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1 November 2014 Welcome to the latest edition of the Bellahouston Newsletter. As ever, this edition is full of news about all of the activities which have been taking place right across the school and I hope that it helps to give you a flavour of the very busy and vibrant place our school is. I would like to give the item on school uniform a special mention. I am asking all parents/carers to make sure that they continue to cooperate fully with our efforts to really tighten up in this area. Follow us on Twitter @BellahoustonAc You’ll see photographs of the sort of items which are part of the school uniform and of those which are not. Please see the school website for further details and colour images: www.bellahoustonacademy.gla www.bellahoustonacademy.gla One of the biggest problem areas has been with what constitutes acceptable trousers for girls to wear. We are aware that many shops sell items under the heading ‘School Uniform’ which are not acceptable and I hope that the description in this Newsletter helps to make things clearer for all.

2 Today (Monday) we launch the uniform campaign. One notable change concerns the wearing of outdoor items within the school building. Pupils will now be asked to remove all outdoor jackets as soon as they enter the building and non uniform items will be challenged. We expect only to see the permitted uniform items as they move around the school throughout the day. Pupils will be expected to wear their uniforms. The acceptable variations are beautifully modelled by a number of our senior pupils in the pictures opposite. As you know, we are very proud of the strong level of support from parents/carers and of the excellent relationships between pupils, staff and parents when we launch initiatives such as this. We trust you will ensure your child is adequately prepared for the campaign, especially as we move towards a colder winter season. Please note the items below that will not be permitted. Please avoid purchasing those items for your child as pupils will be challenged and asked to remove/replace them. Year group teams will then contact parents/carers to request that the young person meets the expected standards on their return the following day. 1.No jeans of any kind 2.No leggings/jeggings/ tight fitting trousers 3.No short skirts 4.No jogging bottoms/tracksuit bottoms 5.No hoodies 6.No patterned/sparkly/colourful Hijabs

3 Permitted Uniform Items Black school Blazer Plain black Hijab Black Cardigan/ jumper/ zipper under the blazer Black/White school shirt Bellahouston tie Black smart trousers/ Loose fitting Skirt Black shoes All Bellahouston Academy items are available on our new suppliers website. They also have a shop should you wish to deal with them in person. http://www.border-

4 "Now I’m back home for a while with a smile And my garden’s full of summer weather Gonna keep on with the work tho it sometimes hurts When you’re looking at the fields of forever Looking at the fields of forever“ Jack Bruce, Field of Forever - Silver Rails (Bruce/Brown) It was with sadness that Bellahouston Academy learned of the passing of one of its most famous Alumni, Jack Bruce. Bruce was the singer and bassist alongside Eric Clapton and Drummer Ginger Baker in the supergroup Cream. They became massively popular between 1966 and 1968 with songs such as White Room and Sunshine of Your Love. Many of the band's biggest hits were written by Bruce, who went on to have a long and successful career after Cream split in 1968, collaborating with musicians including John McLaughlin and Frank Zappa. Bruce, who initially studied cello at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, has often been touted as one of the greatest ever rock and blues bass players.

5 FOR THE ATTENTION OF PARENTS/CARERS OF S2 S2 pupils are about to look at the next phase of their education and details of the process are given below. This next stage will get underway with the new timetable in May/June 2015. PSHE Lessons during November will have Careers input Friday 28 November - Reports and S3 Course Booklets issued to parents Monday 1 December –Assembly for S2 pupils – parents will be welcome to attend (time to be confirmed) Tuesday 2 December – Parents’ Evening, Careers Advisor will be in attendance Thursday 4 December – Individual pupil interviews Friday 5 December – Course Choice Forms returned to Mrs Johnston, DHT with S2 responsibility We would also like to congratulate the following guys in our year group on their recent sporting successes: GSOS swimmers Ruairi, Grant, Jude, Shannon and Madison along with Bellahouston Academy pupil Reece who took part in the Glasgow Schools Finals at Whitehill pool. Ruairi took two Golds. Shannon took a Silver and bronze Reece took Gold and silver. Leanne Findlay, Jenny Bichan and Abbigail McInnes (athletics) who ran very well as a team to secure the bronze team medal at the Scottish School Road Race. Our Hockey boys beat Loretto in their recent Scottish Cup match and progress towards the semi finals. The school basketball, netball and football teams are also underway and a final shout out to our very own captaincy team member Emma Mathieson who won the Youth Intermediate category in dance at the recent European Championships! Keep up to date on our successes on the school website. Zahrah, Sean and the team Captaincy Corner The Captaincy team have had a busy couple of months. We have been organising the prom and other future events within the school. We have been meeting with different companies who produce leavers hoodies and we were hoping to create the design on the back of the hoodie. We also have a Yearbook Committee this year led by Saffron Dickson. They are busy planning and collecting information for the book. Our Sport & Health Council have been focusing on the Fuel Zone. Ideas which they have considered from the pupil feedback forms are to have themed days within the Fuel Zone. Watch this space!

