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Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 8 December

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 8 December

Every day for 2 weeks we are sharing kindness tips for our project – S1 Study and Org.

Kindness costs nothing but means everything.

Get someone a drink.

 

House/Vice House Captains meeting

All House/Vice House Captains, please attend a short meeting at 10:20 on Thursday 9th December in the library to discuss Christmas Interhouse Challenges.

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 7 December

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 7 December

Every day for 2 weeks we are sharing kindness tips for our project – S1 Study and Org.

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.

If someone is alone go talk to them.

 

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch will be served in the Canteen on Friday 10th December 2021.  The menu is available on the Wall at the Kitchen.  Merry Christmas from all the Staff in the Kitchen.

 

Daily Bulletin – Monday 6 December

Daily Bulletin – Monday 6 December

Every day for 2 weeks we are sharing kindness tips for our project – S1 Study and Org.

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness.

Give someone a helping hand if they need a hand with something.

 

There will be a Drop-In Social Group starting on Monday 6th December in Drama Studio – 1.10pm – 2pm, bring your lunch.

 

LGBT Group meet on Wed lunch 1.10pm – 1.55pm, bring lunch.

Daily Bulletin – Friday 3 December

Daily Bulletin – Friday 3 December

Interact Christmas Countdown

For the month of December Interact are running the following activities to raise funds and resources for the community to spread some Christmas cheer.

  • Please donate luxury food items and household products as we are looking to support Grampian Opportunities (https://www.grampianopportunities.org.uk/) who are a community group who provide many services to those in need.  Deliver items to Mrs Rees-Jenkins in B1-23.  We will be keeping note of which house donates so you can be awarded house points.
  • We are also supporting the Northsound ‘Mission Christmas’ so if you want to donate a gift, we would be delighted to deliver it for you.  Again, deliver to Mrs Rees-Jenkins in B1-23.  (https://planetradio.co.uk/northsound/charity/events/mission-christmas-aberdeen/)
  • Every day we will be collecting names for our ‘Advent raffle’ costing 10p per entry, you can win daily prizes such as lunchtime fast passes and other treats!
  • Candy canes will be on sale daily so we can raise money for our chosen charities! They are 50p each.

Thank you.  Interact.

YPI Finalists

Due to the lost time caused by Storm Arwen, we’ve pushed back the deadline for your presentation videos for the YPI final. Your videos must now be handed in by Monday 13th December at 15:40. This gives you another full week to prepare and practise before submitting the video via wetransfer.com to alfordguidance1@gmail.com. Your videos will be judged by the panel on Thursday 16th December so you must make the deadline!

Good luck!

S3 Career Expo – November 2021

S3 Career Expo – November 2021

On Tuesday 23rd November, all S3 pupils took part in a virtual Career Expo, which was organised in partnership with The Wood Foundation. Pupils from Alford, Banff, Portlethen and Kemnay Academies interviewed national, regional and local employers across 12 different sectors to help share information which would be beneficial to young people who may wish to enter that career. Out of the 12 sectors, pupils chose 3 sectors which were of interest to them to explore further.

The event was designed for S3 pupils to encourage thinking about possible career pathways and in turn begin to think about course choices for next year.

On the day, pupils were engaged in the event and initial feedback from pupils and staff was positive, providing vital information about the careers within each sector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minecraft Club – a Saturday club for 9-14 year olds

Minecraft Club – a Saturday club for 9-14 year olds

Places are currently available on CodeCraft, a Saturday coding club at North East Scotland College’s Aberdeen City Campus for children aged 9 – 14. Participants will have the opportunity to learn some coding in a variety of fun and collaborative ways.

Click on the link to read more on Nescol’s website:

CodeCraft – a Saturday club for 9-14 year olds

 

S1 and S2 Social Subjects

S1 and S2 Social Subjects

Recently, S1 have been working hard at home for their Social Subjects lessons.  They have been learning about early settlers in Scotland from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic and were asked to use their knowledge of stone age shelters to create their own.  Some chose to build them out of natural materials and many designed their shelters using Minecraft.  An example of some of these are on display in the Humanities Department, but here are some photographs as a taster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2 have also been working hard in Social Subjects.  They recently completed a topic on Disease, where they were learning about The Black Death and Ebola.  For their topic assessment they were asked to produce a historical Scotsman news report on the arrival of the Plague in Edinburgh.  These are displayed in the department – please see photograph below.  The pupils worked hard to make the news reports look old by staining them and burning the edges.

 

Crisp Packet Project

Crisp Packet Project

The Prince’s Trust group are currently leading their Community Project unit. They are trying to collect crisp packets to make into sleeping bags for the homeless.  The foil on the inside of the crisp packets can be used to create insulated sleeping bag liners.

All you need to do is put your empty crisp packets into the specific bins set up around school. These bins will be pointed out to you by posters on them.  We will clean, dry and then send the crisp packets to a homeless charity for them to turn the packets into sleeping bags.  Here is what our bins look like:

Thank-you for supporting our project and please feel free to bring in empty crisp packets from home so we can make as many sleeping bags as possible!

 

Maia,

On behalf of the Prince’s Trust class

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