Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries Employment Opportunities

Traineeship in Furniture Assembly
RSBi is the manufacturing division of City Building specialising in manufacturing a wide range of products. RSBi are also dedicated to making a difference in the community. If you are aged between 16 and 21, are partially sighted and keen to secure employment within a manufacturing environment, please contact Mr Moffat for more information. 

Degree Sponsorship
City Building is a highly successful and evolving business which has a proven track record of strategic delivery within the commercial marketplace. If you are entering Higher Education in 2014, have a conditional or unconditional offer for university and are studying for a degree that supports our core business, you may be eligible for sponsorship. Degrees that will be considered include Business, Finance, Management, Design, Engineering, Product Design, Construction, Manufacturing, Production, Surveying, Logistics, Marketing and Human Resources. Please contact Mr Moffat for more information.

Eco Group Recycled Greenhouse

The Eco Group are looking for your help. They are still collecting 2 litre plastic bottles which will be used to build a recycled greenhouse in the school eco garden. 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. Please contact Miss McCallum or Mr McKenna if you have any questions or you would like to get involved.

UK Maths Trust Team Challenge

Congratulations to the team who represented Williamwood High School at the regional finals of the UK Maths Trust Team Challenge at the University of the West of Scotland.  Lewis McPhail (S2), Christopher Vettraino (S2), Keir Aitken (S1) and Cameron Griffiths (S1) participated in a variety of individual and team challenges including a crossnumber and relay round.  They achieved 5th place out of 30 teams.  Well Done!

Williamwood’s Got Talent 2014

On Thursday night, ten acts performed in the annual Williamwood’s Got Talent contest. The judges, Mr Getty, Ms Martin, Ms Hutcheson and Mrs Hillhouse were amazed by the high standard of competition which included drummers, gymnasts, singers and a wide variety of other acts. The crowd were also delighted by an appearance from the Malawi group who performed a version of ‘Let’s Get Ready to Rumble’. The show was hosted by Ewan Pringle and Samantha Greenwood (S6) and featured voiceovers from the X Factor’s very own Peter Dickson. First place was awarded to a singer and guitar act, Ruth Cosgrove (S6) and Jamie Miller (S6). Second place was awarded to drummers Tom Potter (S2) and Adam Hunter (S4) with Erin Cox (S2) being awarded third place after performing a rendition of a song by The Script. However, the highlight of the night had to be the ‘return’ of Mr Fitzpatrick and the senior management team as they performed a segment from Riverdance. Choreographed by Ms Simpson (BICT) and envisioned by Mr Henderson (BICT), the piece was performed by a group of teachers that were sadly not the SMT. The S4 production team, Jamie McQueen, Joe Gardner and Euan Odd, ensured that the night was a success. They were also supported by Ross Gunning. This report was written by Joe Gardner (S4).  The show can be viewed here:  http://youtu.be/7xj_Z0UfFgk

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Congratulations to 8 of our 6th year pupils who have successfully completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.  Eilidh Ratcliff, Calum McInnes, Mara Gilchrist, Maaria Hamid, John Coggans, Nicole Brown, Beth Cowey and Catriona Beckett will be presented with their award at a ceremony in Holyrood Palace on Wednesday 3rd June by HRH Prince Edward or one of his representatives.  Pupils are congratulated on this significant achievement.

Malawi Partnerships and Progress

S5 pupils Megan Amner and Shonagh Joice from the Malawi Group travelled to Edinburgh to speak to the Scottish Malawi Partnership’s Youth Conference on Monday March 31st. The girls spoke about why international partnerships are important and why the Williamwood-Ekwendeni partnerhip is important to them. Both girls were widely praised for their contribution to a very worthwhile event which was attended by 160 people from schools all over Scotland.

Williamwood have also established a partnership with the charity Classrooms for Malawi (http://www.classroomsformalawi.org/) who are helping to co-ordinate plans for construction work while the group are in Ekwendeni in June. More information on the work of the charity can be found by watching this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56xEsw-8YTk. Tony Begley travelled to Ekwendeni in February to determine which projects the group should be involved in and his input and experience have proven invaluable. The school looks forward to continuing to develop this partnership in the future.