Dress down day ~ Friday 1 June

Tomorrow is the final non uniform day of the academic year!

Pupils are encourage to wear non uniform and bring £1 donation which will be collected during registration. Funds going to Pupil Council to enable them to continue their support and awareness raising work e.g. mental health, stress, equalities…

(A reminder that pupils should only be in non-uniform if they are prepared to make a donation and that football strips are not permitted.)

Pinsent Masons – work experience opportunity Law

Pinsent Masons have 2 places available on their school work experience programme. It runs from Monday 15 – Friday 19 October and it is specifically designed for students 16 years and above currently studying their AS or A-Levels (or equivalent) or for those on a gap year prior to University.  (This is in addition to their PRIME Programme which took place earlier this year.)

The only criteria is students should have achieved predominantly A*, A and B grades in their GCSEs (or equivalent), and be expecting high grades in their A Levels (or equivalent).

If any students are interested they can apply here no later than Friday 28 September 2018.

The programme will be interesting, informative and (fun!) as possible.  During the week long placement students will:

  • have a supervisor who will help them gain an appreciation of the skills they will need to be a successful lawyer;
  • take part in a business group exercise;
  • attend information sessions;
  • participate in a mock Employment Tribunal;
  • shadow our lawyers on real client work;
  • spend time in a number of different departments; and
  • have an opportunity to review their CV with a Pinsent Masons colleague.

Mandarin Class visit to Millbank Primary

Yesterday (30 May) the S3 Mandarin Class visited Millbank Primary to teach some P5/6 pupils their new Chinese skills. The primary pupils learnt the names of animals, greetings and also how to make a Chinese fan and a panda mask. Great fun was had by all, and we hope to continue this next term. Thanks especially to Emily Smith, Gabriel Reynolds, Sara Davis, Molly Watt, Iona Reid, Quinn Louw, Kirsty Male and Beaux MacKenzie.

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Equality Forum

Nairn Academy’s Equality Forum are still hard at work to promote equality and diversity to send a message of solidarity to people in the 72 countries around the world where same sex relationships are illegal. Punishments range from fines to short and lifelong prison sentences, hard labour, forced psychiatric treatment, banishment, whippings, and death by public stoning.

Pupils and staff showed their support as allies on Thursday 17th May by accessorising their school uniform with rainbow colours. An “ally” is a term used to describe someone who is supportive of LGBT people. It encompasses non-LGBT allies as well as those within the LGBT community who support each other, e.g. a lesbian who is an ally to the bisexual community.

We are currently working towards our Bronze LGBT Charter to find out more click the link below- https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/charter

Useful links to LGBT organisations

https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/

https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

A special thanks to our Senior members who gifted us this flag with message of acceptance and solidarity.

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Non-Uniform Day (Friday 1st June)

This Friday is the final non uniform day of the academic year!

Pupils are encourage to wear non uniform and bring £1 donation which will be collected during registration.

(A reminder that pupils should only be in non-uniform if they are prepared to make a donation and that football strips are not permitted.)

LEPRA Event

The S1s are now studying India, Poverty and Hinduism in RMPS and were given the chance to raise money for LEPRA. The fundraising was rewarded with a Hip Hop dance session on Friday 18th May when the whole of S1 got the chance to show off their moves! Over £250.00 was raised which will go towards helping cure people of leprosy.

Ballet Black Aspiring Young Dancers Workshop

EDEN COURT CREATIVE

A wonderful opportunity to train with Ballet Black! The class will focus on placement and technique to challenge each participant to their best ability and give you an insight into being a professional dancer.
Participants will get the chance to learn Cira’s Solo from The Suit by Cathy Marston, so please bring a clothes hanger and a T-shirt!

If the workshop is attended the student can access the magnificent performance on the same evening for £5.

Ballet Masterclass for Aspiring Young Dancers led by Senior Artist Cira Robinson
Monday 4th June Eden Court Theatre
12:00-13:30pm 

To Book please follow the link below

 https://www.eden-court.co.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=8C3D300E-E6B8-4952-9B39-27A91F9CCDC1&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=BE292C3B-EAF7-43F2-9925-FF3DD74FD416