Today, S6 pupils came to school dressed in pyjamas and onesies to raise money for Children in Need. Throughout the day there were various activities including karaoke, face-painting, guess the number of sweets in the jar and a continuous spinathon. Thank you to all pupils who contributed towards the activities as well as the generous donations. Thank you to the pupils who were involved in the spinathon: Kyle Kidd, Ruaridh McInnes, Melissa McHarg, Jonathan Garden, Catriona Pritchard, Ruth Briggs, Samantha Kime, Chris Brotherton and Cormac O’Hara. Some of the pupils involved in the spinathon also raised money through sponsorship. Thank you to Melissa, Chris, Cormac, Ruardih and Kyle. Kyle managed to raise £140. Well done! Overall, we raised £566.49. An amazing achievement. Well done! Thank you to Mr McLaren for organising the event.
Good luck to Rebecca Allan (S2) who is competing at the British Figure Skating Championships on 26th November 2018. Rebecca is only 1 of 19 girls to qualify out of 176 girl at Basic Novice. Rebecca is currently ranked 10th in Britain at Basic Novice. Good luck!
Congratulations to Kirsty Hogg and Lynn McKenna (S6) who participated in the first round of The Law Society of Scotland’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament where they debated the motion: ‘This house believes Google does more harm than good’ at Woodfarm High School. They were on the opposition side and argued an excellent case about the social, educational, economic and environmental role that Google plays in the modern world. They both spoke excellently in their first senior debate and have advanced to the next round. Well done!
Congratulations to Anna Ghiro (S4) who has gained a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Anna joins the bassoon section as their youngest player, and is really looking forward to performing with them in the UK and USA. Well done Anna!
Congratulations to Heather Lappin (S1) who competed in the Scottish National Championships for judo on Sunday 11th November and won gold in her category making her the new Scottish National Champion.
Williamwood High School is delighted that Jennifer (S1) has been selected to be the Arts Ambassador representing the school. She attends meetings with other our other school ambassador Eilidh (S6) and with other ambassadors from schools throughout East Renfrewshire. She discusses ideas of how to promote Visual Arts in the local authority. The ambassadors will be attending a series of workshops with artists to extend their professional practice in association with Developing the Young Workforce. The ambassadors will be helping to raise awareness about the huge variety of clubs and activities available in the area as well as supporting the school to raise the profile of creativity and careers in the arts.
A new peer support group for aspiring medics is being launched by one of our S5 pupils. Pupils in S6 who are applying for medicine, or pupils in S4 or S5 who are thinking about applying for medicine are invited to the first information meeting on Thursday 15 November at 12.40pm in Science 15. Miss Mortimer is overseeing the group and you can find her in Science 15 if you have any questions.
The art and Design department delighted that Eilidh (S6) has been selected to be the Art and Design Ambassador representing Williamwood High School. She attends meetings with other ambassadors from schools throughout East Renfrewshire to discuss ideas of how to promote the Expressive Arts in the area. The ambassadors will be attending a series of workshops with artists to extend their professional practice in association with Developing the Young Workforce. The ambassadors will be helping to raise awareness about the huge variety of clubs and activities available in the area as well as supporting the Art and Design Department within the school to raise the profile of creativity and careers in the arts.
Congratulations to former pupil Zach Mercer who has gained his first cap for the England national rugby union team. Zach, a current player for Bath in the Aviva Premiership, was brought on as a sub for Tom Curry early in the second half in England’s 12-11 test victory over South Africa. This is a magnificent achievement for Zach and we extend all of our congratulations to him. Well done Zach!