Young Singer of the Year

On Wednesday 5th February the music department’s annual Young Singer of the Year event took place. A fantastic number of parents, friends, pupils and staff turned out to hear a wide variety of songs performed in order to impress our judges, Amy Papiransky and Kirsty Lamb. It was a fantastic evening of exceptionally high talent and entertainment. Many thanks to everybody who supported the event, the Malawi group for providing refreshments, and the junior choir for providing entertainment during the break. Congratulations to our champions: junior winner Holly Johnson (S3) & runner up, Darrach O’Dowd (S1). Congratulations also to the Rising Star: Lauren Selbie (S2).  Senior winner: Ellie (S5) and runner up, Nairne (S5)

Netball Team

Good luck to the S1, S3 and Open B netball teams who are all in home quarter final action next week. We are all looking forward to the challenge of trying to make it through to the semi-finals of this national competition.

S3 take on St. George’s School for Girls (Edinburgh) on Monday 17th February – centre pass at 16.00

S1 take on Notre Dame High School (Greenock) on Tuesday 18th February – centre pass at 16.00

Open B take on Kyle Academy (Ayr) on Wednesday 19th February – centre pass at 15.15

Climate Champions

Good luck to our pupils who are extremely passionate about climate change and have entered a competition for The Hunter Foundation to find Scotland’s Climate Champions.  The brief for the competition was to summarise what our school would do if given the opportunity to address the global climate emergency.  The prize for the successful group would be to attend a dinner being hosted by Sir David Attenborough at the National Museum of Scotland on 18th February 2020.  The pupils have created a video which reflects their vision. Their entry can be viewed here.

 

Young Volunteers Opportunity

Youth Health Services across Glasgow are recruiting young volunteers aged 16 to 24 years old 

Volunteers would interact with other young people attending the service and share information and resources in relation to health & wellbeing support. 

There are 15 volunteering opportunities at evening services across the following venues:

– New Gorbals Health Centre (Thursdays 6.30-9pm)

– Maryhill Health Centre (Thursdays 6.30-9pm)

– Drumchapel Health Centre (Tuesdays 6-8.30pm)

– Possilpark Health Centre (Wednesdays 6.30-9pm)

– Shettleston Health Centre (Wednesdays 6.30-9pm)

For further information and an application pack contact the Youth Health Service on 0141 451 2727 or email yhs-wtg@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Community Maths Project

This year, eight S6 pupils have been volunteering on an adult learning mathematics community project. Mrs McLaughlin initiated a partnership with East Renfrewshire’s adult learning services last year delivering numeracy lessons to adult learners in the community. During ‘Maths Week Scotland’ mathematics teachers Mrs McLaughlin and Mr McAllister, along with the eight S6 pupils, launched Williamwood’s community project at East Renfrewshire’s Adult Learning Festival.

The aim of the project was to deliver SQA recognised mathematics qualifications to the learners. The pupils have volunteered weekly on a Tuesday afternoon where they have developed strong working relationships with the adult learning community. The pupils have responsibility for researching, planning activities and assisting with the delivery of mathematical content. The success of the project has been clear to see with the learners commenting positively on the development of their confidence with numeracy and mathematics.

In recognition of their dedication, the S6 pupils have been nominated for a Scottish Education Award and were recently featured in the Daily Record. We are extremely proud of their efforts thus far and the impact that they are having on the learners.

Memorial Evening

A memorial evening for former teacher of geography, Heather McCandless has been organised to take place in the school on Friday 6th March.  The evening will begin from 6.00pm with refreshments in The Street, followed by a short service of remembrance starting at 7.00pm.

Heather’s family, colleagues and friends would be delighted to welcome any current or former pupils and their parents who may wish to attend.  

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Andrew (S5) who has won the award for Glasgow & West of Scotland Young Sportsperson of the Year for 2019 for his achievements in judo.  The event, held at Glasgow City Chambers on Friday evening,hosted by The Rt Hon The Lord Provost Phillip Braat.  An amazing achievement.  Well done!

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