S1 students are organising a Coffee Morning to raise funds for Clic Sargent. This is being organised by S1 for Saturday 31st May from 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon in Elgin Academy. Tickets are £2.00 for adults and 50p for children and include unlimited drinks and a selection of cakes. There will also be ‘stalls in the hall’. Tickets can be bought in the foyer outside the reception between 1.10 p.m. and 1.30 p.m every day next week.
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Almost 200 students, due to join us in August, visited the school on Tuesday 15 April 2014, to take part in an orientation day in preparation for their transition to S1. This is but one part of a comprehensive transition programme. After introductions in the hall, they were given a tour of the school by current S5 students, and then spent the rest of the morning in the PE department, experiencing several different activities, including orienteering. We look forward to the two induction days in June, when the pupils will follow their new timetable.
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The last in a series of five sporting challenges between the S6 students and the staff took place on Monday 14 April, with the series finely poised at 2-2. A football match was held at Borough Briggs in memory of Matthew Campbell, with £300 being raised at the game for Clic Sargent, a charity caring for children with cancer providing support for families at home and in hospital. On a sunny evening, the students ran out 7-2 winners, meaning that they also won the series. Our thanks go to Elgin City Football Club for allowing us to use their facilities, to Douglas Ross for refereeing, and to Wallace Rodger and Natalie Moir, our Sports Ambassadors, for organising the event.
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A rugby match was held earlier this week in memory of Matthew Campbell, an S6 student who lost his long battle with cancer at the beginning of January. Matthew was a staunch rugby supporter and his classmates decided to honour his memory by staging a rugby match between an Elgin Schools under-18 side and a Moray West under-18 team.
Organised by classmate Tara Cameron with support from Katie Morison, Moray Development Officer George Whitecross and Regional Development Manager Peter Young, it was the taking part rather than the result that was important in this Matthew Campbell Memorial Shield fixture, though the School team edged West to lift the trophy.
Matthew’s parents joined schoolmates, teachers, family and friends for the match, played out in glorious sunshine with the spirit of rugby to the fore. A video report of the afternoon has been produced by Scottish Rugby and is available here
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