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Alford Basketball Club

Alford Basketball Club

Alford Academy Basketball Club now have a Junior Team, which includes a dedicated and talented group of boys and girls from S1 to S3.  The S1/2 mixed team have their first friendly match against Westhill Academy on Thursday 23rd February.  Here you can see our newly appointed team captain, Lance modelling the new Junior kit, which was very kindly donated by the Parents Council.  Our Vice Captain is Christen.  We are always looking for more girls to be involved to make up girls’ teams and mixed teams.  See Mrs Niven or the PE Department for information.

Visit from Ben Sparham from Highland One World

Visit from Ben Sparham from Highland One World

Last week Social Studies pupils and the Eco-group were lucky enough to receive a visit from Ben Sparham from ‘Highland One World’.  He came to speak with the pupils to gain valuable information about their passions in life and how they relate to the Sustainable Development Goals.  They then decided which Global Development Goal was most important to them and produced vision statements to show how this goal could be achieved, especially in the Northern Cairngorms.  The Eco-group used this information and will include this in their Green Flag Action plan for 2023.  Alford is one of a small number of schools working on this project and Ben plans to work with the school to help the pupils and staff continue to inform future environmental and community projects in the Cairngorms in the future.

This video clip helps to explain the project Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 – YouTube

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 31 January

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 31 January

Morning Interval

A reminder that starting from today morning interval for all pupils S1-S6 will go back to being 10:20-10:40. This means that Period 3 classes for S1-S3 pupils will start at 10:40.

S4 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

There is a meeting after school this Thursday (2nd February) for all the S4 DofE participants that started their Bronze sections last year, and now wish to continue to complete their Bronze expedition training. Meet in the canteen from 3:00 to 4:30. It is vital that all participants that wish to continue attend, as plans for the rest of the year will be confirmed.

Albyn & RGC Cross Country Championships

Albyn & RGC Cross Country Championships

Sign up is now open for the annual cross country competition held by Albyn and RGC at Balgownie Playing Fields. Sign up via the Google Form on your PE Google Classroom or the link here. It is great day out representing Alford Academy while having fun with your friends. You don’t need to be a runner at all! You can enter as an individual or as a team.

See anyone in PE for more information

📅Friday 17th March

📍Balgownie Playing Fields, Bridge of Don

Sign up by Thursday 16th February

Jack Provides a Piping Hot Haggis!

Jack Provides a Piping Hot Haggis!

Well done to Jack in S2 who piped in the haggis for the Richmond Fellowship’s burns supper at lunchtime today.  The residents were so delighted with Jack’s playing he was asked to play an encore….then another…then another…..  Jack was proudly dressed in our school ‘Pride of Alford’ tartan.

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 26 January

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 26 January

Fairtrade Fashion Show

To all staff and pupils, the Eco-group would like to invite you to attend a fashion show in the Alford Academy Theatre on Monday 6th March 7.00pm until 9.00pm.  A few pupils will be modelling Fairtrade clothing on a catwalk and there will be a chance to buy clothing after the show.  Other Fairtrade products will be available to buy, and hot drinks refreshments will be provided.  There will also be a performance from the school pipe band and there will be displays of Fairtrade information.  The Fairtrade products will be provided by Mid-Formartine Fairtrade Group.  If you would like to attend this event, please purchase tickets via the Humanities Department.  Tickets cost £2 each, with proceeds going to the Fairtrade Foundation Charity.

Fairtrade Fashion Show

**MODELS WANTED**

We are looking for volunteers of any age, male and female, to model Fairtrade clothing for our Fairtrade Fashion Show for Fairtrade Fortnight.  The Show will take place on Monday 6th March at 7.00pm and will require catwalk models to show a range of clothing in front of parents, staff, and pupils.  If you are interested, please put your name forward at the Humanities Department Research Area before Friday 13th February.

 

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