School is Wii and easy

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PUPILS have been busy this week — from Bollywood dancing to a Tall Ships adventure — they’ve set their sights high.

Kirkhill primary youngsters won special recognition from Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner and were subsequently presented with a Wii.



The school was among hundreds taking part in A Right Blether , the largest-ever national consultation by SCC.

Young people were asked to send in songs, videos, poems, drawings and writing of RIGHT Brilliant things — examples of good practice across Scotland, in the context of the UN Convention on Children’s Rights.

Meanwhile, Bollywood dancing, hip-hop moves and Punjabi singing were highlights of Hillpark secondary’s Fairtrade event.

The school sold some of its home-made goodies to raise £140 for the Red Cross Japan appeal.

There were also human vending machines selling Fairtrade chocolate supplied by the Co-op in Shawlands.

The southside school is promoting the Malawi rice challenge by getting 90 pledges to buy a bag of rice.

If a Malawian rice farmer sells 90 kilos of rice at a fair price he/she makes enough money to send one of their children to high school for a year.

Elsewhere, sixth formers Danny McNeil, from St Luke’s high and Euan Marshall, from Williamwood, were selected for the Tall Ships races 2011.

St Ninian's

St Ninian's

The boys will be going onto a 72ft ocean-going racing yachts carrying up to six sea staff and 12 young crew.

At Carolside primary, pupils and staff celebrated the 60-year history of the school with a special show.

The production saw youngsters re-enact all the decades from the 1950s onwards with music from the Beatles, Elvis, Blur, Oasis and Jedward.

As part of the national spring clean campaign pupils from Bellahouston Academy helped make a difference to their area.

Some 50 pupils were joined by Glasgow city’s South West Community Action Team, managers and crews from the cleansing department, Rangers football club staff and residents to collect over 20 bags.

This initiative followed a successful meeting organised by the school’s ECO committee to tackle grime crime in the area.

Meanwhile, Craigholme school junior choir came first in their category for the second year running at the Glasgow music festival.

The girls were awarded first prize in the primary category while the training choir came second in the primary five and under category and the flute ensemble came second in woodwind.

Lastly, St Ninian’s second year students were busy preparing Glasgow cityscape scenes for Eastwood Park Theatre Young Players show Glasgow Tales.

Rachel Tolland and Fiona Lang, both 13, took out time to test how recognisable the images were for the show.

Tall ships boys

Tall ships boys