Well done to our S4 Achieve group on achieving their John Muir Award. This was awarded for their conservation work and planning of events for local Primary Schools at Ravenswood Marsh. The following pupils were awarded the certificate;
S4 DofE Awards
S4 pupils were presented with their Bronze DofE certificates and badges this week. Congratulations to the following:
- Sean Allison
- Leon Brass
- Nathan Campbell
- Aiden Davidson
- Derek Dunn
- Jamie Jones
- Leon McCallie
- Piaras Mitchelson
- Fraser Pyott
- Timothy Richford
- Emma Sharpe
- Kai Shirkie
- Calum Smith
- Jamie Stewart
Ollie Sheridon was also presented with a Certificate of Achievement for successfully completing 3 sections of his Bronze Award.
S4 pupils are currently working on their Silver Awards, having completed their Silver Expedition last term. Mrs Beattie, Mr Adler and Mrs Morrow were invited to their Expedition Presentation. Pupils shared their experiences, including what they had learned about the areas they walked through and themselves. Pupils presented this confidently and it was clear that they will take away lots of memories from this experience!
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We are delighted to announce three fantastic pieces of news after a long and hard lockdown. Our Art department and three of our extremely talented and humble pupils have been successful in one of the best School Art competitions in Scotland.
“The RSA Schools Art Award is open to all Secondary and Special Schools in Scotland. The competition has been running since 1986 and is considered by teachers to be one of the most prestigious awards made to pupils. Supported by Scottish law firm Brodies LLP, prizes are awarded for work which displays creativity and originality and skills of technique and observation.”
This year’s Inspiration Art Department Award was won by Greenfaulds High School.
This outstanding award, secured for the Art department by Kirstin Armstrong, has won £1000 for the Art department for a specific project which was chosen as the winner ahead of almost every school across Scotland. This is a huge and wonderful achievement, as well as further contributing to the great reputation we have here at Greenfaulds High School and recognition for being an increasingly successful art department.
Main prize winner – Abby Quinn chosen from the Senior Category
Abby Quinn in S6 secured one of the main prizes, chosen from out of over 300 entries from all other schools and we are absolutely over the moon with the news that she came FIRST (winning herself £250 in prize money)
Highly Commended Certificates – Cailin Lardner, S2 chosen from the Junior Category and Anna Leishman, S6 chosen from the Senior Category
We also had two pupil’s art works chosen for a Highly Commended certificate. Only 12 pupils’ work from across Scotland receive these certificates, so again, what a huge achievement for both Anna Leishman in S6 and Cailin Lardner in S2 for placing within their categories.
To hear the wonderfully talented and humble GHS winner Abby Quinn’s name read out, work described and displayed, via the online ceremony – click on this link and start video from 17 minutes in OR from the start if you like.
Using that same link, click to 32 minutes to hear the announcement that Greenfaulds High School won the Inspirational Art Department Award.
To view Abby’s work and see other work submitted to competition, click on this link:
To view the Highly Commended Art works for two other of our talented young artists, Cailin Lardner in S2 and Anna Leishman in S6, at this link:
‘The RSA is committed to encouraging and supporting artists right from the start of their creative journey. The recent lockdown has been a difficult time for school pupils and so it is very encouraging to see the exceptional works produced by the talented young people during this time.’
Joyce W Cairns, RSA President
About the RSA
“The RSA runs a year-round programme of exhibitions, artist opportunities and related educational talks and events which support artists at all stages of their careers. The Academy’s distinguished history is reflected in its extensive collections and archives and has been awarded Recognised Collection status by Museums Galleries Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government for being a collection of National Significance to Scotland.
Led by eminent artists and architects, the RSA embodies a wealth of professional experience in Fine Art and Architecture with many of its Members taking a leading role in higher education and in many of Scotland’s leading cultural institutions.”