Alford Academy News

Making music

Last Wednesday , a number of the most talented musicians who play in senior groups in the South/ Central Aberdeenshire Music Centre performed in the Senior Groups Final Concert in the Music Hall.

Congratulations go to the following pupils for their ongoing commitment to music in the Academy and in the Shire: Joe Stollery, Douglas McCombie, Isabella Cook, Roy Cook, Lisa Gunn, Kenneth MacBeath, Lydia Travis, Alexandra Lawson, Kayleigh Parkinson, Rhea Shearer and Rachel Brand.

Hands on workshop

Last week, 10 senior pupils took part in a SCIP (Schools Careers Industry Partnerships) workshop which was aimed at school leavers moving into employment.

The one-day programme has been developed by Coaching Training Consultancy (C-T-C ) Ltd. in partnership with the oil and gas industry and skills development Scotland.

Representatives from CTC and the oil company, Technip, delivered a ‘hands-on’ workshop to pupils which focused on providing them with ‘Industry ready’ skills, building self confidence and bridging the skills gap between school and employment.

Inga heads to South America

S6 pupil, Inga Edwardson, will be leaving for South America with Project Trust in August to spend a gap year teaching children in a rural village in Guyana.

During her time in Guyana, Inga will be living with a host family, so allowing her to be part of the community.

Guyana is on the northern coast of South America, and has Caribbean, Dutch, French English, Native and many other cultural influences with its official language being English. 

Inga is looking forward to her year ‘out’ and to using her skills and time to benefit others.

Gordon back from NZ

Earlier this month, S4 pupil, Gordon Trinder travelled to Wellington, New Zealand, to take part in the World ITF Tai Kwon Do championships as part of the Scottish team.

Gordon was delighted to win a bronze medal in the Junior Male Team Pattern

Cross Country

Twenty one Academy pupils took part in the Robert Gordon’s College Invitational Cross Country Races at Countesswells last week.

Congratulations go to Katie Bain, S5, who was placed third in the Senior Girls’ event and to Adam Harper who came fifth in the S3 Boys’ category.