Busy end to school term
It was a busy end of term for Rutherglen High School.
On Wednesday, June 3, five senior pupils made their way to the Clyde Auditiorium for the Caritas Award Ceremony.
This award is presented by the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) and is open to young people of all faiths.
The pupils and their families were joined by headteacher Mrs Jan Allan, Deacon Bill McMillan ( School Chaplain), Fr. James O’Kane (St. Bride’s Cambuslang) and staff from Rutherglen High School to collect their award, along with 1100 young people from all over Scotland.
The pupils had worked hard all year to achieve their award, engaging in acts of service within their school and in their faith communities. The award ceremony was a proud moment for pupils, families and all concerned with Rutherglen High School.
And the school also hosted the ASN Sacramental Workbook Launch last month. This has been a project undertaken by teachers from South Lanarkshire Council and the Diocese of Motherwell Education Department to develop workbooks for pupils with additional support needs preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.
Staff and pupils welcomed Bishop Toal, Bishop of Motherwell, Mrs Ann Donaldson, head of inclusion at South Lanarkshire Council and other invited guests including Fr Joseph Lappin, Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Glasgow, Councillor Richard Tullet, parents, head teachers and pupils from other schools in the community, local clergy and parishioners and representatives of other faith denominations. A short prayer service was led by Deacon Bill McMillan, School Chaplain, which involved prayers led by both Rutherglen High School and Trinity High School.
Rutherglen High Pupils at the Caritas Awards