By Carrick’s Press Pack Team
A warm welcome to Carrick Academy’s new staff who are Mr Kerr
(Maths), Mrs Cushnie (Computing), Mr Clements (Technical) and
welcome back to Mrs Wilson (R.M.E) who has returned from Marr
On the 19th to the 21st of June Carrick
Academy presented the show Disco
Inferno. The show consisted of a hilarious script, fantastic
characters and a score of hits from an unforgettable era of glitter,
flares and platform shoes. The show was very good with every night
having a packed audience. The acting of the pupils involved was very
good and the backgrounds for some of the scenes were almost life
like. There was a lot of effort and hard work that went in to making
the show as good as it was.
School & House Captains
House and School Captains
Congratulations to all the pupils who survived the rigorous
interviews to become our new school and house captains! The school
captains are Elizabeth McJannet and David Wyllie. The school
vice-captains are Jonathon Innes and Leigh Jardine. House
captains are for Bute (Red): Claire McNeillie and Eilidh Douglas.
Vice-Captains are Jen Wilson and Linzi Harper. For Arran (Blue):
Hannah McCubbin and Eilidh Gerrish. Vice Captains are Daniel
Hamilton and Josh McLeod, and for Cumbrae (Yellow): Laura Houston
and David Logan. With vice-captains Gordon Gillon and Megan Hood.
Good luck to all lucky enough to receive one of these positions
Carrick Seniors 28 – 24
Thursday saw Carrick Academy Seniors kick off their season with a
home friendly against Duncanrig Academy. Last year when these two
sides meet Duncanrig won by 7 -5 and with the Carrick team still
remaining largely unchanged from last year then they were confident
that this defeat could be reversed.
Carrick started brightly with all the early pressure being put on by
the Carrick Forwards. The backs led by Fraser Thomson used the ball
well by getting the ball to wings quickly and by doing this Ross
McCulloch rounded his opposite number to score the opening try,
which was converted by Thomson. For the next 15 minutes Duncanrig’s
defence remained solid however after being awarded a penalty Carrick
opted for the lineout which was caught and driven and Gordon Gillon
pealed round the blind side to score Carrick’s second try. Thomson
again converted. His seemed to awaken Duncanrig as an attacking
force and after some nice handling their centre ran through the
Carrick defence to score.
With five minutes to go Duncanrig now had their tails up and captain
for the game Michael Paton informed his players to keep the ball
tight in the forwards. After a series of forward drives the ball was
quickly shipped out to the wing who was tackled well by his opposite
number, the ball however was quickly recycled and Ross Knight hit
the line at pace and ran a full 40 metres to score his first try for
the Senior XV. Thomson again converted. Duncanrig were not finished
yet and scored a well worked try near the end to take the final
score to 28-24 to Carrick.
This was a very good run out for the side and in truth Carrick
dominated for long spells however they failed to convert pressure
into points. With captain Sturgeon still to be added to the backline
Carrick can have high hopes off having a potent attacking backline
this season. Duncanrig were a big side who played well when the
managed to get some quick ball and a big thank you to them for
coming down from East Kilbride. The return leg will take place in
School training starts back on the following dates for the boy’s
A small reminder to pupils who are entitled to E.M.A should go to
the office and ask for an E.M.A booklet. If you are unsure if you
are then please go to your Guidance Teacher and ask for assistance.
This year’s cross country will be held on 18th September.
Reminder: September long weekend is on 21st-24th.
Let’s hope it’s dry!
When we originally sat down to discuss what we wanted to do in the
school the tumbleweed seemed to fly by, but some time after the ball
got rolling we were awash with ideas on how to make the school a
more interesting place.
Some of us thought that we needed to update the artwork in the
school and that some places needed a new lick of paint, others took
a more environmental stand point and decided that we needed to
re-cycle as many different materials as possible and even look for a
company to accept stock piled books to send to school abroad !
Through the course of these separate ideas we formed separate
factions to accomplish them. Emptying the bins and making a roster
for them, taking down the old posters, renovating some of the older
parts of Carrick (this specific faction now being referred to as the
“Boiler suits”) and getting new bins for some departments were the
immediate things we got down to. Contacting companies to stockpile
the books and getting a hold of new artwork are still in process and
need art input from students.
Hopefully as the year progresses we will have many more ideas and
notions on how to make Carrick more exciting but if you have any
ideas of your own get in touch!
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If you have any queries please contact the school:
Phone: 01655 882389