WW1 Battlefields and Paris Trip

The term has now ended for most, but will continue until Tuesday evening for 45 students and five members of staff who are currently in France enjoying an action-packed week. They are taking in several WW1 sites, as well as seeing many of the sights of Paris.

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June Newsletter

The June 2014 Newsletter (another bumper edition!) is available by clicking here:

Elgin Academy Newsletter June 2014

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Sponsored Walk

Our annual Sponsored Walk took place in glorious sunshine on Tuesday 24 June 2014. Pupils in S2-S5 walked the old railway line from Elgin to Lossiemouth and back, raising thousands of pounds in the process for the school fund. They were ably supported, supervised and encouraged by our S6 students. We thank all those who participated, supervised, sponsored us or helped us in any way. We look forward to hearing the final total raised. (Special thanks to Lossiemouth Football Club).

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Strategic Improvement Plan 2014-2015

Elgin Academy’s Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) for 2014-2105 has now been finalised. Please click here for a copy:

Elgin Academy SIP 2014-2015

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Referendum Debate

On Monday 23 June at Elgin Academy, all of S6 and many S5 pupils attended a lively panel discussion on the much debated Independence Referendum, asking pertinent questions and interacting well with the panel. The discussion was chaired by Mr Alex Griffiths, former Moray Representative for the Scottish Youth Parliament. The panellists were Ms Mary Scanlon, Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands and Spokesperson for Education; Mr Sean Morton, Labour Councillor for Fochabers and Lhanbryde; Mr Richard Lochhead, SNP MSP for Moray and Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affair and Environment; Mr John Finnie, Independent MSP for Highlands and Islands. Our thanks go to the Modern Studies department, and, in particular, Ms Emma Hendry, PT Modern Studies for organising the event.

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Skillforce Success

Well done to our new S4 students who are following courses led by Skillforce. They enjoyed the Skillforce Awards Ceremony held at Moray College on Thursday 19 June, and followed this up with hard work earning their Prince’s Award by landscaping and building a BBQ area at the Covesea Lighthouse at Lossiemouth. Well done to everyone involved! 

 

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