Scottish Parliament Visit - November 2012

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On the 16th November, fourteen S6 pupils attended the Advanced Higher Modern Studies Conference at the Scottish Parliament. During this event the pupils were given a chance to question Justice Secretary Kenny McAskill MSP and Convenor of the Justice Committee Christine Graham MSP on issues relating to their dissertations on Law and Order. The pupils also got the chance to share their knowledge with pupils from other secondary schools around Scotland and also were given some practical advice on their dissertations by the parliament’s researchers.

In other school news, pupils have been busy raising funds for the school’s advent charities. S6 pupils put on a show for the rest of the school called Strictly Come 6th Year. The show involved pupils performing several dance routines and were judged by teachers Mr Kearney, Mrs Docherty and Mr Cooney, alongside our school Chaplain Father Campbell. The show was a huge success and raised a large sum for our OAP Christmas lunch which takes place on the 13th December.

Business pupils also took part in a worldwide challenge to raise money for those less fortunate than themselves. Micro Tyco, the company behind the innovative idea, gave each group £1 to invest in whatever they wanted and any money raised at the end of November was given to charitable causes. The groups started off by investing their £1 in calculators and went on the sell them to family, friends and fellow pupils. After much haggling we raised an average of £11.21 per group. With the pot of money growing for charity the pupils decided to make, decorate and sell Cake-Pops, they also made marshmallow hats. The Cake-Pops and Marshmallows were a great success with many pupils asking when they will be on sale again. Costing 11p to make each and selling them on for 30p the profit on each Pop was 19p. Not much alone but with all the cake pops sold that was a profit of £64.96.  Each group so far has raised a total of over £15. With the many nurseries, schools and colleges over the world taking part the pupils are safe in the knowledge that the money they raise will go to a good cause not just in Scotland but across the world.