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. 4 of our Senior pupils have chosen a Foundation Apprenticeship as part of their Senior Phase Study. Our senior pupils offer additional support by buddying junior pupils and they attend the Social Den and the Social Den’s Breakfast Club.
Two of our senior pupils took part in the annual Ben Nevis Challenge in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice. They prepared by climbing Ben A’an a few weeks before the Ben Nevis climb. Both boys made it to the top of Ben Nevis in challenging weather conditions. Two of our pupils were involved in residential school trips this year. One was the S1 trip to London, the other was the S3 Social Subjects trip to Poland.
The HI Department were also represented at this year’s Choral Shield with an S6 girl 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. Our pupils are at a variety of placements including Glencairn Primary School and the local hospital.