Our S6 have been busy forming committees which will help them to develop the many skills needed as part of Scotland’s Young Work Force of the future, including leadership and team work. So far, we have groups dedicated to organising the S1 Halloween party and Clyde View Christmas party, their own Year Book and Prom in June, as well as souvenir Leavers’ Hoodies and fund raising in general.
Many of our senior pupils have worked hard to gain important leadership roles: this year, we have 2 school captains, 10 heads of house and 30 prefects.
We are also delighted that Grant Mackin has accepted a specific leadership role to promote pupil council and pupil voice. Grant has already shown his commitment to all things political through his organization, with Christopher Wilson of S5, of a very successful debate held in school in June on the EU Referendum, as well as his participation and success in Public Speaking and Debating competitions during his school career.
Meanwhile, 15 S6 pupils have trained as MVPs, Mentors for Violence Prevention, and they will start to deliver lessons to PSHE classes very soon. We also have 26 ambassadors for St Andrew’s hospice, many of whom took part in the recent 6K run.
An S6 leadership day will be held on 4th October for pupils applying through UCAS in the computer centre, Airdrie. The day will focus on the application process, personal statements, and preparation for mock interviews which are taking place on Friday 7th October. The rest of S6 will spend the day in school, taking part in a Developing the Young Workforce event.