Glasgow Girls

The S3 girls who won this year’s YPI met Glasgow Girl Amal Azzudin yesterday at the national awards ceremony in Perth. Her story resonated with the pupils who heard how she fled Somalia in 2000 to set up a new life in Scotland with her mum and now campaigns for human rights across the world.

Youth and Philanthropy Initiative

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the first ever Social Subjects YPI final. All S2 pupils researched local charities and created a presentation with the best nine groups (pictured) delivering their presentations to the whole year group. Their creativity skills, knowledge and business cases were judged by a panel including Mr Fisher (head of S2), Reverend McCallum (Chaplain) and Eilidh McCroskie (Social Subjects Depute) who decided the money should be awarded to the Glasgow’s Golden Generation charity who work with older people in the local community.

YPI Launch

Thank you to Alistair Cairns from the Wood Foundation for launching the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative for the Social Subjects faculty today. All S2 pupils will have the chance to develop their skills by researching a social issue impacting the local community and make a presentation based on a charity supporting their chosen issue. One winner will be elected from each class to go into the final on the 30th of May for a chance to win £3000 for their charity.

Scottish Parliament Trip

Thank you to Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh and Jackson Carlaw MSP for taking time out to speak to some of our S4 pupils on our recent visit to Holyrood. The National 5 candidates got to ask questions relating to their assignments as well as have a tour of the building before watching a debate in the chamber.

London Trip

S5 & S6 Social Subjects pupils had an excellent couple of days visiting the capital where they saw Wicked, did a tour of the city, visited Westminster and had a flight on the London Eye. The educational workshop at parliament was particularly good and the pupils even found time to do some Christmas shopping! 

Question Time 2018

Thank you very much to Paul Smith (Scottish Conservatives), Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party) and Councillor Paul O’Kane (Scottish Labour) for an excellent evening of political discussion with over 60 pupils, parents and staff last night. Well done the Advanced Higher Modern Studies class for organising such a successful event, particularly S6 Social Subjects Depute Jonny for being on the panel.

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