Glasgow based milliner, Paula Cooper, has been working with S4-S6 Art and Design students. The students have been designing their own hats based on a variety of different themes from insects, sea life, rainforest and natural form. Students thoroughly enjoyed the project and learnt a vast amount about millinery and the design process.
The hats will be worn at the school’s fashion show which will take place on 14 May 2014 in M&Co Ayr. More information about the fashion show will be issued nearer the time.
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Mrs Allen would like to thank all staff and pupils for supporting the 4 teams of S2 girls who took part in the Micro Tyco Challenge during the month of February. From nail painting to guess the number of sweeties in the jar to chocolate covered fruit and so much more, the girls managed to raise £169.79 from their £4 seed capital. Thanks also to the Young Enterprise girls for being fantastic mentors and to Darrin McDowall from The Referral Exchange for providing business guidance throughout.
SCHOLAR – Online Learning Materials
We would like to draw your attention to this FREE resource which is designed to enhance pupils’ learning and raise pupil attainment. SCHOLAR provides a variety of learning resources for many of the courses that pupils are currently following. These materials will help pupils study and revise, they can be accessed at home, in school or on the go, and are available 24/7. Here is a link to a helpful leaflet for parents.
If you wish to learn more about SCHOLAR , you can access the SCHOLAR site directly by going to www.scholar.hw.ac.uk and click on the Scotland Tab. For access as a parent, please contact Brenda Laidlaw at B.Laidlaw@hw.ac.uk who will provide you with a parent login and password.
SCHOLAR materials are most appropriate for pupils studying courses at Intermediate 1 and 2 Mathematics, National 5 Mathematics and Modern Languages, Higher and Advanced Higher Courses in a wide variety of STEM, Business and Language subjects. It may be helpful for parents to familiarise themselves with this useful resource to assist and encourage as their child prepares for their up and coming examinations.
SCHOLAR also provides online homework sessions in a variety of subjects; more information can be found at: http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Scotland/Resources/Live_Online_Sessions/
All pupils in years 4, 5 and 6 who are following SCHOLAR supported courses have been allocated a password to enable them to make use of SCHOLAR.
On Friday 21 February, 4 senior girls attended a meeting with Alan Ward and Ian Burgoyne at East Ayrshire Council Headquarters to pitch their Young Enterprise board game “Monsieur Soleil”. Kirsty McCormick, Halle Fitzsimmons, Naomi Allan and Paige McMahon accompanied Mrs Allen to the meeting. The pitch was a great success and the girls have now been given lots to think about over the next few weeks. Watch this space for more details of this exciting product.
Glasgow School of Art student, Stefano Pia, will be coming to work with students in the Art and Design department. Stefano is a Sculpture student who will be giving a presentation on his work, life as an Art student and also delivering a series of Sculpture workshops to a variety of different year groups. Both students and staff are looking forward to working with him.