WORLD SCOUTS JAMBOREE 2019, NORTH AMERICA

A group of pupils are running a “Locker Raffle” from Tuesday 5 June until Friday 16 June to raise funds for their World Scouts Jamboree.  Pupils who would like to enter can buy a ticket for £1 in The Street each interval and lunchtime to win a school locker full of sweets, biscuits, crisps and drinks.  The draw for the lucky winner will take place at lunchtime on Friday 16 June.  Please see Mr Madden if you need more information.

ERC DYW Bloodhound Event

A group of six S2 pupils attended the Bloodhound SSC Challenge at Barrhead High School this morning. Their task was to design a rocket to compete in a race against five other East Renfrewshire schools. The team worked hard all morning to create their amazing design, which managed to reach an impressive 47mph!

Sports Day

Well done to all pupils and staff who participated in our annual Sports Day last week.  The quality was high and many pupils achieved personal bests in their chosen field.  Congratulations to the following overall winners:

S1 Boys                                                               S1 Girls

1st Cameron Deverill                                         1st  Imogen Robinson

2nd Daniel Langford                                           2nd Skye Moulson

3rd Johnnie Carrick                                            3rd  Rebecca Allan

S2 Boys                                                                S2 Girls

1st Michael Foley                                               1st Anisha Wilke

2nd Ross O’Brien                                                2nd Niamh Smith

3rd Glasgow McKenzie                                      3rd Abby Thomson/Lucy Elliot

S3 Boys                                                               S3 Girls

1st Scott McMillan                                            1st Rebekah Black

2nd Robbie Currie                                              2nd Olivia Pickford

3rd Calum Stewardson                                      3rd Katy Wilson

Chess Tournament comes to an end!

Amazing final game in the chess tournament on Wednesday 25 April after school,  as Matthew(S1) took on Cameron(S5) again.  Both boys were more laid back and relaxed at the beginning of the game this time but within minutes the atmosphere was tense and exciting as the game kicked off. Queens were lost quickly and the concentration never broke throughout the 90minute game. Well done to both boys for a fantastic match and congratulations to our 2018 winner – Cameron.  The prize winners will receive various awards during a chess club night in May – date to be announced soon.

Malawi Fundraising

Zikomo Kwambiri! Thank you very much to everyone who has supported the Williamwood Malawi Partnership in our fundraising efforts this year. We have raised well over our £30,000 target which will allow us to fund the construction of three new classrooms at Ekwendeni Primary School and, most importantly, help to improve the education of the pupils.   A group of 36 fifth year pupils and 4 members of staff travel to Malawi in June and will work alongside local builders to help with the building project.   All of our work is completed in partnership with Classrooms for Malawi and together we believe that education is the only sustainable route out of poverty.   The 2019 Malawi team has recently been formed and will continue to raise money to provide a better education for children in Malawi and your continued support is greatly appreciated.  You can follow our fundraising efforts via the school website or via our Twitter account @WWHSMalawi.

Young Singer of the Year

On Thursday 8th February, the Music department’s annual Young Singer of the Year event took place.  A large number of parents, friends, pupils and staff turned out to listen to our finalists performing a wide range of pop hits and Broadway classics. Our judges, Christine Badger and Lynne Fyfe, were thoroughly impressed by the high standard of all performers, and ultimately decided on the following champions:

Junior (S1-S3)
1st Place: Ellie S3

Senior (S4-S6)
1st: Eilidh S5

Rising Star
Holly S1