From the WCHS Battlefields trip in May 2015, run by Mercat Tours.  Trip goes every two years and is a very moving experience.


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A trip to the "Big Apple" for history, culture, shopping and sight seeing.


The trip, to a watersports centre in France or Spain, runs every second year alternating with the Battlefiels trip. 

Vine Trust

Staff and pupils from the school, together with staff and pupils from the James Young High School visit Peru every two years to work with the Vine Trust.  They help to support the work that the Vine Trust is carrying out with the Girasoles Street Children’s Project.

Art and Design


S1 Art and Design pupils have recently completed their Graphic Design project, which focused on designing a bag covering, as part of the West Lothian wide Schuh competition. Ms Thompson's classes completed their designs by researching a chosen country, creating a range of related sketches and then producing a final design, which was then manipulated using Photoshop. A range of colourful and inventive designs are currently on display in the school foyer, so have a look when you are passing. The successful designers with prizes to be awarded are;

1st – Sophie Seaton

2nd – Juliette Reiter

3rd – Jessica Findlay

Joint 4th – James Kilday and Lauren Mills




Digital World at Dynamic Earth

School Trip Digital

West Calder High's S1 pupils had a blast discovering more about the Digital World at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. Pupils had a go at coding supported by professionals from Skyscanner, and marvelled at the possibility offered by 3D printers and the Hyperloop train. Many were inspired by the range of employers and demonstrations, and some pupils even gave interviews on film sharing their thoughts on the day. An added bonus was a free Rasberry Pi, keyboard and mouse! The pupils had great enthusiasm, positivity, and were a credit to the school. Future careers at Google await?