The Halloween theme has been alive in Gleniffer this week!
House Captains organised a brilliant S1/2 Halloween Disco on Wednesday afternoon. Pupils could choose to attend the disco or stay in their normal classes. They got changed at lunchtime into non-uniform or fancy dress and had a great afternoon partying with their friends. Music and lighting, as always, supplied by DJ Gorman. All money raised will go toward House Charities.
The Badge Holders ran a fantastic Halloween Dance for S4-6 pupils on Thursday night. Morrisons donated lots of decorations to ensure the spooky theme and Ghost Walk went well. The costumes and effort put into make –up were amazing. Congratulations to Michael Donnelly and Lewis McGuire our “White Chicks” who won the best female category and Matthew Nicol who won best male dressed as our very own Mr Marshallsay. Megan Tomlin documented the whole night, taking photos which will soon be on our website gallery. Well done to all involved!
The Student Council met with representatives from Amey on Tuesday to talk about school dining facilities. They have agreed actions on both sides and will be surveying pupils on the hot food menu over the next few weeks. The Student Council met again on Thursday and are going to organise a bake sale to raise funds for new recycling bins in the social area. Some of the group are meeting with the Principal Teachers of Pastoral Support next week to talk about the PSE programme in Gleniffer. This is very timely as a thematic review of PSHE has been published by Education Scotland.
All young people have been hearing presentations from “Who Cares” this week. This is an organisation which supports care experienced young people. They have been learning what “care experienced” means and what we as individuals can do to reduce stigma and support members of our community affected by this issue. Thanks to Lynsey and her team who have been in to offer this learning experience. A monthly drop-in will start on Tuesday, run by Who Cares.
Jack Carlin came in to Gleniffer on Monday to meet with some of the young people engaged in our cycling programme. Jack talked to them about his experiences and offered motivational advice to the young people. Our cycling programme continues to grow and has been funded by PEF and Cycling Scotland.
Thanks to the PTA who organised a bake sale on Tuesday to raise money for school funds. All money raised by the PTA goes back to the school and supports activities and resources for students. They also ran a fantastic Zumbathon last week, led by Mrs Thomson, and will be doing another in January. So look out for it, it will be time to blow away the January blues!
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