6 IMPRESSIVE PEOPLE EVENT A group of seniors and S4 pupils were invited to attend the Glasgow’s Proud event at Glasgow City Chambers on the 8th October. Our young people met former pupil Andy Scott, sculptor and creator of the Kelpies. Andy spoke about his time at Bellahouston Academy and his art career. Jad de Guzman S6 presented Andy with the first Glasgow’s Proud award.

7 ARDENTINNEY SUMMER ART COURSE EXHIBITION Tagen Allan S4 attended the summer residential art course in July this year. The work produced by Tagen and pupils from across Glasgow can be viewed at the Tramway in the upper foyer exhibition space. The opening night of the exhibition at the Tramway is Friday 14th November, 5pm. WASPS CREATIVE CAREERS DAY Senior pupils and S4 pupils enjoyed a day at the Wasps Studios on the 10th October. Our young people met a range of artists who were happy to discuss their creative career path during a tour of the studios. Included in the day’s activities were talks by professionals involved in the arts such as exhibition organisers, museum curators and art restoration specialists and some performance art drawing activities. G41 GENERATION PROJECT S3 pupils have been involved for the last 7 weeks in the G41 Generation project. The project aimed to engage young people with contemporary visual arts specifically sculpture and public art. Our young people were inspired by Kenny Hunter’s Kontrapunkt exhibition and were encouraged to develop their ideas by a group of young artists working closely with them. Their finished sculptures were on display at the House for an Art Lover. This project has been a fantastic learning experience for our young people and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated. NEW MUSIC CLUBS Come along and give them a go! Monday Keyboard Club Tuesday Guitar Club (beginners) Tin Whistle (staff and pupils) Strings Group Wednesday Vocal Group (staff and pupils) Thursday Brass Ensemble Friday Woodwind

8 “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “It was a tiring experience, but well worth it and I enjoyed being able to see Aberfoyle’s wildlife and use our navigation skills to get us through the expedition. These are skills I will now take on through the future.” – Demi Cassidy Duke of Edinburgh Award A huge congratulations to Mussavir Ahmed, Emma Bayliss, Robert Bruce, Demi Cassidy, David Cassidy, Sean Mackie and Zeeshan Munair of S4 Duke who all successfully completed their Bronze Qualifying Expedition in October. The pupils collected their certificates in Glasgow City Chambers on Monday at the prestigous Duke of Edinburgh award Cermony. Well Done! “Overall I loved it and I would definitely do it again. I cannot wait to do silver. The sites we saw were amazing (the water the mountains etc). I loved it and I’m so proud of the team for achieving the award.” – David Cassidy

9 Bella X-Country A huge well done to all S2 pupils who took part in our annual X-Country morning. It was a great morning with all pupils completing the race and enjoying the “refreshments and entertainment” in the hall at the end. Girls Winners Boys Winners 3.Work Skills Build upon pupils’ interview skills and gave them tools for effective communication. Barclays Life Skills Workshops Senior pupils at Bellahouston Academy stepped aside from their timetabled lessons to experience a PSHE lesson that gave them a taste of ‘life after school.’ The speakers were described by the pupils as inspirational! The workshops focussed on: 1.People Skills Empower pupils to reflect upon the challenges they may have faced in life and think positively about the future. 2. Money Skills Encourage pupils to question their attitudes towards money, including lessons on budgeting.

