This week we say farewell to Mr Kevin McBride in the PE Department. He leaves Greenfaulds after 14 years service here to take up his new post as Principal Teacher of PE in St Andrew’s in Glasgow. We wish him every success in his new role.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD
Bronze DofE pupils from S3 and S6 enjoyed their Practice Expedition in Strathyre on 9-10 May. The 3 groups successfully navigated the route as a team and camped, showing resilience by overcoming freezing cold overnight temperatures. The groups are currently working on route cards for their Final Expedition and making some changes to their preparations for their Final based on their experiences. For updates on DofE, please see the department’s Twitter page: @GHSDofE
THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING FARADAY CHALLENGE
On Wednesday 14th May, six of our S1s Grace Brodie, Lisa Scott, Zach Pursley, Andrew Provan, Eva Ann Scott and Sian Sinclair all took part in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Challenge Day which was held at Kilsyth Academy. As a charity the IET are committed to the advancement of science, engineering and technology and to encouraging young people to study the STEM subjects and consider careers within the engineering and technology sectors. The Faraday Challenge Day give our student the opportunity to research, design and make solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems.
All teams were given their brief in which they were asked to choose an area to work on the James Webb Space telescope. The teams were all given some ideas to help with their engineering mission such as working on the ways in which parts of the telescope are transported or focuses light or designing and making a prototype for equipment which may help with the launch of the telescope. Our team decided to design something that would allow the telescope to focus light by moving the hexagonal sections of the primary mirror. The brief itself was rather challenging but our team worked well together to overcome those challenges, they were all very creative, open minded and used their own problem-solving skills to explore their capabilities as engineers.
Although we didn’t walk away as winning team, we are very proud of the work and efforts that went into the Challenge. We certainly have some young engineers in the making here!! A big well done to you all!
S3 RMPS VISIT
Last week on Wednesday the 8th of May, the S3 RMPS options class with Ms Lundmark and Ms Stewart went into the West End of Glasgow and visited a Mandir (Hindu Temple) as they have been studying Hinduism. The pupils enjoyed exploring the Mandir, seeing images of different gods and goddesses that they recognised as well as shrines dedicated to them. All pupils were allowed to ring the bell, which is part of the worship ceremony, and received a blessed apple (prashad) as we left.
GREENFAULDS HIGH SCHOOL TO PERFORM ROMEO AND JULIET AT THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW
Following the tremendous success of our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream last year (Greenfaulds classy, funny, energetic, magical Midsummer Night’s Dream”, we will be presenting Romeo and Juliet as part of the Shakespeare School’s Festival later this year!
We are excited to announce that the performance will be staged at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.
Casting will begin soon – see Mr Gillespie for further information.
GREENFAULDS HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY CONCERT
Wednesday 29 May 2019