Our first preacher for the new school year was Hugh Ouston, the Warden of Glenalmond College. With four of last year’s leavers making their own fresh starts at Glenalmond, Mr Ouston talked to us about the opening chapter of Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee and described to us what it felt to be like a three year old, lifted from a carrier’s cart and planted down into an overgrown garden that appeared like a jungle with “knife-edged wicked green grass thick as a forest” and “grasshoppers that chirped and chattered and leapt through the air like monkeys”. Lots of us are facing being new this term, and facing new challenges......
What happened to three year old Laurie? He burst into tears as “alone in a world whose behaviour I could neither predict nor fathom…the sun hit me smartly on the face like a bully”. He was quickly scooped up by attentive older sisters and comforted with blackcurrants. Whatever the fear of the unknown this year and going forward, I hope that you will find plenty of older brothers and sisters at hand.
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We can’t welcome you to our grounds right now, but we can offer you a virtual tour and we can answer questions via email or telephone. We especially like to chat face-to-face on a video call.
We have places available for 2021 entry in most year groups.
For now, we hope that this video, presented by our Headmaster, Mr Rob Taylor, will give you a flavour of what life is like here at Cargilfield. Our website and social media channels are kept up to date and hold a wealth of information about our school.
Our Registrar, Fiona Craig is available to contact via email: [email protected] and she will be happy to help you. Thank you