Busy term for the pupils at Rutherglen High
Pupils at Rutherglen High have enjoyed a busy first term this year.
A hugely successful Macmillan Coffee Morning was organised by staff and pupils which raised £796.30.
This is the most money the school has raised to date. The event was organised by the world of work classes as part of their National 2 Personal Achievement Award.
The S5 Duke of Edinburgh group had a late summer camping trip to Comrie Croft in Perthshire.
Their previous trip had been rained off but this time they enjoyed warm sunshine for the whole two days.
The group carried out orienteering and navigation exercises, prepared all their own food and camped in tents overnight.
The trip was part of the preparation for the expedition section of the award.
As summer turned to autumn, all year groups took part in the eco schools programme by working in the school garden.
The pupils worked enthusiastically throughout the day and participated in a wide range of tasks such as – weeding, digging, hoeing, pruning, brushing paths, planting bulbs and organising pots and containers.
In addition, the John Muir environmental studies class made some bird cakes from lard, cheese and bird seed. These were hung from trees within the garden and will provide food throughout the cold winter months.
Pupils and staff said a fond farewell to two good friends of Rutherglen High, Anne Hendry and May Fotheringham in October.
Both ladies retired and for Anne this was her second retirement. She was originally a dinner lady at Rutherglen High and retired in 2005 but for the past 10 years she has been volunteering at the school cafe and coffee mornings, and has organised and volunteered at the weekly horse riding sessions at Riding for the Disabled in Maryhill.
May was the school nurse for Rutherglen and Cathkin High and both ladies attended many events within the school.
A presentation was made by pupils and the school hopes to keep in touch with them as they enjoy their respective retirements.
Hands dirty Pupils helped out during the eco schools project
Raising money The Macmillan event was a great success