Charleston Academy Girls Football

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Girls football made a welcome return to Charleston Academy last Tuesday when a mixed S1-S6 team played a match against Fortrose Academy.

Despite taking an early lead through a good goal by Lauren Fitzsimmons the Charleston girls found the going tough against Fortrose.

A good performance with many of the younger girls playing for the first time in an 11 a side game was not enough to prevent a much more experienced Fortrose team eventually running out comfortable winners. A “girl of the match” performance from our goal keeper Anna kept the score respectable and all girls look forward to their next game where they will undoubtedly be looking to get a win.

 

H Sommerville and R Stewart

Pole Vault Success

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Congratulations to Andrew McFarlane 5L1 on winning Silver in the Pole Vault competition at the Scottish Competition last weekend.  He jumped 4.35m in the 19+ category so very well done.  This week we wish him luck as he takes part in the U20 combined event and the week after he is taking part in the Scottish Schools competition. We wish him well in these competitions and all whilst in the middle of prelims.

 

Health Announcement

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Head Lice are a common problem in school aged children.  They can’t be prevented, but regular checking ensures early detection and treatment if necessary.  Parents and carers should check their children’s head once a week during their washing.  You need your usual shampoo, conditioner, and a detection comb – ask your local pharmacist to recommend a suitable one.  Remember that you are looking for living moving lice, the only evidence that your child is infected.

If you find a living louse, ask your local pharmacist, school nurse, health visitor of GP for advice regarding treatment.

For further information see:

http://www.nits.net/bugbusting

http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk – search on head lice

Business Brunches: Inspiring Scotland’s future global workforce

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A group of ten S3 pupils attended a ‘Business Brunch’ at the Kingsmills Hotel recently. The theme of the event was the importance of learning languages. We had the opportunity to chat with representatives from a variety of companies and organisations. The speakers were very enthusiastic and focused on their personal ‘journeys’, highlighting how they have used foreign languages in their careers. They emphasised how languages can be both the key to success as well as empowering in life generally. One speaker described how in business you are less likely to ‘have the wool pulled over your eyes’ if you at least understand the language of the people with whom you are negotiating. Another mentioned how you gain respect by trying to speak the language of the locals when abroad. Perhaps the most amusing anecdote was an hotel manager and keen football fan who had given up studying Russian at school and has just missed out on the perfect job at a hotel in Moscow which is opening just before the World Cup starts!

Modern Languages Department

S3 YPI final – Winners

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The S3 YPI Final took place on Thursday 21st December. The winning group are David Cameron, Alfie Thomas and Ewan Munro who are pictured along with Tom Flockhart (who is one of our YPI sponsors & Director of  Highland Office Supplies)  and Hannah Lind from Crocus Bereavement Group receiving the cheque for £3,000.

Photograph courtesy of Allan Law photography

 

Ms C Mackenzie

Teacher of Religious Education

Pupil council

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Our pupil council met last week to share the views discussed at the year group committees. A variety of issues were discussed from the number of subject choices at S3 to updates on the planned improvements for the pupil toilets.

Mrs L Cameron

Principal teacher of Geography

Woodwind Group visit Kinmylies

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On Friday the 15th of December the Charleston Academy Woodwind Group, led by Woodwind Instructor Mrs Aalders and accompanied by Mr Fairfield, braved the icy conditions to visit Kinmylies Primary School.  While there the group performed various pieces of Christmas music including a selection of music from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky and The Snowman by Howard Blake.  This was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to visit the wider community and encourage the younger primary pupils in the pursuit of music with a festive feel.

Mr R Fairfield

Music teacher