Staff and pupils at Calderwood Lodge were delighted to welcome Ken Macintosh MSP to Kabbalat Shabbat last week. Every year Mr Macintosh invites our pupils to enter a Chanukah card competition. The winning cards each year are printed and given out by Mr Macintosh as his official Chanukah cards. Well done to our three prize winners Milla Marco (3rd place winner), Daniel Dotan (2nd place winner) and Gabby Rose (1st place winner). Each of our winners was given a special prize along with some printed versions of their winning entries. Mr Macintosh also left certificates for all pupils involved in this competition. Well done to all pupils involved.
This month members of the Calderwood Lodge School Choir have been busy supporting Chanukah celebrations throughout the community. The choir performed in the whole school Chanukah assembly in front of pupils, parents and member of Westacres Care Home. They were then delighted to perform at the candle lighting ceremony held in school for the Glasgow Community Chanukah Celebration. They performed to over 450 guests, and some of them even managed a selfie with the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. They then visited Jewish care to perform to a delighted group of older members from the community. The children sang a selection of Chanukah songs and then spent time chatting with the group. Many of the members commented on how well the children performed, how smart they looked in their uniforms, and how well they behaved. It was lovely to hear that our visit was the highlight of Chanukah for many of the guests there. Special mention must go to Gabby Rose who had staff and visitors (and school staff) in tears with her wonderful performance of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’. A big well done and thank you to all members of the choir.