By Carrick’s Press Pack Team
Safety Day for the Elderly
On 14th of September 10 pupils from Carrick Academy’s
press pack team went down to Maybole town hall to assist in the
Elderly Safety Day. The day was aimed to educate elderly people
about important issues. There were 5 different groups - A Doc,
Alcohol, Fire brigade, Police and Scottish Gas. The pupils were to
guide the elderly around all the groups and help make the day run
smoothly. At the end everyone received a goody bag including many
items that would be useful e.g. a flask, a first aid kit, tin of
soup and biscuits. A warm thanks goes to Alex Kelly for organising
the day and Carrick pupils were pleased to be involved with the
S4 Field Trip
The S4 biology field trip at Culzean was split into
two parts. The first part of the day was Shoreline Ecology. We all
went down to the shore and studied the creatures that live there and
talked about their habitats and how they can adapt with temperature,
water and light. This part of the day was the most interesting of
The second part of the day was Woodland Ecology.
This is where we went up to the forest and we measured the light in
the forest as well as counting grass and ferns. I preferred the
shoreline Ecology as we had already done Woodland Ecology. Overall I
enjoyed the day and learned a lot.
September Long Weekend
Reminder to all pupils that the September long
weekend is this weekend. Hope everyone enjoys their time off.
S3 Duke of Edinburgh
As part of the school of ambition initiative Carrick
is running a scheme in which all S3 pupils are strongly encouraged
to take apart in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh in which they under
take a skill, a physical recreation, a service and final do a 2 day
expedition. Already Mrs Bryden ran this within the school, but there
were only certain pupils who decided to take part. The pupils who
have already completed the award have found it of great benefit tot
them and this helps to encourage the third years to take part. We
will keep you informed over the course of the year about how they
are getting on.
S4 Parents Evening
Watch out S4!! Your Parents Evening will be held on
30th October in the canteen area. All forms will be issued soon as
possible for pupils to arrange times with their teachers.
While Scotland’s football team were about to pull off
a stunning victory in Paris, Carrick Academy 1st XV had just pulled
off their own version of a backs against the wall victory against
local rivals Marr. Last year Marr had made the trip to Maybole and
had won by 70 points, what a difference a year makes.
Marr kicked off and put Carrick under pressure with
their big forwards playing an effective rolling maul game and their
backs matched this with equally effective slick hands. However it
was clear that what Marr had in skill and knowledge Carrick matched
with heart, commitment and determination. Even though Marr had the
majority of the possession Carrick looked dangerous on the counter
attack with Fraser Thomson and Colin Sturgeon asking questions of
the Marr defence when Carrick managed to gain possession.
With only one minute of the first half remaining
Carrick gained a scrum five metres from the Marr goal line. Number 8
Robert Sykes then picked up and drove for the line and with the
assistance of his scrum half and fellow back row touched down for
the opening score. Fraser Thomson missed the conversion.
Half Time 5 -0
The second half started more brightly for Carrick
where the forwards started to gain more possession and Fraser
Thomson used the ball well with some intelligent kicking. Marr
however still looked the more likely side to score and after some
superb defence Carrick overturned the ball and Robert Sykes ran a
full 70 metres to score his second try of the day. Fraser Thomson
converted to make it 12-0. Marr then bombarded the Carrick line and
eventually got a deserved try with ten minutes to go after a nice
solo run from their impressive number 10. However, Carrick were not
going to be beaten and stuck in for the final 10 minute to secure a
rare victory against our bigger Ayrshire rivals.
U13 Trial 20/9/07
The under 13 football trials were held last week with
a record turn out. The trials were able to take place due to the
help of 2 senior pupils Fraser Thompson and Will Barker.
U15 Belmont 2 v 2 Carrick 12/9/07
Carrick came away from this game with a creditable
draw against a strong Belmont side, with our goals coming from Roddy
Paterson and Steven Logan.
Our next game is against Calderglen HS in the
Scottish Cup at East Kilbride followed by an away game at Kyle
U18 Girvan 1 v 8 Carrick 5/9/07
Carrick made an impressive start to the league
campaign by thumping Girvan by 7 goals. The scorers were David
Logan 3, Kyle Faulds 2, Fraser Thomson 2 and Kenny McDowall 1.
U18 Carrick 1 v 1 Kyle 10/9/07
Despite having the lion's share of possession Carrick
were unable to convert the many chances we had. Kyle led 1 v 0
until Fraser Thomson Equalised early in the 2nd half.
Carrick made a winning start to their first Cricket
match against Girvan. Under floodlights and testing weather
conditions the boys won by 14 runs and never looked under any real
pressure. Keillan Cook 1Y1 top scored with the bat to establish our
lead. Our bowlers Colin Strugeon, Duncan Sturgeon, Kyle Cook, Ross
Knight, Robert Sykes and Grant Morrison kept Girvan honest with the
bat. Our total of 75 from 15 overs proved to be insurmountable. We
have recently started practicing once a week after school anyone who
is interested is welcome to come along.
Staff V Pupils Cricket match
This is currently trying to be arranged and any one
interested should speak to Mr Dunsmuir or Mr Brown.
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Phone: 01655 882389