S3 Pupils Visit Strathclyde Business School

80 National 5 Business Management pupils visited the University of Strathclyde Business School. The pupils were attending as part of an ongoing project with the Business School where they have been tasked with planning the introduction of a commercially viable app. As part of the final stage, pupils presented their ideas in front of their fellow pupils and were judged by academics at the university. During the visit the pupils also took part in a tour of the campus lead by Strathclyde student ambassadors. All groups have fully applied themselves to the tasks and gave excellent presentations. The winning concept was ‘E-lunch’ which designed by Eden, Emma, Kathryn, Robyn and Moizza. Second place was awarded to the ‘School Virtual Planner’ which was designed by Bilal and Ian and third place was the ‘School Planner’ which was designed by Gurpreet, Rahul, Anas and Steven. We would like to thank the University of Strathclyde for their involvement in this project and look forward to working with them again in the future.

Tickets for Williamwood’s Got Talent 2014 on Sale Now

It’s that time of year again! The popular Williamwood’s Got Talent has returned for 2014. Come and join us on Thursday 3rd of April at 7pm in the Ena Millar Theatre. There will be a variety of fantastic acts to enjoy during the show such as dancing, singing and the highly anticipated staff act! Tickets are £4 and can be purchased in the Street at lunchtimes.  Buy yours early to avoid disappointment!  click for further information

East Renfrewshire Dance Championships

Two teams of S1 and S5 pupils represented Williamwood at the annual East Renfrewshire Dance Championships on Tuesday 25th March.  Both teams displayed their dedication and commitment by applying themselves fully to both training activities and their performance on the night.  Both teams should be commended on their performances and outstanding team spirit. click for more photographs

Eco Group

The Eco Group are collecting 2 litre plastic bottles which will be used to build a greenhouse.  Pupils are asked to support this venture by donating clean, clear plastic bottles which have their labels removed.  Pupils should place the bottles in the collection bins in the street.

S3 Pupil Visit to Manchester

On Saturday 22nd March a group of S3 pupils enjoyed a trip to the Etihad Stadium in Manchester to watch Manchester City versus Fulham. Pupils witnessed some outstanding football, a hat trick and a possible goal of the month by the Manchester City player Yaya Toure. Williamwood High School was also mentioned in the match day program where they welcomed the pupils to the match. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and the final score was Manchester City 5 – Fulham 0. The pupils would like to thank Mr Allan and Mr Sudding for accompanying them on the trip.

Young Musician of the Year Competition

Last Thursday night, Williamwood hosted its annual Young Musician of the Year competition.  The standard this year was extremely high and all pupils should be congratulated on their achievements.  In the Junior category, the runner up was Christopher (S2) who plays the oboe and the winner was Campbell (S2) who won the judges over on bassoon.  In the senior category, the runner up was Lewis (S4) who plays the clarinet and the winner of the senior category, for a second consecutive year, was Richard (S6) who played the saxophone.    A fabulous night was had by all and the judges were extremely complimentary of the standar.  Well done to all pupils who participated.  click for more  <photographs>

Charities week

This year for Charities Week there were many fantastic events which took place from bush tucker trials to a slave auction.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the activities and a total of £2,400 was raised for our three charities:  Classrooms for Malawi; the Betty Cunningham International Fund and Sport Relief.   Thank you to everyone who contributed to a fantastic week of fundraising!  <click> for more photographs

Williamwood Senior Boys Basketball Team

Congratulations to the Senior Boys Basketball team who completed the season on Wednesday 19th March by taking part in the Renfrewshire and East Schools Basketball Cup Final against a strong Gryffe High School team. The final was played at the Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre and is the showpiece game of the local basketball season.  The final finished 78-58 to Gryffe.  However, the Williamwood team should be extremely proud of their efforts throughout the course of the season which has resulted in a Renfrewshire and East Schools Cup runners up place as well as a 3rd place finish in an extremely competitive Renfrewshire and East Schools League.  Overall, the team achieved 10 wins and only 4 losses across the season.  Congratulations to all of the players who represented the school this year.

Pupils Debate Nuclear Energy

A group of S3/S4 pupils welcomed Dr. Bjoern Seitz from Glasgow University.  Dr Seitz spoke to pupils about nuclear physics and described his experiences as a nuclear physicist.  Pupils then improved their debating skills with help from Angeli Mehte and Suzanne Ensom from the English Speaking Union.  Pupils then trialled their new skills debating the benefits of nuclear energy compared to renewable energy.

Malawi Awareness week

Last week was Malawi Awareness Week in the school. Pupils from all years participated to raise money for this very worthwhile cause. The week began with face painting and fake tattoos organised by S1. Tuesday’s events were organised by S2 and consisted of a bake sale. On Wednesday a large map of the African continent was drawn on the floor in The Street and pupils were asked to throw loose change on it. On Thursday, S4 pupils arranged a series of Staff vs. Pupils musical battles. Tom Potter (S2) challenged Mr Getty on the drums and Dylan Jardine (S6) went up against Mr Ralston on the Piano. The conclusion to Malawi Awareness week came from the S5 Malawi Group who raced members of staff in the ridge run. So far, we have raised £1290 from the map activity on Wednesday and we are still counting money from the other activities. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped to make the week such a big success.

BBC World Service Visit Williamwood High School

On Wednesday 12th March , the BBC World Service Radio team visited the school to talk to senior pupils from Williamwood High School about their views on Scottish Independence. Anna (S6) and Stephanie (S6) represented the ‘Yes Campaign’ and Vivek (S6) and Jamie (S4) put forward the views of the ‘Better Together’ campaign. The team recorded a short debate between the pupils which was aired on Thursday 13th March. This can also be viewed on the BBC iplayer as well as on the BBC World Service website.

Glasgow Music Festival Success

This year has been very successful for the music department. Every ensemble and group entered into competition has won their class. Congratulations to the Senior Vocal Ensemble directed by Mrs Dippie; the String Orchestra directed by Mr Doherty; the Senior Concert Band directed by Mrs Brodie and conducted by Richard Scholfield S6; the Williamwood Trio and the Wind Octet which were both directed by Mrs Roberts. Congratulations to both pupils and staff involved in this success.