On Monday 20th March, the Eco-group ran a Fairtrade Fashion Show and Fair. The event was promoting Fairtrade products, especially clothing and the issue with fast fashion and cotton production in developing countries. The clothes and other Fairtrade goods were provided by Fairtrade Formartine Fairtrade Formartine (formartinefairtrade.co.uk). A group of pupils and staff volunteered to model a sample of the clothes in a catwalk show (music and lighting arranged by Mr Trueman) and the audience were also treated to a performance from Alford Academy Pipe Band. After the show, the audience had the opportunity to browse and purchase Fairtrade goods.
On the theme of sustainability, the show also helped to promote a new scheme run by Mrs Munro and Mrs Taylor. Donations of formal wear have been given to the school and these can be borrowed by any school pupils for any occasion within or outside school. The scheme helps with issues with the cost of living, allowing children to dress up for formal events and by re-using second hand clothes, we are doing our bit to reduce the amount of clothing that goes to landfill sites. The pupils and staff also modelled a sample of this clothing, and the audience had the opportunity to see which clothes were on offer.
Last week our S1 basketball team won their first match as an ‘S1 only’ team. They beat Bridge of Don Academy 19:6 points. The team worked brilliantly and were led by their captain Lance and the top point scorer and ‘player of the match’ for sheer determination was Dakota.
The S2 team also played brilliantly, but unfortunately lost their game, against a very strong defensive team, by only 4 baskets.
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 Geography pupils have recently been carrying out presentations to their classmates in order to win contracts for their allocated renewable energy company. The pupils were tasked with putting forward their ideas for their company and worked in groups to win votes from the other classmates. The classes had representatives from wind, hydro, solar, tidal and biofuel energy. The winning group was the representatives from wind energy and included Callum, Ethan and Rocco.
On Tuesday, S3 Geography students were lucky to have a visit from Ingrid Huldal, senior portfolio manager of oil and gas company, Expro. The S3 pupils have been learning about renewable energy as part of the unit on natural resource use. One area they did not look at in too much detail was geothermal energy. Ingrid and Expro have invested time and expertise in developing geothermal energy as they believe it can play a major role in contributing to global energy security while also tackling the problem of climate change and carbon emissions. The pupils gained valuable insight into how geothermal energy works and how it has been adapted over time to allow it to be accessible anywhere in the world and not just in areas of volcanic activity or along plate boundaries.
Dress down day on Friday 17th March – recommended £1 donation.
Teachers v Student Football on the Astro at 13.20pm on Wednesday 15th March
Teachers v Student Dodgeball – Seniors only at 13.30pm on Thursday 16th March
Pupil Vaccinations will be taking place next week at the following times (all vaccinations will be in the Community Rooms beside the main Campus Reception)
Monday 13 March
S1 Pupils: HPV
Wednesday 15 March
S3 Pupils: DTP & Meningitis
Thursday 16 March: Catch up sessions for all year groups. Further details to follow.
Can all S5/6 MVP Mentors, please come and collect the last MVP delivery pack from Mrs Gerrie at Guidannce.
On Monday lunchtime we will be doing Dodgeball at the Active Girls Club. The club runs from 1.30-2pm in the Games Hall and all girls are welcome, just come along, no need to sign up.
We are still looking to increase ticket sales for the Fairtrade Fashion Show. Currently, we do not have enough to make it viable, so if you haven’t purchased a ticket, please do so, via your child, as soon as possible. As a reminder the Fairtrade Fashion show takes place on Monday 20th March from 7.00-9.00pm and tickets cost £2 (money will go to the Fairtrade Foundation).
DON’T FORGET THE FAIRTRADE FASHION SHOW.
Remember to get your tickets for the Fairtrade Fashion Show. The show is £2 per ticket and takes place in the school theatre on Monday 20th March from 7-9pm. There will be a catwalk show, pipe band performance and after show stalls to purchase Fairtrade items. Please purchase tickets via your children who can get these from the Humanities Department. There are also tickets available to buy in the Alford Bistro.
We are looking for more models for the Fairtrade Fashion Show. We are looking for adults or pupils to volunteer to model our fairtrade and used clothing. If you are interested, please pass your name to the school office and we will give you more information. This is to show off the products and raise awareness of Fairtrade but is also just for fun – invite your friends and enjoy being in the spotlight.
The S1 and S2 basketball team recently played their first game against Westhill Academy this. For their first game, the team played so well, coached by their coach, William, and their captain Lance. The teams defending skills were excellent and their attitude was exceptional. The team kept the score even through out the match and were eventually defeated by only 5 points. The school are so proud of this young talented team, and we can’t wait to see more from them as they grow in confidence and improve their match play.
Please can pupils and staff only put empty bottles into the recycling bins. Thank you.
This week Forbes is hosting a “Finish the Lyric” competition to earn house points. It will be held on Friday 24th at 1.30pm in the PSE rooms. Come along and win some points for your house.
Could all S5/S6 MVP Mentors please meet in D0-68 at start of P6 today Thurs 23 February.
Please bring your logbooks with you.