Carrick Academy Class Chat - 19th November 2007
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          By Carrick’s Press Pack Team



Physics quiz at Strathclyde University

On 26th of September, Robert Sykes, Sam Currie, Rebecca Hayton and Alistair McLintock attended Strathclyde University to take part in a Physics quiz.

There were six rounds of questions which included: General knowledge; Team questions; two rounds of individual questions separated by an anagram round as well as a final quick fire round at the end.

Carrick came second with a score of 32, and were just beaten by St Andrew’s secondary with a difference of three points. At one point we were tying with them but then lost out on a few questions, however some consolation was drawn as they beat Our Lady’s school.

Rebecca says: It was my first time at this quiz and I found it ok and would probably do it again next year.

S4 Prelims

S4 prelims will start on the 3rd December.  Hope everyone has been studying hard and still are!! Good Luck to Everyone!!

S5/6 Parents Evening

The S5/6 Parents Evening was held on the 20th November in the Dining Hall.  Hope everyone got the report back from their teachers they wanted and are doing well this term.

S3 Parents Evening

S3 Parents Evening will be held on the 4th December in the Dining Hall.  Good luck to S3, hope everyone does well in their feedback from their teachers.

School Photo’s

The photographer will be in school on Friday 23 November to take S6 individual and Year Group photographs. 

Football Results

Seniors- Auchinleck 1 v 0 Carrick

Carrick narrowly lost their league cup semi final away to Auchinleck.  The game was played on a blaze surface; this combined with the conditions didn’t make a great footballing spectacle.  We hope to exact some revenge later in the season.

Seniors- Carrick 3 v 1 Garnock

Garnock travelled down to Maybole to face a weakened Carrick team who were without some key players due to international commitments.  Garnock proved to be a strong physical outfit, but Carrick were able to break down their opponents with guile and steely determination. Goals scored by Shaun Murphy, Kris Scott & Greg Montgomery.

S3- Carrick 0 v Grange

Carrick were drawn a tough home fixture in the Ayrshire Cup.  Without 3 key players Carrick suffered their biggest defeat of the season.

S1- Carrick 3 v 2 Kyle

Carrick’s latest team made a winning start in their first game, Kyle travelled down full of optimism.  Goals coming from Ryan Ferguson, Gavin McMillan and an absolute screamer from Kiellan Cook!

Girls Rugby

On Saturday 17th November Carrick Girls Rugby team visited Coatbridge for a development day hosted by Monklands Girls Rugby Club. The coaching was led by Boyd Carswell Scotland development squad assistant coach.

Also on Tuesday 27th November both Carrick Girls and Carrick Boys squad are travelling to Crieff to play Crieff High School.  The boys will be playing at the high school and the girls will be playing at the rugby club. The girls will just be playing a friendly but the boys are playing in the last 16 against Creiff for the cup.

Friday 30th also sees Carrick Girls are travelling to Murrayfield for another development day. S1-3 and S5-6 are allowed to go unfortunately S4 are not allowed to go due to prelims.

We are also waiting to hear who are opposition will be for SWRU Youth Cup 1st round which will be played in December.

Carrick Academy Girls’ Rugby team are fundraising to pay for transport to games and tournaments.

We are trying to collect a kilometre of 2p coins and would appreciate any support you can give us. Please help us by clearing out your purses, pockets and wallets of 2p’s and handing them in to the school office where they will be passed on to us, or giving them to any member of the girls’ teams.

Many thanks for your help.

Careers Convention

On Friday 23rd November, a selection of pupils will be attending a careers convention in Irvine.  They will leave the school at 10.00am and return to school at 12.15pm. Look out for the full report next week.

Blood Brothers

Recently, 45 pupils from S1-S6 travelled to the King’s Theatre in Glasgow to see a production of the popular stage show, ‘Blood Brothers’.

The trip was organised by the English Department and Mr Wilson, Miss Mcgugan, Ms Baird and Miss Adam attended.  All pupils were well behaved and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  The story followed the characters from childhood to adulthood and the pupils found the antics of the young boys very funny. 

Rachel McKellar of 5th year told us that she found it very interesting and would definitely go and see it again.  Daniel Hamilton, also of 5th year, told us that he would recommend it and thought the production was very good. Mr Wilson kindly organised ice cream and cola at the break for all pupils and Miss Adam said she was very impressed with the pupil’s behaviour on the trip.


This year Carrick Senior prom will be held on Tuesday 10th June. It will be held at the Western House Hotel in Ayr and deposits are now due. Anyone who wishes to attend must pay there £10 deposit by the end of November to Elizabeth McJannet or David Wylie, please note that no pupils under 5th year are allowed to attend even if they have partners in the senior school. More details will be available nearer the time.

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