During the recent Ice Bucket Challenge craze, Mr McKenna, S6 Year Head, was challenged by his pupils to take part. Mr McKenna set a goal to raise £500 for MND Scotland, and within a week, over £550 was kindly donated. As Mr McKenna completed the challenge, in his suit and tie, in front of his year group, he nominated the Pupil Leadership Team and the Head Teacher, Mr Smith, to join in during charities week. They all took part and the pupils witnessed the hilarious soaking of Mr Smith.
On Monday 15/12/14, Ian McWhitter, Head of fundraising at MND Scotland, visited Mearns Castle to thank the pupils for their kind donation and picked up a cheque for £800! This money would fund the care of a patient living with Motor Neurone Disease for almost a year. A huge thanks goes to the pupils and staff at Mearns Castle who participated in the ice bucket challenge and donated to MND Scotland. A special mention should go to Hannah Dodds and Martin Lyttle S6 for organising the event.
On Friday night at Glasgow Ski Centre the 2013 SSSA Dual Slalom Series, were held.
MCHS had two teams entered in the experienced secondary category and all racers skied exceptionally well. This was the last qualifier of the series which has been run at 8 venues right across Scotland including Aberdeen, Aviemore and Edinburgh and engaging more than 500 skiers. MCHS A team won the event and MCHS B team were the runners up.
The A Team – Keri Anderson, Kate Taylor, Zak Vinter and Owen Vinter
The B Team – Scott Miller, Victoria McKinlay, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Scott Wylie
Congratulations to all skiers and good Luck to our A team who will now progress to the Final on Thursday 31st October at Snow Factor Braehead.
Andrew Mullen improved on his performances in last year’s Paralympics by coming back from Montreal with a trio of IPC Swimming worlds medals.
Andrew, who is a former Scottish disability sport athlete of the year, claimed 50m butterfly bronze and silver in the 50m backstroke and 200m medley. As with last year’s Paralympics, Andrew broke personal best times in all his events.