Nov 22

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Elgin Academy School Notes – Wednesday 22 November 2017

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Nov 22

Eco Schools Green Flag

The school was celebrating this week when we heard that we have been awarded our first ever Eco Schools Green Flag, recognising the work which goes on in the school. Elgin Academy is the first secondary school in Moray to achieve this award. To achieve this, the first step is to form an Eco Committee to represent the ideas of the whole school. The Eco-Committee then completes an Environmental Review to investigate the current situation in the school.  The results of the Environmental Review are used to create an Action Plan of planned projects on litter and two other topics. Eco-Schools Scotland has ten topics to choose from.  The Action Plan will include ways of measuring the progress of projects, and ideas for future development. Projects are linked to the curriculum with the whole school and wider community given the opportunity to be involved.  Finally, the whole school creates an Eco Code representing their commitment to environmental issues. This work is recognised by the Green Flag Award – a visible indication of your school’s commitment to learning for sustainability, and an internationally recognised accreditation for excellence in sustainable development education.  Well done to our Eco Committee, chaired by S6 student Daniella Holder, and guided and advised by Mrs Tracey Shaw, teacher of biology. Great teamwork!

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Nov 22

Diageo Sport Moray Awards

Congratulations to Ruby Boyd (S2), who won the Junior Sports Athlete Award, sponsored by Dallas Designs, in the Diageo Sport Moray Active Schools Recognition Awards at Elgin Town Hall on Tuesday 21 November, for her achievements in figure skating. Also shortlisted in this category were Adele Williamson (S2) (kickboxing), Tamsin Fowlie (S2)(athletics) and Caitlin Raffan (S1) (archery). In the School Sport Volunteer Award sponsored by Active Schools Beth Grant from S4 was shortlisted for her work running the after school netball award, whilst Miss Scholes and Mrs Robertson were shortlisted for their work running the school hockey club. Well done to all!

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Nov 22

Lossie Entertainment Academy

On Tuesday 21 November, we welcomed Tish Tindall, co-owner of Lossie Entertainment Academy to undertake a community outreach workshop with the performing arts pupils of Elgin Academy. This was a great success. In addition, Taylor Stuart retuned to the Academy to perform at the Innes House assembly. Taylor is studying HNC Professional Dance Performance at Lossie EA.

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Nov 22

Children in Need

Friday 17 November saw a great deal of fundraising taking place at Eglin Academy. It was a ‘Dress as you please’ day, with pupils making a donation in return for  wearing casual clothes. There was a variety of different stalls set up in the assembly hall, with both games and food/drink for sale, with classes coming in allotted slots during the day. Our thanks go to our Fundraising Committee. Their efforts meant that a total of £1,576.17 was raised on the day. Thank you to all who contributed.

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Nov 22

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland begins on Monday and Elgin Academy is joining in this week-long celebration of books and reading with a packed programme for all in school. Monday is Film Club with Jungle Book at 3.30pm in the Library. Bring your own snacks, grab a beanbag and enjoy. Tuesday is the Sell Scottish Books panel, with Mr Clark, Miss McNeil, Mr Meisner and S6 students. Come and hear our staff & senior students in the Library at Lunchtime. Wednesday sees the Big Book Launch of NOURISH! EA Cook Book in the school hall from 6.30- 8.00pm. Enjoy samples from the book, buy the book and get it signed in the library and then watch demos in the HE kitchens. Meet the authors and enjoy an unforgettable evening. Thursday has the two Elgin schools in Elgin Spice As Twice. Pupils will participate in a workshop with ‘The Original Spice Girl’ Writer, broadcaster & food expert Ghillie Basan at Elgin High School.  Thursday lunchtime is our whole-school Reading Lunch, when all are invited to enjoy a Book Feast in the Library at Lunchtime, with food in fiction samples to try too. The exciting finish to the week is THE BIG INTER-HOUSE BOOK QUIZ on Friday, our annual and very popular Battle of the Books, with 6 teams in a Quick-Fire Quiz. Hosted by Mr McWhirter and led by House Leaders. Can the staff team be beaten? We shall have music, tartan, books and fun.  Plus, competitions, challenges and displays all week: S1 will be creating book menus and S2 pupils will be interviewing each other about their books. Staff have chosen and posed with a book which is a comfort read/nourishes them in Comfort Selfies. All of which means, we aim to be buzzing about books more than usual!

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