Busy term for the pupils at Ruther­glen High

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intiimations - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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