Engineering the Future for Girls
Monday 8 – Friday 12 June 2020
Please see below leaflet describing Strathclyde University’s 1-week Summer School for S3 girls (entering S4 in June). Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including a contribution towards travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5. The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils during the week. For the pupils’ convenience, we have arranged for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.
Pupils should apply using the online application form available on our website: www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/engineeringthefutureforgirls
The deadline for applications is Monday 25 November 2019 and pupils will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of their application. The selection panel will meet in January 2020 and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 31 January 2020.
In the application form, pupils are asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application. Teachers will receive an automated email which will include a designated link to the online application in order to submit their statement. We ask that teacher statements are submitted online by Friday 6 December 2019, in order for the application to be considered.
If you would like any further information on the Summer School, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find below times for pupils photos taking place on Monday 4th November.
As the photographer has to be away by 11.30am it could be possible that we might not get through 3rd year. In this case the missed classes will be postponed until Monday 2 December when S6, S6 friendship Groups & Sports Teams will be taken. Thanks
S1-S3 Vet Medicine Information Evening – Wednesday 27th November 2019
Vet Medicine Information Evening is aimed at S1-S3 pupils and their parents/guardians and will take place on Wednesday 27th November from 19:00 – 20:30 at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Easter Bush, Midlothian.
The event aims to give pupils and their guests an idea of what it involves being a vet and a vet student as well as what it takes to become a vet. By the end of the session, pupils and their parents/guardians should be able to:
- Identify some of the variety of areas vets can work in once qualified
- Discuss some of the main roles/tasks carried out by vets
- Discuss the some of the main aspects of a vet medicine degree & student life
- List all the universities in the UK that currently offer Vet Medicine degrees
- List the main subjects pupils need to take when they get to S4, S5 and S6
- Discuss some of the basics of the application & selection process for Vet Medicine
This is an exciting new event we are running for the first time this year. We hope as many pupils as possible will benefit from finding out more about what it takes to become a vet at this early stage in school and help prepare them for what will be require in their later years in school should they want to pursue a career as a vet.
Pupils and their parents can get more information and sign up at the following link: https://vet-info-evening.eventbrite.co.uk
For those of you who use social media, we also have a tweet you can re-tweet using the following link: twitter.com/UniofEdWPteam/status/1184835823302254597
School photos are taking place on Monday 5th November. Full school uniform should be worn. The timings for the photos are listed below:
S6 group photo with SMT will be taken at 12.30pm SHARP.
12.50pm Senior Team and House Captains.
Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian were distributed to pupils in S3 to S6 on Tuesday 1 December.
Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
In addition this year all S3 – S6 pupils are recommended a meningitis vaccine (ACWY). This is to protect against the W strain of meningitis which is on the increase across the UK.
Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school by Friday 11 December.
The Quality Relationships in Learning Project is having a focus group meeting on Wednesday 29th of April at 1.10pm in Mr Kelly’s room upstairs in Science.
Any pupils in S1 to S3 are invited to come along and share their views. In this focus group questions about learning at PL will be asked.
Drinks and snacks will be provided but feel free to bring your lunch!
All S3 students have a week of work experience in June.
3go1, 3Gr1, 3Se1 go in the week 8-12 June 2015
3Go2, 3Gr2, 3Se2 go in the week 15-19 June 2015
Students can find their own work placement but they must have the paperwork for this completed by their planned employer and return it to their guidance teacher by the 31st of March to enable it to be health and safety checked and processed in time for June.
We find that students are often most satisfied in their work experience when they choose their own employer, rather than relying on the limited number and variety of places we will have available on the database in the summer term.
The letter and self-found form are below should you wish to print it out yourself.
Printed copies are being issued by students’ guidance teachers and are also available in the guidance office.
Please note that the letter of understanding needs to be given to the employer as well as the self-found form, but only the self-found form needs to be returned to school (completed by the employer) by your child/guardian and it is this we need before the end of term if we are to try to have your choice of work experience approved.
If you are in S3 and interested in finding out more about the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award then come along to Mr Kidd’s room at 1.15pm on Wednesday or Thursday lunchtime. You will find out what is involved in taking part in the award and what the benefits of participating in an award like DofE.
Dan Smith is coming to PL today!
All S3s are due to attend the event, periods 3 & 4. Please go to your normal period 3 class for registration, then make your way down to the hall asap!
Dan will chat about about writing and about where ideas come from. He will also talk a bit about himself, his childhood and some of his experiences living in Brazil – a few stories about some of the interesting people he met and things he did – and how he collected ideas for some of his books.
The students who have applied for S3 army work experience have all been accepted.
Please collect your joining instructions, kit information and consent form from Miss Patterson in the guidance office as soon as possible.
NB: The army consent forms have to be taken with you to the barracks on the first day of your week there, not returned to school.
The My Place Photography Competition is a built environment photographic project run by the Scottish Civic Trust for primary and secondary school-aged children throughout Scotland. It aims to provide young people with the opportunity to express their thoughts, experiences and perspectives on the heritage, buildings and archaeology around them.
All entries will be placed in an online gallery, displayed in a public exhibition and recognised with a certificate.
Two winners will be selected by a panel of judges and these will go on to represent Scotland in a worldwide exhibition and catalogue.
Competition deadline: 31 JANUARY 2014
If you would like to enter this competition or would like more information please see Mr Lanyon
If you have an interest in Physics and think you may want to pursue this in the future then this is for you. We have an opportunity for fifteen S3 girls to attend the day event at George Watson’s College on Thursday 31 October. This event is a great way for you to find out more about careers and further studies in physics. The day is full of hands on activities run by the observatory, army and various universities and companies who employ physicists. It is attended by schools from all over Scotland so it a fantastic way to develop team building and communication skills. It’s a fun and informative day with lunch being provided. Spaces are limited so if you are interested please give your name to Mrs Cargill Lab 1 (Mon – Wed) before 13 September it will be first come first served.
Interested in Photography?
Want to find out how to take better pictures?
Fancy joining a new club?
Come along and see Mr Lanyon on Wednesday 4th September at 1.15pm for more information. You do not need to have your own camera to join this club.