Blazer Braiding

Julie’s Alterations on Clarkston Road offers a braiding service for blazer braiding for pupils moving into S5 and S6. The shop is open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am -5:30pm & 2:30pm on a Saturday. No appointment required. Due to high demand over the summer, it would be helpful for blazers to be put in for braiding as soon as possible to ensure that it has been returned for start of school in August.
Blazers can also be submitted in school on Friday 11th June in the photocopying room. Blazers will be quarantined for 72 hours and then collected by Julie’s Alterations, be braided and then returned to school to be handed out. Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer. Please place your name in the inside pocket of your blazer.
Contact details: 367 Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3JG. 0141 637 5186.
Prices:
5th year £15
5th-6th year £15
5th-6th year with additional band £20
6th year £25
6th year with additional band £30
Bands only £8

Braiding services are also available from Stevenson’s.  Details were posted on the school website on 12th May

Education Maintenance Allowance

Details on EMA for S5 and S6 pupils:

• If pupils are 16 years of age or over before 30 September 2021, they may be eligible for an EMA from August 2021. If the application is not submitted by 30 September 2021 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.

• If pupils are 16 years of age between 1 October 2021 and 28 February 2022, they may eligible for an EMA from January 2022. if the application is not submitted by 28 February 2022 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.

• The cut-off date for all EMA’s is 31st March 2022

• Pupils can get more information from the school office and also at: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/ema

Work Experience Opportunity

Looking for work experience? EDT are thrilled to announce our upcoming ‘Net Zero Virtual Work Experience’ programme. Alternatively this could be something students to do themselves or in class the last couple of weeks of term if their end of year transition is not before the term ends!

Open to S3-S6 students and school leavers across Scotland, the work experience programme gives students an insight into STEM industry and careers, and how Scotland’s route map to becoming carbon neutral is creating exciting new opportunities. The experience launches on 14th June with live sessions taking place from 21st to 24th June, the programme ends on 30th July.

Students will engage live with large and small companies including SSE, Viridor, GFG Foundation, Leidos and BP. They’ll also complete engaging modules virtually on our user-friendly learning management system including company videos, site visits, fun tasks and project work aiming to build their knowledge of Net Zero and STEM, and to develop their strengths, skills, horizons and networks. All students who complete this accredited programme will receive their Industrial Cadets Silver Award.

The modules are built around five themes: Technology, Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas, Construction and Infrastructure and Career Management Skills. See the attached flyer for more info.

REGISTER NOW until 11th June. Students aged 16 and over can register by clicking here. Teachers or parent/guardians can also register students on their behalf by clicking here, please note for under 16s this is essential for safeguarding reasons.

For more info please contact us: scotland@etrust.org.uk

Uk University and Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair

The UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair is taking place next week on Wednesday 16th June from 12 – 6pm. Students, teachers and parents can register for their free place here.

The event for students in Years S6, S5, S4 and S3, will feature a vast range of exhibitors and vital webinars. Exhibitors will include the universities’ of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Glasgow Caledonian, Strathclyde, SRUC, Warwick, Liverpool, Durham, Sheffield, York, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Bristol, Cardiff and Lancaster, as well as the National Apprenticeships Service. See our full list of exhibitors and webinars at: https://ukunisearchnorth.vfairs.com/

University of Glasgow Update

Message from University of Glasgow:

Following the 20 May UCAS deadline,  we have now responded to all of our undergraduate applications for 2021 entry. Students should be able to see details of decisions and/or offers via UCAS track. Offer Holders now have until the 10 June to make their university firm & insurance choices – if any of your students have any further questions about studying at the University of Glasgow please encourage them to get in touch with us or attend one of our events below. Any questions with regards to offer conditions should be directed to our admissions team at ugadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk
We have a variety of events coming up in June for potential students including our 15 June Open Day and an interactive Psychology Q&A on 18 June. More information can be found here: www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/whatson/

Lastly we just wanted to take this opportunity to encourage any 2021 firm offer holders to look at our scholarships and bursaries and make applications. More information here: www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/admissionswideningparticipation/deadlinesforbusaryscholarshipsapplications/