Big Run 2010 Success
Lower 6 pupils at Albyn School won in the first team on Saturday 29 May 2010 at the big run held at Hazlehead. Milly Kinghorn came 1st, Alisa Duthie 2nd and Niamh Duthie 3rd.
Rebecca Milne was 2nd in the L4′s race and Eilidh Duthie was 4th in the L7 race.
Change To Form Business- 28/29 May 2010
Please note that there will be tennis and athletics at Milltimber from 8.45am-10.00am. (Please note pupils need to be collected at Milltimber at 10.00am sharp)
Big Run @ Hazlehead (not Duthie Park as form business states. Pupils should have all entered for this race)
UI & UII – 10am
All L6/7 Netball training Sunday 1.00pm – 2.30pm (Training for Rosebowl Competition next Sunday at Harlaw)
K’Nex Young Engineer of Britain Challenge
Last week 2 of our Lower 6 pupils; Reuben Nuttall and Joel Robertson took part in the K’Nex Young Engineer of Britain Challenge. 86 schools from across Grampian region took part. The task was to build a boat to take grain from King Arthur’s Mill to his castle. It was very difficult as there were vairous features the boat had to have in order to meet the design criteria. The team had 45 minutes to complete the structure and built a very good boat with many excellent and innovative features.
Mr Davies, Deputy Head of the Lower School said: “Well done to Reuben and Joel, they are a credit to the school and are excellent Albyn ambassadors”.
Lower 5 Meet The Heartstart Team
Lower 5 were delighted to welcome 10 Medical Students who are part of the University’s ‘Heartstart’ Team. They spent a very informative afdternoon practicing their resuscitation techniques with “Annie”, learning to look for danger before we approach and how to check if a casualty is breathing. The chest comprssions were surprisingly hard to do!
Our Visit from Mr. Bug by L2A
On Thursday, 20th May 2010, Mr. Bug came to visit, bringing all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures with him.
The first thing that we saw was the Bearded-Dragon, which is a type of lizard from Australia. Mr. Bug let us touch him and he felt very rough and dry. We had to be very careful not to touch his face, as he does not like this. We were amazed to learn that the lizard had an eye on the top of his head. Mr. Bug reminded us that teachers also have eyes in strange places – like the back of their head!!!
We then got to see the Kenyan Red-Legged Millipedes, which actually have about 300 legs. It was interesting watching how they moved. Mr. Bug described its’ movement to be a bit like a Mexican wave! The millipede’s exoskeleton was bumpy and hard.
We also got to hold a Giant African Land Snail, which felt slimy and cold. Next, Mr. Bug let us see a leopard tortoise, which moved quicker than we expected. Her name was Marge. Can you guess what her husband is called?
Finally, we got to see Eric, the royal python snake and we were all feeling very brave, so we touched it too! Mr Bug asked Daniel to pretend to be a rat, so he could explain how a snake catches its’ prey. Daniel thought this was quite funny. Some of us felt a bit sad though, as we felt sorry for the rat, but we understand that this is part of nature.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about our visit.
From L2A and Miss Flaherty
Albyn Pupils Take Part In Bling Fling
Pupils from Albyn School have taken part in “Bling Fling” an Aberdeen charity event set up by a group of volunteers in 2009 to help raise funds primarily for Aberdeen Breast Cancer Research Projects at ARI and Archway, an Aberdeen restbite care service. The event consists of two parts. Firstly, a 10K (6 mile) walk along the old Deeside railway line to Cults and back. Followed by a Party in the Duthie Parks Winter Gardens.
The After Party is to celebrate life and friendship and hosts an evening of live entertainment, delicious canapés and sparkling pink fizz along with a fantastic array of beauty treatments and therapies for the guests. All monies raised will be equally split between three Aberdeen charities:
- Breast Cancer Research led by Prof Heys at ARI
- Archway, supports families with learning disabilities in Aberdeen and North-East
- Children’s Cancer Research at Aberdeen Royal Children’s Hospital
Albyn Pupils Win 1st Place In Athletics Match
This year Albyn School has beaten Robert Gordon’s College, St Margaret’s and Gordonstoun in the annual athletics match. This is the first time that Albyn have triumphed.
Well done to everyone who took part.
Albyn Triumph At Chess Tournament
Albyn School hosted the NEJCA Mega Chess Final on Sunday 16 May 2010. Teams from Orkney, Shetland, Glasgow, St Andrews and local schools attended. There were many first place prizes and cups won by Albyn School’s outstanding three teams.
Updated P.E Uniform Lists 2010-2011
Updated P.E uniform lists for session 2010-2011 are now available on the information section of the website and secured sports area.
L5- U6 Athletics & Tennis Saturday 22 May
Please note that there will be athletics and tennis practice on Saturday 22 May 2010 at Milltimber from 9.00am-10.00am.