Press notes: 20/12/12
S3/4 Christmas Dance
Monday 17th December 2012 saw the Third and Fourth Year Christmas Dance, which went down in history! Dubbed as ‘the best Dance in Nairn Academy history’ the night was a success as students went home with beaming smiles, excitedly explaining the night’s events to their parents as they got into their cars. The live Ceilidh band had a new member this year who happened to be Nairn Academy’s own Abigail Hay of S6 (playing whistle). Both the Ceilidh and Disco music went down a treat with the pupils who all thoroughly enjoyed the event. Everyone looked fantastic as boys came wearing kilts and girls came dressed to the nines. Howell Guce, 3B1, said, “It was a great night. I had lots of fun! £3 was all worth it.” Next year’s Christmas Dance has a lot to live up to!
S5/6 Senior Dinner Dance
Last Wednesday, pupils of fifth and sixth year attended the annual senior dinner dance. For sixth years, this was their last ever Christmas dance at Nairn Academy, and it is safe to say that the evening was a success and will be remembered by sixth years for years to come.
The evening was preluded with “mocktails” for sixth year pupils, a yearly tradition that adds something special for pupils in their final year. Fifth and sixth were then treated to a two course Christmas dinner, courtesy of the Nairn Academy catering staff and parent helpers.
All pupils had a great time, dancing a number of traditional ceilidh dances, including two Orcadian Strip the Willows. Pupils in both years really made a tremendous effort, with many boys opting for full kilt dress. As ever, the event was a truly special end to the year at Nairn Academy.
Nairn Academy is renowned for their hard working and talented pupils but Nairn Academy has really out done itself with their Christmas Celebration going down a treat. The Christmas Celebration, held on Thursday 20th December 2012, was spectacular, with performances from Nairn Academy’s very own Choir, Steel Band, Salsa Band and Staff Choir. Appropriately themed, the Christmas Celebration was a festive occasion for both the audience and performers. Holly Barnard, 14, (who performed with the Salsa Band said), “It was a great performance, and everybody looked like they were enjoying themselves. Absolutely amazing, Christmas is finally here!” Teachers and pupils worked hard to ensure a perfect concert (held on periods 2 and 3) and they didn’t disappoint, this year’s Christmas Celebration will be hard to top!
Further Dates For Your Diary
- Thursday 20th December- School closes at 3.40pm
- Monday 7th January 2013- School opens again at 9am
- Wednesday 9th January 2013- S4-6 prelims start (study leave granted)
- Thursday 17th January 2013- Information Evening for P7 parents and pupils at 7pm
- Tuesday 29th January 2013- S2 Information Evening at 7pm