The art teachers really took time to get to know me and my strengths and weaknesses as an art student, they gave me lots of encouragement and pushed me to get the best out of me. Without them I would never have gone to Art School.

Fiona Pender
Class of 2002

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Lifeskills

Lifekills

Our PSE programme is embedded within Nursery and Junior School. Within the Senior School each year group is timetabled for 1 period a week. A range of topics are covered across the year groups and include –

Anti-Bullying, Cyber-bullying, Internet Safety, Sex Education, Health Education, Stress, Mental Health, Smoking, Drugs, Alcohol, Study Skills, Careers, Options, Working As Part Of A Team, Financial Education, Work Experience, Citizenship , Discrimination (including Sectarianism) and Racism.

We also include many outside speakers in the upper school (S5/6), bringing a diverse and experienced insight to many other topics –

UCAS, SAAS, CV’s and Interviews, Napier University, Strathclyde University, Racism, Blood Transfusion Service, Organ Donation (Transplant Co-ordinators), Freedom School of Motoring, Heartstart, Teenage Cancer Trust, Cancer Research, Disability, Alcoholics Anonymous, White Ribbon Charity (Domestic Abuse), Stress, Positive Steps (Sex Education) and when possible Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service.

Upon leaving school we hope to have equipped the pupils to become active contributors and responsible citizens, able to leave their mark, in a positive way, on the world around them.