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SQA New Qualifications -
Message to Candidates & Updates for Parents and Carers
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.
Cross Party Group on Co-operatives Meeting
at The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Rachael Bishop and Thomas McKenzie - S6 pupils were invited to speak at the Cross Party Group on Co-operatives meeting at The Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 9th October. They were accompanied to Edinburgh by Mr Walker and Mrs Waughman. The pupils delivered a presentation on their experiences of working towards the co-operative studies award and working as a Young Enterprise Co-operative. The pupils spoke, very eloquently, on the work of LACE - Loudoun Academy Co-operative Enterprises and the skills they gained from the experience.
Mr Willie Coffey MSP who chaired the event commented on how professional Rachael and Thomas were and how confident in their delivery -a daunting task in such a prestigious event.
Rachael and Thomas were then given an impromptu tour of the Parliament building and got their photographs taken in the 'hot seat' - Alex Salmonds chair in the Debating Chamber.
The pupils were excellent advocates for Loudoun Academy and their presentation highlighted the excellent work going on in the school in this area. Morag Pendry and Hugh Donnelly of the Co-op educational Trust were delighted with the presentation given by Rachael and Thomas.
The Sir Tom Hunter Challenge
A Loudoun Academy team won the Sir Tom Hunter Challenge event at St Joseph’s Academy on the 17th June. The team were Aaron Collins, Shaun Robertson, Harry Dawson, Megan Thom, Beth McCulloch, Cameron Wilson and James Baird. The pupil’s pitch to the judges was tremendous and they answered some very detailed questions about the product. Thanks go to Lesley Whiteside, Stuart Beattie and Evelyn Waughman for the huge amount of work that went into getting the pupils ready for the event. In addition, our business input from Craig Johnstone and Iain D Sim (Accountant) is greatly appreciated. The trophy has been on display in the school for everyone to see and we will shortly receive the £3000 prize and a visit to the Sir Tom Hunter Foundation Hatchery in Dundonald for the pupils to receive input to developing the "Loudoun Academy School App". Congratulations to all.