Congratulation to our Chess Club

Congratulations to members of the Junior Chess Team for winning the Glasgow Schools Chess Association Junior League.  This is a terrific achievement since it is the first time that the players have entered the league or indeed played together.  During the season, the players have successfully competed against various secondary schools in the Glasgow area, producing decisive victories as well as nail-biting finishes against the clock.  The Junior League shield and medals will be presented to our players soon.

The Intermediate Chess Team has also been competing in their respective league, the Glasgow Schools Chess Association Intermediate League.  There are a number of matches remaining in this league with the last round of matches scheduled for the end of May.  Our players have produced some excellent match play, recently defeating Smithycroft School, and should be commended on the fact that they are often competing against players who are several years older, with this league open to pupils up to S4.

Well done to all our players:

S1 – Aidan Causer, Fraser Clarke, Guy Cowan, Colin Howie, Rory McFadzean and Fraser Scott

S2 – James Howard, Greig McKay and Lawrence Ng

Both teams show great promise for the future and look set to build on their success next year.

The club meets every Thursday at lunchtime.  New members are always welcome.

Team GB

Susan Eglestaff, former pupil of MCHS and member of team GB is coming in to meet with a group of S2 pupils period 1 and 2 on Monday 25th March.

The pupils are involved in the Champions in Schools programme where Susan draws on her experiences to help develop the pupils’ self motivation and confidence.

S1/S2 Enterprise Easter Raffle

The S1/S2 Enterprise group are currently raising money to send a child in Malawi to school for a year. We will be holding an Easter raffle every break and lunchtime until the end of term outside Support for Learning Department. The tickets are priced at 20p per ticket or 50p for a strip of 5 tickets and the prizes are as follows.

1st Prize- A giant Lindt Chocolate Bunny

2nd prize- A box of Thorntons chocolates

3rd prize – An Easter egg.

Tickets can also be purchased from Mrs Bonini in Support for Learning Dept. Please come along and try and win a great prize.

Library Book Group

Miss McEachern is looking for pupils from all year groups to join her Book Group.

‘We will be shadowing the Carnegie Book Award and reading the books nominated for this year’s Award.  So if you love reading, if you like trying new books and authors, if you like meeting up with like-minded pupils to discuss and review these books online and if you want to earn House Points and be considered for Colours – then join Miss McEachern’s Book Group.  We will be holding our first meeting on Thursday 18 April after the holidays’.

So get involved and give your name to Miss McEachern as soon as possible.