10 The S5/6 Community Involvement class organised and ran a number of Remembrance Day Assemblies. The pupils had been researching Remembrance Day and wanted to do something within the school community to commemorate this special occasion. Well done to all! COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT CLASS SHINE! Liam Dixon, Scott Grieg, Nathan Kevan and Mr Macdonald recorded some audio back in September which was used to help tell the story of Glasgow and the First World War. This was projected onto the City Chambers on the evening of Tuesday 11 th November. The stunning display, called 'Glasgow's War', was projected onto the front of the City Chambers in George Square. Simultaneously, a very moving second light show beamed the names of every Glaswegian who died during the First World War on the building. The City Chambers’ installation included audio, photographs and film from Glasgow's home front during the First World War, as well as, the stories of soldiers, doctors and nurses on the front line. GLASGOW’s SPECTACULAR LIGHTSHOW COMMEMORATES THE CENTENARY WORLD WAR 1

11 WORLD WAR ONE WORKSHOP On the 4 th of November, S3 History pupils visited the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre. They participated in a World War One workshop and were given the opportunity to explore some of the one million artefacts held in the centre. Pupils learned about the experiences of soldiers in the trenches and what life was like for those at home. This trip will help pupils with their National 4/5 History. As always, all pupils fully participated and their behaviour was excellent-well done! WATER FOR THE WORLD On the 28 th October engineering students from the University of Strathclyde ran a workshop for S2 pupils. Topics covered included water use in the UK and the role of technology and development in improving access to water for the world’s poorest people. Pupils built and tested a simple, working water filter using basic materials like sand and gravel. From the 26 th till 31 st Oct, at the invitation of the German Federal Office, Miss Kennedy visited Berlin with fifteen teachers from all over Britain. She said “The aim of this trip was to share good practice and further explore German History. I visited many different places such as the German Historical Museum, Cecillenholf Castle, Brandenburg Gate, the Stasi-Museum and the Jewish Museum- to name but a few! This was a fantastic learning experience and I look forward to sharing what I have learned with pupils.” BERLIN VISIT

12 MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING The S5/6 Community Involvement class again organised a coffee morning on behalf of the Cancer support charity Macmillan. This year an amazing total of £534 was raised, well done to all the C.I. pupils! Elizabeth Dibble, one of the most senior U.S. diplomats in the UK visited the Humanities Faculty and met 20 of our S6 pupils. Pupils discussed with Ms. Dibble a wide variety of topics including Scottish independence and US foreign policy. US DEPUTY AMBASSADOR VISITS BELLAHOUSTON REPORTING SCOTLAND Laura Bicker, reporter with BBC Reporting Scotland came to the Humanities Faculty to talk with S5/6 pupils who had voted for the first time in the recent referendum. With six months to go till the General election, Laura was interested to speak 16-17 year olds who voted in the referendum - but who won't be allowed to vote in May 2015. One of the Humanities Faculty RE teachers, Miss Cervantes has started an Amnesty International youth group at school. The group will meet once a week and organise events, fundraisers and protests regarding human rights. Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world.

13 The Humanities Faculty has been awarded £5000 from the Ministry of Defence Community covenant scheme to organise a WW1 exhibition and heritage trail. We shall be working with Glasgow City council on the design for both but we’d like to hear your family stories about the war. Please contact Mr Macdonald, Faculty Head of Humanities through the contact details on the school website. IMITATION GAME On 11 th November, S5/6 History pupils, as part of their higher course went to see a special preview of the new film about the World War Two Code breaker, Alan Turing at the Odeon cinema. This trip was completely free of charge for all pupils involved. BIG LOTTERY TRIPS The Humanities Faculty has been awarded £2000 from the Big Lottery fund to run FIVE trips to rural areas of Scotland this academic year. These trips would be on a Saturday, be free and would allow our pupils to see parts of Scotland that they may never have visited. We are looking for adult volunteers to accompany pupils on these trips and we would also like suggestions on where the trips could visit. Ideas, so far include: Loch Lomond, Millport, Cairngorms, Harry Potter train, Birnam Wood, Arran and Troon. Please contact Faculty Head, Mr Macdonald if you are interested or have ideas on destinations! WORLD WAR ONE EXHIBITION AND HERITAGE TRAIL

14 IONA The visit to the Isle of Iona is between Saturday 9th and Friday 15th May 2015 and will be our 27th annual trip. On Iona, we stay in the MacLeod Centre and take part in a whole range of activities from making sculptures on the beach, working with the primary school children, visiting the abbey to workshops and team building exercises and times for reflection. It’s an amazing week of fun and learning. The cost for 6 nights including transport, accommodation, food and all activities is £200 with subsidies available to families on a low income. Booking forms and £40 deposits should be given to Mrs McWhinnie or Ms Dyce by Friday 28th November. Booking forms are available from the RME Department and if paying by cheque, please make payable to Bellahouston Academy. DETERMINED TO REPORT Congratulations to Ali Mohammed and Kieran Hepburn who have both gained a place on a Radio Clyde training scheme for Young Reporters. The course covers media concepts and skills, and includes production, presenting and journalism training. Classes include a mixture of lectures, workshops and practical exercises. The boys will take up their place at the Bauer Media Academy week beginning Monday 24 th November and will work with Mr Brogan in Media and English to make the most of this wonderful opportunity. Best of luck boys!

