Whitehill Former Pupils’ Club
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A message from the President.
We have an active club which is open to all former pupils of Whitehill old and new school. The objective of the club is to bring together former pupils in a social atmosphere and to foster links with the current school staff and pupils. Our main events are an annual lunch and dinner. The lunch, held in a Glasgow hotel in October is an informal affair and is a good opportunity to catch up with old friends. The dinner, held in March, also in a Glasgow hotel, is more formal with spouses, the current head teacher and some senior pupils are also invited. At the dinner we will have a notable former pupil as a guest speaker, and a lifetime achievement award is presented to a former pupil who has made a significant contribution in their chosen career.
In keeping with changing times there is no specified dress codes for these events though most like to take the opportunity to dress up a bit for the dinner.
We usually have one other event during the year related to the school or surrounding area. Recently these have included a visit to Glasgow Cathedral, guided by former teacher and noted historian James MacAuley, and a walking tour of old Dennistoun.
Although designated as a club, for practical reasons, there is no requirement to make a membership application or pay an annual subscription. If you are interested just contact the secretary by email or other means and request to be included on the mailing list for the newsletter to be advised of current and future events.
I look forward to meeting you soon,
Iain McLean, President.
Secretary contact details:
6a Corstorphine Road,
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0131 337 9400
Former Pupils Club website: www.whitehillfp.org
Secretary contact details:
Iain Callander, 6a Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6HN
See the new September Newsletter.
September Newsletter now posted.
I hope you are all well and are getting back to more normal activities now that the Covid restrictions have been substantially eased. The committee has been giving some thought to how and when we can resume our normal F.P. Club activities, particularly, the annual lunch and dinner. Clearly there are still some challenges ahead in beating the virus and we have no immediate plans to restart our program of events, but, we expect to be able to hold the annual dinner in March next year. After a break of 2 years it will be good to get back together again, meet up with old friends, and we have an outstanding Lifetime Achievement award, delayed from March 2020, to be presented to Herbert Kerrigan QC. The arrangements for the March 2022 dinner will be sent out in due course. In the meantime the committee and I wish everyone the best of health and look forward to meeting up next year.
A GROUP of east end pupils has won £3000 for Glasgow anti-bigotry charity Nil by Mouth.
The young people, who all attend Whitehill Secondary, won the money as part of a competition aimed at promoting philanthropy amongst teenagers in Scotland.
Whitehill Secondary School Head Teacher Pauline Swan said: “We are very proud of the work of all the pupils who took part in this competition, and I am delighted that this group showed the right blend of imagination and evidence to clinch the prize for their chosen charity.
“The school greatly values our partnership with the Youth Philanthropy Initiative and through it we help promote the work and raise awareness of a host of charities to our pupils. There is an abundance of ability and potential here at Whitehill and its fantastic to see pupils achieve so much in this way.”