SCHOOL NEWS

THE High School of Glasgow class diary:

Saturday - Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, gold team building weekend in Crianlarich departs at 2pm until Sunday, October 9. Home and school association uniform sale at the Jimmie Ireland stand at 10am.

Sports fixtures - hockey: 1st XI, 2nd XI, 2nd year A, B & C, 1st year A, B & C, Transitus C (H); 3rd XI, 4th XI, 3rd year A, B & C, Transitus A & B (A) v St Aloysius’ College.

Rugby: 1st XV, 2nd XV, U16 XV, 3rd year A & B, Transitus A & B (A); 2nd year A & B, 1st year A & B, J6 A & B (H) v St Aloysius’ College.

Monday - Law House begin their fundraising week for Parkinsons disease. Transitus orienteering takes place at Auchengillan in the afternoon.

Tuesday - assembly will be taken by Rev Stuart Smith of Partick Trinity Church.

Wednesday - Transitus boys compete at St Columba’s School rugby tournament; 1st XV & 2nd XV play Austin Friars School and senior girls inter-house hockey competition takes place.

Thursday - school closes at the end of the day. Classes resume after October holiday on Monday, October 24.

THE High School of Glasgow Junior School class diary:

Monday - Junior 5 will visit the Falkirk Wheel.

Tuesday - Junior 3 visit Amazonia at Strathclyde Park and a group of Kindergarten children will go on an autumn walk at Kelvingrove Park.

Wednesday - there will be a parents’ evening.

Thursday - Hopscotch Theatre Company will hold a ‘Blitz’ workshop with Junior 6 in the morning and parents’ evening.

Friday - staff in-service training, school closed for pupils. The school is closed for the October break from October 17 to 21.

Kelvinside Academy

THE school was delighted to welcome back former pupils, with the class of 1966 and class of 1971 holding reunions.

These ‘academicals’ were treated to lunch and shown around the school by the current senior pupils, sharing memories of high jinx and hard work. The school is looking forward to hosting reunions with the classes of 1961 and 1951 next week.

Three RAF cadets were lucky enough to experience a full day flying out of Glasgow Airport with the Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron.

The cadets made full use of the settled weather to enjoy the freedom that comes from flying a small plane through the skies above the Clyde.

Five Navy cadets took part in some ‘ashore training’ when they were introduced to mountain biking at Pollok Park.

They started out easily enough, but were soon eager to try the more advanced trails, and found themselves flying over and through muddy puddles and in between trees.

Great fun was had by all, and many thanks to Chief Scott Mather, RN, for supplying the equipment and accompanying the cadets on their experience.

On the sports field, Kelvinside was represented in two cross-Glasgow competitions this week.

In hockey, the 1st XI took part in a tournament hosted by Glasgow Academy, where they played with pride and acquitted themselves well. In rugby, Glasgow Warriors invited the 1st XV to a tournament where they played well to finish with a balanced ledger - won one, lost one.

A number of pupils took part in the West of Scotland independent schools orchestra weekend.

The school entered 19 pupils in three categories: string orchestra, wind band and jazz band.

The school’s youngest pupils were introduced to the art of making bread by the school chef, Mr Moodie.

Artistic temperaments were accommodated by twisting the bread dough into fantastical shapes prior to baking, and each of the children made a roll to take home. The best part of the experience was the smell of warm bread, of course.

Weekly diary: Tomorrow (Saturday) – sports fixtures: rugby – 1st XV, Senior 3/4 are at home to Marr College and Senior 2A and Senior 1 A & B are away to Marr College.

Hockey – 1st XI, 2nd XI, Senior 3A, Senior 2A & B, Senior 1A & B, and Senior Prep A & B are playing St Columba’s

Next week will see the annual Kelvinside Academy Ball raise funds for charity, theatrical presentations from the Junior 4 and Junior 5 pupils, a trip to the Botanic Gardens, and continuing work for those involved with the Glasgow Rock Choir.