15 S5/6 Media Studies pupils will attend the second News Academy Training Day at the offices of News UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to attend seminars delivered by journalists and editors working with The Scottish Sun, Times and Sunday Times. Pupils can choose which field of journalism they are most interested in and sign up to be mentored by any of the journalists present. Should any pupils in S4 and S5 be interested in this line of employment then we would ask them to consider choosing Media when presented with their Options form for the next session. S4-6 pupils are invited to participate in a competition named “Poetry by Heart” which has been launched this year. Ten local authorities have been invited to participate from a geographical spread across Scotland including Glasgow. Pupils would be required to recite a poem written before 1914 and one written after that date. This will give them the chance to compete in regional heats and a National final. Pupils should express their interest in taking part by 21 st November. S1 pupils will be participating in the ‘Mother Tongue - Other Tongue’ project. Mrs Johnson and Mrs Morran from the rEAL Department will work with English teachers and pupils on pieces of writing which can take the form of an original poem, rhyme, rap or song written in a language that is not the first language spoken by the learner. A workshop will take place in December where the pupils will be given support from a working poet.


17 DRAGONS DEN IN BUSINESS EDUCATION Senior Business Management and Administration pupils listened to pitches from budding School Uniform Suppliers. These pupils put the suppliers through their paces to ensure that they were providing a uniform of quality for the Bellahouston Academy community. They weighed up the pros and cons of each supplier and ensured that needs were met, and made recommendations as to why each supplier should be chosen. Pupils played an active role in this decision and we look forward to seeing the results of their decision making skills! with staff in Art and Home Economics. For more information on either of these activities, please ask your son/daughter to speak to Mr Brown, Mr Vanni, Mrs Wilkie or Ms McLaughlin. We are delighted to share our recent news in the Technologies Faculty, beginning with a huge well done to the Computing Science teachers. Their hard work in completing the PLAN C course has led to the British Computing Society awarding Bellahouston Academy the status of Lead School in Computer Science. Bellahouston Academy is one of only five schools in Glasgow which has achieved this status. The impact of this will benefit all young people who follow a course in Computing Science. LEAD SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCE Bella staff are offering opportunities to encourage our young people to become Digital Creators. Pupils should look out for notices in the bulletin relating to the Minecraft Club. In addition, our Computing Science staff will be involved in a project called Determined to Animate in conjunction

18 MICRO TYCO CHALLENGE UNDERWAY! Four teams from Bellahouston have entered this challenge to fundraise for developing countries over the month of November. Four of our senior Business Education pupils are leading teams of S2 pupils, giving them an excellent chance to be a team manager. Some of these pupils are also involved in the prestigious Career Academy project. They are working with our talented S2 pupils who are full of energy and enthusiasm, and full of great business ideas! This challenge shows pupils that in order to make good business, imagination is the key, and not necessarily the money available, as all teams start with only £1 seed funding. THE BREAKFAST CLUB Every Day from 8.15am Free Breakfast Use computers and printers for Homework projects. BECOME A RESPONSIBLE SAVER WITH BELLA’S CREDIT UNION There has been a disappointing uptake from S1 pupils in this amazing opportunity to learn how to budget and save! Bellahouston has its own Credit Union in which many S2 pupils have remained a part of this year. It would be great if parents/carers would encourage the new S1 pupils to join this opportunity. Please don’t miss this chance to get a free £10 deposit to your account when this is opened! There are fortnightly lunchtime collections in the Fuel Zone. Pupils can join by collecting a form from Ms McLaughlin in room Bus Ed 1. We are looking for a surge of responses!

