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Heads Up OHS

Heads Up OHS

By Oban High School
Welcome to Heads Up.
A podcast presented by the Head Teacher and the senior pupil leadership team of Oban High School
Together, with invited guests, we’ll discuss local, national and international news and events. Along the way We hope you’ll join us and together we may inspire others to think about what’s going on beyond the school gates and so help our understanding of the wider world we live in.
Pride Month 2022
Megan Day leads a discussion about the history of Pride Month, what LGBTQ stands for; what the different flags represent and what OHS are doing to support our pupils.
July 05, 2022
The Laurinburg Exchange
Murray Hamilton leads a discussion about the benefits of the annual cultural exchange of young people between Oban and Laurinburg.
July 05, 2022
Then and Now: supporting Covid recovery
Pupils discuss what challenges they faced over the last few years and what support they received from school staff: helping them to thrive from their experiences and resilience.
April 29, 2022
Doors v Wheels?
A bit of fun following the topical and crucial debate over whether there are more doors than wheels in the world. Join the debate and give us your views on IG.
March 10, 2022
War in Ukraine
A pupil view of the war in Ukraine: what’s going on? How can we help?
March 06, 2022
One rule to rule them all
Our senior pupils explore the importance of rules and some topical views on the importance of politicians, celebrities and influencers setting a good example
January 16, 2022
Social Media: The good, the bad and the ugly.
Our pupils discuss the different relationships they had with social media during Lockdown; the huge positives of being able to keep in touch with family and friends; the problem around time spent focusing on social media; and the significant harm caused by influencers and fake news.
November 27, 2021
International Book Week: our analysis and appreciation of literature.
Clan Leaders, Kate and Ewan, lead a panel discussion on evaluating whether literature can still be relevant in an age of social media; how literature has brought injustice to light; and they ask, should classic literature be taught in schools? Along the way they explore their own relationships with literature and cover issues such as racism, sexism and feminism across time.
November 19, 2021
Oban - Scotland in one place (City status?)
Oban is bidding to become a city. Listen to our pupils view on this issue and learn all about the application and what they see as the pros and the cons of this bid.
November 06, 2021
COP 26
School Captain’s Hannah and Angus interview senior pupils about their initial reaction to the COP 26 Climate Change Conference and ask: What’s it all about?; What can we do to help?; What are the barriers?; and What’s next for us all?
October 29, 2021
Senior pupils discuss their experiences of the covid assessment model, what to expect in next summer’s exams and sum up what they prefer.
October 06, 2021