Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to all pupils who participated in the Renfrewshire Schools Trialthlon Championships.  Congratulations to Struan (S4) who achieved Gold in the S3/S4 boys; Zoe (S4) who achieved silver in S3/S4 girls and Hannah (S4) who achieved bronze in S3/S5 girls.  Well done!

Young Scot Sandy Watson Memorial Fund

A group of young people assisted by Culture and Leisure Trust staff have secured funding from the Young Scot Sandy Watson Memorial Fund to deliver 5 monthly de-stressing sessions on a Sunday afternoon 12pm – 5pm, one in May and 2 each in August and November. These will be open to all S1 – S6 pupils. The session will primarily be a study session with break out space with snacks provided to chill out and chat etc. They will also be professionals delivering a session on one of the following: arts therapy; music therapy; aromatherapy; cake decorating; mindfulness.  More information can be viewed here.

Past Pupil Success

Congratulations to past pupil Richard Scholfield on winning the prestigious Governor’s Prize for Woodwind last week at the RCS.  This distinguished competition is awarded to the best woodwind performer studying at the RCS.    Richard is in the final year of his BMus degree studying saxophone.

Pupil Achievement

After judging several senior compositions, Matthew Whiteside awarded Liam Robertson (S5) the Williamwood Young Composer 2018 title. Congratulations to Liam.  Congratulations also to Chris Vettraino (S6) who came in a very close second place.  Well done!

Educating Engineering Scheme Team

Congratulations to the budding engineers of Williamwood High School’s Educating Engineering Scheme Team who, yesterday, won the Pupils’ Choice Award for best Project at the prestigious EDT Scottish Finals. The team is made up of S5 pupils: Cameron, Ruaridh, Finlay, Ciara, Kerry and Madelaine and they have spent the last six months working with SPX-Flow (Clyde Union Pumps) on a solution to prevent catastrophic failure in an oil-rig pump. The team’s successful design will in the next few weeks be shipped out to the Arabian Gulf to be installed on an oil platform for testing.  The team would like to thank the Engineering Development Trust (Scotland), the engineers at SPX-Flow who mentored them throughout the project, and Mr Honeyman, Mr McLaren and Miss Elliott for all their help and support.

S6 Leavers Video

This year, Mrs Raeburn’s S6 year group created their video based on High School Musical to mark the end of their time at Williamwood High School.  They felt that this was a fitting way to end their 6 years at Williamwood.  The video can be viewed here.   We hope that you enjoy!

S6 Graduation

On Thursday 26 April, Williamwood held its annual Graduation Ceremony for the S6 class of 2018. The evening began with Connor (S4) piping in the graduates.  There was then an introduction from Mr Inglis (headteacher) and a motivational speech by Andy Carr.  Andy is an ex- pupil of Williamwood High School who is a part of the band GUN.  GUN are the only Scottish band to win an MTV European Music Award as well as travelling extensively around Europe and the U.K.  Andy also has a passion for fitness and sports, working at the “Shed Bootcamp” as well as running a small personal training group.  . Musical interludes were provided throughout the evening by Brittany , Erin and Morven ; Eilidh , Christopher and Campbell as well as the S6 Advanced Higher Group.  The evening concluded with valedictory speeches from Head Boy and Head Girl, Eilidh and Christopher , the S6 depute headteacher, Mrs Raeburn and a vote of thanks from Bronagh .  This year’s S6 video is based on High School Musical and stars the S6 class of 2018 as well as various staff members and finished the evening in a entertaining and emotional way. Congratulations to all of the S6 pupils graduating. The evening was well attended by over 900 people. Special thanks to Andy Carr for his attendance and inspirational words and the PTA who generously funded the hospitality at the end of the evening.  This year’s video can be viewed here.
A copy of the programme can be viewed here.  More photos can be viewed here.

 

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to our Charities Committee who raised £541.88 for Islamic Relief’s Charity Week Appeal.  This was the most raised by any school in Scotland for the charity which is an amazing achievement.  Nabeel Ghaffar (Community Fundraising Officer) presented the group with a certificate to recognise this generous donation.  Adam, Aiman, Gurmunpreet and Humza (all S6) accepted the certificate on behalf of the group.