19 CORPORATE HEAD OF THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND VISITS BELLAHOUSTON ACADEMY TO TALK BUSINESS The Bellahouston Academy S4/5/6 Business Management pupils were lucky enough to meet the corporate head of RBS, Ken Barclay. He is the TOP DOG of RBS. He told us how he got into the career of banking. To get into this line of banking, he took an apprenticeship in banking for 5 years. After Mr Barclay had finished his apprenticeship after 5 years, he got an opportunity to work in London and he did take the opportunity and started to work there from his early twenties. He also worked in Hong Kong for a while during his career financing cable and network companies. He told us some valuable information about banking and asked who was interested in this type of job. Mr Barclay also told us where we can get advice from if we were to start up a new business and other interesting business facts. I think many of the pupils were inspired by Mr Barclay. by Tanveer Ahmed S5 S4 PRACTICAL WOODWORKING Lunchtimes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with Mr Morning If pupils want to get additional help with Practical Woodworking projects then help is at hand! Please come and take this opportunity to improve your grade in Practical Woodworking

20 NEW COURSE TO BE OFFERED TO S2 FOR FORTHCOMING S3/S4 OPTIONS – DESIGN & MANUFACTURE Design & Manufacture will be offered for the very first time to our current S2 pupils. Design and Manufacture (which can be studied to Higher level) develops the skills, knowledge and understanding required to design and make products. Design and Manufacture is a subject which offers many different career paths. Pupils with a creative flair may go on to become Product Designers, Interior Designers, Fashion Designers, Packaging Designer or work in Visual Merchandising (shop display). For those who are interested in a more technical career, the course is a good introduction to manufacturing or factory work such as Production Operator, Engineer, or Mechanic. It is also a useful course to lead into careers in advertising, selling and marketing products. The practical element of the course can lead into a career in Jewellery, Architecture, Film-set production, Furniture Design or 3D Model Making. Look out for more information on this over the coming weeks. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STUDENTS ATTEND A LECTURE AT UNIVERSITY OF WEST OF SCOTLAND The advertising director of the Irn Bru section of Barrs delivered a lecture to 4th Year Marketing students and our Higher Business Management class at West of Scotland University in Paisley. The talk demonstrated how he had changed career paths from being a “boring banker” and into a “thriving advertiser”. He described his marketing and advertising ideas, as well as coming up with some of the latest marketing schemes from Irn Bru, both before and after the Commonwealth Games. The ideas mentioned were humorous, yet successfully showed everyone in the lecture hall how out-of-the-box ideas can be better than the norm. The talk captivated the class and everyone enjoyed their day at UWS! By Scott Greig S6

21 TRIP TO CHINA Ten of the school’s badminton players have just returned from China on a badminton exchange. They had their first match with top juniors from Dalian and although they fought valiantly Dalian won 11-6. They are also taking time to experience the local culture and have been enjoying local foods and improving their chopstick skills! They are a huge hit in China and are helping extend the impact of the Glasgow School of Sport and Bellahouston Academy across the globe! They move to Beijing on Wednesday and will be training at one of the performance centres in the city. BELLAHOUSTON/GLASGOW SCHOOL OF SPORT 5: 0 LORETTO OPEN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS CUP SECOND ROUND Congratulations to the Bellahouston/GSOS Hockey team who won through to the Open Scottish Cup quarter finals with a comprehensive 5-0 win against Loretto School in Edinburgh. In a very competitive game Loretto forced 3 early saves from Jack Cochrane in goal, but the Bellahouston team looked very solid in defence. Bellahouston grew in confidence as the game progressed and after great work from Andrew McAllister, Luke Cranney’s deflection from a Dean Baber cross was saved and Alan Johnstone was on hand to push the ball in from close range. Bellahouston were in control in the second half but never could relax with only a 1 goal advantage, however, the lead was doubled when Luke deflected in a Chris McFadden pass from a penalty corner. After this it was the S2s’ show with Fraser Moran linking up well with Euan Cochrane and he crossed for Andrew McAllister to deflect home from close range. Luke got his second goal after Euan Cochrane held the ball up splendidly, drawing in 3 defenders and skilfully off loading the ball for a neat finish from close range. In the dying seconds, Euan Cochrane was rewarded for his efforts with a great finish at the back post to make it 5 nil. Well done to all the players and special mention to Logan McClure who played very well in goals and to Cameron Weir who performed well on his debut for the senior team. The boys will play Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh Academy or Glenalmond College in the next round.

