READ ALL ABOUT IT! (in the new 18 page Easter Newsletter); follow this link.
NPFS Revision in a Nutshell Guides
The National Parent Forum of Scotland has prepared a series of revision support materials for learners who are about to sit the new National 5 Qualifications. Follow this link to the NPFS web site.
Saltire Awards 2014
Loudoun Academy held the annual Saltire Awards ceremony on Monday 24th March. The ceremony saw 88 young people being accredited for a phenomenal 6828 hours of volunteering with a variety of partner organisations. The ceremony was attended by Cllr Primrose: Spokesperson for Education and Lifelong Learning, Mr Ward: Head Of Schools, Annie Brown: EAC Volunteer Service , Cllr Mair , Mr Winning : Chair of Parent Council, Nicole Kirk with assistance dog Skye, representatives from our partner organisations, parents and pupils. There was musical input from Heather Madden and volunteering perspectives from Lauren Waller and Nicole Kirk. The certificates were presented by Mr T McArthur who gave a fantastic presentation on his own experiences of voluntary service. Star of the show was Leah McKendry who was awarded her Award for 740 hours of service to a whole host of organisations including Girlguiding. Congratulations to all of our young volunteers for such an amazing contribution to school and wider society.
School Tech (Sir Tom Hunter Challenge winners)
School Tech are busy developing their winning idea about creating a school app – Loud School App. This app would replace the need for so many paper documents to be produced and make more information easily accessible. In order to continue the development, we would be grateful if you could complete this very short survey which will help us to create an app which will be useful to current pupils, future pupils, parents/carers and friends of Loudoun Academy. Thank you for your support.
Follow this link to the survey form.
Herriot Watt & Urban Flooding Model
The Geography Department welcomed two senior students from Herriot Watt University and their Urban Flooding Model in to the school recently. Pupils were given the chance to experience ‘first hand’ the effects of flooding on urban environments using the interactive model and then work out solutions and methods of prevention. This event was particularly topical, given the recent bad flooding in the UK and the pupils benefited hugely from this interactive lesson. This is an example of curricular work on environmental awareness which pupils are experiencing as we work towards renewing our Green Flag.
Loudoun Academy Eco Code
Recycling your plastic stuff rocks,
Put your bottles and cans in the box.
Put recycling paper to the test,
Join together and do your best.
Turn off electrical not in use,
To the old litter bugs we'll call a truce.
The bins are there, don't walk past,
Put in the bin, make the world last.
Do your part, be Eco-Smart!
See the Eco Group report here.