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MacMillan coffee morning success

MacMillan coffee morning success

MacMillan Coffee Morning 2021

We did it! We had an actual event! And made £273.71 so far and a good few IOUs to collect on Monday! This is enough to make a huge difference for those using the help MacMillan provide and we are absolutely delighted! This is the most we have raised in a coffee morning for years so we cannot thank everyone enough.

The Interact Club organised their first event of the new school year and with great delight we were able to take part in an actual event.  With covid still very present we did need to work even harder than normal to make the event happen and still be a success.  So what was different? We had to adhere to covid regulations as well as the normal food and hygiene standards; so there was less home baking but the fine pieces were just as good when it’s for a good cause.  We changed our event to reduce numbers and deliveries were opted for by many which helped manage numbers.  We still had the opportunity to meet face to face but in an open space and with distancing in mind.  What was the same; hard work, planning and preparation paid off.  The group have been working on this for 6 weeks and it has been the product of much careful thought from risk assessments to budgets to purchasing to advertising.  The team have been excellent especially as we have had a 2 year break and the club is running over 2 separate lunch times with many new interactors!

Initially we were apprehensive but we are absolutely delighted with how the morning went.  We were able to safely set up and prepare with ease, we had a great time delivering and meeting colleagues and senior pupils over a cup of tea and a tasty treat.

We have a few thank you messages to make as this didn’t happen without a big team! Firstly to Mrs Wotherspoon, our Headteacher, for supporting the event and being so enthusiastic.  To Miss McIver for helping us with the risk assessment and advising us how to stay safe throughout.  Thanks to Diane Forbes for helping with all aspects of the event and always making the impossible seem possible.  To Miss Lovelock and Mrs Wright for their baking expertise, advice and help throughout.  Thank you to Mrs Watt for your continued support of our club and for helping us to make our packaging look professional.  To Ali and the janitorial team for setting up the event for us!  But also thank you to all those that helped on the day and donated, ate and enjoyed; we applaud you! Every penny really does matter.

Hopefully this sees a start to a new normal and a little bit of hope.

Alford Academy Interact Club.

 

 

Everything Electronic Youth Club

Everything Electronic Youth Club

Two linked virtual workshops this coming Wednesday 22nd September and 6 October which are all about how you plan and design a web-site to ensure its meets the needs of customers/users.  It is part of the European Meet and Code annual event.

It is highly relevant to those of your youngsters studying either a Business subject or Computing Science.

Wednesday @ 18:00: first of 2 virtual workshops suitable for anyone studying business studies or Computing Science.  No coding involved. Plan a website that is easy for customers to use & coders to code.  Book at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cromar-future-group/t-eoedmm

Inverurie Music Award Scheme Continues to Support Our Young Musicians

Inverurie Music Award Scheme Continues to Support Our Young Musicians

Alford Academy pupils once again have an opportunity to submit a request for financial support from the Inverurie Music Award Scheme.  Since its launch in 2019, a number of our pupils have received a financial award to assist with the cost of purchasing a musical instrument, sheet music, lessons, travel to workshops, etc.  Full details about the scheme and the eligibility requirements can be found here.  Although the application deadline is 12th November, these have to be approved by Mr Trueman.  Please therefore have completed application forms submitted to him no later than Friday 5th November (remember, remember….).

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Scottish Space School

Scottish Space School

Scottish Space School

Strathclyde University will be offering the Scottish Space School programme for pupils in S5 again this year, this time in a virtual format. We are also delighted that Wood Plc will be sponsoring the 2021 programme for the first time.

The University recognises the challenges school pupils have faced this year and it’s important to us that the current S5 cohort are given the same opportunity to engage with us as those who have attended the programme in previous years. We have therefore developed an online offering which will provide an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading figures in space travel, including NASA Astronauts and engineers. There are 100 places available on the programme and we ask that you bring this to the attention of S5 pupils who have a talent for mathematics and physical sciences.

The programme will run throughout the week beginning 14 June 2021 with virtual sessions taking place as follows:

 

  • Monday 14 June 2021:

Morning Session: 09:15 – 12:30

Afternoon Session: 14:00 – 15:30

 

  • Tuesday 15 June 2021:

Morning Session: 09:15 – 12:30

Afternoon Session: 14:00 – 15:30

 

  • Wednesday 16 June 2021:

Morning session: 09:15 – 12:30

Evening session: 18:00 – 19:00*

 

  • Thursday 17 June 2021:

Morning session: 09:15 – 12:30

Afternoon session: 14:00 – 15:30

 

  • Friday 18 June 2021:

Afternoon session only: 14:00 – 16:00

 

*The evening session on Wednesday 16 June 2021 is our annual ‘Evening with NASA’ presentation which will be open to the public to also attend online. Further details will be published and advertised on our website in due course and we can also circulate the details to yourselves.

 

Throughout the week, participants will hear from staff at the university and Wood Plc who will provide an insight into studying and working in the field of engineering, as well as hearing from colleagues at the NASA Johnston Space Centre. Participants will also take part in a group project throughout the week which they will present to a panel of judges made up of staff from the University, Wood Plc and NASA on the final afternoon with a prize awarded to the winning team. Participants must be able to commit to attending all sessions as listed above.

 

Further information and the online application form are available on the Space School website: https://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/scottishspaceschool/

Breaking News!

Breaking News!

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’ .

House Challenge Advent Calendar

House Challenge Advent Calendar

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The final event in the House Challenge Advent Calendar took place at lunchtime today. Guidance Teachers, House Captains & Vice House Captains from Craigievar and Forbes faced off in final festive event, which was won by the Craigievar team. The final overall scores are as follows. Thanks to all who have participated across December and to our hard working House & Vice House Captains!

Craigievar 245
Forbes 240
Glenbuchat 170
Kildrummy 135

 

From the Guidance Team – Have a fab holiday!

Book Week Scotland – Author visit

Book Week Scotland – Author visit

What better way to kick start Book Week Scotland than to have a virtual author visit. Obviously things are very different this year but the Scottish Book Trust launched their Scottish Friendly book tours and we were lucky enough to secure a spot to listen to Robin Stevens. Robin is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series and during the session yesterday she discussed how she comes up with her ideas and plot structures of her murder mysteries. Robin was was engaging and we were able to ask her some questions that were well thought of. A very pleasant start to the week!

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

Dear Parents, Carers, Partners and most importantly our Pupils,

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

We are delighted to now share the link for our 2-3pm Premier of this year’s celebration of our pupils and the community they represent.

https://youtu.be/cFn6P7MkFfQ

The Programme for this event is as follows:

  • Alford Academy Pipe Band
  • The Head Teachers Address: Moira Milne
  • Keynote Address: Jasper Tissen – Dutch Olympic Team and Former Pupil
  • Awards for Endeavour and Attainment
  • Awards for National Qualification Prizes
  • Awards for Individual Excellence
  • Awards for Team Excellence
  • The Chaplaincy Team: Euan Glen
  • Trophies and Shields ( Including the Chaplaincy Team: Sheila Mitchel & Alford Academy ‘Virtual’ Pipe Band)
  • Leadership Awards
  • University of Aberdeen – Principal’s Aware for Excellence (S4 & S5)
  • School Dux Shields for Overall Excellence
  • A Message from our Senior Exec and Vote of thanks
  • The Chaplaincy Team: John Cook – The Blessing
  • Alford Academy Staff Video: We are all in this together
  • Acknowledgments

Alford Academy Senior Leadership Team

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