Each month we’re sharing stories that highlight our young people’s accomplishments. Everyone is at a different stage of their own journey and these stories will reflect that. This month we’re giving a Shout Out to young people at St Margaret Mary’s Secondary School, Govan High School and Bannerman High School. We see the hard work they do and we think it’s time that you do to! Shout Out to:
St. Margaret Mary’s Stars
YGT young people are so talented and when they receive the support they need they shine! Two Young Glasgow Talent pupils in S5 at St Margaret Mary’s received the McCormack Resilience Award which is granted to those who have overcome major obstacles. Both boys arrived in the country as non English speakers and unaccompanied minors. Despite these challenges, they’ve both gone on to sit a mixture of Highers and Nat 5’s.
On top of that, two more MCR mentored pupils also received awards for academic subjects and another received a special award for excellence with the classical guitar. Congrats to all our St Margaret Mary’s award winners!
Govan’s First Mentors
Over at Govan High School, October was a month of firsts! Govan is one of MCR’s newest schools and they have welcomed their first ever cohort of mentors! There are now seven young people meeting with their very own mentors at the school each week.
They’ve also established their first Duke of Edinburgh team made up of YGT young people in S3. Good luck team Govan!
Bannerman’s Future Engineer
The world just got a new future engineer! An S3 pupil from Bannerman High School attended the Engineering Scotland Autumn Lecture at University of Glasgow. He was invited by MCR mentor Gill Gray, the Vice President of Engineering Scotland.
The lecturer, Sir Anton Muscatelli, spoke on engineering for success and gave an insight into the development of the new one billion pound campus. Our young person left feeling inspired and excited about what his future might hold when he leaves school at end of 6th year.
#MentoringMatters 2 All of Us!
Thank you to all our young people and mentors who are giving it their all! We’re working with more than 1452 young people each week, but there are still another 765 pupils in Glasgow alone that are waiting for a mentor. Can you join us and work with one of our fab young people? When one person mentors, two lives are changed.