Chance to take part in the Young Geographer of the Year competition from the Royal Geographical Association. Information on your Google Classrooms or please see the posters in the Humanities corridor or in the Geography classroom. Open to all ages, you don’t have to be doing Geography.
New S4 SDA classes : Tuesday P3
The majority of S4 SDA classes will revert back to their S3 teacher, however due to a reduction in classes from 8 to 6, some pupils will be re-allocated. Please check the noticeboard outside of the theatre prior to Tuesday P3 so that you know which room / teacher you have been allocated to.
We hope you are well. Please see the poster below about our School Uniform Recycling Project. We cannot believe that the end of term is near and no doubt our cherubs will have outgrown some, if not all of their school uniform. Our aim is to reduce waste and we will be most grateful if you could support our School Uniform Recycling Project by either donating clothes, coming to our tabletop day(s) if you need clothes and by spreading the word/sharing the poster with your contacts who may be interested in supporting this project.
Thank you for supporting this project.
Amy, Charlotte, Ingrid, Sarah and Monica
School Uniform Recycling Sub-Group (Alford Academy Parent Council)
Euro 2020 Fantasy Football – final call for any Fantasy Football entries before the tournament kicks off tomorrow! See your PE Google Classroom for information on how to enter.
Nominations are still being accepted for :
- a ‘Community Star’ award which recognises an outstanding contribution to the school or community e.g. volunteering/helping others in their community, acts of kindness/‘good deeds’, leadership or community / charity involvement.
- an ‘Award for Individual Excellence’ which recognises outstanding achievements or contributions to activities in or out of school. Due to the difficult circumstances again this year, please nominate pupils who were already competing at a high level i.e. district/regional/national levels, or were on track to do so.
Closing date for nominations is end of day 10th June. To submit a nomination please refer to parent email dated 31st May.
Please see link below for information on the Aberdeenshire School Counselling Listening Service. This service will continue during the school holidays.
Listening Service Information for Young People
Bookings are now open for the next UniTasterDays Live university guidance webinar.
This free event will feature ten expert speakers and nine midlands-based universities on June 17th at 6pm. Students can find out more about all the key aspects of university through a schedule of ten expert presentations during the evening. To find out more click here.
During term 2, S2 pupil Cody was working on creating a murder mystery treasure hunt around Alford as part of his skills for learning class, which was focussing on the community. The treasure hunt takes you around Alford, starting and finishing at the Community Campus. Along the way you must solve the clues to eliminate the suspects and potential murder weapons, while at the same time exploring Alford and finding out all about it. Due to lockdown Cody was unable to finish it after Christmas but since we have returned to school he has been able to complete the work and test it out. Cody said “I put a lot of work into this project. It was fun and I liked going round Alford best.” Cody has shared his Murder Mystery Treasure Hunt with other pupils in school so they could try it out too. One pupil who has completed the treasure hunt and solved the mystery said “it was very good, it was amazing!”
S4 and S5 pupils – application forms for a range of leadership opportunities are now live on our website Leadership Opportunities 2021-22 Make sure you apply for all you are interested in!
Thursday 3 June and Friday 4 June are additional In-Service Days to support our staff team with the Quality Assurance of SQA assessments and therefore Alford Academy is closed to all S1 -S6 pupils. Please note our cluster Primary Schools are open as usual. Monday 7 June is a holiday. Here’s hoping this lovely weather continues. We look forward to seeing our pupils back on Tuesday 8 June when we move forward to the 2021-2022 new timetable.
S2 Football – there will be no training after school this Wednesday.