Pupils prepare for life at Brannock

TEAM EFFORT . . . some of the primary pupils who took part in a problem solving challenge at Brannock High as part of their transition programme.
TEAM EFFORT . . . some of the primary pupils who took part in a problem solving challenge at Brannock High as part of their transition programme.

OVER 100 pupils from various primary schools enjoyed two days of special activities and curricular studies as part of their transition programme, in preparation for starting Brannock High School in August.

The effort and behaviour of the pupils were commended by a variety of staff.

Normal, subject-led classroom experiences were complemented by special group activities, including a mini ‘Olympic Games’ and a problem solving team challenge.

The team challenge involved pupils planning and designing a virtual village with safe accommodation and fresh water readily available to ensure healthy and successful living.

The overall challenge was met with great enthusiasm and provided good fun for all. The whole two-day experience allowed pupils to meet new friends, while becoming familiar with the new surroundings of the secondary school.

QUEEN’S JUBILEE: Staff and pupils from the Language and Communication Support Centre are looking forward to a celebration barbecue lunch to be held on the afternoon of Thursday, May 31.

The event will include the planting of a commemorative tree in the garden area adjoining the centre. It is hoped that the garden will be developed in future years, offering good opportunities for pupils to experience and develop their own horticultural skills.

For a full round-up of news schools in our area see this week’s Motherwell Times or Bellshill Speaker.