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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.

Rice ‘r’ Us

We are the S1 and S2 Enterprise Group. We are trying to sell rice to send a child in Malawi to High school. The rice will cost £2.99 and you can come to the support for learning base to buy the rice where Mrs Bonini or Mrs J. Stevenson can help you.

The members of the group will be wearing a “Rice ‘r’ Us” badge so you can give your order to them as well. The rice is white, high quality Kilombero rice grown in Malawi by smallholder farmers and is part of Fair-trade.

So buying the rice will help a child in Malawi go to high school and help Mearns Castle High School achieve fair trade status. Please buy our high quality amazing brilliant fantastic rice. We expect it to be flying of the shelves so get cooking and enjoy! Order today!

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.

Raising Money For Cancer Research

Two of our pupils Fraser  and Victoria  McKinlay  helped their mum Alison to officially hand over a cheque for the wonderful sum of £7770 to Dr Reed at the Beatson, West of Scotland Cancer Centre on Tuesday 2nd October. 

The money was raised from a charity night  which was held at the Renfrew Ferry on Friday 8th June. Fraser and Victoria helped with the planning and organisation of the event and on one of their holidays from school, sold £1430 worth of tickets for the gig and raffle tickets.  

Fraser and Victoria McKinlay and their mum Alison handing the cheque to Dr Reed at the Beatson, West of Scotland Cancer Centre

The money will be used to help purchase a new piece of scanning equiptment which will be used in the planning of radiotherapy treatment.

Well done Fraser and Victoria