Firstly, congratulations to our Ceilidh Trail Band made up of Anna Whiteford, Lisa Gray and Jessica Fraser who performed at the prestigious SQA Star Awards in Kelvingrove last Friday night. Twitter was full of buzz for the girls who played alongside former pupil Andrea. This was a real honour for the band and an amazing venue for them to showcase their talents.
Our PTs Pastoral organised a week of events to recognise Anti-Bullying week. Band “The Hara” played for S1 and S2 pupils on Monday morning to share their own message and experiences about bullying behaviour. Young people loved the performances and managed to get autographs and selfies. Don’t be surprised if you hear a new band being played at home or get requests for gig tickets! PSE lessons have had the theme “Choose Respect” this week. The social area has brilliant displays of messages of solidarity within our school community. Check our twitter feed for photographs of some of their words. Thursday was wear something blue and at lunchtime there were a lot of young people sporting blue glitter tattoos on their faces.
The Badge Holders, House Captains and Prefects have also been busy fundraising for Children in Need. Staff car washing, Senior Boys v Girls Netball (the boys won despite their attire), Staff vs Pupils Football (staff won 6-2), Assault Course, Non-uniform, Leg Waxing, Face Painting, Bake Sale and of course Sponge the Teacher. I didn’t come off too well – not a surprise there! The final total raised will be counted at the start of next week but at the moment we look to have beaten last year’s collection of £2800! Well done to all pupils who have contributed in some way or organised events. Good luck to our Head Girl, Emma Spence, who is being sponsored, for Children in Need, to have a foot cut off her hair on Saturday and will be donating the hair to the Little Princess Trust. Also congratulations to Andrew Lister who raised over £300 in sponsorship for having his head shaved.
A group of S3 pupils have headed off to Arran Outdoor Centre today to develop a range of skills and attributes. I’m really looking forward to hearing all about their experience.
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