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Food Support

Food Support

Aberdeenshire North Foodbank :

Mrs Jo Munro is the main contact for the Aberdeenshire North Foodbank at Alford Academy and can request food parcels on your behalf using an e-referral. Please make contact via email : jo.munro@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Too Good to Go App : Accessing Unwanted Food

The app that lets customers rescue unsold food from shops and restaurants, to save it from going to waste, all at reduced prices. For further information access : https://toogoodtogo.co.uk/en-gb/

 

Join our Social Impact Company | Too Good To Go

Yearbooks

Yearbooks

S6 Leavers Session 2021-2022 Yearbooks are now ready for collection at Campus Reception for those that have ordered and paid.  Please note these can be collected Monday to Friday between 08:15 – 16:00.

Lockers 101 – Requesting and using a locker in session 2022-23

Lockers 101 – Requesting and using a locker in session 2022-23

Watch this video for more info on getting and using a locker at Alford Academy.  The link to request a locker is included below.

Click here to request a locker for session 2022-23

Please remember that the pupil must request their own locker after accepting the conditions of use shown at the top of the electronic form.

Lockers must not be used till a confirmation email has been received.

Prefect Applications

Prefect Applications

We would like to share with you the opportunity for all current S3, S4 and S5 pupils to apply for a Prefect position commencing this term (please note session 2021/22 S5 Prefects are to reapply for an S6 Prefect position should they wish to continue). This year, we are delighted to offer the Prefect position to new S4 pupils as well as S5/6. An application form can be found below and paper copies will also be available on Tuesday morning.  The deadline for applications is end of school day Thursday 9 June.

Prefect Application Form

P7 Link Day – Developing Skills in Science

P7 Link Day – Developing Skills in Science

This Tuesday (10th May) Alford Academy welcomed almost 120 P7 pupils for their Link Day. For part of their time all pupils spent 90 minutes in the Faculty of Science, learning about safely and developing essential science based skills. These skills were then used for several different activities.

Pupils made colour changing crystals by accurately weighing out chemicals, making solutions and then mixing these to start the crystal forming process. Because of the chemicals used the crystals start to change colour when the temperature changes. Below are some pictures of some excellent crystals made on Link Day.

Pupils also constructed viewers that when placed on a phone screen can produce a 3D Hologram image. This required precision and accuracy in the construction process.

 

 

We hope that all the P7 pupils enjoyed their time at Alford Academy and within Science as much as the staff enjoyed meeting them all.

Faculty of Science, Alford Academy.

@AlfordScience

“CAN YOU IMAGINE A COUNTRY?”

“CAN YOU IMAGINE A COUNTRY?”

“CAN YOU IMAGINE A COUNTRY?” 

Opportunity to enter a Geographical writing competition to celebrate the second edition of Val McDermid and Jo Sharp’s book ‘Imagine a Country’. 

For more information follow the link or speak to a member of staff in the Humanities Department.

The  deadline is the 24th June 2022.  The prize includes an invitation to a special event at Edinburgh International Book Festival and published entry in the RSGS Magazine, The Geographer.

https://www.rsgs.org/imagine-a-country

S5 Horizons – RGU Study skills, Exam preparation and Project Trust

S5 Horizons – RGU Study skills, Exam preparation and Project Trust

On Tuesday 22 March, Robert Gordon University delivered a workshop to the S5s on note taking and revision skills. This included identifying what type of learning style, what learning methods to use to be an effective learner as well as exam preparation tips. They also covered how to manage your mental wellbeing; what affects our mental health, what can we change and how we can find support. The pupils comments were:

 

Really helpful and in depth, I learned what learning style works best for me

It was interesting and useful

Very interactive session, good because of personal examples used

Helpful and informative

 

Project Trust also delivered a presentation on taking a gap year and volunteering with project trust overseas. Pupil comments were:

 

Great to hear about someone’s actual experience rather than an overview

I think what project trust is doing is amazing and I can’t wait to participate this year.

Definitely considering taking a gap year with project trust inspiring and informative

The presentation made me seriously consider going on a gap year with project trust. It seems like good life experience

The presentation I found really inspiring as it made me realise that there is maybe a good option of what to do after school as I still don’t know what I want to do after I leave school.     

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