It’s been a real bonus to have some improved weather for the Week of Wellbeing activities this week. Feedback from the trips has been very positive, including one amazing story shared today by Mrs Lennon (our Pupil Support Officer) about how the city sights tour group yesterday came to the aid of an unconscious pregnant woman at a bus stop. The students were helpful in assisting staff with the situation and helped offer support when the lady came round until the ambulance arrived. I will commend the students next week for this great example of living one of the school values, “awareness of others”. Staying with school values this week, the Xtreme Go-karting saw plenty of examples of “drive” this week, and I enjoyed completing some circuits on Tuesday.
Meanwhile the exams have continued quietly in the school with History, French, Physics, Business Management, Design & Manufacture, Engineering Science and Accounting taking place this week. Once again students have been speaking positively when they emerge and also seem aware that there is an enhanced expectation on the skills elements in many papers this year. The immersion days continue to be well attended.
On Tuesday after the Victoria Day holiday Monday, when the S1-3 students return, they will start the new timetable, which was shared in tutor groups this morning. This early start before the seniors return will benefit students by allowing more time in courses, which is especially helpful for the new S4. This is only possible as a result of the hard work from the middle leaders in working with our timetabler, Mrs Urquhart (DHT), who once again has delivered a really good timetable.
Have a good weekend.