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ERC Duke of Edinburgh Presentation

ERC are celebrating Duke of Edinburgh across the authority with a Duke of Edinburgh presentation on Thursday 22nd November 2018. This will take place in Rouken Glen Park at 7pm.  The event will be hosted by Garry Spence from Capital Radio and will be followed by an after party, with music (disco), photo booth and food until 10.00pm.

We are looking for young people on the night to preform or act out events relating to their award. Anyone or any group that would like to take part, singing or dancing etc. should give their name to Mrs Gibson DHT . The dress code is casual. This is looking like being a fantastic night for our young people.  If you would like to attend this evening please give your name to Mrs Gibson DHT as soon as possible.

Firefighter for a Day

On Friday 12th October, four S6 pupils and Mr Cooper had the opportunity to participate in being a Firefigher for a day at the National Training Centre at Cambuslang.  Pupils and staff participated in a variety of activities which included a tour of the facilities; removing a person from a vehicle; CPR; hose running; being in a confined space; putting water to fire and also use the breathing apparatus.  One of the pupils who participated, Jonathan, said that it was “a great experience and a fantastic insight into the work firefighters have to do daily”.  We would like to thank the Fire Service for this great opportunity for pupils and also to Mrs Nimmo, a local resident, who won this experience at an auction in aid of Parkinsons and donated it to the school.  Thank you.

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Careers Evening

On Tuesday, Williamwood High School hosted the annual Careers Fair with a number of different stalls from various industries attending including medicine, veterinary medicine, law, finance, engineering, film and many more. Many Universities and Colleges were also present, who were able to offer advice to pupils and provide key information about courses such as entry requirements. Pupils also had the opportunity to question and learn from people with experience in the fields they wish to pursuit, including previous pupils of Williamwood High School who are now in further education/employment.

T in The Street 2018

Our highly successful intergenerational project T in The Street is well underway, with us now in our fourth year. Due to the high volume of pupils wishing to engage in the initiative this session we are running two blocks, with our Partner The Richmond Fellowship adding a new dimension involving clients from their assisted living service as well bringing along our regular members from the dementia service.  As with each year our S5 pupils are working in small groups with older members from The Richmond Fellowship, each group is using the central theme of letter writing to focus their own individual projects on. From the first block we have had wonderfully creative projects, all inspired by the personal interests of the visiting group members, ranging from Harry Potter to writing letters in French. This week we have welcomed our second block of pupils to the project, and we look forward to seeing new relationships blossoming and projects evolving from shared interests and experiences. It is clear that all pupils and clients of The Richmond Fellowship are developing key skills and above all enjoying building relationships with each other.

 

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Heather Lappin (S1) who competed in the Judo Scotland Grand Prix on Saturday 13th October and won gold in her category. Heather then travelled to Norfolk to compete in the British (Minors) Judo Championships on Sunday 14th October and won bronze in her category.   Well done Heather! 

Thank You

Thank you to former pupil Asra who delivered some handmade, beautiful poppies to be sold in school to help raise money for Poppy Scotland.  In addition, Asra also created a skilful and intricate canvas of the school which will be displayed in one of our interview rooms.  Thank you.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Reuben (S5) who has been selected for the Scottish Athletics National Academy. The National Academy is a two-year education programme for developing track and field athletes which aims to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies that will be essential in helping them achieve the overall outcomes of the programme (ie transition to Senior Athletics with an aim to competing at Commonwealth Games and beyond). The Academy commenced with a 4 day camp during the October holidays which provided education on topics such as media training and nutrition as well as physiological assessments and coaching.

Art and Design Exhibition

The art and design department would like to extend gratitude to all pupils, members of staff, friends and family who  joined us to celebrate the success of our students at the annual exhibition on Thursday 11th October. The event featured the work from all candidates presented at national 5, higher, advanced higher and photography higher. Over 200 students from the 2017/18 cohort participated in the exhibition. The evening was very well attended and was a huge success.

Depute Headteacher Ian Fisher opened the event. Ambassadors and deputes from S3 and S6 were on hand to welcome visitors to the event and sell calendars. Five hospitality students served iced drinks and homemade canapés to the guests. These canapés were made by Helen Rogers of the food and textile technology department. Our advanced Higher and photography ambassador, Jamie, documented the event using stills and moving image. A huge thank you to everyone who was involved.

The art and design department produced two calendars, one featuring fine art painting and another featuring photography images. Calendars and framed prints are for sale, the calendars are £5.00 each and are available from the art and design department. Framed prints of any final painting are also for sale at £20.00 each. Please speak to any art and design teacher to place your order through parent pay.

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