Bicentenary Whole School Photo
On Monday 5 September, the entire Dollar Academy school community gathered together on the front lawn for the traditional Whole School Photo. Though the previous photo was only taken two years ago (they are usually taken every four years), the Bicentenary Celebration was reason enough to bring the event forward two years.
Over 1200 pupils, plus countless more staff and support staff, found their places on the (rather lofty) set of risers. The entire loading of the risers and framing of the shot took remarkably little time, and pupils and staff were away for lunch in good time. A bank of clouds over the Ochils threatened, but the grey day remained dry, offering fine light conditions for the photographers. The event was marked by the tremendous patience of everyone in the Dollar community, by stolen moments of conversation during what should have been lesson time, by laughter and smiles and shouts of, 'If you can't see the camera....THE CAMERA CAN'T SEE YOU!'. As always, the Whole School Photo was a day to remember. Thanks to all those who contributed to the monumental task of organising this remarkable feat and to the photographers, Gillman and Soame, who always produce an expansive panorama of Dollar faces for all those fortunate enough to be a part of the Dollar Academy school community to cherish in years to come.