Taylor High

THE library resource centre at Taylor High was renamed in memory of Joseph Wilson in a moving ceremony last week.

Sixth year pupil Joseph was a much-loved member of our school community who died in December and, after consultation among staff and pupils, it was agreed to rename the facility after him.

It will now be known as the Joseph Wilson Library Resource Centre and members of Joseph’s family attended the ceremony which took place immediately before the sixth year leavers’ mass.

S6 MASS: At the end of Taylor High’s sixth year leavers’ mass all students were presented with a number of mementos to commemorate their time at the school.

Staff and students present also enjoyed a slideshow presentation of the 2012 sixth year ‘through the years’.

Certificates were also awarded to students who had undertaken duties during the year, including buddying and peer tutoring.

The sixth year cohort then enjoyed a day out of school together before they continued their hard work and preparation for the exam diet that began for both fifth and sixth years this week.

SILK ROAD: John O’Dowd and Mary Ritchie from the Tapestry Partnership Scotland recently visited pupils and staff to allow them to share and discuss their experiences of the Silk Road project.

Silk Road is an initiative focusing on interdisciplinary learning with students from both Taylor and Christ the King Primary, one of its associated primary schools.

This project has involved pupil learning across a number of subject areas and has proven to be enormously successful with pupil performances from the last academic session featured on Chinese National Television.

As well as staff-led discussion, pupils directly involved in the project were able to discuss their own learning experiences as future projects of a similar nature are considered.

Pupils have been extremely positive about their experiences of Silk Road and staff have been delighted with the in-depth learning that has taken place over the course of the project.

BOXING CHAMP: Third year student Lewis Hay recently attended a boxing training camp in Largs in preparation for the British Boxing Championships at Ravenscraig Sports Centre in June.