On Wednesday, September 25, and Thursday, October 3, Intermediate 2 and Higher Geography students from Monifieth High School travelled to St Cyrus and Carlingheugh Bay with geography teachers Mrs Boyne, Mrs McConnell and Mr Gall.
While there, the group worked hard to investigate the spectacular features that have resulted from coastal erosion and deposition.
This trip was to allow pupils a closer look at features they study within their geography course at school.
In addition, the students conducted field work experiments on the sand dune ecosystems and participated in a lecture on land management and conservation by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
Despite the changeable weather, the pupils worked well and the trip was enjoyed by all involved.
BLOOD DONORS: Every year, pupils from Monifieth High School show their caring side by joining the blood donors register and donating blood for the first time. This year was no exception.
On Friday, September 27, 19 pupils went to the Ninewells Blood Donor Clinic, accompanied by PC and S teacher, Mr Burns.
The group was picked up by the minibus in the morning and was taken up to the Blood Donors’ Clinic where the young people were assessed by the staff and the benefits of becoming a blood donor were made clear to them.
For all the young people involved, this was their first donation and the staff at Ninewells were delighted by their maturity and by the sheer number of young people willing to donate their blood to help save the lives of others.
JUNIOR HOCKEY: Monifieth High School prides itself on having many extracurricular sporting activities for its pupils.
They can take part in swimming, table tennis and football among others which are on offer every day at lunchtime or after school.
However, over recent years a core has formed around the hockey teams within school. The S1-S3 junior team has recently played in its first round of games and many budding youngsters attend a session on Wednesday lunchtime. They currently sit fifth in a table of eight teams which include Dundee schools such as Baldragon Academy and Craigie High School.
Having finished second in the Dundee Active Schools League last year, the team will hope to build upon a great year and hope this time around, for an even more successful one. By Chris Harris.