I have just heard that our S6 Charities Committee, supported by Events Management student expertise, raised £150.60 at morning break by organising a staff bake-off, which was won by Mr Beattie. This also added to the convivial staffroom atmosphere as we said farewell to Ms Wallace, who will start her new DHT post at Broughton HS on Monday. Mr McKnight ( CL Chemistry/Physics) and Ms Hickinson ( CL Biology/Science) will replace Ms Wallace as Temporary Acting Curricular Leaders.
An S5 student , T Bevan also met the First Minister recently on a visit outside of school to support the charity, Smart Works, an organisation that helps women return to work. The visit took place to launch a new competition offering mentoring in the workplace to young people. This event also celebrated National Women’s Day.
The Spring Fling last Friday was also an enjoyable evening, and benefited from the growing expertise of Events Management students. Thanks to them for planning the event so well.
It was also good meeting many S4 parents at the consultation evening last night. Staff are very confident our S4 will use all the extra support (online and supported study, Easter study programme) available in the final weeks before the exams to ensure they are ready. The JET meeting for S3 parents was also well attended. Please contact Mr Irving if you are an S3 parent who is interested, but missed the event.
This weekend our team of 8 seniors head to London with Mr Gullen to take part in the UK Space Challenge. We wish them well. It is a demanding competition but students who have participated in the past really enjoyed the activities and greatly enhanced their understanding of scientific projects.
Our Honduras team now only have 14 weeks to go before departing, and have done a great job supporting events this year, as well as raising funds for the trip.
Next week we are looking forward to more charity events as part of the annual Sportathon. It has an eighties theme this year, and I am sure many staff will be looking through wardrobes this weekend to look out styles from yesteryear.