Congratulations to the S3 STEM club who entered their Rampaging Chariots Titan and Man Shed: Reborn in the Leonardo robotics completion on Saturday. The teams competed in several challenges including an assault course, sumo and football. The team independently constructed their robots throughout the year and performed exceptionally well against the other 78 teams from throughout Scotland. They won the sumo knock-out competition and registering a very fast time in the assault course. Congratulations to Elias, Rowan, Oliver, Mahdiya and James for all their hard work and to Kenneth Maxted, the schools STEM ambassador, for his assistance.
Congratulations to the under 13s boys’ tennis team who finished runners-up in LTA team tennis competition. Williamwood were playing Merchisten Castle for a place in the UK North division final following their success in the group stages. The team played extremely well with four singles and two doubles matches being played. Following the singles match, it was two wins each leaving it to the doubles matches. Excellent quality tennis was on show throughout; however, Williamwood narrowly lost the doubles matches. It was a commendable performance and exceptional run in the first year of competing. Well done to Thomas, Craig, Keir and Owen.
Well done to the twelve S2/S3 pupils who recently participated in the Inter-School Code Breaking Competition at Mearns Castle High School. Our three teams placed 4th/5th and 6th out of 20 positions. Some of our winning team from 2017 were participating and are photographed with the engraved winners shield from last year. Well done! More photos can be viewed here.
Congratulations to the pupils involved in writing and selling the Williamwood High School Game Review Magazine. Pupils raised £35 for the food bank and the money was used to buy and donate a trolley full of food to the Trussell Trust food bank this week. Well done!
Congratulations to all S6 pupils who participated in the selection process for deputes in the Committee of Management. Approximately 100 pupils applied. The results of last week’s voting and yesterday’s mini assessment centre have been combined.
Well done to all pupils who participated. Pupils who have been unsuccessful and wish to be a prefect, will be asked to sign up to a committee on their return to school in August.
Congratulations to the new deputes:
S6 pupils are invited to apply to go on the school trip to Malawi in June 2019. The trip, which will involve pupils in S5 and S6, will take place in June 2019 and cost is estimated to be approximately £2500. Whilst details are not yet confirmed, the trip will aim to include some construction work at Ekwendeni Primary School as well as a range of community activities. Any interested pupils should collect a letter from Mr McKenna or you can email via the schoolmail account to notify him of your interest. No payment is required at this stage. More photographs here.
SAAS are an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government who provide financial support, administer the Higher Education free tuition system and provide advice and information to eligible students undertaking a course of higher education. For some pupils and their wider support network, an awareness around the financial impact and opportunities of further study can influence post school choices. More information about SAAS can be found here.
A copy of the presentation delivered by Mrs Raeburn and Mr Inglis at the P7 Induction Evenings can be found here.
A group of S4 Hospitality pupils attended a Hospitality Takeover event at West College Scotland in Paisley on Wednesday and spent the morning completing three hospitality challenges. For the first task pupils made chocolate run-outs to decorate cupcakes, for the second task pupils were given a taste of events management and were asked to organise and cost a prom for 100 guests and for the final challenge pupils made ice cream sundaes with fresh coulis, brûléed meringue and coated hazelnuts in chocolate. The visit gave pupils a flavour of some of the vocational courses on offer in S5 and S6 to develop skills for work. More photos can be viewed here.
Congratulations to the S1 and S2 Team Maths Challenge team who competed in the National Finals in London on Monday. This is the first time Williamwood has progressed to the National Final. The standard of this competition is extremely high and it was great to be part of such a prestigious event. This team was put together by Miss Farrell before the Regional Final in March and the pupils have worked alongside Miss Farrell and Mrs McHardy in preparation for the National Final. Grace, Yunus, Cameron and Annabel were dedicated and as a result, came in the top 4% of schools in the UK. Well done and we look forward to competing again next year.
Two S2 pupils were given a taster of what life is like at Real Madrid’s training ground, as four coaches from the Spanish giants undertook a master-class at the impressive Ravenscraig Sport Centre this week. Lucky enough to be chosen at random, Jamie and Alastair were put through their paces with pupils from all over Scotland and both boys impressed with their attitude and ability. A huge thanks to Inspiresport and the SSFA for their organisation of what was a very successful event.
All new S6 pupils running for depute should check the time of their mini assessment centre session on the S6 café noticeboard. The mini assessment centre takes place in the library on Monday 25th June. Pupils must arrive on time.
Eleven S3 pupils are planning to climb Ben Nevis in June as a fundraiser in memory of their close friend, Kyle Bremner, who tragically passed away in December 2017. The boys wanted to do something fun to remember Kyle and to raise funds in honour of the fundraising that Kyle undertook. The boys have been training hard and have already completed a number of practise climbs on some Munros before they tackle Britain’s highest mountain in June 2018. The boys are being supported by their dads who will accompany them on the climb and they are raising money for Meningitis Now.
All sponsorship would be greatly appreciated and can be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kyle-nevis
The S3 pupils have created their Just Giving page with the following information:
“On the 5th of December 2017 our friend Kyle Bremner tragically passed away due to a rare form of meningitis.
To remember Kyle and raise some money for the charity Meningitis Now, we have decided to climb the famous Scottish Mountain Ben Nevis on the 23rd of June this year. Kyle went through so much, after his mum died of cancer in 2015, but kept his head held high and a smile on his face. He was an inspiration to us all and will never be forgotten. Any donations are massively appreciated.
Congratulations to ex-pupil Lauren Amner who won two gold medals at the Scottish Championships and has now been selected for the Scotland squad for the International Regatta in Cork at the end of July.