Carrick Academy Class Chat - 20th March 2007
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By Carrick’s Press Pack Team




S2 Ayrshire Rugby

Carrick took two teams to the S2 Ayrshire schools 7s on Wednesday 14th March, here are their results.

Group 1

Carrick A 36 - 3 Kilwinning

Carrick A 18 - 0 Cumnock

Carrick A 15 - 12 Arran

Semi Final

Carrick 6 - 12 Belmont


Group 2

Carrick B 0 - 21 Belmont

Carrick B 15 - 3 Auchenharvie

Carrick B 3 - 9 Garnock

 Rugby Games Coming up

Carrick S2 team are playing at home on Friday 23rd March against Greenwood Academy. The results will follow in the next report.

Girls Rugby Tournament

The girl’s rugby team are heading to Grangemouth on Sunday the 25th March for a tournament. Anyone who is involved see Mrs Johnston for more details of leaving times etc. Good luck to everyone who’s playing on the day.

Carrick Girls V Canadian Mayfield Mavericks

On Thursday 15th March the Carrick girl’s team hosted and played the Mayfield Maverick’s who came all the way from Canada. The Mavericks were doing a tour of Scotland and had already played 6 teams before they came to Carrick and some of these included Stirling and Glasgow University. They arrived around 3 o’clock and the two teams got to know each other before heading off to get changed. The game kicked of at 4 o’clock with a huge group of supporters to cheer the girls on. The Mavericks mainly dominated the first half even though both teams displayed some impressive tackling. The second half kicked off with Carrick feeling extremely fired up and this showed as they impressively held the Maverick’s for 17 minutes before they were able to score a try. During the games several substitutions had to be made due to some lethal tackles by both teams.

In the end the Mayfield Mavericks were victorious and the girls could get on to the serious business of the after party. The community wing had been decked out with food for both teams to enjoy and there was then a presentation of Carrick rugby hats for the Canadian girls and the Carrick girls received water bottles and badges. The Mayfield Mavericks presented the rugby coaches Miss Johnstone and Mr Brown with their training shirts also the dame of the Game Elizabeth McJannet was presented with a shirt. The girls then headed of to the disco, which was being held in the dinning hall. Everyone who attended had a great time and the only serious injury was from Heather Smith who went to hospital with a suspected broken nose but turned out to have a broken wrist instead. We hope to keep in contact with the team and find out how they got on with the other games. Well done to everyone who played and thanks to everyone who came along and showed their support.

 School Show

Following on from the success of last year’s school show, “The Wizz” and the successful Christmas concert, plans are well under way for this years show  “Disco Inferno”.  The show will run from the Tuesday the 19th to Thursday 21st of June.  All main parts have been cast and rehearsals will begin this week.  It’s not too late for anyone who is interested in taking part.

The show is set in London during the 1970’s and is full of 79’s disco music.

Supported Study/Easter School


Easter School will take place from Monday 2 April to Thursday 5 April, all standard grade and higher pupils are welcome to come along.  A list will be issued of all subjects, which will be available for Easter School.



Inter House UNIHOC Tournament

This event took place on Friday 23rd March from 1.15 – 3.30pm.  This involved S1-3 pupils.  Olympic Hockey Champion, Rhona Simpson, visited the school to open the event.

Property Marking Week

            On Monday 26th March bring along your valuables to get marked by a UV protection pen. You can buy your own pen for 50p; all donations will go to Southpark School for buying the children new playground toys.


Career Box Challenge

On Monday 26th March 2007 a group of 30 S2 pupils are going to the town hall to take part in the career box challenge. Mr Gordon Cunningham from Career Scotland will be taking the presentation. The pupils will find out about local businesses in the area. The pupils will then do a presentation on the local businesses and the best group will represent the school at the national event in Glasgow in May.

S2 Team Building

On Friday 16th March S2 pupils attended a fun filled day with the army. This day was targeted towards fitness, team building and of course was a lot of fun. The day consisted of the S2 pupils being split into two groups each spending two periods with the army. There were 3 stations set up with various activities including dodge ball, team games, an assault course, and football with a rugby ball. This team-building event was difficult but thoroughly enjoyed by all.

S5/S6 Health Day

This takes place on Thursday 29th of March and is for S5 and S6.  There will be a series of workshop from different organisations.  These include Community Police; Women’s’ Aid; Dental Health and a few more.  The events will take place in two venues at the Town Hall and at the school.  The s5 and s6 pupils will be out of school all day.