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A group of students from Mrs Forster’s S5 English class went to see Arthur Miller’s ‘View from the Bridge’ NT Live at Eden Court, Inverness. The students have been studying the play as part of their National 5 English course.
The play was live streamed from the Young Vic theatre in London and starred Mark Strong and Nicola Walker.
Emily Reynolds said “I really enjoyed the dramatic effects that were used in the play, especially the scene when all of the characters were covered in blood at the end”.
Joanne Watson said that she “loved the tense atmosphere in the play and thought it had been a brilliant opportunity to see a show which, unless you visit London, is usually inaccessible”.
Connor Milne “enjoyed it because Eden court is a lovely venue and I thought the performances were first class”.
Joy Dewhurst said that she thought “It was totally different and nothing like you would expect from the theatre. It seemed modern and exciting!”
A great night was had by all.
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On Tuesday March 21st after school, Elgin Academy 1st XV hosted Moray West Schools 1st XV in its annual commemoration of a loved student colleague Matthew Campbell who passed away in January 2014. As Matthew was a keen player and follower of sport and rugby, the students in his year inaugurated a commemorative rugby match in his memory. They also wrote to the SRU, who donated a Scotland playing shirt signed by members of the Scotland national squad.
This years match was started by Matthew’s younger brother Daniel, who kicked off for Moray West. The match was very keenly contested with 15 minutes or so going past before there was a score of any sort. Although the final score was ultimately unimportant, Elgin Academy were presented with the MC Shield, by Mrs Campbell, Matthew’s mother, with whom it will be entrusted over the coming years.
Elgin Academy Rugby Club and the school are very grateful to Matthew’s family and the U-18 rugby players in Moray for supporting this important event in their calendar.
The match was refereed by Mr Andy Steven of Moray RFC.
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On Saturday March 21st, 25 students, 2 parents and 6 members of staff joined forces with a similar party from Elgin High School to go to Murrayfield to see Scotland play Ireland in the recent 6 Nations Tournament. Unfortunately the result did not go Scotland’s way this time but with a fantastic sporting atmosphere at Murrayfield, everyone enjoyed the day immensely. Plans are now afoot for a trip next year to see Scotland play either England or France or maybe both !
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Elgin Academy students experienced three different successes at the annual Moray Young Citizen Awards Ceremony, held at the Mansfield Hotel in Elgin on the evening of Friday 20 March 2015. Angus Whitton was Highly Commended for his nomination following his selfless work in developing the Elgin Academy App. Last year’s S1 Pupil Council members were Commended for their excellent fundraising work, organising a coffee morning for CLIC Sargent. The S4 Skillforce class was also Commended for their work in laying a patio at Covesea Lighthouse near Lossiemouth. Congratulations to all three different winners. Also, performing musical items on the night were Rhea Fraser and Mhairi McLean, duetting on violin, and Luisa Reiss on piano.
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