S2 Modern Studies pupils participated in an online talk with Glasgow-based charity Refuweegee. The charity aims to help support asylum seekers who come to Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
Pupils were given an insight into the numbers of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland, why they come here and what the charity does to help. Pupils then received a virtual tour of the offices whereby they got to see the classrooms and other spaces available to refugees and asylum seekers.
S5/6 Higher Modern Studies pupils, alongside members of the Rights Respecting Club and Politics Club, participated in a Q&A session with local MP Marion Fellows, representative for the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency.
Marion explained what a typical day in Parliament looks like for her, as well as answering questions on the most challenging parts of her job, whether the House of Lords should be reformed/abolished and whether Scottish Independence is still on the political agenda. She also shared her thoughts on the local issue of the new roads connecting the Ravenscraig area.
S3 Historians recently took part in a trip to New Lanark. They enjoyed a tour of the grounds, Annie McLeod experience, spent time in Robert Owen school building and houses and participated in a slavery workshop. It was a packed day and a great time was had by all!
We are delighted to announce that our S3 team lifted the trophy for the Lord Lieutenancy of Lanarkshire’s Public Speaking Competition, beating teams from Airdrie Academy, Cathkin High School and Duncanrig High School.
The team comprised of S3 pupils Anna Lafferty, Carah Higgins and Thomas Lafferty as speakers with Daniel Clark and Jack Hattie questioning the team from Duncanrig.
The Lord Lieutenant, Lady Susan Haughey was effusive in her praise for our students and their performance.
A great result for #TeamTaylor.
S3 Modern Studies pupils took part in a Police Scotland Cyber Crime seminar. This session outlined what Cyber Crime prevention is and discussed what areas they focus on such as email phishing, organised crime and hacking. The Cyber Crime representative explored two-factor-authorisation, shared iCloud hubs and sharing personal information on social media. The seminar stressed how easy personal details and images can be used against an individual through blackmail and fraud. At the end of the session, we had a Q&A session with Campus Cop PC Sarah about assessments before entering the police such as fitness, numeracy and language.
Students from Social Subjects within Taylor High School invited pupils from Our Lady’s High School Motherwell and Brannock High School and the THS Rights Respecting Schools Group enjoyed the opportunity to listen to the testimony of Holocaust survivor, Tomi Komoly.
Thanks to @HolocaustUK Tomi recounted his experiences living as Jew in Hungary during WW2.
A group of S5/6 Social Subjects pupils attended the NLC Sustainability Conference. They explored different stalls and technologies (including robots!) to see what is going on in North Lanarkshire to make us a more sustainable community.
S3 Geographers used their knowledge of shanty towns to build their own out of basic classroom materials. #THSSocialSubjects
On Wednesday this week, two more S1 classes went on a visit to Bannockburn. Pupils participated in a replica weapons handling session, a 3D battle re-enactment and an informative tour to the monument built on the site of Bruce’s camp.