Michaela Beck

Michaela BeckMichaela Beck has left Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s High School to attend City of Glasgow College to study Cabin Crew. Michaela previously studied this course as part of her timetable in S5.  She has decided this is where her future lies and was such a success she has decided to return to college to study full time in August.  She was a very active contributor in S6 and was one of the driving forces behind the success of our S6 yearbook which was greatly received by the pupils.

Michaela, said: “I loved my time at Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s High School and in particular S6.  I had the opportunity to work with a series of staff and pupils compiling the yearbook which reminded everyone of all the happy memories we had at school.  It also gave me the opportunity to experience college as part of my timetable which is why have chosen to continue with my course.”

Rachel Rodger

Rachel RodgerRachel achieved a strong set of results across the curriculum and as a natural problem solver as well as a creative talent, Rachel had many options for post school study.

Rachel researched her chosen career path before deciding on Bio Medical Engineering at Strathclyde University.

During her time at school, Rachel made valuable contributions in supporting pupils and staff, while completing her duties as Depute Head Girl. Rachel also showcased her creative talents with her fantastic art work and contributions to the music department performances.

Rachel, said: “I have loved my school experience because my teachers were so helpful and supportive of my goals all the way through my school years. I have always had a passion for science subjects and knew from an early age I would choose a career path involving STEM so it was a logical choice that I would end up studying a course in this area. I am really looking forward to my further studies in Biomedical Engineering.”

Emma Graham

Emma GrahamSeeing her brother thrive in his role in a successful international organisation, Emma decided she wanted to follow his footsteps and secured a position within Aggreko.

Emma, 18, worked hard at school and was one of Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s top pupils who could easily have gone to university but has decided to take a more hands-on route.  Emma secured a Graduate Apprenticeship and will join the procurement section within the international company.

In her final year Emma sat Highers in English, Maths, Modern Studies, History and Music. As well as being strong academically, Emma was also actively involved in the music department and was a regular performer in the school’s musical concerts as a singer and playing the xylophone.

Emma said: “While I’m sad to leave school, I am really excited to start my apprenticeship and attend City of Glasgow College to study Procurement and Supply. I feel very fortunate to have secured my apprenticeship with such a big organisation. I have seen my brother progress well within the company, so I decided I would like to do the same. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to work in a world-wide organisation and all the possibilities that will bring. I have been very lucky with the support I received from my teachers, especially in my final year which was quite challenging.   But knowing they were there any time I needed them, was a great comfort and support to me.”