Hillhead High School’s Amnesty International Youth Group Celebrates World Refugee Day

Pupils and teachers from Hillhead High School’s Amnesty International Youth Group took part in a celebration of solidarity at George Square this morning to mark World Refugee Day.This event marks the start of the month long Scottish Refugee Festival and was organised by the Scottish Refugee Council, Amnesty International Scotland and Oxfam Scotland.
There was a great atmosphere in George Square with Glasgow youth band Samba Yabamba providing the sound track while participants linked arms to form a human chain across the square.The education coordinator for Scottish Amnesty was delighted to see Hillhead High’s Amnesty Group taking part. Pollokshields Primary School were there too.
The Amnesty Group meets every Friday during MTA time in Room 106 of the English Department and is open to pupils in S4-S6 with an interest in human rights.

Carnegie Awards winners!

Congratulations to our S3 pupils who have been working hard to read, discuss and create projects based around the books shortlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Award.

Creative winners:

Book Review winners:

All winners:

The books shortlisted for the award were:




Scottish Book Trust 50 word fiction competition

Congratulations to Odhran Leeson of S3 who recently won the Scottish Book Trust 50 word Fiction Competition!  The prompt was: a family meal (written in 50 words). Here is his winning entry:


It was dinner time. The Connellys were ready to eat the succulent roast chicken in front of them. Kenny, the dad, was about to cut it when, suddenly, it lunged at him. Gobbled him down and swallowed him whole. The rest sat in stunned silence imagining death by chicken.
Odhran Leeson (S3)


Glasgow schools: Public Speaking Competition

“Speech is power”

We are so proud of our Hillhead HS pupils who recently took part in the Glasgow schools public speaking competition. Pupils from all over Glasgow demonstrated their public speaking skills at the Glasgow City Chambers. A massive round of applause for Lewis Harris who made it to the final stages of the competition!