You say you want a revolution!

Arbroath High School took part in Food Revolution Day on May 16 with a little help from Jamie Oliver and the Food Foundation.

Through a live video link Jamie brought together children from across the UK to learn about using fresh ingredients and together they made a Rainbow Salad Wrap.

Pupils learned about the nutritional value of each ingredient as it was introduced into the recipe and not only did they enjoy making and eating their wrap but also became part of an international campaign to promote healthy eating among children.

Personal best: Last Thursday four pupils from Arbroath High School, Taylor Smith, Ellie Callon, Emily Burns and Niamh Feighan with their teacher Mrs Hare attended the ‘Be Your Personal Best’ event organised by the Winning Scotland Foundation. The event was held at St Peter the Apostle High School, Glasgow.

There they met Olympic legends Sir Chris Hoy and Katherine Grainger. Among other high-profile Scottish athletes, they also met Gemma Fay, captain of Scotland’s Women’s football team. The girls attended three inspirational workshops which included hockey, fitness and a chance to speak to the athletes.

Consolation Cup: Arbroath High School and Madras College pupils played for the Scottish Tennis Consolation Cup at Arbroath Lawn Tennis Club. It was a close game which almost forced a draw and then a doubles sudden death would have decided the match. However, Madras proved too strong and experienced and in the end Arbroath High School lost eight points to four.

Results. Singles: Drew Moir – lost 0-6, 3-6; Scott Fleming - won 7-6, 6-4; Harris Carnegie - won 6-2, 3-6, 10-2; Josh Crabb - lost 1-6 1-6. Doubles: Harris Carnegie and Josh Crabb – lost 2-6 2-6; Scott Fleming and Drew Moir - lost 6-1, 3-6, 7-10.

Book award: As part of the run up to the Angus Book Awards 2014 shortlisted author Phil Earle was at Arbroath High School.

The author of ‘Heroic’ spoke to pupils about his career path to writing and the people and events which have inspired his work.

Congratulations to pupil Ally Morrison who was runner up in the alternative blurb competition for his entry for ‘The Savages’.