Fourth Year History pupils, who have been studying Germany between 1918 and 1939, welcomed Rosa Sacharin to the school on Monday 25th March. Rosa, now 88, left Germany in the late 1930s as part of the rescue mission called Kindertransport, which carried almost 10,000 young people to Britain for shelter from Nazi persecution. Rosa arrived in Dover and settled in Scotland. Along with her husband, Joseph Sacharin, and local historian, Joe O’Raw, Rosa spent the morning in the school. Rosa spoke to two large groups of pupils about her experiences of life under Adolf Hitler and the tragic fate of her family. Rosa encouraged the pupils to think about challenging social injustice where we see it today and to consider carefully their responsibilities as young adults. The pupils thanked Rosa with flowers and a card, on which one message read simply: “Thank you ever so much for your unforgettable story. Your story and theirs will never be forgotten.”
Miss McGinness, Mrs Mulholland and the S6 Caritas Students visited Park Springs Care Home on Friday to deliver Easter eggs to the residents. The pupils also entertained the residents & staff by performing an Easter concert and service. Thank you to all staff and pupils who kindly donated the Easter Eggs.
Congratulations to the Under 13 football team who secured a place in the semi finals of the Lanarkshire Cup last night after beating a strong Cathkin High team 4-2 on penalties. The match ended 3-3 with Cathkin equalising in the last minute but the boys held their nerve in the shoot – out to make it through to the semi finals. We are waiting to see who their next opponents will be for the match after the Easter break. Well done to all involved.
Congratulations to the Under 18 Football team who defeated St. Aidan’s 7-4 in the quarter final of the Lanarkshire Cup last night. Hat-tricks by Frank Mukendi and Chris Cadden and another goal by Nicky Cadden sealed a comfortable victory.
A large number of upper school pupils will be attending Easter School in Motherwell College to help prepare for the exams in May. As well as this there has been on-going support within the school at lunchtime and supported study after school in most subjects. There will also be an Art & Design Master Class for two days during the holidays. As well as this there is a Higher Chemistry immersion day on Thursday 11th April and two days of Chemistry support for fourth year pupils on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April.
Lenten Charity Concert
A group of pupils organised a Charity Band Night in the school on Wednesday 27th March. The night was well attended by friends and family members. Jill McMurray and Callum Wilson started with an acoustic set. This was followed by Konner Millar-Brookbanks who performed a number of well known songs. Our ‘Battle of The Bands’ Group, Little White Truth, finished off with an excellent 45 minute set. Thanks to band members James Bennett, Jordan Mooney, Chris Bradshaw, Brogan Devine and Mark Costello. Almost £200 was raised for charity.
Performing Arts news
Rehearsals are on-going for the summer show ‘Anything Goes’
There will be a Performing Arts show on Friday 22nd April where all of the pupils in the music department can showcase their talent. Tickets go on sale after the Easter holidays.