Active Schools are offering 3 different leadership opportunities for pupils in the next few months. Please see the posters for details of each course and collect an application form from Kerry, Active Schools Coordinator in the PE Department if you would like to attend or for more information.
Our young people have been discussing what skills and qualities are required for a leader particularly in the role of MVP.
They will be developing and using these skills in order to educate peers in topics such as social media use, friendship interactions etc and may have to use their leadership traits to deliver sessions on topics that people find challenging or have fixed views about.
The role and responsibility of the bystander is to speak up and interrupt inappropriate statements / behaviour : the standard we walk past is the standard we accept.
Today some of our senior pupils are undertaking training to become Mentors in Violence Prevention………we started with some ice breakers!
Alford Golf Club are valued partners of Alford Academy and our pupils are increasingly working with the club throughout our curriculum.
Our S3 Business pupils are bringing learning outcomes to life with students working on the clubs advertising and marketing to improve their social media presence and office handling.
Our Hospitality Foundation Apprenticeship students have been working in the kitchen and front of house to develop their hospitality/teamwork and communication skills which has been very successful.
ALFORD GOLF CLUB
The Golf Club would like to invite all non golfing members to an introduction to golf taster session on Saturday 13th May.
Come along to this free event to learn the basics of golf with our coaches. Then into the clubhouse for a refreshment afterwards.
Young junior (12 and under) 11.00 – 12.00
Adults 13.00 – 14.30
For more details or to reserve a place, please contact the club on 019755 62178 or email email@example.com
S5 Pupils: The Student Executive 2023-24 Application Process is now open. We are looking for applications from current S5 pupils for Head and Depute Prefect for next session. Details of how to apply can be found on our school blog Leadership Opportunities 2023-2024 – Alford Academy (edublogs.org) and have also been emailed to S5 pupils. The closing date for applications is Friday 28 April and interviews will take place week commencing 29 May.
S3 Pupils: The application process for S3 Monitors is now open. Monitors, like prefects, are ambassadors for the school at all times, ‘living’ and promoting our school values and promoting the well-being of all young people in our school. Responsibilities include working alongside staff in supporting and promoting the life and work of the school, particularly during the senior pupils’ study leave period starting this month. If you are interested please complete an application form by end of day Friday 21 April – application forms can be found on our school blog Leadership Opportunities 2023-2024 – Alford Academy (edublogs.org) and have also been emailed to S3 pupils (or you can collect a blank form from outside Miss McIver’s office at SLT offices).
Today we undertook session two of the peer coaching programme. We focused on identifying questions that we could use in our coaching conversations and played ‘coaching pong’, working together to suggest improvements to the questions we had devised.
We completed our wellbeing wheel and then used our coaching skills of listening, summarisation and reflection to support each other to identify ways to coach a peer. It provided us with the opportunity to practice our coaching questions in a ‘real life’ scenario.
We are looking forward to participating in our final session on Monday 21st November.
Getting ready to welcome our S5 and S6 pupils who will be trained as mentors in violence prevention