A group of gymnastics enthusiasts made their way to the World Gymnastics Championships on Friday the 23rd October at the SSE Hydro, to cheer on the British squad and marvel at the athleticism and amazing talent of the world’s finest gymnasts.
The pupils were so inspired by what they saw that they returned eager and excited to try out some new moves in preparation for their regional championships in December.
Mrs Renee McNaughton, PT Physical Education, who accompanied the girls, said that they were an absolute credit to the school. Such was their enthusiasm and excellent conduct, they were interviewed by the event’s main presenter during one of the intervals.
More pictures and the interview video can be found on the PE Department Twitter feed @clydevalleype
Megan Smillie of S6 has continued to excel in the world of tae kwon do. Megan’s most recent achievement was to be selected for the European Championships, held at Ravenscraig Sports Facility, last week. Megan competed in both the Individual Patterns event and the sparring. Some 15 Clyde Valley pupils, accompanied by Mrs Stefanie Chalmers and Miss Claire Douglas, were lucky enough to watch Megan in action. A World Champion at U-17 level, Megan continues to impress and gain selection for the Scotland squad for International events. Staff and pupils at Clyde Valley are very proud of Megan’s selection to compete at the highest level and wish her continued success in future competitions.
Michael Emans, from Rapture Theatre, hosted an exciting workshop for Higher and Advanced Higher Drama students, in the school last week. The workshop was a follow-up event to the production of the famous play that the pupils saw at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal, back in September. After some warm up games, Emans set some scenes for the students, which they acted out. He offered constructive feedback to each student, before engaging in a Question and Answer session on his production of ‘All My Sons’.
The Home Economics department, last week hosted the Big Beatson Bake Off, to raise funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity. All classes in Home Economics, designed and baked cakes and biscuits, which were then packaged and sold to staff and pupils during the morning interval of Thursday 22 October, coordinating with many other schools and organisations around Scotland, who also took part in this fantastic event. Classroom assistant, Mrs Elaine St. John, assisted Miss Lisa McKinstry and Mr Andrew Keating, of the HE dept. to create a stunning, colourful display of goodies for staff and pupils to buy. And, buy they did. The fantastic sum of £175.84 was raised overall. Mrs Margaret Franks, formerly of Clyde Valley’s Home Economics department, was joined by her grandson Heath, and were judges on the day. They were bowled over with the delicious chocolate shortbread baked by 4H1, and they were deemed the winners.