The last day for nominations for the wider achievement awards is Thursday 24TH May. Collect a form from Mrs Colbourne or Mrs Goring before you miss out!
Nominations are now open for the Wider Achievement Awards – if you feel that you or a friend is worthy of an award for contributions to a sports team, for volunteering, for fundraising for a charity or for any other achievement please see Mrs Colbourne or Mrs Goring for a nomination sheet.
“Connect” and “Survivalists,” two teams from Hamilton Grammar School recently battled it out at the Young Enterprise Lanarkshire finals
In the end the Survivalists were successful attaining the ‘Product Innovation’ award and the ‘Christmas Trade Stand’ award at the Lanarkshire finals. Receiving these awards has further enhanced the experience for the team of youngsters.
Connect also had great success this year, selling their personalised Jigsaws not only making great profit but more importantly using their product in local care homes to connect Alzheimer’s and Dementia sufferers with their families.
The initiative from Young Enterprise allows youngsters the opportunity to set up and run their own business gaining entrepreneurial experience thanks to the Company Programme.
Directors Lucy Grenfell & Matthew Miller, said “Young Enterprise was so much more successful than any of us had anticipated it would be. It gave us an opportunity to innovate and put many of our own business ideas into practice and gave us an insight into how businesses trade and challenged us to solve problems together as a team. I would recommend future pupils to get involved!”
On Wednesday 21st February 17 schools (280 pupils) competed at the annual South Lanarkshire Dance Competition. Hamilton Grammar entered a team for the S1-3 category and a senior team. The competition is growing year in, year out and pupils across the authority continue to raise the bar.
Our S1-3 team performed a contemporary dance on mental health and our seniors’ theme was girl power. Both teams worked very hard to prepare for the show, rehearsing 4 times a week.
We are extremely pleased to announce that our S1-3 team won 1st place in their individual contemporary category and 1st place overall from hip hop, contemporary and mixed style. It was also a great effort from our seniors who performed an amazing routine, although not placing. Well done to all involved!
We’d like to thank everyone who attended our Careers Convention on 30th November, we hope that it was a valuable event for those who attended. If you were unable to attend or would like a copy of the presentations that were delivered on the night please click the relevant links below.
As an incentive to encourage pupils to attend Friday Study School in the run up to the SQA exams, we offered a tablet as a prize to any pupils turning up to more than 75% of sessions. All pupils making this were entered into a draw and Sonto Khumalo in S5 was the lucky winner drawn out to win the Amazon Fire tablet.
Well done Sonto!