S3 Broad General Education Certificate of Achievement

Congratulations to all S3 pupils who received a certificate of achievement today to celebrate the end of their Broad General Education and the junior phase of their education at Willamwood High School. Mr Inglis congratulated the outstanding achievements of the S3 pupils before the Chaplain, Iain McCallum, spoke about the significance of friendships and moving on to new challenges in life. Principal Teachers of Pupil Support also congratulated the pupils on their achievements and Mr Fisher issued each S3 pupil with their certificate which details some of their achievements to date. The awards ceremony was a great success and all pupils should be proud of their achievements to date.  Photographs from today’s ceremony can be viewed here. <click>

Collection for Malawi

A group of 30 S5 pupils and 5 adults are travelling to Malawi on the 10th June 2014. The group are collecting a variety of goods to be transported and distributed to the people of Ekwendeni and are looking for your support. Any help that you are able to provide would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to take a range of items that will be useful to the people of Ekwendeni such as exercise books, notepads, pencils, crayons, erasers, rulers, sharpeners, pencil cases, towels, flip flops/sandals, small balls, toothbrushes, spoons, cups/bowls, medical supplies etc… Any items you would like to donate should be left at the school office with a note for the attention of ‘Mr McKenna/Malawi’.

Higher Dance Showcase

The Higher Dance showcase will be held on Thursday 5th June at 7pm in the Dance and Drama studios. The Higher dancers will present their examination dances in Contemporary and Jazz, as well as presenting their own pieces of choreography which they devised for their exam. This will be an exciting show and a great opportunity to see the dance talent Williamwood has to offer as well as learning more about the demands of the course. Tickets are priced at £3 and are now on sale in the Performing Arts base.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award is aimed at pupils aged 15 to 18 years old who are physically fit, enjoy sports such as rock climbing, hill walking, cross country running, canoeing, mountain biking as well as team building events. It is an opportunity for pupils to improve their leadership skills by attending the Auchengillan Outdoor Camp to experience a wide variety of activities and sports. Any pupil interested should submit their name to Mrs Cheyne. Further information can also be found at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdC4NpzIbZA

Standard of School Uniform

The standard of school uniform at Williamwood High School is very good. Uniform is an important aspect of the positive ethos within the school. All pupils in S1-S3 were today reminded of the standard of school uniform which is expected. Your ongoing support with this matter is greatly appreciated. Additional information about the standard of uniform can be found on this website as well as a link to the Dressing for Excellence leaflet.

S2 Visit to the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde

On Wednesday 30th April, a group of eleven S2 pupils visited the University of Strathclyde’s Biomedical Engineering department and the National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics accompanied by Mr Sudding and Miss McKenna. In the morning, we toured the department of Biomedical Engineering and completed various activities. One of these activities was to locate different points on a knee joint using brand new imaging technology which would be done before knee surgery. At the end we were shown the 3D image of the knee we had created. We visited a research room with twelve infrared cameras at several points which was used to create animations of body movements. In the afternoon, we visited the National Centre of Prosthetics and Orthotics. We were given a guided tour of the centre and had the opportunity to see some of the prosthetic and orthotic models that the students were currently working on. We also got the opportunity to control a prosthetic hand by placing sensors on our arm and tensing our muscles. We had to pick up stress balls, pencils and at the end a packet of sweets using the prosthetic hand. Everyone enjoyed the day and found it very interesting. More photographs can be viewed here. This article was written by Emma and Erin.