SENIOR pupils from Coltness High School were involved in the launch of a Dragon’s Lair enterprise initiative last week, run across the council with the support of Business Gateway.
Akwal Singh of class 6A, Danielle Stewart of class 6S and Lisa Collins of class 5L1 attended the event held at the Business Gateway Centre in Coatbridge, where they listened to three young entrepreneurs from North Lanarkshire.
They were also responsible for gathering information and ideas in preparation for encouraging their fellow pupils at Coltness High School to become involved in some business and enterprise opportunities.
Pupils will be expected to work in teams of up to four people, where they will come up with a business plan which will be submitted to a Dragon’s Den-style panel.
The school look forward to seeing how the teams manage.
ALSO on the note of enterprise, the 3XL group from Coltness High School organised a very successful and popular hot chocolate morning last Friday, where they sold tea, coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks as well as biscuits and doughnuts to pupils and staff.
Customers also had the choice of some delectable extra toppings for their hot chocolate – whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles. Each member of the S3 group took part in the initial organisation of the event, the marketing, the buying and the setting up as well as the sales, making their teachers very proud.
All in all, the group made a final profit of over £100. Well done boys for such a fantastic event!
ON Wednesday and Thursday, September 15 and 16, senior pupil, Karalyn Arrol from Coltness High School attended a textiles master class held at the Heriot Watt University School of Textiles and Design in Galashiels.
During the summer, Karalyn was involved in the Creative Residency programme held at the Kilbowie Outdoor Centre in Oban, where she opted to specialise in printed textiles. Karalyn enjoyed the great opportunity to develop her work and see a finished product to the highest professional standards.
The master class was fully sponsored as part of a developing partnership between the university and North Lanarkshire Council.
COLTNESS High School welcomed two new trainee teachers to the school this week, namely, Ms McKinnon in mathematics and Ms Kerr in technical education.
Coltness High School hope they enjoy their induction block and, later, their teaching practice.
PARENTS and carers are invited to attend the primary seven open evening at Coltness High School today (Wednesday), September 22, at 7pm, where class room demonstrations and displays of work will be on show, as well as workshops on Curriculum for Excellence teaching approaches.
This will give parents and carers of prospective pupils to Coltness High School, an opportunity to see around the school, hear about the new building and ask any questions as they visit departments.
NEXT Wednesday, September 29, families of S5 and S6 pupils at Coltness High School are invited to an information evening where details of school expectations, along with guidance to help with college and university applications will be available.
ON Monday, September 13, a team of young scientists from Coltness High School travelled with Mr Miller, principal teacher of science to a physics competition held at the University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley Campus.
Kyle McArthur in S3, Hannah Lawler in S4 and Tayler Jessimer also in S4 all enjoyed the challenge of a competitive quiz format with the team coming in third place overall.
PLEASE note, Coltness High School will be closed on Friday, September 24, and Monday, September 27, for the September weekend holiday, with pupils returning to school on Tuesday, September 28.