Across the Grain 2021 Festival is happening this Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October and returns for it’s 4th year.
Celebrating Doric and traditional music of the north east through a contemporary mix of podcasts, performances, films and events for all ages, offered predominantly online. Come awa’ in and join the fun.
Dip into our eclectic, compact programme and dive into the cultural life, heritage, language, music and stories of the north east. It’s a chance to celebrate collectively, and for people to share their love of local landscape and language. Enjoy!!
‘Friends of Haughton Park are working on a feasibility study for the bike pump track and all-ability trail in Haughton Park and need your help! We now have a live Community Consultation Presentation and Survey. Please click the link below to find out about our plans and please fill in the survey at the end of the presentation to have your say! Tell us what you think of our plans. Let’s make this bike park a reality!’
As a way of marking World Book Day this year, we are celebrating all the reading we did for World Read Aloud Day. Please take some time (5 minutes max!) to watch the attached videos giving book recommendations and responses to the challenges issued on the WRAD site.
Thank you to families and pupils who have sent in their World Read Aloud Day activities; we are looking forward to sharing some of these, along with pupil work, next week as part of World Book Day. There is still time to add a submission via the form by the end of this week. Many thanks!
Breaking news… tune into Lockdown Live Aberdeenshire (Facebook page) on Saturday night at 6pm at an ‘Originals Concert’ where Stuart, one of our talented musicians, will be singing a selection of songs that he has written himself, including a premiere of his new song ‘The light within’ .
An end of term / 2020 message from Alford Academy to our community
It has been a very strange year and our pupils and staff have worked incredibly hard to continue learning throughout these challenging times. Everyone has their personal story to tell and the one thing that stands out for us is how everyone has remained resilient and worked together to keep going.
Our S1 Clan pupils and S3 Positive Education and Wellbeing (PEW) pupils took part in an activity to write a message of kindness or thanks to everyone in our Alford community for doing their bit to keep us all safe. The messages are inspirational and say it all. They are on display in our local Co-op so please take a minute to read them the next time you are there.
All at Alford Academy wish our community a very Merry Christmas and please keep safe.
Below is the link to the Book Week Scotland author line-up of virtual pre-recorded talks. This year the Library Service has decided to focus on crime authors (2 of which are journalists – non-fiction and fictions writers) as this is our most borrowed genre (over 150k titles borrowed in the last 18 months).
The link provides a brief introduction to the authors, their careers, links to their social media should anyone wish to follow etc. along with members of the library team reading excerpts from their books (these can be accessed now).
The actual talks will be released daily from Monday 16th November at 2.30pm each day on the Live Life at Home link (as per below). Starting off with local author Eric R Davidson on the Monday, followed by Jane Eddie, SG MacLean, Douglas Skelton, Theresa Talbot and Carol Ramsay. We also have local storyteller Jackie Ross telling 2 legends, these will be released on Sunday 22nd.
The talks will be remaining on the web page for the week of BWS and the following week too.
CALLING ALL ENGINEERS – The Performance Arts Faculty needs your help in designing/making a revolving stage for our Higher Drama Performance Exam! We have initial design ideas, but we are still trying to figure out a pulley mechanism that would allow the stage to revolve and be operated by a single pupil from offstage. Ideally it should be able to hold 4/5 pupils at a time and be able to start/stop safely when in use. If you would like to help with this ambitious project, please get in touch with Miss Murray via email: email@example.com