Leaving Staff Interview – Miss Campbell

Why are you leaving Our Lady’s High School?

I have a new job at a new school – St. Modan’s High School in Stirling.

How long have you worked here?

Unfortunately, only a year.

Have you enjoyed working here at OLHS?

Yes! I loved every minute of it. The only problem I have had is that the work gave me wrinkles. I’m too young for that!

What’s your best memory of Our Lady’s High?

That’s a very tricky question actually. If I had to say something, I’d have to say it was the Outward Bound trip I went on with the fifth year pupils. I had a lot of fun.

Did you always want to be a teacher?

Yes, I did. However, I didn’t know what kind of teacher I wanted to be – history or drama. It’s clear what I ended up doing.

What advice would you offer to anyone wanting to be a teacher?

Three main points:

  • Buy wrinkle cream.
  • Work really hard.
  • Bring hand sanitizer – you seem to catch all sorts of things working with kids.

What (or who) will you miss the most?

I’ll obviously miss the pupils. This school has some very funny characters. And of course, I’ll miss my Horrible Histories Club. They were fantastic!

Who was your favourite person to work with?

All of the pupils because I learned so much from them.

What are your plans after leaving?

To chill out completely, have a break and plan for my new school.

Would you come back if you had the chance?

Yes, I would be glad too.

Any last words?

Hasta la vista, baby!

Horrible Histories Trip

Report from Miss Campbell

Miss Campbell, Mr Smith and Ms Evans all accompanied 15 members of the ‘Horrible Histories Club’ to Edinburgh for a day filled with fun and adventure!

After a nice relaxing train journey, we all arrived safely at Edinburgh Waverly around 10am and we got organized for our spooky trip into the dungeons.  The pupils were all very excited about the Dungeons and the teachers were…also excited.

When we entered the Dungeons we didn’t really know what to expect, it was very dark and eerie.  We were all told to take a seat in the ‘court room’ and a scary looking woman called some people up to the dock to stand trial for their ‘crimes’.  The most memorable crime committed was by Mr Smith!  Apparently he had been sighted dancing around the street wearing women’s pink underwear, singing a strange song and giving the rest of us a bad name.  The pupils were shocked by this alarming news and Mr Smith was given a hefty fine to pay.

As we all walked through the dungeons we heard gruesome stories about cannibals that lived in caves, victims of the Black Death, Witchcraft, torture methods in Scotland and we even managed to see the talking head of William Wallace!

The scariest part was when Burke and Hare tried to capture us in the grave chamber and the Grim Reaper told us ghost stories.  The boat ride was very creepy but thankfully Kieran and Sean were steering the boat and said they would protect us all against the dark forces of evil.

The Dungeons were extremely spooky but we also managed to have a few laughs along the way.  History really can be horrible!

In the afternoon we had lunch in the Botanic Gardens and enjoyed the sunshine.  We then took a tour of Edinburgh on the open roof bus which was great fun.  With the wind blowing in our hair and a Horrible Histories commentary playing in our ear, it really was the most enjoyable end to our school trip.  The pupils and teachers all arrived back in Motherwell safely at 4pm and we will always have fond memories of our Horrible Histories Trip.