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Charities Week 2013

Calling All Yeargroups

 Charities Week is fast approaching and will begin on the 28th of October and will run until the 1st of November!

Last year we raised over £8500, which was amazing, but this year we want to raise EVEN MORE FOR CHARITY!


If you have any talents and would like to perform at the lunch time shows get an application form from Mr O’Donnell (ROOM F5 MATHS).


Forms must be returned by Thursday 10th of October.


Charities Week – ‘The Fringe’

The time has come to get your thinking caps on about how you can help us raise even more than last year from Charities Week. Whether you want to rival the Great British Bake Off with your cake stall, make something creative to sell or even have an idea for a sports competition we want all your ideas now!

If you have any ideas that you think could help us raise money then come and collect an entry form from Miss Khan in Maths (F10) or Mrs Hamilton in Business Education (D14). These forms then need to be back with us by Thursday 10 October so that we can turn your ideas into reality and raise lots of money for charity!

Jonathan’s epic cycle challenge

Jonathan Hanna, who is in our S6,  is to cycle coast to coast across America in just 30 days.  He hopes to cover an average of 100 miles a day.

He will be joined on his gruelling 2900-mile challenge by dad Gavin.

They will be cycling every day, with just two emergency days in reserve in case of breakdown.

Cycle USA - July 2013

And there is no support crew following behind – Jonathan and Gavin will be carrying all their gear themselves on the bikes.

This includes camping equipment, as they are planning to camp out as much as possible.

They will be raising money for Scottish charity the Vine Trust, which is currently equipping a medical ship to send to Africa.

The epic USA trek starts in Los Angeles before heading through southern California and into Arizona where Jonathan and Gavin will make a 35-mile detour to cycle alongside the Grand Canyon.

Next they’ll cross the desert to Colorado where they will cycle over the Rockies, scaling the highest point in their journey at 10,857ft.

Then it’s down into Kansas and through Tornado Alley before crossing another seven states, including Washington DC. End of the very long road will be Annapolis in Maryland.

Jonathan and his dad have a fundraising target of £5000 and have already raised £2000.

The Vine Trust is equipping its latest medical ship in Greenock, from where it will be sent to Lake Victoria in Tanzania to deliver medical and dental aid to isolated communities.

Click here to follow Jonathan and his dad’s adventure on their blog.

Rock Your Shades

Rock Your Shades is taking place on Friday 21st June 2013. Bring £1 to wear you shades in school all day! There will be a number of stalls and fun things to get involved in during interval and lunch.

Rock Your Shades

There will also be competitions for ‘the most rocking shades’ and a ‘guess the teacher in the shades’!

 The money raised from Rock Your Shades will be donated to Yorkhill Children’s Charity. This will be split between various departments that help thousands of sick children everyday, some of which are our family, friends and fellow pupils. So let’s see Mearns Castle Rock Your Shades!

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.

Former pupil set to release album

Former pupil Moray West is set to release a new vocal album ‘Scotland Boy’  was recorded by Moray and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera a few years ago and is a charity album to raise funds for the Ciaran Pryce Appeal

The album is an eclectic collections of songs and showcases Moray’s outstanding musical talent alongside some of the finest musicians in our country.

Mearns Castle High School is extremely proud of Moray and can’t wait for the albums’s release at the start of April

The album  is availble to pre-order on amazon now – just type in Scotland Boy – Moray West.

Look Back In Laughter

We still have Look Back in Laughter to look forward to.  These two evening shows will take place on Monday 19th  and Tuesday 20th November from 7.30pm until 9.45pm.  They will feature a selection of the acts from the lunchtime shows and tickets will on sale at lunchtime in the Open Area as from tomorrow (Friday).  Tickets are priced £3 each and this includes a drink and a biscuit during the interval.

Please ask your mums and dads and aunties and grannies to come along with you for a really good evening’s entertainment.