St John’s work is praised

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

The Cam­bus­lang Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group is on hand to sup­port lo­cal peo­ple griev­ing af­ter the loss of a loved one.

The group is avail­able on the first and third Wed­nes­days of each month in the Mor­ris­ton Room of Cam­bus­lang Parish Church, Arnott Way, Cam­bus­lang from 10am un­til noon.

The ser­vice is open to church- go­ers and nonchurch peo­ple alike.

A spokesman said: “We con­tinue to meet on the first and third Wed­nes­day of each month in the Mor­ris­ton Room of Cam­bus­lang Parish Church, Arnott Way, Cam­bus­lang.

“No ap­point­ment is nec­es­sary and all who feel the need to talk about a dif­fi­culty they are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing with re­gard to a be­reave­ment, ei­ther re­cently or in the past will be lis­tened to and heard, by a group of peo­ple who have been trained in these coun­selling skills.

“We usu­ally of­fer a cup of tea or cof­fee and it would be your choice ei­ther to speak to one of our sup­port­ers one to one, or share if you pre­fer, with oth­ers who have been in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion.”

St John Paul II Pri­mary School has been hon­oured for their in­volve­ment with the com­mu­nity.

The Castlemilk school has been awarded the Trades House of Glas­gow Cit­i­zen­ship Award 2015 in recog­ni­tion of work en­gag­ing pupils in school, lo­cal and wider com­mu­nity projects.

Now in its 16th year, the award en­cour­ages and re­wards good cit­i­zen­ship in pre-five, pri­mary, sec­ondary and spe­cial needs schools across the city.

Head teacher Jim McShane was de­lighted. He said: “It is a great hon­our for the whole school and it recog­nises the good work the pupils have been fo­cus­ing on within their own com­mu­nity plus na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

“The pre­sen­ta­tion al­lowed them to high­light their many projects and how ef­fec­tive their con­tri­bu­tions have been in help­ing oth­ers. The award is a sig­nif­i­cant ad­di­tion to our school’s an­nual cal­en­dar and will play an im­por­tant part in our ed­u­ca­tional pro­gramme through the com­ing years.”

The St John Paul II Pri­mary School pupils who pre­sented to the judges in­cluded Tam­era McOmish, Mercedes McBride, Nathan Ward, Sinead McCal­lion and Mor­gan Pat­ter­son.

One of the ini­tia­tives the pupils talked about in their pre­sen­ta­tion was the John Paul II Food­bank, which pri­mary five pupils or­gan­ised to help peo­ple who were go­ing hun­gry as they were un­able to af­ford food. The chil­dren went around the school each day to col­lect food from other classes, end­ing up with a minibus full for de­liv­ery to the Glas­gow City Mis­sion.

They beat stiff com­pe­ti­tion from fi­nal­ists - Shaw­lands Academy, Carmyle Pri­mary, Lour­des Sec­ondary School, Hyn­d­land Sec­ondary School, John Paul Academy, St Bene­dict’s Pri­mary, St Clare’s Pri­mary and St Roch’s Pri­mary and Hear­ing

Prize Cel­e­brat­ing pupils are joined by win­ning team Tam­era McOmish, Mercedes McBride, Nathan Ward, Sinead McCal­lion and Mor­gan Pat­ter­son, head teacher Jim McShane, Bishop Idris Jones and Late Col­lec­tor Ruth Malt­man

Proud Mercedes McBride, Sinead McCal­lion, Nathan Ward, Tam­era McOmish and Mor­gan Pat­ter­son

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