Rona Mackay joins education secretary John Swinney in high school visit

Rona Mackay joins education secretary John Swinney in high school visit

MSP Rona Mackay has praised St Ninian’s High School when she joined Scotland’s Education Secretary on a visit.

John Swinney met with staff and pupils to launch Maths Week Scotland on Spetember 11-17 at the school in Kirkintilloch on Tuesday morning.

Maths Week Scotland is a brand new initiative to help everyone in Scotland see maths positively. The Scottish Government’s aim is for everyone to experience the benefits, joy and beauty of maths in exciting new ways.

Ms Mackay and Mr Swinney discussed the school’s participation with head teacher Paul McLaughlin, East Dunbartonshire Council’s leader Gordan Low and Chief Executive Gerry Cornes and head boy and girl Jack McDowall and Monica Kierny.

Mr Swinney tweeted after the visit, saying: “Delight to visit St Ninian’s High to promote #MathsWeekScot. What an exciting programme they have lined up.”

The Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP said: “I am delighted theEducation Secretary John Swinney took the time out of his busy schedule to visit the staff and pupils at St Ninian’s High School to launch Maths Week.

“I know Head Teacher Paul McLaughlin, and indeed the whole school, appreciate Mr Swinney coming to see them and listen to their own unique approach to Maths Week and their general approach to education.

“I have an excellent view of St Ninian’s High School, the staff are incredibly hard working and the pupils very polite and professional. I am always left impressed, and I know the Education Secretary was, too.”

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Gerry Cornes, Gordan Low, Jack McDowall, John Swinney, Monica Kierny, Rona Mackay and Paul McLaughlin.

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