Bothwellpark Visits

Our Lady’s and Bothwellpark High School share the campus on Dalzell Drive, with Bothwellpark catering for pupils with Additional Support Needs.

Several OLHS pupils from Upper School already help out there and now Bothwellpark has generously offered all OLHS pupils the chance to come along and visit their part of the building, to have a look around and see what goes on.

A massive thank you to the staff and pupils of Bothwellpark, especially Depute Head Teacher, Mr Brian Gilmour for all of his work on this liaison programme.

 

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Race Night

Report by Mrs Sinclair

The PTA, along with Bothwellpark High, organised a very successful race night on Friday 29th October in St Bernadette’s Church hall. About 120 parents and friends of both schools enjoyed a great event and raised almost £3000 which will be shared between the schools.

Mr Brian Gilmour, Bothwellpark’s Depute Head, did a great deal of the planning along with OLHS PTA. Each race was sponsored and horses and jockeys sold in advance of the night and there were a large number of donations from parents and friends for the raffle.

Both schools would like to thank all those who donated or came along to raise such a marvellous sum of money.

Peer educator awards

Christopher receiving the certificate for his Youthlink Peer Educator Bronze Award

Christopher receiving the certificate for his Youthlink Peer Educator Bronze Award

Congratulations to 6th year pupil, Christopher Tollan, who has been presented with a Bronze Award as Youthlink National Peer Educator of the Year for his work with our neighbours, Bothwellpark High School.

Since Christopher completed his work experience placement at Bothwellpark, he has continued to visit on his own initiative, and has been involved in many of their events, including Red Nose Day, sports days and assemblies.

Bothwellpark nominated Christopher for the award.

Mr Brian Gilmour, Depute Head of Bothwellpark, noted that Christopher is “a friend to the pupils. He comes down from his own work whenever he can to help out, and even if he’s busy, he comes to say hello and see how they’re getting on.”