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Shiel Assembly

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At our Shiel House Assembly this morning Achievement Merits were given to pupils for various successes across the school. Achievements by young people in our Climbing Club, the Inverness Music Festival, Cross Country, and Teens and Toddlers were all celebrated.

We also welcomed David Donaldson from the Salvation Army in Inverness once again talk about the meaning of Easter. David’s talk this morning linked well to our special feature too. We welcomed Adrienne Dempster from Blythswood Care in Inverness. Adrienne was here to receive a cheque from the school for £2,271.90. This is the final total of the fundraising initiatives undertaken by all S1 pupils during their Business Education Enterprise activity. The school received £150 from Blythswood to “invest and grow” through a variety of enterprise activities over the past few weeks. The amount raised was significant and an article will follow soon. Today Adrienne received the cheque and took part in interview with Mrs Heather Macrae in Business Education who coordinated all of the activities and some of the pupils who had been particularly successful. This will feature in the Inverness Courier later this week.

David, Adrienne and Rector Chris O’Neill also took the opportunity to thank Shiel House Captains Aidan Kent and Jenna Bisset for all their excellent work in leading assemblies over this term.

Well done everyone.


Laggan Easter Assembly

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Monday saw the final Laggan Assembly of this term. It was ably led by our Laggan House Captains Melissa Fyfe and Andrew Johnstone.

They were joined for Assembly by Mr David Donaldson from the Salvation Army. David spoke about the wider meaning of Easter in today’s society.

We also welcomed Mrs Lisa Birnie from Teens and Toddlers. The first group of pupils to undertake the 16 week programme at Kinmylies Nursery have all achieved their Personal Development Unit. Coran Wells, Kira Horne and Teagan Cameron all received their certificates this morning from Lisa.

Finally, our S1 pupils have been undertaking an enterprise project for Blythswood Care. The total now raised is well over £2,000. Mrs Heather Macrae was at assembly today to present the certificates to all the Laggan pupils who have done so well.


Christmas Charity at Charleston

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

£8,794.89 raised for charity by Charleston Academy in 2015.

We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Mr David Donaldson from the Salvation Army in Inverness at each of our House Assemblies this week. David has spoke to pupils about the challenging work the Salvation Army faces, particularly at Christmas. Pupils got a small insight into the work that people like David do for others in our community. David explained how his faith provided him with the courage he needed to do the work he does.

After each assembly David was also able to take away several hampers of food that had been collected by each of our Registration Tutor Groups. A huge amount of food was collected this year and is now being delivered to those in our community that appreciate this small gift from us at this time of year. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

Special mention must go to Sarah McKenna (5S2) and Ryan McKenna (2S1). Both filled a hamper each. Well done.

It is also important at this time of year to reflect on the huge amount of work that pupils, staff, parents and others in our school community have done to support us in the work we do with various charities. This year we’ve supported the British Heart Foundation, Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes, Maggies, Macmillan and Children in Need to name but a few.  This year we have raised the huge total of £8,794.89 for all of our supported charities. This total does not include the additional amount we raised for The British Legion Poppy Appeal or the monies being raised by pupils taking part in Project Trust. Well done everyone and thank you to Mrs Pam Carmichael in English who coordinated our Hamper Appeal.