A fun and dynamic way to get young people up and moving during the Easter holidays. TWO taster classes on 8th and 15th April at 10am! We will then be opening up a block of classes over the summer term. These will be on a Thursday 5PM (bookings not yet open). LIVE Online Class 45 minutes via Zoom For teens… More →
This week, in Computing Science, our S2/3 have taken on the Cyber Treasure Hunt Competition run by Dresscode. They have been challenged to see if they can solve the clues to find out who the cyber criminal is and stop them in their tracks. Prizes for the competition are provided by AMS (Amazon Web Services) and every pupil who enters… More →
All S1/2 pupils, in Computing Science, are being encouraged to build and animate a snowman in Scratch and enter the Dresscode Snowman Coding Competition in conjunction with The Robert Gordon University School of Computing. Pupils are being encouraged to the show their creative flair by being as imaginative as they can. Entries close on Friday 18 December. Good luck everyone!… More →
“Me, My Data and Cyber Crime”. Project Based Learning kicked off with S3 Computing Science enjoying an entry event with Moe Keir from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre. Moe is an ethical hacker, who had a virtual period with Mrs Czarnecki’s class on Tuesday, where he explained his career journey into ethical hacking and gave some very interesting insights into… More →
These are the skills the World Economic Forum are suggesting are needed in the world of work in the future. Problem solving skills are top of the list. Pupils need to build their skills up in preparation for life beyond the classroom.
S2 and S3 pupils have been given the opportunity to get involved in Cyber Discovery, HM Government’s free online Cyber Security programme to encourage young people to consider a career in cyber security. Not only is it one of the most well-paid, in-demand sectors around, but it also offers young people the chance to forge a career doing something that… More →
Need to get your bike fixed? Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling UK and participating retailers, the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme provides free bike repair and maintenance work up to a value of £50. Click here for more information. https://www.cyclinguk.org/ScotCycleRepair
Some of our S3 pupils and our Cyber Security class were able to take part in a Cyber Security Virtual Workshop. Euan tells us about his experience “On Monday the 21st of September, our National 5 Cyber Security class took part in an Interactive Quiz hosted by Cyber Discovery. We learned about types of cyber attacks and attackers before participating… More →
Pupils studying S3 Computing Science or an NPA in Cyber Security, pitted themselves against cyber criminals this afternoon during a live online cyber lesson. The job was to defend a power station and along with 600 fellow cyber defenders, Alford Academy pupils worked together to protect this valuable asset. The session was run by Craig who is a computer scientist,… More →
Staff v Pupil Football at 1.30 in the Games Hall on Wednesday 11 March. Sponge the Teacher Thursday 12 March at lunchtime in the Amphitheatre outside (it’s going to be messy!) Dress Down Day – wear sporty clothes to school this Friday 13 March and pay £1 to support Sport Relief.