Daily Bulletin – Friday 21 April

S5: All S5 pupils must attend a meeting today in the double PSE rooms at 10.40am.  Please be prompt!

Prefects: Can all prefects please attend a final meeting today in the double PSE room at 1.40pm.  Attendance is essential for all prefects and senior prefects.

Netball:  There is no training on Monday, due to the matches against Meldrum for the S1s and S4-6s.  The S1s and S4-6s who are playing in these games should meet at the hall as normal.

Career Support

Leaving School This Summer

Can I please encourage all school leavers who are looking for apprenticeships, employment or training to check the vacancy file in the Guidance Area on a regular basis.

There are several really good apprenticeships available at present with closing dates in February or March –SO DON’T MISS OUT!

If anyone would like to meet to discuss your post school plans please call into the Careers Room (In the Medical Suite) on a Monday or Wednesday or email me.

You will be invited to a meeting on March 15th to find out how to search for vacancies , who to apply to, prepare a covering letter , CV’s etc  – Save the date.

Linda Johnston – Careers Adviser

Mobile number – 07557190081

Work Number – 01467 623623

Email – linda.johnston@sds.co.uk

YPI Finals

Alford Academy hosts it’s YPI (Youth Philanthropy Initiative)  finals 2016 this Wednesday evening, starting at 7pm, in the lecture theatre. Doors will be open at the Academy from 6.30pm onwards on the evening for audience members and charity representatives to attend.

Refreshments and snacks will be supplied at the end of the event whilst the judging panel make their decision on which local charity will receive the £3000 grant to support their ongoing work. The charities being represented this year are:

Calico – Cancer and Leukemia in young children support

Archie Foundation – Supporting local youngsters in need

Archway – Putting people with learning disabilities first

Penumbra – Supporting mental health issues

Dates-n-mates – Dating and friendship agency for adults with learning disabilities


The final groups are all set for a highly competitive and informative evening, to help promote the work of their chosen charities. We look forward to you joining us here at the Academy.




“The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Each participating school, each year is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI Grant to a local charity through a unique programme of team work, research and competition. YPI Scotland is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about.”





YPI Finalists 2016

A huge thank you to all the groups who made today a very interesting and enjoyable semi-final. From the 12 groups who presented today, we have the following groups moving forward to compete for the £3000 grant for the their chosen charities. In no particular order :

Archie Foundation – Katie, Katie,  Kayleigh, Cara, Emira

Dates + Mates – Tabby, Liam, Lucy, Sarah, Eve

Archway – Ashlee, Kat, Laura

Calico – Kira, Erin, Catriona

Penumbra – Ellen, Angela, Elvi,  Lauren


The groups mentioned will compete again on Wednesday 9th November in the Alford Academy YPI finals 2016 (event starts at 7pm – more details to follow). The winners will secure a £3000 grant for their chosen charity! download

YPI National Event 2016

2016 YPI (Youth Philanthropy Initiative) winners Jennifer Cowe and Antonia Lawrence at the National Celebration in event at the Perth Concert Hall. One pic with guest speaker, adventurer Mark Beaumont. 2016 winners Mark Beaumont 2016 winners perth hall

The girls were successful in winning £3000 for their chosen charity Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland. A total of £3029.41 sent to the charity this year. Well done girls!

Current Apprenticeships in Aberdeenshire

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