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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.

Revised Exam Diet Information

The dates of study leave have been amended to take account of SQA exams taking place at the end of the diet. The new dates are as follows:

  • S4 study leave is from Monday 30 April to Friday 1 June.  New S5 Pupils return to school Monday 4 June.
  • S5/6 Study leave is from Monday 30 April to Monday 4 June. New S6 Pupils return to school Tuesday 5 June.

S4 & S5 received their revised instructions today and parents are receiving their own copy via email. A copy is available to download here. Current S6 are not affected by the changes and so do not need a revised copy of the instructions.

Young Enterprise Success

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“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!”

Vaccinations

All S3 pupils, and some pupils in S4 and 5, will receive their vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus & polio and for meningococcal ACWY on Monday 16th April.  Times for classes are below. Pupils should ensure that they have eaten that morning & it would be helpful if they wear short-sleeved shirts on the day

Some pupils will be seen at 9.15, and then pupils should attend as follows;

9.30: 3B1

9.50: 3B2

10.10: 3B3

10.30: 3C1

10.50: 3C2 & 3B4

11.35: 3C3

11.55 3D1

12.15 3D2

12.35 any S4 & S5 pupils previously advised.

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!

Apprenticeship Showcase

A group of pupils from S3-4 recently attended the annual Apprenticeship Showcase at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride. This event was planned to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week and was aimed at heightening the profile of apprenticeships and allowing pupils to try their hand at painting and decorating, joinery and bricklaying amongst other activities. Feedback from the event was positive and we look forward to attending the event again next session.