Skylab Aeronautics Workshop

Earlier on in the session, The Skylab worked with nearly 200 pupils across S2 and S3. The purpose of this workshop was to demonstrate the “Science of Flight” to pupils and allow them to make their own model planes. They were given tutorials in how to fly these planes and learned some of the facts surrounding the science which makes flight possible. This was also beneficial in raising the profile of STEM based careers within the school. Representatives from The Skylab commented on the level of engagement from pupils involved and as seen in the pictures, pupils seemed to enjoy flying their planes.



Business Breakfast 2018

Another successful networking opportunity was held within the school at the beginning of September. Much like previous year, the Business Breakfast was supported by a range of partners. This provided pupils with an opportunity to develop their communication skills and also learn more about their desired occupations. Employers were impressed by the high quality conversations and the overall confidence of the senior pupils involved. Special thanks again to the many employers for volunteering their valuable time to supporting our event. New Age Fitness, Asda, Aldi, Tiger Ltd and EkGTA, just some of those who were able to attend.


NHS Lanarkshire NEXTGEN Careers Information Event

For S2-6 pupils


If you are interested in any NHS careers see the event below. These are drop in sessions that you can head along to. See Miss Aitken (science) or Miss Horn (tech) if  you need any more information.


Title –                          NHS Lanarkshire NEXTGEN Careers Information Event – South and North Lanarkshire Schools

Date –                          Thursday 6th September 2018

Start/finish time –      Drop in session from 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Location –                   Medical Education Training Centre, Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, G71 8BB – Tel: 01698 855610



S3 Work Experience

Last month S3 pupils went out on Work Experience to gain an insight into the World of Work. During this week, many pupils attended placements they found themselves and were able to develop their employability skills. A variety of local employers assisted with this initiative, as well as parents and other partners with the school. All pupils and staff appreciate the effort which goes in to making these placements worthwhile and meaningful for the young people involved. Below we have some of our pupils on location and on placement.

Top: Umar Hussain at Liberty Steel

Middle: Arron Findlay  at George Taylor & Co.

Bottom: Courtney Paton at New Age Fitness (Hamilton)


Product Design Success

During this session, pupils from the Higher Design and Manufacture class were tasked with designing a new clock for the Head Teacher. This followed on from the success of last year’s competition, the standard was extremely high. After much deliberation, Mr Sives decided on Bethany Lloyd’s idea. Due to the size of Bethany’s design, The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre kindly lent a hand in the manufacturing of the final product. Pictured here is Bethany presenting the finished product to Mr Sives. On a side note, given Bethany’s creativity and talent, it will come as no surprise that she has been offered an unconditional offer to the prestigious, Glasgow School of Art to study Product Design in September! Very well done to Bethany, on both counts.

Success at Apprenticeship Showcase!

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week a group of pupils from Hamilton Grammar School attended the annual Apprenticeship Showcase at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride. The group took part in a number of tasks such as painting and decorating, bricklaying and joinery with students getting a feel for what some of these college courses would be like if they chose to pursue an apprenticeship upon leaving school. During the event there was a challenge to successful insert screws in the quickest time. There was a £50 i- tunes vouchers up for grabs and with the fastest time of the day, Kai De Souza of S3 took home the prize. This is the second consecutive year that Hamilton Grammar have scooped this prize. This challenge was sponsored by Thronbridge Sawmills and pictured is Kai receiving his voucher from Margaret Evans from CiTB. Congratulations, Kai!