We would like to wish all pupils, parents/carers and staff a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. School closes for the holidays at 2.30pm on Friday 20th December and re-opens on Monday 6th January at the normal time.
The recent STEM day attended by 50 second year pupils took place on Friday 13th December and was organised by Miss Gallagher, PT Design and Technology. The theme of the STEM day was a design and engineering task linked to the BP Ultimate Stem Challenge –https://bpes.bp.com/ultimate-stem-challenge
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) days provide short introductory sessions for S2 students to enhance their understanding of, and aptitude for, problem solving, creativity, design, and engineering. Pupils worked in teams of five to design and manufacture a prototype based on the concept of wearable technology.
Well done to all of the pupils who participated in this year’s STEM day and to the overall winners of the D&T shield. Congratulations to Grace, Reuben, Angelica, Harriet and Olivia who are pictured with Mrs Raeburn (S2 DHT). The department would also like to thank Ken and Janice Maxted for the delivery of the event on the day.
Congratulations to the following pupils who have a gained a place in one of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain.
U13 orchestra: Jamie Dickinson (S1) on oboe and Max Docherty (S1) on bassoon. Reuben Clark (S2) on bassoon.
U12 orchestra: Anjali Pavri (S1) on oboe
East Renfrewshire Council’s Customer First section would like to find out the views of Young People on the Young Scot/National Entitlement Card and its use. This feedback will help influence the use of the card going forward. They have created a short survey which will take approx. 2 minutes to complete and all responses will be anonymous. The deadline fo rthe survey is Friday 13th December. The survey can be accessed at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4ss0rX0hUeQ83vv7XsFY2ADrZt9WV5Kh7I8bI6zseVUQUpUT0kzUkREWllHS1M0S0dMTEExVlJHSy4u
Congratulations to Williamwood’s Lego Robotics team who competed in the First Lego League Glasgow regional tournament in West College Scotland, Clydebank. Both teams performed extremely well throughout the day with the teams winning the robot challenge and robot design elements. Following their success, the teams will now progress to compete in the Scottish final next year. Well done to Mahad, Roddy, Rahul, Ross, Cosmas, Jiabao, Lee, Matthew, Manthan, James, Bhavya, Akhilesh, Charlie, Callum, Omar and Ibrahium.
Congratulations to Lewis Young (S6) who achieved his Black Belt, Senior 1st Dan grade with Bushido Karate Association on Friday 29th November. Well done!