This week, Kilgraston celebrated ‘Goals Week’ with the visit of Ann Miller and a range of activities organised by our Upper Sixth girls.
This year’s Sacred Heart goal is ‘Character’, also known as personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. Ann Miller led sessions with pupils across the school, including debates about character, moral dilemmas and leadership in different contexts.
The Sixth Form kick-started activities with a sunrise swim at St. Andrews (the sea temperature meant it was most definitely a character-building exercise!). Other activities included a cake sale, with the girls being asked to make cakes that represented an aspect of their character; inter-house competitions for dance and the game of castles; team-building games for boarders and movie nights (with specially chosen films that highlight the theme of character); there were opportunities to learn new skills in special tutorial sessions, led by both pupils and staff, as well as taking part in litter-picking and recycling around school; pupils also had the chance to learn more about the character of their teachers with special teacher scavenger hunts and human bingo!
The Art and Design Department made a fantastic, creative contribution to Goals Week. Preparations were made, first of all, with work stations in the Art Room and the Staff Room, then it was all systems go with paper heart crafting stations in the Art & Design Department, Locker Rooms and the Sixth Form Centre. The Library became a haven for stitching hand sewn tartan hearts filled with lavender – a great way to de-stress and lots of thanks must go to Ms Newton and Caitlin (L4) who gave expert guidance. Upper Sixth girls including Art prefect, Kirsty, scurried between the paper stations to replenish with more supplies. Clara and Natasha put together an amazing tower of paper hearts in the Art Gallery, all for the projected Installation for the Central Hall. So many pupils enjoyed the activities and they are looking forward to the installation instilling a sense of calm and happiness in the Central Hall, at the heart of the school.
This wide range of activities was planned by the Sixth Form to support the key themes of uniqueness, worth, self-development, personal formation and sharing gifts and talents – a task they have certainly risen to!
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