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Kelvinside Academy

It was reunion time again at the school this week when everyone welcomed back the classes of 1976 and 1981.

Once again the current senior school pupils extended the hands of friendship across the years as they conducted tours of the school with the old timers, before lunch was taken at the new pavilion at Balgray.

The current S6 pupils say they have been inspired to new heights of devilment by the tales of the former pupils, so everyone await new versions of old tricks with interest.

On a more sombre note, this week two S6 pupils undertook a trip to Auschwitz to witness at first hand the horror of that place.

Kelvinside Academy regularly sponsors two senior pupils to make this trip, on the proviso that they come back and talk to the rest of the school about it at assembly.

This year’s pupils will present at assembly next week.

This week was enterprise week at the school, the S2 and S3 pupils in particular spent Tuesday and Wednesday respectively thinking up original and innovative business ideas in some cases, and rehashing old business ideas in other cases.

As well as giving the pupils a break from classes, these days were designed to shine a light on to the myriad problems faced by businesses, and encourage the pupils to use their imaginations when faced with the hurdles of business life.

Other Enterprise groups are being run all week by senior pupils selling products such as snap wrist watches.

Kelvinside Academy shooting club continued their good run of recent form with victory over Fettes College in the second Inter-School competition.

An eight point victory was enough to bring the silver trophy home to Glasgow for the first time in what is hoped will become an annual event between the two schools.

Sports events this weekend include: Rugby boys are playing against Heriots; Hockey girls are playing against Lomond.

THE High School of Glasgow class diary:

Saturday - hockey: 1st XI, 2nd XI, 3rd XI, 4th XI, Transitus A, B & C (H); 3rd year A, B & C, 2nd year A, B & C (A) v St George’s School, 1st year A & B (A) v Dollar Academy.

Rugby: 1st XV, 2nd XV, U16 XV, 3rd year A & B (H); 2nd year A & B, 1st year A & B, Transitus A & B (A) v Strathallan School. Boys’ hockey (A) at Hutchesons’ Grammar School Indoor Tournament, 10am Young Enterprise Trade Fair, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (until 4pm).

Monday - Ptarmigan Training (5), Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is at 4.45pm.

Wednesday - the school deadline for UCAS applications.

Friday - Ptarmigan Training (6), Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is at 4.45pm, St Andrew’s Night Celebration is at 7pm.

THE High School of Glasgow Junior School class diary:

Monday - Junior 5G/L visit Sci Tech at Strathclyde University in the morning

Friday - the Institution of Civil Engineers will visit and ‘build a bridge’ in the school, Baljaffray Primary pupils will view this construction in the morning and Junior 5 pupils in the afternoon. At 12.30pm a group of Junior 6 pupils will be ‘Singing for Peru’ at St Paul’s Church Christmas Tree Festival.

Saturday - Junior 6(A) and (B) Rugby teams will play The Edinburgh Academy away in the morning.

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