Linda McCusker Smithycroft Secondary School Glasgow
Smithycroft School Statistics Smithycroft Secondary School is a relatively small state school operated by Glasgow City Council. In Glasgow there are 29,000 pupils in secondary schools which are responsible for the education of pupils aged from 11 to 18 years. Number of Ancillary Staff : 19 Number of Teaching staff : 49 Number of Pupils : 614
Smithycroft Secondary School Catchment Area Cranhill Ruchazie Blackhill Craigend Our school is based in the east end of Glasgow and the pupils all come from the surrounding area. Riddrie
Smithycroft Secondary School Science Department <ul><li>There are 5 teachers in our Science Department : </li></ul><ul><li>2 Biology Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>2 Physics Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>1 Chemistry Teacher - me </li></ul>Our aim in the Science Department is to help our young people to recognise the impact the sciences make on their life, on the the lives of others, on the environment and on society. In doing so our young people will develop skills for learning, life and work.
Smithycroft Secondary School Science Club In order to achieve our aims I run the Smithycroft Secondary School Science Club which is open to all pupils within the school. We meet after school on a Tuesday, from 3-4 pm. Some of the activities which we have participated in include : This Nicola and Jack who investigated the properties of disposable nappies in a science project. They entered their project in the Xperimania competition and were the overall winners.
Smithycroft Secondary School Science Club Unbelievably our school cafeteria is the main source of waste in our school as all the dinnerware is disposable. The pupils shown here are currently managing a campaign to stop this practice. This started as a project in the Science Club.
Smithycroft Secondary School Science Club As well as Science Projects within our own School the Science Club runs a Science Fair with our associated Primary Schools. Some of our participants are shown below :
Smithycroft Secondary School and NANOYOU <ul><li>Smithycroft Secondary School are delighted to be part of NANOYOU as we believe : </li></ul><ul><li>NANOYOU will help our young people recognise the role of creativity and inventiveness in the development of the sciences </li></ul><ul><li>NANOYOU will enable them to express opinions and make decisions on social, moral, ethical, economic and environmental issues based upon sound understanding </li></ul><ul><li>NANOYOU will assist our young people to develop as a scientifically-literate citizens with a lifelong interest in the sciences </li></ul><ul><li>And finally it is a wonderful opportunity to work with some of our European Neighbours!!!! </li></ul>