22 Fairtrade group This group have worked hard on their latest project. “We have been selling bags of rice to raise the funds to send pupils to school in Malawi. We learned that 90 bags of rice was the equivalent of sending 1 pupil to school and we have only 15 bags left to sell. We are very excited about reaching our total soon – look out for our stall at the upcoming parents’ night or contact Mrs Summers at the school if you would like to buy a bag and help us reach our goal. ECO NEWS Bella’s Eco Committee have been meeting once a month to bring our sub-committees together and discuss what the groups are doing in order that we may apply for our next Green flag. Here is a brief summary of what our sub groups have been up to in the last few months… Bella Bee Tidy The new litter group – more information coming soon Comenius Green Eye Meets Thursday lunchtime. This group is a Europe-wide group focussing on Green issues for Young Europeans. Garden club Wednesday after school until 4:30 pm. Pupils maintain and grow lots of our own produce for HE classes. WORK EXPERIENCE After the October holiday our pupils all took part in a Work Experience week. Everyone returned to school with new skills and experiences and the reports from employers were glowing! Well done to S4 – you made us proud.

23 S1 UPDATE I am delighted with the way S1 have settled into our school community. It is a time of great change in your child’s life. I hope the transition events we ran helped with making secondary school less of a mystery. Here are the views of some of our S1 pupils: “Bellahouston is an amazing school, it’s probably the best but that is not what I thought before. On my first day I was scared of getting lost, bullied or doing something embarrassing, but none of that happened.” By Bradley McInulty “When I started secondary I was really nervous at the beginning but after a week I had settled in. It took a while to finally get used to the new classes and navigate around the school but it isn’t a problem now. I’ve made new friends and met my old friends again. I love the variety of classes and teachers. PE is my favourite subject. I love exercise and sport. We have a period of fitness once a week and a double period of a certain sport. In the time I have been in secondary I have really enjoyed it.” By Dylan O’Leary “I did not enjoy secondary at first. I thought it was a bit rowdy and everything was going too fast. Now I have got used to it, I enjoy it. My favourite subject is English because I get great marks. My teacher is Mr Campbell. I also enjoy Geography. I like it because I like learning about the countries, continents and seas. My Geography teacher is Mr Scouller. I love the lunches at secondary too! By Murium Qasim SECONDARY S – sensible choices E – everyone tries C – contribute in a group O – one chance N – no longer the oldest D – don’t annoy the teachers A – assessments R – Responsible citizens Y – Young adult By Mitchell O’Toole

24 Extra- Curricular Sports! Dear Parent/Carer, At Bellahouston Academy we pride ourselves on having a full and varied extra-curricular sports program. On a Monday we have a very popular Senior Volleyball Club run by Miss Dickman. The club was recently visited by ex-Great Britain internationalist Ali Galloway who led a brilliant coaching On a Tuesday we have a very popular basketball club ran by Mr Richardson. The club is open to boys and girls from all year groups and we always welcome new members! As well as the open club we also have a Senior Basketball team who are enjoying competing in the Glasgow League for the first time! Also running on a Tuesday is our girl’s netball club with Mrs Moore. Following our first successful venture in the Youth Games in May we have entered an S1 + S2 team into the league. The girls have made a great start so far and the club is proving to be very popular. As always new members are welcome! Mr McCloy has a S1-S6 boys’ and girls’ football club at the Ibrox Complex on Wednesday. As well as the participation club we have also entered an Under 14s team into the Glasgow League and Cup competitions. The boys have made an excellent start to the season and have improved with every game. They have a tough act to follow after last year’s team made the quarter-finals but we are confident that this team will be just as successful. Miss Dickman takes a badminton club every Wednesday in the Glasgow School of Sport Games Hall. We are very lucky to again have access to such amazing facilities. Given the success of our own Kirsty Gilmour in this year’s Commonwealth games we have seen a big increase in participation and we hope this continues! The club was also very successful in last year’s Youth Games where they won the team competition! session. The boys at the club really enjoyed the experience and Ali was so impressed that he has invited them to attend the junior training sessions with Su Ragazzi Volleyball Club.

25 We are pleased to announce that we have started a girls’ Bollywood dancing club every Friday with Mrs Moore and Senior Pupils. This club follows on from the success of our Bella Bhangra Night and we encourage all girls to get involved. I would also like to remind all parents and carers and your children will earn a merit each time they attend an extra-curricular club so there really hasn’t been a better time to join a new club or return to an old one! If you have any questions about our clubs, please do not hesitate to contact me. Jack Richardson School Sports Coordinator. Anti Bullying Week – Monday 17 th –Friday 21 st November “Treat others as you want them to treat you”

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