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Press notes: 14/12/12

Visit from Steve Frew

Nairn Academy pupils had a second inspirational visit rom Commonwealth Games medalist Steve Frew as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative. In 2002 Frew made history for Scotland when he won the men’s rings event. Steve was Scotland’s first-ever gymnastics Commonwealth Games gold medalist which was the highlight of his 23 year international career. Although the Academy Sky Sports Projects are focused around Leadership in Sport, on this visit Steve shared his journey to the top with P.E. students, introducing them to sports skills and attitudes designed to boost confidence, change behaviours and increase attainment. Sports Leaders Megan Boyle & Danielle Clifton assisted Steve in his delivery, after proudly showing Steve around the newly improved changing facilities in the P.E. Department. The Girls Club Leaders had a fundamental role as advisers on design and layout. Steve will return in June 2013 to continue his role as mentor and assist in the delivery of the P7 Health and Well Being days.

S1 and 2 Christmas Dance

Last Wednesday, first and second year pupils had a great time at their Christmas dance. This was a new experience for the first year pupils who had a fantastic time, dancing to a mixture of pop music and traditional Scottish music courtesy of a fantastic Ceilidh band.

Pupils were enthusiastic and took part in all of the dances, with some pupils even taking part in a dance-off organised by the sixth year pupils who came along to help out (and get in a bit of last minute dancing practice before their dance on Wednesday)!

As ever, the dance was a successful and popular event for all pupils involved.

Young Enterprise

On Saturday 8th December, the Nairn Academy Young Enterprise Team went to sell their kites, along with Christmas candy canes at the Inverness Trade Fair. The team had their own stall, and were selling alongside teams from across the Highlands.

For hours the team braved the biting cold, and their efforts were not in vain; Nairn Academy were the first team to sell out, with twenty kites being snapped up by lucky customers in time for Christmas. The team are currently working very successfully, and plan to continue with their project in the new year.

Further Notes For Your Diary

  • S5/6 Dance – Wednesday 19 December 2012
  • School breaks up – Thursday 20th December 2012 at 3.40pm
  • School returns – Monday 7th January 2013

Prelims start on the first week back after the Christmas holidays (week beginning Monday 7th January) for all S4-6 pupils. Timetables have been distributed and advice has been given at assemblies.

The new outdoor catering cabin will be delivered soon and pupils have been asked for name suggestions in registration. These will be considered and it will be set up soon.

Nairn Academy has won an MFR disco, held over lunchtime on Monday 17th December, because of the high percentage of pupils eating school dinners.

A Nairn Academy newsletter will be issued before the school breaks up and parents are asked to check with their child/children for their copy.

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