By Carrick’s Press Pack Team
back to a new session. We hope everyone had a really enjoyable break
and have returned fresh for the session ahead.
July a Carrick Pupil namely Elizabeth McJannet, and two former
Carrick pupils, Kirsty Wilson and Kerry Knight, headed of to sail
round Ireland with the Ocean Youth Trust Ireland and the tall ship
“Lord Rank”. They were first informed about the trip thought the
geography department because while they were away it provided a
great chance to get a chunk of their advanced higher geography
studies done. Their journey started in
in Ireland and then they headed up to Jura,
then Oban returning to Greencastle and final
Along with the Scottish team of the three girls there was also
Cameron Cunningham, Ben Fyfe, Neil and Henry who were both leaders.
There were also 4 Swedish students and there teacher as well who was
a professional photographer so had a camera at the ready at any
given moment. The group had an amazing time even thought at times
the sea was particularly rough but this added to the whole
experience. Also while they were on the trip they all completed the
competent crew award and Elizabeth, Ben and Cameron completed their
residential part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. The group
would like to say a huge thank you to all who helped make the
experience an unforgettable one in particular the “Lord Rank” crew,
and the leaders for making it possible.
Congratulations to former
Academy students Morven Gourley and Kirstie Semple who have both
graduated from the University of Glasgow. Also Jemma Wells has also
graduated from the University of St Andrews with a Degree in
Only S1 and S6 photographs are scheduled for Tuesday 4th
Advance Higher pupils Elizabeth McJannet, Jennifer Andrew and Kirsty
Walker visited the Dolphin House on Tuesday 28th – Thurs
30th to carry out field work as part of their course
work. A full report will be included in next week’s class chat
about their experience.
On 3rd September S4 Biology students will visit Culzean
Castle to carry out their annual field work which includes exploring
the shores and woodlands in search of knowledge into the mysteries
of Ecological studies.
After last year’s response the English Department have decided to
resume their choice of clubs – Reading Club, Drama Club and Film
Crew club are looking for new members for this session.
Film Crew S3-S6
Drama Club- S1 &S2
Also the Drama club are looking for S3-S4 pupils who can become
members to help out. Details of dates and times have still to be
arranged. Lunch time passes will be provided so if you’re interested
then sign up soon!
School training starts back on the following dates for the boy’s
The Rugby Committee would like to thank the following companies for
sponsoring the school rugby this season:
J. Marshall & Son Reids Transport
Maybole Health Centre
Evan T. G. Reid
Training for the girls is on a Monday 3.30-4.45, anyone who wishes
to join or has any queries please go see Miss Johnston Pupil Support
for further information.
This year’s school captain’s were elected by a panel, consisting of
senior management, guidance teachers and former school captain’s Sam
Fleming and Kirsty Wilson. The final outcome to who would have this
high responsibility would be Elizabeth McJannet and David Wyllie.
Vice Captain’s this year are Leigh Jardine and Jonathan Innes.
Congratulations to all pupils who participated.
Interviews will be held later this week for pupils who wish to
become House Captain’s.
Academy has two new roles within the school which are Ambitions
Captain and Citizenship Captain. Gemma Scobie was designated
Ambitions Captain and Grant Kidd received to role of Citizenship.
Nicola Andrew was selected to be Charities Leader for the school.
Good Luck to all who has been elected.
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