Look out for notices going up around the school from tomorrow – please check these notices carefully so you know when your SDA class should go to the Theatre to get vaccinated on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. There will be a catch up on Monday for anyone absent from school this week and any pupil that requires an injection rather than the nasal spray.
Young Ambassadors 2021/22
Registration for the 2021/22 Young Ambassador programme is now open!
Do you have what it takes to promote sport, and influence and inspire other young people at Alford Academy to get involved in sport? ⚽️🎾🏑🥍🥊
If so, let your PE teacher know you are interested by Thursday 9th September.
Youth Mental Health Awareness Day 2021
On Tuesday 7th September it is Youth Mental Health Awareness Day. Pupils can access informative and supportive resources on this topic by accessing the ‘Pupil support site’, which includes information on physical, mental, social and emotional health. Access using this link: : https://sites.google.com/as.glow.scot/alford-academy/home
Pupil Support Google Site Link or by adding the resource tile to your GLOW launch pad by searching ‘Pupil Support’ and clicking on the ‘i’
The following resources have also been promoted across the school, look out for the relevant posters in research areas, classrooms and social spaces:
Kooth : https://www.kooth.com/
The Kooth online service is available for all 10-18 year olds across Aberdeenshire, offering anonymous access to self-help articles and tools, community support which is pre-moderated and professional support through drop-in and scheduled sessions with accredited counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners.
Togetherall : https://togetherall.com/en-gb/
They provide anyone living in Aberdeenshire over the age of 16 with free access to the Support Network. It is an anonymous, safe, online, peer to peer mental health community and self-help support monitored by mental health practitioners 24/7.