Lead­ers of the fu­ture

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS - Calder­head High

Se­niors Out­ward Bound trip

The Out­ward Bound Trust is a learn­ing char­ity which equips young peo­ple with so­cial and emo­tional skills through out­door learn­ing and ad­ven­ture.

Miss Faulds, Miss Mooty and Miss Pater­son re­cently ac­com­pa­nied 11 S4 pupils to an Out­ward Bound Lead­er­ship course at the Trust’s Loch Eil Cen­tre near Fort Wil­liam.

The cen­tre is si­t­u­ated on the beau­ti­ful shores of the loch, and is one of the most re­mote out­door ed­u­ca­tion cen­tres.

On the first day, ev­ery­one par­tic­i­pated in a jog down to Loch Eil, scram­bled through tun­nels and jumped in the freez­ing waters of the loch. Later that night, pupils and staff en­joyed lead­er­ship games and puz­zles in the dark with only head torches to lead the way.

On Satur­day, they par­tic­i­pated in a Ja­cob’s Lad­der chal­lenge and ca­noe­ing on Loch Eil which was fol­lowed by a rather nerve-wrack­ing zip line that night.

Sun­day saw pupils tak­ing part in some self-assem­bly ab­seil­ing on Ben Ne­vis be­fore pack­ing up and re­turn­ing home.

A school spokesper­son said: “Ev­ery­one agreed that they had learned some ex­cel­lent lead­er­ship and team­work skills, as well as hav­ing a fan­tas­tic time!” Dys­lexia Aware­ness Week

Dys­lexia Aware­ness Week took place from Novem­ber 5 to 10 and the theme this year was My Wider World.

As many as one in 10 chil­dren and adults in Scot­land have dys­lexia, which can im­pact their lives in many ways, in­clud­ing dif­fi­cul­ties with read­ing, writ­ing or spell­ing.

Pupils and staff at Calder­head High School marked Dys­lexia Aware­ness Week in the school by wear­ing blue rib­bons.

S4 pupil, Ai­den, pre­sented an assem­bly to S1 and S2 pupils about dys­lexia, ably as­sisted by Jack and Cole, S2.

Some of the school’s great se­lec­tion of dys­lexia friendly books were also on dis­play in the li­brary all week.

Pupils and staff also par­tic­i­pated in a dys­lexia word search com­pe­ti­tion. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Chelsea in S2 and Miss Gil­lan­ders who were the lucky win­ners.

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