Williamwood Netball – Senior

On Monday 4th March, the Open ‘B’ netball team travelled north to take on Kilgraston School in the quarter finals of the Schools Competition, silver section. After a difficult first quarter that saw the girls trailing by eight goals, the girls found an extra gear and the match remained tight throughout. After sixty minutes of netball, the scores were tied and we entered ten minutes of extra time. The girls snatched the victory 51-50 in the final seconds of the match. It was a tremendous effort from the girls and was a true team effort. We now look forward to a semi-final against Langholm Academy or St Ninian’s High School during week beginning 11th March. Congratulations girls, the school are very proud of you.

Pupil Achievements

Congratulations to the following pupils who represented Williamwood at the Scottish Schools’ Cross-Country Championships on Saturday 2 March in South Queensferry:

Craig Shennan – S1

Kiara Meiklejohn – S2

Mia McBain – S2

Phoebe McBain – S2

Abby Thomson – S3

Anisha Wilkie – S3

Ross O’Brien – S3

Lynne McKenna – S6

Charlotte McKenna – S6

Particular congratulations to Craig (6th), Abby (14th), Lynne (3rd) and Charlotte (6th) for finishing in the top twenty in their respective races.  Well done!

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019: Skills for the Future

Apprenticeships and work-based learning are providing the skills needed for a successful Scotland. This week is Scottish Apprenticeship week, with the theme ‘Skills for the Future’, recognising the importance of investing in our workforce. With activities and events across the country, Williamwood are hosting a ‘Ask an Apprentice’ event at lunchtime on Friday 8 March where pupils are invited to come along to The Street to speak to two apprentices from different fields across British Telecom (BT).
If you are interested in finding out more about the apprenticeship route, be it a Modern Apprenticeship, Foundation Apprenticeship or Graduate Apprenticeship speak to your pupil support teacher to make an appointment with our SDS careers advisors or speak to Miss Mortimer for.

Visit www.apprenticeships.scot for more information and to search all vacancies.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to S5 pupil Ewan Millar who was runner-up at the West of Scotland round of the Rotary Young Musician competition yesterday in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.   Ewan performed on both xylophone and vibraphone in the competition and he now proceeds to the Scottish, North of England and Northern Ireland final which is on 17th March.  We wish Ewan all the best.

Apprenticeship Opportunity

There is an opportunity for a pupil aged 16-18 years old who is interesed in hairdressing.  This is a full time apprenticeship opportunity and is based in a salon in Newton Mearns.  Pupils do not require any experience as full training will be provided and there will also be college day release.  If you are interested in this then please contact the salon on 0141 639 3772.