Category Archives: sport

Duke Of Edinburgh Annual Awards Ceremony 2015

We’ve had another successful year in the Duke of Edinburgh camp; this year 6 pupils from S4, 5 and 6 achieved their Bronze award and, for the first time at Lourdes, 5 of our senior girls got their Silver award.  It was no easy task to achieve either of the awards.  The Bronze candidates had to complete at least 3 months each of self-motivated volunteering, physical and skill-developing activities, as well as taking part in two gruelling expeditions, lasting 2 days of walking and one night wild camping.  The Silver candidates had to up their game, and produce at least 6 months of personal activity plus adding an extra day and night onto each of their expeditions.

All candidates should be immensely proud of themselves, for showing great dedication and determination to achieve their respective awards, always with a smile on their faces!  Their efforts were recognised at the Glasgow Life Duke of Edinburgh Annual Award Ceremony that took place at the Royal Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, 17th November.  The successful pupils from Lourdes were invited on stage, where they received their awards from Maureen McKenna in front of family and friends.  They were entertained by a variety of performances, and were treated to an inspirational talk by one of Glasgow’s most successful Gold award winners.  A very enjoyable night all round.

The pupils who have achieved their awards are great ambassadors for both Lourdes Secondary, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and have already started to encourage other pupils to follow in their footsteps.  As well as this, some of our Silver winners are now considering going for Gold!  Good luck to them, and well done again!

Pupils Vs Staff Charity Football Match

Photos from the Charity Football Match are now available to view by clicking the photo below.  Huge Congratulations to all pupils and staff who took part and a special thank you to all pupils who supported the event in order to raise funds for Make a Wish Foundation. Final score 6-2.

Charity Football Match

Lockerbie Manor Update


All S2 and S3 parents/ carers

A reminder that the rescheduled information evening for the outdoor residential to Lockerbie Manor in February  will be held in the school on Wednesday 19th August @ 6.15pm. All S2/S3 parents/ carers are invited to attend.

There are still spaces available for s2/s3 pupils to be part of this excellent experience, pupils should speak to Mrs Cullen for more details.

Residential booking to Lockerbie Manor

A provisional booking has been made to take S1 and S2 pupils to Lockerbie Manor on a multi-activity residential trip from Monday 22nd Feb 2016 – Friday 26th Feb 2016.

The week will comprise of a full programme of on-site activities such as climbing wall and abseil tower, obstacle course and zip wire. We would like to invite you to an information evening where Graeme Henry, School Journey Advisor of Manor Adventure, will be delivering detailed information of the experience your child can achieve at Lockerbie Manor.

We would be delighted if you could join us to find out more about this excellent opportunity for your child, where you can ask any questions you have regarding this experience. The information evening will take place on Monday 27th April at 630pm in Lourdes Secondary.

All S1 and S2 pupils will be issued with a letter with these details and a return slip to be completed and returned by Friday 1st May if interested in taking part in the residential.

Santa Dash – Friday 12th December 2014

Our Young Ambassadores for Sport in Lourdes Secondary are inviting all pupils to take part in a “Santa Dash” on Friday 12th December around the school.

The ‘Santa Dash’ is a fundraising event for the Brick-by-Brick appeal. Our aim is for every pupil to complete a short walk, jog or run and raise donations for our chosen charity.
There are many ways to take part:
• Buy a Santa hat for £2 to wear whilst taking part.
• Any pupil who raises £5 or more will be given the Santa hat for free.
• Pupils can wear their own Santa hat and make a donation on the day to participate.

All pupils are asked to wear a red top (no football tops). If your child wishes to get sponsored, please complete the attached form and return to the school with all sponsorship money on or before Friday 12th December.

Dannah McCallum and Anthony Grimley
(Young Ambassadors for Sport)