Headteacher Weekly Update 22/10/18 - 26/10/18

On Wednesday the 24th of October six groups of S6 pupils presented their chosen charity to a busy Assembly Hall which included invited guests from our charities and VIP Judges who supported us make the decision on the best presentation.

The six groups of pupils were competing against each other to win £3000 from the Wood Foundation. The winning group were be able to donate the £3000 to their charity on the day.

The young done really well and all of the presentations helped raise awareness to each worthy cause.

This year the wining presentation was for the Strathcarron Hospice who received a cheque for £3000.

Thank you to the visiting Judges and Charities who continue to support the event and a thanks to Mr Leppard, Mrs McKeitch and Mrs Miller for coordinating this important charity event. Well done

Book buzz

Regular reading can have a massive impact on a young persons development and we take every opportunity to promote it in our curriculum at Alloa Academy. The Book buzz initiative is lead by the Languages Faculty and the Library,

As part of our Pupil Equity Fund, we purchase books that our S1 students have selected and then the young people have time to read these in school and take them home to keep. These are a gift for pupils to enjoy and act as a reminder about the importance of reading.

Football Trip

Twenty five Alloa Academy football fans were involve in a fantastic trip to Manchester this week. Highlights included a Manchester Utd v Everton match, the Bolton v Hull City match, a 10-pin bowling competition and a stadium tour of the Manchester City.

This trip was a real success and we hope to continue to offer opportunities like this in future.

Thanks to Mr Barnes, Mr Collins, Mr McCracken and Miss Richardson for leading on this trip.


It is great to see the amount of Active Leanring taking place in EASN.

As you can see from the pictures below there the pupils are and responding well to all of the learning activities in place across the school.

There have been a number of staffing changes in EASN over the past few months and we really appreciate the support from everyone involved from Learnring Assistants, Teachers and our partners at Lochies.

Alice's Alloa Adventure

Our school panto is gaining momentum with the regular rehearsals, set designing and supportive parents going out there way to make it a success.

The pupils involved gain so much form this experience and is a real strength of the school. I love to see the partnerships develop between pupils, staff and parents as the we work towards the big show!

Parent Council - Bingo Tea

Our Parent Council is a massive support to our school and it is great to see they are planing a Bingo Tea on 15th November. I hope you can make it along to the Bingo and support the evening.

Enjoy the week ahead.

Kind regards,

Colin Bruce




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