Chess Tournament News!

Yesterday’s final match was tense and lasted for an hour between Matthew (S1) and Cameron (S5).  Matthew had made his way to the final without losing one single game, but he knew that even if he lost to Cameron, he would have a second chance to beat him in a second final next week.  A lot of the chess club members attended to support their friends.  Miss Burns and Miss McDonald were joined by Mr Inglis and Mr Fisher to watch the match.   Congratulations to Cameron who won the match when he won Matthew’s queen.  Next week, the FINAL final game takes place between the same two players to decide who is the top player in Williamwood 2018! More photographs here.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Lauryn Fox (S2) who has won a sponsorship for a year with a London Sportwear Designer called Two Birds London. This has been awarded to her because of her figure skating and also because of her desire to become a sportwear designer in the future. Lauryn will be supplied with £500 worth of training clothes as well as the opportunity to produce her own designs which will be sold on their website.

Rotary Club Young Musician Competition 2018

Congratulations to S6 pupil Campbell Lang who was the runner up at the West of Scotland District Final of the Rotary Club Young Musician competition in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Sunday 18th March.  Campbell now progresses to the Scotland and North of England final on Sunday 22nd April in the RCS.  We wish him good luck in the next round of the competition.

2018 Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Congratulations to S4 pupil Liana Storey who came second in the 2018 Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester last Sunday.  Liana was representing the Junior Conservatoire and had to perform two pieces: Beethoven’s Bagatelle Op. 119 No.5 plus a Beethoven Piano Sonata.  Well done Liana on this outstanding achievement.

Chess Club News!

The second semi-final took place last night in a tense match against Cameron (S5) and Andrew (S4).  These amazing players battled it out in the final last year with Andrew winning the 2017 Williamwood Chess Title, but this time, Cameron’s attacking determination won him the gameJoseph (S5) looked on and using a chess website, analysed each move as it was made! Matthew (S1) watched carefully and even offered some analytical tips at the end of the game – he looks forward to taking on Cameron in the final after the Easter Holidays.

 

Pupil Achievement

Huge congratulations to Yunus (S1), Grace (S1), Annabel (S2) and Cameron (S2) who competed in the UKMT Team Maths Challenge Regional Final on Friday in the University of West of Scotland.  The team came first in the Regional Finals and will now compete in the National TMC Final in London in June, against 87 other teams in the UK.  We wish the team the very best of luck in the Nationals!

CHARITIES WEEK

Last week the S6 Charities Committee organised a number of events to raise funds for some very worthwhile causes.  The S3 assault course on Thursday raised more than £2,000 for Meningitis Now, in memory of Kyle Bremner.  The total amount raised over the course of the week will total over £4,000 which is an amazing achievement.  Thank you to all who generously contributed.

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