St John’s work is praised
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