Three S4 pupils have recently returned from three weeks in Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), Wales, where they completed their Skills for Life Award from the Outward Bound Trust. Bobbi Kennedy, Caitlyn Thomson and Ailiesh McInnes, impressed their Outward Bound instructors when they visited the Loch Eil centre earlier in the year and were subsequently offered a Scholarship to attend the three weeks intensive course in the summer. The girls jumped at the chance and have been raving about their once-in-a-lifetime experience, on their return. The girls had to complete many challenging and daunting tasks in order to be awarded their Skills for Life Award at the end of the intensive course. The girls had to learn basic skills and had to take part in many group-based activities in and around the centre before the real adventures began. Day 5 saw the group of eager youngsters take part in a mountain-rescue exercise where they had to think creatively and ensure that they were communicating effectively with one another.
The school is delighted to confirm the appointment of this year’s Captains and House Captains. Holly MacDonald, Claire Megahy, Zac Reid and Leah Grant are the new Captains. Leading Curran House will be Amy Thomson, Fiona Lannigan, Jack Reid and Aaron McArthur. Louise Arthur, Niamh Speirs, Brook Morley and Ross Wilson will lead Houldsworth.
Our new school captains have now been formally presented with their badges of office. Mr Nick Quail, the Head teacher, and Mr Vincent Lanagan, Depute Head teacher for the Senior Phase, presented the captains with their badges at the first S5/S6 assembly of the session.
Clyde Valley’s Captains play a key role in the life of the school. They represent the pupil voice in discussions with staff and, very importantly, are given the responsibility of organising a range of events and activities throughout the session. The House Captains always enthusiastically organise and support many of the events in the Inter House Championship as they battle out for the overall trophy.