Carrick Academy Class Chat - 28th August 2007
Home ] Up ] Photo Galleries ] Town Guides ] Notables ] Community ] News ] Places ] History ] Search ] Contact Us ]

     Class Chat

          By Carrick’s Press Pack Team




Welcome Back

Welcome back to a new session. We hope everyone had a really enjoyable break and have returned fresh for the session ahead.

Sailing Trip

During 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 Bangor in Ireland and then they headed up to Jura, Islay, then Oban returning to Greencastle and final Londonderry. 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 Carrick 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 Geography.


Only S1 and S6 photographs are scheduled for Tuesday 4th September.


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

Reading Club-S1-S3

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 teams:

Seniors-Tuesday 3.30-4.45

S3-Tuesday 3.30-4.45

S2-Monday 3.30-4.45

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       

Janes Delicatessen                              

Malcolm McKay                    


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.

This year Carrick 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.

How many eyes does a bee have?