5th year induction took place over three days providing all of the pupils with a chance to get to know each other better, and learn more about what’s required of them as Upper School pupils.
On Wednesday, everyone was required to get their bodies and brains in gear as they took part in team-building activities designed by the Army and (horror of horrors) Mrs Zambonini and Mrs Macfadyen in the Library Resource Centre!
Thursday was Challenge Day with the PE staff organising a softball game and Careers staff challenged teams to create and run a restaurant.
Friday was more relaxed, with a service from Fr King, and a talk from staff at Motherwell College. Pupils also received a quick introduction to Glow, and got their passwords and discussed new timetables and expectations with Mrs Mulholland in the afternoon to complete a busy few days.
Last week, 3rd year pupils rounded off their study of World War One by taking part in three lessons designed to focus on the contribution of the men of Lanarkshire who fell.
On Tuesday, the pupils took part in a small service with Father King in the War Memorial Chapel. Although this was built to commemorate the dead of World War Two, Father King spoke of its significance in helping us to remember the fallen of all wars, and in particular ex-pupils of Our Lady’s High School.
On Wednesday, local historian, Mr. Joe O’Raw, visited to discuss his work over the past 25 years researching the contribution of Lanarkshire men to World War I, and was able to share with the pupils stories which had made a great impression upon him.
On Thursday it was the pupils’ turn to turn investigators as they researched fallen family members using the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Special thanks from all pupils involved go to Father King and Mr. O’Raw for their time and efforts.