be able to use the next week to prepare their applications.

Rules for the scheme: BROC Bursary rules Scotland



Emma Boffey

Summer Break

Please be advised that school will close for the summer break at 12 noon on Friday, 30th June 2017. School transport has been arranged for this time.


Visit by Deputy Provost Margot Russell

Margot Russell, Deputy Provost and local Labour councillor,  came into school today to meet the winning group from Creative Dalkeith and discuss their vision for the regeneration of Jarnac Court. Margot was overwhelmed by the level of creativity shown by the pupils and provided some insight into the history of Jarnac Court. Margot is hopeful that this idea can be taken forward and will be taken into consideration by the planners when they start to make progress with the development. Margot is excited to see the 3D renders that the pupils created at D2 Architects office last week.

SUSTI 2017 (28 and 29 June)

The trips listed below will be running during SUSTI this year, as we are keen to let pupils who signed up for an activity take part.

However, the normal timetable will run for those who didn’t sign up for anything and ALL pupils are required to be in school and attend their normal classes during those days.
– Robot Rampage
– Brittany
– Horse riding
– Fun, fun, fun
– Expressive arts workshop
– Alton Towers
– Escape the lake
– Paint and prune
– Spa, Cinema, Shopping
– Rock climbing and Kayaking
– London
– Laser combat

PTA Raffle Draw

The PTA raffle draw took place at the PTC meeting on Tuesday 23rd May and the prize winners are listed below. The school office will contact winners and prizes can be collected from the office. Grateful thanks to everyone who contributed prizes and bought and sold tickets on behalf of the PTA. The sum of £750.00 was raised.

£100 cash prize from Just In I.T company – N Kristoffersen
4 ball golf voucher from Newbattle Golf Club – G Brood
10″ 8GB tablet donated by Tesco – Roxburgh family…
Cut and Blow dry from Chapter One Hair Spa – B McCathie
Voucher for the The Paper Mill Lasswade – S Dunlop
4 Fort Douglas Dalkeith County Park Vouchers – H Smith
Voucher from Peaches Eskbank – G Whitlie
Cake voucher from Kareen Sharp Flowerbox Cake – G Chapman
£80 voucher for Three Birds Restaurant/The Educated Flea Restaurant/The Apiary Restaurant – L Tricard
2 hour clean from Broom services – S McMurchie
£20 voucher from Daisy Chain, Newtongrange – L Campbell
Bottle of Scottish Parliament Whisky – R Duncan
£30 voucher for the Justinlees Inn – H Docherty
Bottle of Anna Sui perfume – S Gracie
Morrisons (Dalkeith) chocolate hamper – D Law
Bottle of wine (1) – D Glodek
Bottle of wine (2) – C Tricard
Box of chocolates – L Begley