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Kelvinside Academy

THERE was plenty to occupy young minds this week at Kelvinside Academy.

Starting with the chance to own a slave for a day – some of the 6th year pupils were brave enough to put themselves up for auction in the name of charity and Monday of this week saw them called to account.

Bags were carried, sweeties bought, even some floors cleaned.

A little lesson in humility for some of the 6th year was balanced by the power trip for those who ‘owned’ them, but much enjoyment was had by all.

On Tuesday the entire 6th year was pampered by the staff as they enjoyed their Christmas lunch.

In time-honoured tradition the senior pupils placed their orders and were waited on hand and foot by staff only too happy to oblige.

On Wednesday the 1st XV Rugby squad travelled to Earlston in the Scottish Borders to play Earlston High School in the quarter finals of the Brewin Dolphin School U18 Plate competition.

A close, hard fought game played in perfect conditions saw good, skilful rugby from both teams.

Unfortunately for Kelvinside, they managed to cross the line three times but the referee only allowed one score, and Earlston ran out eventual winners 19-12.

On Thursday the Junior 1 pupils visited Mugdock to see the pantomime at the visitor centre, while their elders in the Junior School put on a musical extravaganza in the Gilchrist Theatre.

The natural timing and ability of Junior School pupils really put the bells and whistles to this concert, which was much appreciated by all who attended.

Kelvinside Academy’s Junior pupils are building up the pre-Christmas excitement with their theatrical productions. On Friday the Junior Start pupils put on their version of The Sleepy Shepherd.

Well attended as always, this is a nativity play that appeals to the insomniac in all of us.

Superbly acted, with lighting and scenery that would befit a Broadway show, it was a rousing success, and should serve well as a spur to other KA actors.

THE High School of Glasgow class diary:

Tomorrow (Saturday) - there are no sports fixtures.

Tuesday - assembly will be taken by Dr Alastair Noble.

Wednesday - the annual carol service takes place, at Anniesland, on Wednesday at 11.30am and school closes at 12.30pm.

The next term begins for staff on Monday, January 9 at 9.15am and for pupils on Tuesday, January 10 at 8.50am.

The High School of Glasgow Junior School class diary:

On Monday morning Junior 1 will perform their Nativity to parents 9.15-10.15am and to the pupils again at 10.15am. J6 will have their Christmas party in the afternoon.

M&M Productions present Beauty and the Beat to the school on Tuesday morning and the Junior 1 party will be held in the afternoon.

On Wednesday morning there will be a sing-a-long Assembly. The Christmas service is at 10.45am at Bearsden Cross Church.

School will finish on Wednesday at 12pm for Kindergarten and 12.30pm for J1-J6.

Term starts for pupils on Tuesday, January 10.