Albyn Pupils Triumph At The Salter Chemistry Competition.
Pupils from Albyn School have won the University Challenge aspect of The Salter Chemistry Competition, held at Aberdeen University. The winning team consisted of Upper I pupils: Peter Haugh, Alice Milne, Emma Sands and Paige Payne. The pupils had to make their own paint and create a piece of art.
Forty pupils from 10 schools from across the North-East participated in the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry. Each school was represented by a team of four 11-13 year olds and took part in competitive, hands-on, practical activities. The team won molecular model kits for Chemistry and a selection of prizes for themselves.
The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry is an initiative of The Salters’ Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young. The Festivals are one-day events for schools held at Universities throughout the UK and Ireland. The first series of Festivals was held in 1991.
Easter Service Donations
The staff and pupils of Albyn school have raised £623 for charity. The money will be given to the 2 children that Albyn sponsors: Ana Julieta in Guatemala and Misbah and Ethiopia.
This is a fantastic amount which has been raised by Albyn School and emphasises the school’s dedication to charities.
Albyn Pupils To Jet Off To Barbados On Sports Tour
The PE and Games Department at Albyn School will be taking an Under 16 Netball and Hockey team and a Senior Hockey Team on Tour to Barbados in October 2009.
The trip will consist of a 9 day tour of Barbados during the first week of the October holidays. The pupils will be participating in a number of sports fixtures against local schools, as well as touring the island and taking part in water sports while experiencing the culture of the island.
This is just one of the many overseas trips for senior pupils at Albyn. Over the summer a group of pupils will be undertaking an expedition to Borneo, where they will be climbing up Mount Kinabalu- the highest mountain in Malaysia, conducting research in the jungle and white water rafting.
Personal development and life experience is at the heart of these extra curricular activities which adds to the full and rewarding education a pupil can expect at Albyn.
Chris Anderson Silver Medal Winner
Catriona McGregor, an Upper VI pupil at Albyn School has been awarded a Silver Medal at the Sports Person 2008 awards held on Friday 17 April 2009. Catriona is an avid sportswoman who most recently took part in the Junior Commonwealth games in Pune, India.
The Chris Anderson medal is given annually to a junior under 17 for outstanding achievement in sport. The medal is presented at a joint awards evening with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeen Sports Council during early April every year.
The Chris Anderson Trust was set up in 1988 to honour Chris Anderson’s memory and to recognise the contribution and commitment to sport in general. The Trust assists in the development of sporting talent among young people in the North-east, providing grants for under-18’s and recognising outstanding achievement by the annual award of the Chris Anderson Memorial Medal. The trust also supports grass roots development by providing skills for schools in a wide range of sports.
Well Done Catriona!
Football and Rugby Coach Success
Albyn’s Football and Rugby coaches have had some great success over the Easter holidays. David Smith, a Football coach at Albyn School had the opportunity of a trial with Sheffield United football team. David, who is only 22 has caught the attention of a number of prominent sporting figures with Sheffield United beating their rivals by inviting him down to Bramall Lane to see him in action. Not only is David a football coach at Albyn School, he is also set to complete his Law degree from the University of Aberdeen this summer.
Morgan Ward, a rugby coach at Albyn School also had the opportunity to train with Edinburgh Rugby (Pro team).
These sporting experiences not only show the high calibre of staff at Albyn, but also serve to enrich the physical education for all the pupils.
The Summer term will commence on Tuesday 21st of April 2009.
Good Luck to all pupils.