The Loudoun Academy Summer Newsletter is available here. (Users on slow connections be aware the file is large at more than 20Mb.)
Scotland’s Environment Web Youth Discussion Competition
Students from Loudoun Academy were runners-up in a national competition for ideas to improve the local environment; more details here.
New In-Service Day 18th September
A new in-service day has been allocated by the Scottish Government; see this letter for more details.
New School Day Timetable from August 18th 2014
Loudoun Academy has completed a full consultation on a new school day in session 2013-14. The new school day reflects the 33 period week which will commence in August 2014, operating as follows:
|8.50am - 9.40am||1|
|2.50pm-3.40pm||7 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY)|
On both Thursday and Friday, the school day ends at 2.50pm and transport operates accordingly. There is no registration session in the morning as pupils are simply registered by their period 1 teacher and this forms the basis of groupcalls to parents.
Annual Backpack Collection - Mary's Meals
In the past 14 months we have sent 38 backpacks and other materials to Liberia and Malawi. We will have our annual backpack collection on Thursday June 26th, and Friday August 22nd. All items to be brought to the assembly hall between 8.30am and 8.50am. See Mr Deeney for more details or click on link below, and the "items needed" tab:
EAST AYRSHIRE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Huge Congratulations to all pupils who represented Loudoun Academy at the East Ayrshire Athletics Championships. Loudoun finished top of the medal table winning 21 GOLD, 12 SILVER and 8 BRONZE medals; see the medal tables here.
Game On Scotland
Loudoun Academy has received a Game On Scotland plaque; more details here.
Saltire Awards 2014
Loudoun Academy held the annual Saltire Awards ceremony on Monday 24thMarch. 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.