Clyde Valley High

WRITE STUFF . . . Clyde Valley High pupil Zac Reid with his essay writing trophy.
WRITE STUFF . . . Clyde Valley High pupil Zac Reid with his essay writing trophy.

SECOND year Clyde Valley High pupil Zac Reid has won Victim Support Scotland’s Lanarkshire schools awareness raising writing competition.

The final took place in front of a large audience in the banqueting hall at South Lanarkshire Council’s headquarters in Hamilton.

Zac confidently read his essay presenting his thoughts on the consequences of anti-social behaviour on trains, train lines, level crossings and surrounding areas and was the worthy winner of a handsome trophy, certificate of excellence and £50 worth of WH Smith vouchers.

GREEN FLAG: The school’s eco committee last week welcomed two field assessors from Eco Schools Scotland carrying out the final evaluation of the application for Clyde Valley’s first ever Green Flag.

Under the direction of John Keenan, principal teacher of work and enterprise, and Esther Craig, partnership officer, the eco committee has been transforming the school grounds and raising awareness across the school of the need for Clyde Valley to be eco-friendly.

Pupil members were proud to present their vegetable and fruit garden, flower garden, highlight the various forms of wildlife that have been attracted to the school grounds and provide information on our recycling and litter pick initiatives.

At the end of a rigorous evaluation, the assessors were delighted to announce Clyde Valley had secured the school’s first Green Flag.

GIDEONS VISIT: David Barrie and Bill Kemp of Gideons International recently addressed first year pupils at a special assembly.

The long-standing friends of the school spoke of the work of the Gideons and highlighted how the organisation kindly present copies of the New Testament to hotels and hospitals and other public place throughout the world to provide comfort to people in times of need.

S1 pupils watched a DVD that presented the famous biblical account of Gideon’s victory, and how that inspired businessmen across the world to support those in need.

Mr Barrie and Mr Kemp then presented every first year pupil with their own individual copy of the New Testament.

SPECIAL CONFERENCE: Nicole Brown and Lauren King of S6 played key roles at the recent Driving Employability Conference hosted by North Lanarkshire Council .