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Read Write Inc. Excursion

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Curriculum

On the morning of Tuesday 12th June, the pupils who have been part of our Speeder Reader/ Read Write Inc. group throughout S1 went on an excursion to Inverness Town centre as a reward for all their hard work and achievements in developing their literacy skills this year.

 

First stop was Inverness Library where the pupils were shown around by Mrs Appleby, Network Librarian at the library. Mrs Appleby took us to see the Reference room then it was on to see the oldest book in the library which dates to the 15th century. The next stop on our tour was the reading room where we heard about plans for a new business hub with the remainder of our visit being spent in the lending area. Here, Mrs Appleby talked to us about the variety of books and other items available to borrow from the library including graphic novels and silent books.

 

Following our library visit, it was on to Waterstones bookshop where the pupils all chose their own book to keep. The books selected by the pupils were a broad range, from well-known authors such as JK Rowling, David Walliams and Andy McNab to books on football, sheep-rearing and mindfulness. Thank you to Waterstones, our Parent Council and Charleston Academy for funding this part of our excursion.

 

Many thanks also to all the people who made our excursion possible – Mrs Sleet for accompanying us, Mrs Appleby for our library tour and Pete and Tom in Waterstones for advising us on books.

H.E. trip – Pizza Express

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Curriculum

As part of Developing the Young Workforce in the Hospitality Industry a group of S1/S3 BGE pupils  visited Pizza Express  last week.

Pupils were  given the opportunity to learn  how the restaurant operates and to take part in  an ingredient tasting session and then a pizza making workshop.

A big thank you to the manager Claudio Di Candia for allowing us to visit.

 

Mrs Fraser

PT Home Economics

Girls Junior Football Team

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Wider Curriculum

Our S1/2 girls played their first football game as a junior team last week against a strong squad from Park Primary, Invergordon.  Our girls confidence grew as they game progressed and they managed to get two goals in the net during the second half, courtesy of Lauren Fitzsimmons, which they were more than happy with!  Unfortunately we still lost 5 – 2 but it was a great first match for the team who celebrated as though they had won anyway!

The photo shows how happy they were even after a loss, soaked through from the continuous hailstones.  Well done to the whole team for their never ending team spirit and good humour.

 

H Sommerville

Advanced Higher French Speaking competition

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Wider Curriculum

Samantha COCHRANE took part in a Speaking competition for Advanced Higher French pupils.

Entries consisted of a 5 minute digital audio recording of a discussion with their teacher.  The students were assessed by a panel including experienced SQA assessors and members of AMOPA – Ecosse, many of whom were native speakers.

AMOPA – Ecosse is the Association of Members of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques in Scotland.

Philip E. Bennett, Emeritus Professor (Medieval French), School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, Edinburgh, came to Inverness Royal Academy to award S6 pupils with certificates.

Congratulations to Samantha, who was highly commended for her performance.

 

Modern Languages Department

 

Inverness College UHI – Open Evening – Thurs 10th May

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Curriculum, Important Announcements

Inverness College UHI are having an Open Evening on Thursday the 10th of May, which will be one of the most important opportunities available, in the lead up to summer, for those looking to apply for courses for 2018/19. For pupils who are still considering options, there are still some spaces on our Further Education programmes as well as our Higher Education courses.

 

Open evenings are a great informal way to meet lecturers and managers from our subject departments and also take a tour of the main campus building. For young people and parents, they are a very good opportunity to familiarise themselves with the college environment and get a sense of what it would be like to be a student here.

The Schools team and our colleagues will also be on hand to advise pupils about Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships however it’s also not unusual for Schools programme applicants to visit with parents to see the college and ask questions prior to starting their courses and we will, of course, be happy to assist.

 

Mr G Stewart

Acting Head Teacher

 

Badaguish Youth Challenge 2018

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

Congratulations to the Charleston Academy teams that participated in the Badaguish Youth Challenge this weekend along with 30 other teams from schools and groups across the North of Scotland

 

Our Girls Team of; Amma Crombie, Beth Harrison, Emily Hunter, and Rachel Gillies won the Ladies Trophy event and were 5th overall

Our Mixed Team of; Rosie Gittings, Archie Grey, and Katie Smith won the Mixed Team Shield and were 4th overall

 

The Badaguish Outdoor Centre is a charity that offers fun, sociable and safe short breaks for children and adults who have a learning disability and those with more complex care and support requirements. If you’d like to donate to this worthy local cause please see the above mentioned pupils before Friday 18th May to bolster their sponsor forms.

 

Mr S Tillam