By Carrick’s Press Pack Team
As you may already
know Children in Need is taking place on Friday 16th
November. This year Carrick plans to have events held over the week
instead of just on the Friday. Each lunch time will be filled with
activities organised by different houses and year groups. Monday
will be organised by S5, Tuesday by Arran house, Wednesday by Bute
house and Thursday by Cumbrae with the Friday being organised by S6.
On the Friday the common room will be open for the rest of the
school to come in and have a go at different games, face painting
and hair spraying, each class will get a chance to go in so listen
out for the period you are timetabled for. Also on the Friday the S6
will be dressed up and are currently planning a lunch time gunging
session. Make sure you gather up all your loose change and donate as
much as you can over the week for such a worthy cause.
Carrick Rugby Latest News
Under 15 V Belmont
Rozelle Park knowing that the fixture against Belmont would be one
of the most difficult challenges that they would face in their
league campaign and so it proved to be with Belmont dominating the
game from the start to finish. Belmont took a deserved lead scoring
a try, which was not converted. Carrick somehow managed to keep
Belmont out for
the remaining 20 minutes of the first half and were delighted to
turn around at half time only 5-0 down. Second half Carrick got
back into the game with a well work backs move which finished by
Grant Murchie. Carrick then were rewarded with a further 3
unanswered tries which were all converted.
Under 15 V Wellington
The under 15s were
set the challenge by the coaching team after there disappointment
against Belmont, go out a play the way you can and they certainly
achieved this by defeating Wellington School. This was a far better
performance by the Carrick forwards first to the break down and when
they got the ball out, Roddy Paterson, Jordan Morris and Sam Currie
came roaring back with a fine solo try from Jordan Morris who ran
the full length of the field to score under the posts.
Unfortunately Carrick missed the conversion. Wellington them
replied with another well worked score to lead 12-5 at half time.
In the second half Carrick dominated for long spells and scored two
tries one from Sam Currie and the other proving to be the wining
try which came from a fine individual break from Roddy Paterson who
scored under the posts. This time Wallace Kennedy struck the ball
between the posts to give Carrick a wining score of 17-12.
Under 14 V Wellington
The Under 14 side
played very well to earn a draw in this match. Jonathan Webster was
superb all afternoon and scored two tries and tackled anything that
moved. Jamie Campbell also had a very good game and deserved his
try. Conner Wyllie converted the third try to earn Carrick a 10 all
draw. Man of the Match was Jonathan Webster.
Under 13 V Wellington
The most pleasing
game of the day came from the Under 13s side. The boys have only
trained 5 times and this was only their second game. Wellington had
most of the possession and scored two excellent tries but Carrick
scored from a fine Gordon Gregor breakout, which was converted by
Keillan Cook, to make the score 7-4. Carrick had their chances to
level the game but in the end fell just short.
Man of the match
Carrick hold League
Champions to a draw.
Carrick drew 12-12 to
Belmont. The first half saw Carrick under pressure against Belmont,
and the second half proved to be the same, but however in became
clear that Belmont were slightly over confident as they had two
chances to go for goal and decided to run them rather than take the
points that were on offer. This seemed to spur the Carrick forwards
into action and in the final play of the game Carrick gained a
penalty around half way line and Fraser Thomson decided to have an
attempt at goal. The distance was not and issue but the direction
was as the ball just slid wide of the right hand post. Man of the
Match Greg Montgomery.
On the 31st
October Carrick Academy took a number of pupils to the Ayrshire
Cross Country held at
Irvine Beach Park.
The weather was dry but a bit windy but it didn’t affect the
runners. The first few races had around 300 pupils taking part from
different areas of Ayrshire. Colin Sturgeon got 1st in
his race defending his title from last year. Louise Allan got 6th
everyone who took part finished the course. Well done to everyone
who took participated and Good Luck for next year.
Tree Of Knowledge
On Monday 12th
November the 4th years will attend the tree of knowledge
event in Maybole town hall, S5 and S6 will then go on the Tuesday.
The tree of knowledge teaches pupils tips and hints on how to deal
with exams and particularly how to cope with the stress of them. It
will also provide them with information on the best way’s to revise
so that they can find a style which suits them. In the past it has
proved to be of great benefit to pupils and this year is sure to be
no different. We will update you on how they got on after they come
service is due to take place on Sunday 11th at the town
hall in Maybole. All captains, vices and junior school leaders have
been asked to attend and if you require any more information then
contact Mr Cannon. There will also be school Chaplin services for
Remembrance Day on Friday 9th so check out the office
board for your class’s time. There have been pupils going round the
school selling poppies so please show your appreciation for the
lives lost and wear your poppy.
