Young Musician: There will be a short meeting for all competitors in the Young Musician of the Year Award at Friday breaktime in Mr Trueman’s room. If you cannot attend, please inform Mrs Rees-Jenkins or Mr Trueman beforehand.
This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week and the theme of the week is ‘Building Independence for Life’. We want to raise awareness and show how, with the right support, children and adults with dyslexia can achieve their full potential.
Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people and means that you process information differently, particularly around reading, writing and numbers. People with dyslexia often see things in a different way and have strong problem-solving and creative skills.
Dyslexia is not a barrier and in fact can help you in reaching your potential. Have a look at the ‘famous people with dyslexia’ posters that are being displayed on the tv screens around the school which share some information on what it’s like to live with dyslexia.
Keira Knightley, Actor
It doesn’t mean that you’re stupid… it just means that you work in a different way
Richard Branson, Entrepreneur
Being dyslexic can also help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do.
Marketing and Branding Group: Can all Marketing and Branding members meet for a regroup with Mr McCance and Mrs Forsyth in E1- 59 (Art Room1) at lunch time 13.45 today please. We will be discussing a future event with a professional Graphic Designer and timetabling our new strategy for the school re-branding.
Mock Trials: All witnesses and advocates should attend tomorrow’s meeting (Wednesday 18th) in room D-62 at 1.20pm sharp. Please bring lunch with you. An after school session will be held on the next 3 Thursdays 3-4pm. Please collect a consent form from Mrs Gillan, all should try and attend. If any pupil in S4-6 is interested in participating, we still have a couple of witness roles available so please come see Mrs Williams, Mrs Gillan or Mrs Henderson-Young for more information.
Non Walker Timetables: Any pupil that didn’t get their non-walker timetable in their SDA class on Tuesday please collect it from reception today.
Senior Boys Football v Inverurie Academy: Our next league match is away to Inverurie next Tues 24th September. Please collect a letter from D144 (Mrs Rae’s room) as soon as possible.
Alford Academy’s ‘Young Musician of the Year’ competition takes place on Thursday 21st November at 7.00pm in the school’s theatre. The competition is organised by Alford Academy Interact Club and is sponsored by the Alford Rotary. The competition is in its 11th year and continues to provide a fantastic opportunity for pupils to showcase their musical talents, building on their experiences of performing in front of an audience.
The competition is open to pupils in the following categories:
Junior Young Musician of the Year (Open to S1-S3 pupils)
Senior Young Musician of the Year (Open to S4-S6 pupils)
As well as winners of both Junior and Senior categories, the judges will announce an overall winner on the night.
Entrants must prepare a piece to perform to showcase their talent lasting no longer than 5 minutes.
Please collect a form from Mrs Rees-Jenkins in B1-23 (Science) to enter! Hand in your entry form + a copy of your chosen piece to Mrs Rees-Jenkins by Friday 4th October 2019.