S3 pupils Cara Sinnett, Iona Orr and Ross Corbett, enjoyed success in the recent final of North Lanarkshire’s ‘Speaking Up’ public speaking competition. The 3 young speakers attended an information day at the start of March, where they, along with representatives from a further 11 secondary schools across the authority, were briefed on the rules and expectations of the competition. The theme for this year’s event was issues affecting Scotland’s young people.
The 3 Clyde Valley pupils returned from the information day excited and immediately set to work on their speech.
Last Wednesday, approximately 40 pupils and 10 members of staff participated in a staff verses pupil netball tournament in support of the trip to Spain, being organised by the PE Department. The event ran over 3 periods and pupils from S2 to S4 were involved. The matches were all closely contested and Miss Jennifer Brown, of the PE Department, and organiser of the event, was impressed with the standard of netball on display. She said that all pupils and staff had a fantastic time and the money raised from the tournament has taken their fundraising total to over £500. Miss Brown wished to give a special thank-you to all staff members who took the time to play in the tournament and wanted to congratulate them on their excellent skills. The staff team were undefeated on the day, much to the pupils’ dismay.
As a prequel to Charities Week, the S6 organised a sponsored walk around Strathclyde Park last week. Over 50 pupils, staff and family members made the journey round the sun-drenched park to kick-start the fund-raising for this year's charity, Alzheimer’s Scotland. The event has so far raised around £300 with some sponsor monies still to be collected. Charities week will run from 29th March to 1st April.
Earlier this month, the staff and pupils at Clyde Valley High School, were delighted to welcome two groups of pupils, staff and parents from Castlehill Nursery and Communication Unit. After a welcome by Mrs Neilson (DHT) the youngsters were given a 'sneak preview' of their new school and treated to some juice and biscuits, before a quick look around the outside areas and then a walk back to Castlehill. The youngsters were able to look down on the Nursery/Primary/CDU, from the vantage points of Science and Home Economics and see the colourful walls and large classrooms which will be waiting for them in August. The S6 pupils who helped with the visit, all agreed that it had been a thoroughly enjoyable day. The youngsters themselves were very well behaved and seemed impressed by the size of the new building.