Halloween Disco - 1st Nov
Thursday 1st November, we had our Halloween Disco. We
had an enormous turn out with around 250 pupils
in the party spirit; everyone dressed up for the occasion, even the
teachers!! Everyone enjoyed their night and it was a grand success.
Look out for the pictures on the TV’s. We had a competition on who
was the best dressed, they all received HMV gift vouchers. These
are the results:
Boy – Kenneth
McDowell - Pimp
Girl – Gayle Barr –
Boy – Kyle Harkness –
Girl – Fiona
Anderson – Clown
Miss Vaughn – Night
S1 Hockey Tournament
An active sports
co-ordinator will be in the school to encourage S1 girls to
participate in a hockey tournament. This is a good way to keep fit
and be healthy. Training will be held at lunch-time on Monday &
Wednesday in the P.E Department. Anyone who would like to
participate in the tournament please contact the P.E Department as
soon as possible.
On Monday 5th
November work started on refurbishing the Science Labs in the Old
Building into classrooms. The estimated time for the work to be
completed is 3 weeks. During this time the one way system in the
upstairs will be suspended but the up and down stairs will remain as
Following a very
successful first tournament on Sunday 4th November the
teams are trying to
make a kilometre of 2p coins to raise some funds to help out with
travel costs. This will enable the girls to participate in regional
tournaments and the Under-15 and Under 18 Youth Cups. We need
40,000 coins to make the kilometre so any help would be
appreciated. If you are willing to clear out your purses, pockets
and wallets of 2p’s there is a jar in the Time Out base where they
are being collected. The girls are very grateful for any support
23 of our S1/S2
pupils have undergone training as peer mediators. They will be
working with pupils from their own year groups to try and help
resolve quarrels etc. Pupils will self refer by completing a
request form to see a mediator. This will be placed in a box
outside the School Office. Some of the mediators will talk to their
year groups at assemblies this week.
Geography goes Japanese!
This week S2 classes
in geography will transform into Japanese for a day. They have the
chance to dress in the traditional dress and try out some Japanese
food using chopsticks (that’s if they are brave enough). Some of the
food they get to sample includes Sushi and Miso soup which I’m sure
they will love! We will update you on how they got on and what they
thought of it next week.
Malaria Hit’s Geography
The S5/6 geography
classes will get the chance to display what they have learned about
malaria over the past weeks by giving a presentation to their class.
They have to find out about ways to control the disease and how it
affects different countries so a lot of research has gone into
producing there presentations. A “lucky” few however will be put in
the hot seat where they get questioned by the class on that they
have learned, Lets hope they know all there stuff!
As part of enterprise
week within the school each year group will be given a presentation
by some pupils on what they have been doing in different classes. In
geography it is the S3 that will be speaking to the S2 on Tuesday 13th
Nov. They plan to discuss environmental issues with them covering
all aspects of it from nappies to dog dirt! They will also show them
a cartoon so that everyone can get involved in preserving the
environment. I’m sure it will be a very interesting talk and a lot
of hard work has gone into it so well done to them for all there
Young Roots Culzean Trip
On Friday 28th
September, Gemma Scobie, Hannah McCubbin and Claire McNeillie,
Caitlin Grieg and Grant Kidd visited Culzean Castle as part of the
Young Roots Project to research the Kennedy family. They were given
a guided tour of the castle and access to the Education Suite. The
visit proved to be of great benefit to the research team.
Modern Languages Department
lunchtime Spanish class is running on a Tuesday at 1.15 every week.
Staff and pupils come along and we are helped by Carly MacDowall who
lived in Spain for a short time.
1RYB are making a DVD for the primary schools during their SOA
period. We are filming the nativity story in French and are looking
for help. The art department is going to help us make masks. Any
soft toys such as donkeys, sheep, horses etc, shepherd and King
Outfits such as crowns and jars would be greatly appreciated. Please
send them to Mrs Normansell in Room 023.
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Rebecca.Duffin3 @ carrick.sayr.sch.uk
If you have any queries please contact the school:
Phone: 01655 882389