Alford Academy works closely with RGU and an opportunity has arisen for any interested pupils to take part. This is open for S3-S6 pupils and is STEM based.
Any interested pupils should register using the link below if they are interested:
Alford Academy wishes all our parents, pupils and staff a wonderful holiday. Hope you enjoy reading our summer newsletter
Entries are now being accepted for the DressCode Summer Coding Competition.
Click below for more details:
Alford Academy is hiring – there are two positions available in the Faculty of Business and Digital Education. Click here for the link of permanent full time post of Teacher of Business Education.
Both jobs have a closing date of 15/6/23.
S1-3 Lunchtime Drop In
All S1-3 pupils are invited to attend a lunchtime drop in session run by our Mental Health Peer Educators. This is an opportunity for you to socialise and take part in a range of fun activities and is a group for young people delivered by young people. The sessions will take place every Wednesday lunchtime in D068 from 1.15 – 1.45pm and you are welcome to bring your lunch.
We look forward to seeing you there!
S3 and S4 MH Peer Educators
All those who have put their names down as interested in the Iceland trip who do not already have a consent form should come to D061 to collect one from Mrs Cameron as soon as possible.
This trip will need to be first come first serve as we have a large number of pupils interested so the sooner you are able to hand this in the more likely you are to gain a spot.
To find out about what the week long RYLA experience is all about, watch the video on the link below. If you are interested in applying, please read ALL the information on this page and then, if it is for you, click the link at the bottom of the page to apply. The camp is for 16 and 17 years olds (at the time of the camp) living in the Rotary District 1010 of Scotland (Stirling, Fife and North – see map here), and is paid for by local Rotary clubs.
Massive congratulations to Isla, in S3, who coded a winning entry for the DressCode coding competition and earned herself a fab prize. She was delighted with her reward and we’re all sure that she has a great future ahead of her with those top skills. Very well done Isla from us all. @dressCodeHQ #coding #computingscience
A brilliant afternoon was had at the RGU School of Computing and Digital Media Christmas Lecture. Pupils were shown demonstrations of a robot called Pepper who uses AI to communicate. He provided many entertaining interludes! The next live demonstration was Augmented Reality, a combination of VR and MR with Adobe Aero, very impressive technology. Next up was Ian who showed us a live cyber hack, in 3 countries, with each attack represented by a Minecraft character/turkey (see picture) and Kyle made us choose between a chatbot and a real santa to work out who was computer and who was human. Some pupils ate their own body weight in Quality Street and won some really cool prizes, it was a terrific afternoon at the awesome Sir Ian Wood Building and we were wowed by the amazing facilities and impressive architecture. We’ll be back next year.
Fancy an opportunity to win some great tech prizes worth around £100? This year’s challenge: Code a Christmas themed project that includes or mentions Santa. The judges will be looking for creative, eye catching entries that stand out. There must be code used to make your ideas come to life. This could be an animation, a story, a joke, a game, a card, a poster, an adventure game, a fact page….anything you like! It is completely up to you.
Click here to enter the DressCode Christmas Competition:
Click here to take on the Cyber Advent Calendar: