Within the school there are many opportunities made available to our pupils to socialise and broaden their horizons. The ethos is to promote a nurturing and stimulating environment for them to learn and grow. As a result, our pupils have gained their Duke of Edinburgh Award, attended the Fire Reach initiative, Link college courses, and a careers event that is specifically dedicated to offer a range of information for pupils with Additional Support Needs. The recent STEM Careers Event and talk on Apprenticeships were also popular with our pupils as many wish to seek out careers in these industries.
Our senior pupils offer additional support by buddying junior pupils and they attend the Social Den and the Social Den’s Breakfast Club.One of our senior pupils is also a Mental Health Ambassador and has delivered 6 sessions to S2 pupils to raise awareness of mental health issues. She is also available for lunchtime drop in sessions and this has proved to be a valuable resource within the school.
One of our S4 pupils was chosen to take part in North Lanarkshire’s International Conference, a public speaking and debating competition. His team took on the role of the Spanish government to debate on equality and nationalism and they came second out of all the NLC secondaries.
The same S4 pupil has a very important role in our annual school show – Stage Manager. He has attended the many rehearsals and is doing a fantastic job at organising all the cast behind the scenes.
Three of our senior pupils took part in the annual Ben Nevis Challenge in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice. All three boys made it to the top in challenging weather conditions. They contributed to the school’s very impressive total of £15, 761.
Two of our pupils were involved in residential school trips this year. One was the European Business trip to Liverpool and Paris. The other was the S2 Social Subjects trip to Berlin.
The HI Department were also represented at this year’s Choral Shield with an S6 boy in the cast and a former pupil part of the band.
We are delighted all of our S4s have secured Work Experience placements for this session. These will take place on a Wednesday afternoon throughout the academic year. The placements include: Morgan Stanley HR Department, Bellway Homes Engineering project, Windmill Café, Local political party office, LAMH Recycle Ltd