Leaders of the future
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.