Mural – Mental Wellbeing

A group of teenagers from Charleston Academy have painted a wall highlighting the issue of mental wellbeing as a result of their participation in the 18-week Growing2gether In the Community programme.

Lara MacGillivray, Jake Weston, Liam Leslie and Josh MacNeil decided to focus on mental health as their community topic as it was of concern to them. They surveyed S1 to S3 students at Charleston Academy to find out what makes them happy and what makes their sad. The results of that survey provided the inspiration for the mural on the wall within Charleston Academy school grounds.

 Growing2gether In the Community is a 18-week youth-led project where teens create a community project of concern to them. The programme is currently open to graduates of the Growing2gether. The next Growing2gether In the Community Project starts in late August 2019 so if you’re interested, please contact Duncan Wilson, Growing2gether Facilitator on: [email protected] or ring him on 07830622889

Armed forces flag raising ceremony

Pictured in the photo with Provost Helen Carmichael are Mr Russell McFee, Acting Depute Rector and senior pupils Morgan Mackintosh and Liam Stewart.

They were representing the school at the Armed forces flag raising ceremony as part of the Armed Forces Day celebrations, at the Town House on Monday 24th June.

American Football

Charleston pupils were in Edinburgh this past weekend playing American Football for Inverness Wildcats.  They won both of their matches, achieving the title of Undefeated Scottish Champions.  This qualifies the team for a place at a National tournament in England in August – ‘BritBowl’. Well done!!

The players who featured in the weekend’s victory are:

Aimee Bright  (S5)

Ian Castro-Correa  (S5)

Alen Biju  (S5)

Kieran Gebicke-Kerr  (S5)

Kai Macleod (S5)

Adrian Gorzycki (S5)

Adam Kinvig  (S4)

Proud Ness Bake Sale

Proud Ness Bake Sale: Next Thursday 27th June, Charleston Academy will be hosting a bake sale, guess the sweets in the jar and treasure map for pupils and staff in order to raise funds for friends at Proud Ness and in support of LGBTQI+ (Pride month).

We would encourage our entire school community to get involved and support this fantastic event which celebrates diversity and inclusion for all.

North of Scotland Schools Athletics Track & Field Championships – Thursday 30th May 2019

Charleston Academy had an excellent day at the North of Scotland Track & Field Athletics Championships this year. Inviting the best athletes from schools across the whole of the North of Scotland, Charleston Academy finished 6th in the overall medal table – the highest Charleston has finished for many, many years! With a team of just 17 pupils, Charleston managed to achieve 16 medals – a quite incredible achievement! Notable performances include Andrew MacFarlane S6 winning the ‘A’ boys Javelin with a distance of 53.18m, setting a new record for the event at the championships and Abbie Harrison S2 collecting three medals – one of each colour! Very well done to all the competitors who took part!


Rachel Gillies A Girls 1500m

Abbie Harrison C Girls High Jump

Mitchell Leslie A Boys 1500m

Andrew MacFarlane A Boys Javelin

Sam Burnett D Boys 1500m


Abbie Harrison C Girls 100m

Anna Owen D Girls High Jump

Liam Daly C Boys 100m

Oliver Stewart D Boys 1500m

4x100m Relay C Boys: Liam Daly, Daniel Arenas, Oliver Stewart & Christie MacKay.


Abbie Harrison C Girls 200m

Kasia Podgorska C Girls High Jump

Angus Franklin B Boys 400m

Angus Franklin B Boys 800m

Liam Daly C Boys 200m

Daniel Arenas C Boys Long Jump

School sports award

Charleston Academy have been signed up for the School Sports Awards run by Sport Scotland.

We have been awarded the Bronze level. The next steps will be to set up a school sports committee. The aim for the future is to qualify for the Silver and Gold level.

Dagmar Borrowman

Active Schools Coordinator

Neil Gunn Writing Competition

Congratulations to Eve and Meg whose entries have been Highly Commended and Christy whose entry was commended in this highly prestigious Neil Gunn Writing competition . Highlife Highland has awarded Charleston Academy the prize for the school with the highest standard of entries . The school will receive £100 and a trophy. Well done to all who entered . Winning entries can be read on the school website and it is hoped this will inspire more entries next session.

Ms Carmichael

Click below to read 2 of the entries

Litter pick

On Monday 29th April pupils and staff from Charleston Academy volunteered at a litter pick operation organised by local Councillors.

Mr G Stewart

Head Teacher