Ocean Orbit Disability Swimming Lessons

On a Thursday evenings, Neilston leisure centre is running 30 minutes swimming lessons for children with either a physical or learning disability, or a sensory impairment.  The lessons encourage children to move and swim through water with assistance from a qualified teacher.  The cost is£36.40/£21.70 concession for a 7 week block.  Contact Neilston leisure centre for more infomation.

S4 Pupils Presentations

Congratulations to the four S4 pupils who prepared and delivered excellent presentations on the Scottish independence debate at the year group assemblies last week.  The pupils applied themselves fully to the preparation and delivery of their presentations to ensure that all pupils were aware of the key arguments on both sides of the debate.  Aidan, Jay, Rachel and Ross have been recognised for their achievement by receiving a citizenship badge at their year group assembly.  The result of the school independence referendum will be announce at 10.30pm this evening via the school website and twitter.

Recognising Pupil Achievement

Pupils at Williamwood are involved in a wide variety of different activities both within and outwith school.  As a school, we are committed to recognising pupil achievement.  If you have any information regarding a pupil’s achievement, then please complete and submit the achievement form which can be found in the Achievement tab at the top of the website page.

S4 Pupils Organise Independence Referendum

Congratulations to all of the S4 pupils who were involved in the successful organisation of the school independence referendum which took place on Tuesday 16 September.  The S4 pupils created leaflets to distribute to all pupils as well as speaking to year group assemblies.  They organised the polling station and have been counting the votes.  The result will be announced on Friday.  Lynsay, Aidan, Kirsty, Darcy, Jay, Annie, Andrew, Ross, Stephanie, Abbie, Rachel, Andrew and Oliver have fully applied themselves to ensure that this was a successful event.

S5 Pupil at the Commonwealth Games

S5 pupil Euan is a committed lighting designer who has now extended his experience to include being part of the Commonwealth Games.  Euan was involved with communications, audio and lighting for the opening and closing ceremonies at Celtic Park and Hampden in July.   Euan describes the experience as the “best experience of my life” and met several famous people such as Kylie, John Barrowman and Pride.  Euan hopes to fulfil his ambition of attending the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at the end of this academic year to complete a degree in Production Technology and Management.

Hospitality Volunteers

On Thursday 11 September some of our S6 pupils volunteered to serve drinks to over 500 pupils, parents and guests at this year’s Senior Awards Ceremony.  Jack, Jack, Kane, Jacob, Bethany, Rebecca and Amy were all awarded volunteering badges by Mrs Sinclair in recognition of their excellent service during the event.

S4 Pupils Visit London

32 S4 pupils enjoyed three fantastic days in London as part of a trip to see a production of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird.  Each of the pupils who attended the trip will be studying the novel as part of their National 5 course.  This was a wonderful opportunity for pupils to see the text brought to life against the spectacular backdrop of the open air theatre in Regent’s Park.

Pupils also attended a performance of the hit show Wicked and visited the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford.

S1 Science Club

Wednesday 10 September was the first meeting of the S1 Science club.  Our science enthusiasts took on the role of forensic and analytical chemists, examing trace evidence for the presence of metal salts.  Different metals turn the bunsen flame different colours.  The photos show the spectacular results.  S1 Science club continues in Science 10 on Wednesday 17 September when Miss McKenna, Mr Brown and the S6 team will carrying out the Tower of Terror experiments.  All S1 pupils are welcome to attend.  <click> photographs

The Walk

The Walk is a biennial event which is organised by the Science faculty for all pupils in S1 and S2. Pupils will walk five miles through the local area to promote health and wellbeing as well as raising money for school funds. The Walk is supported by teaching staff, senior management, the community police as well as S6 pupils. Pupils will more details in their science classes over the next few weeks and more information can also be found in the letter here.

Senior Awards Ceremony 2014

On Thursday 11 September, senior pupils in S4, S5 and S6 received recognition for their achievements throughout 2013-14. Guest speaker, Richard Walker (editor of the Sunday Herald) opened the ceremony by encouraging pupils to apply themselves fully to their chosen career and to enjoy the job that they pursue. Pupils received awards for endeavour, sports as well as subject attainment in the recent SQA exams. Mr Inglis also congratulated all pupils in their achievements and passed on his good wishes for the next academic session. Full details of the award winners can be found below:

S4 Endeavour Awards
S5 Endeavour Awards
S4 Subject Awards
S5 and S6 Subject Awards
Sports Awards
Special Awards
Photographs

King’s College Cambridge History Competition

King’s College Cambridge are holding their annual history essay competition. This prestigious competition is open to all S5 and S6 pupils, not just those studying or intending to study History. There is a prize of £500 and the winner will be will be invited by the university for a tour of the college and a presentation on the 17  February.  For more information, please contact Mrs Neeson.