The Scottish Youth Parliament elections are open, and close at the end of this week.
Young people from Aberdeenshire are standing in a number of constituencies.
Young people aged 12 – 25 can vote in this online election.
Young people can vote at https://elections.syp.org.uk/elections/19/
On Monday 13th November the Alford Bulls basketball club hosted a home game against Meldrum Academy. The U15 team played first and the U18 team played straight after. Scores were:
Alford Bulls U15 vs Meldrum Academy
Home: 28 : 9 Guests
Alford Bulls U18 vs Meldrum Academy
Home: 23 : 42 Guests
Children in Need 2023
Next Wed is our Children in Need event (15th November); we are going to partner with World Book Week 🙂
The theme for the dress down day on Wednesday is: Adventure character or genre. So please dress up as your favourite adventurous character or book.
Interact will be round classes P1 and at break on Wednesday so please donate if you can.
School Christmas Dances
We are looking for a small team of S4/5 pupils to help our S6 team with the organisation of the school Christmas Dances.
If you would be interested in helping please see Mrs Wotherspoon by Friday to pass on your name.
Congratulations to Jaden who recently was at the final round of the Scottish Motocross Championship. He is the SACU BW85cc Scottish Motocross Champion 2023.
He is also the Aberdeen & District 2023 Champion, the Grampian Motocross 2023 Champion & the Orkney Beach Race 2023 winner.
It’s a great achievement for Jaden who is determined and committed to succeed in motocross to win 4 championships this year.
Over the weekend, several of the Alford Basketball U18 and U16 players took to the International School to play in the Regional Development League. It is great to see these pupils embracing every opportunity to play basketball in and out of school, allowing them to improve in confidence, skill, and match play. I am very proud and impressed with these young athletes. A big thank you goes to William in S6 who organised the teams and entry into the league, as well as playing himself.
There will be a Halloween themed inter-house competition (called mummification) on Friday 1.30pm onwards in D0-69. Come along and earn some house points!
Interact club is bringing rotary shoeboxes back. We need donations to be able to send these out next week. The boxes are going to Eastern Europe to less fortunate children. The deadline for donations is Wednesday 8th November.
Girls-only basketball club for all abilities and ages. Friday Lunchtimes in the sports hall 1.20-2.50 pm. Starting Friday 10th November. Sign up with Mrs Niven so that I have an idea of the numbers.
Public engagement. We want to hear your opinion about the new proposed walking, running, cycling and wheeling route. Have a look at our plans, and please complete this survey to help us understand your travelling and commuting habits. Visit our website for more information https://engage.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/
Paper versions are available in Alford Library.
Montgarrie to Alford active travel survey
Hope you enjoy reading our October 2023 newsletter highlighting the achievements and amazing work this term. Have a great holiday.
October Newsletter 2023
The next RGU Open Day will be on the 28th October 10:00 – 15:00. Further details can be found here.