Welcome back to all our readers, we have some great news and pictures for you this week, so let’s get started.
You may remember a few weeks ago we told you about Douglas MacIntyre and how he was going to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon to help raise funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland. Well Douglas has now completed this challenge and he has provided us with a wee update.
“I would like to thank everyone at Stow who donated to my Just Giving page. I ran the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday (27th May), which was the 1st time I’d attempted a marathon,… I have to put it down to turning 50 and mid-life crisis!!!
I ran the marathon in 4 hours and 36 minutes,… I’d like to thank everyone who offered advice (especially about jelly beans). Due to Sunday being the hottest day of the year, my water consumption was considerable (with the inevitable consequences), but the training and advice I received throughout the past 8 months was invaluable. My just-giving page is still open, I’m fund-raising for Down’s Syndrome Scotland, any donations would be gratefully received – http://www.justgiving.com/Douglas-MacIntyre – Thanks again”
Congratulations to Douglas on successfully completing this challenge and thanks to him for providing us with a couple of great pictures of him and his daughter, Matilda (see gallery below).
Now for some Pantrepreneur Challenge news from Archie Dickson. At last; THE PANTS ARE HERE. Please check out the video and vote on the Facebook page and support the students who are involved in the fantastic ‘Pants to Poverty’ project. We need as many hits as possible. Our Students are competing against another 14 colleges across the UK, and we are the only Scottish representative. A lot of work and effort has been put into this by the guys and all they need you to do now is:
- Visit the links attached & watch the video
- Vote on the Facebook link
- BUY a pair of the pants
Please tell your family and friends, we really need your support for the guys and to help the farmers in India. You can buy these direct from me in the Staff room on the 2nd floor and we will be setting up a stall in the foyer of the college, or send me an email registering your interest. We have a range of styles, colours and sizes, so there will be something for everyone.
The next two weeks are crucial to our sales drive. If our students sell the most pants they will be selected to present their business plan and sales strategy to a panel of entrepreneurs with the chance to go to India to see for themselves how the money they have raised will make a real difference to people’s lives.
Next up this week is a Recruitment Fayre announcement from Amey. Are you interested in a career in Civil Engineering? Or interested in becoming a trainee technician, gain new skills as you study for a degree and earn as you learn? If you are, then Amey are looking for applicants who have enthusiasm, fresh ideas and a keen appetite to learn and develop. In exchange, you will experience challenges and work with great people from a diverse range of backgrounds. If you are interested then go along to an Open Day Event in the Eurocentral, Precision House, McNeil Drive, Motherwell, ML1 4UR on Monday the 18th of June from 4pm to 7pm. Remember to take along your CV.
Last week we had Health MOTs at Stow and this week we had a Health Fayre, which Ron Dillin has been kind enough to tell us about. This week saw the Health Fayre taking place at both Stow City and Stow West, promoting a healthy lifestyle to staff and students. John Briody and the catering team provided fresh fruit and vegetables which were a big hit with staff and students…and not a pie or deep fried Mars bar in sight!
Our friends from GAMH offered advice on mental health and wellbeing, and there were leaflets and advice on sexual health, drug and alcohol awareness and stopping smoking. Thanks to all the staff who came along.
In other health news, the Mental Health Awareness quiz was won by Paula Porteous of Finance – well done Paula and a big thanks you to all those who took part.
Finally for this week some news from Lisa-Jane Rattray about the Teddy Bear’s Adventure some of our students were involved in. The Teddy Bears Adventure is an annual event that Stow have been doing for 6 years now, this year it took place on the 2nd of May. NQ Musical Theatre and NQ Actors perform mini children’s fairytales around Strathclyde Park and over 4,000 children come to see the performances. This year we raised £43,000 for St Andrews Hospice. If the pictures (above) are anything to go by it looked like a lot of fun.
Well that’s us for another week, so enjoy your long weekend and we’ll see you back here next week.