S6 started their 10 week block of Tennis at Ravenscraig today. After an initial warm up, some racquet control practice and “keepy upy”, they settled into net practice, discovering their hidden talents! Everyone really enjoyed the exercise and came home feeling re-energised for the afternoon and looking forward to next Tuesday’s session.
As part of their DYW research, S6 made a visit to Hamilton Sheriff Court to attend a jury trial. The Clerk of Court explained the judicial process of the trial and the pupils were introduced to the Procurator Fiscal, Defence Lawyers and the Officer of the Court, who gave them an insight into what their jobs entailed. They also met the Security Guards and Police on duty. Everyone was keen to ask questions and each had the opportunity to sit on the judge’s chair, the dock where the accused sat and the jury area. We listened to the witness being cross examined and had so much to discuss at school on our return. Karen Laird, Clerk of Court, made us very welcome and invited everyone to return to the Court Open Day in September, when they will have the chance to visit the cells and the Judge’s library.
School uniform can now be purchased from www.myclothing.com. This service replaces the one provided by Tesco. The school will receive 5% donation on all embroidered uniform purchased from this supplier. If you have any queries regarding this service please contact the school and ask for Mr McInally.
S6 Volunteering visited the hospice to present them with a cheque for £742.68 which was raised through make and sell Christmas crafts, Christmas Card donations and tips from the All Stars bistro. We had a lovely morning chatting with Lorraine, Andy and Ross from the schools team, who congratulated us on being one of the most proactive schools for fundraising. We were treated to a coffee and Milky Way in the café as a welcome reward. The welcome was as warm as it always is, and the boys and girls returned feeling very proud that they had helped to make a difference.
Last Friday the S5 Modern Studies class, plus Mr MacRitchie’s S3 class, got together to welcome Mr John Mason, MSP, to Firpark Secondary School.
In Modern Studies we have been learning all about Democracy & Scotland, including the work of MSPs. Everyone had prepared a variety of questions which we asked in the course of the time he was with us and we got some great answers which helped us understand how Scottish politics works.
We really enjoyed having Mr Mason and it helped us to explore some different issues such as how MSPs get along and work together with people from different political parties. Also how do people get into politics.
Thank you to everyone who helped at the bag pack on Saturday 15th December. The total amount raised for school funds was £753.
Can you help? We have a bag pack at Morrisons’ supermarket in Baillieston on Saturday 15th December to raise money for school funds. The time we have been given is 10:00am – 4:00pm. We need pupils(accompanied by parents/guardians) to assist at this fundraiser. To make it easier for parents/pupils we have broken the day into 3 two hour time slots 10-12, 12-2 and 2-4.
Please telephone the school on 01698251313 or e-mail email@example.com if you can help us on the day.
Please ensure that you send in your completed order slip with £5.00 deposit as soon as possible. If you require a large wreath (still at last year’s bargain price of only £14.99) and do not have a slip, please email Mrs Sweeney at:
Thank you from the Firpark Enterprise Team.