British Young Riders Dressage Championships
Last week Megan Kilmurry, an Upper 5 pupil at Albyn School, was selected to represent Scotland at the British Young Riders Dressage Championships in England. Megan was very successful in coming 4th in the national Championships at her level and having several wins and placings throughout the week.
UKMT Silver Medal Winner
Marcus Obendrauf, an Upper 4 pupil, is the first pupil at Albyn to win this prestigious medal in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad competition.
Only in Maths are you rewarded for doing well in one competition by being allowed to enter another competition. In Junior Maths challenge, Marcus scored 127 out of 135 – the highest score recorded in Albyn by some way. Marcus then entered the Olympiad competition and scored in the top 10% nationally and awarded a Certificate of Distinction and the Silver Medal.
Well done Marcus!
All parents please be advised of the letter going home tonight regarding the ASPA General Meeting.
ASPA General Meeting
Albyn Pupils Take To The Stage In The Kist
Albyn pupils, led by Miss Laura Pike, are currently performing in ‘The Kist’, a new show of stunning songs, stories and dynamic dance, that is running at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen from Thursday, August 25 to Saturday, August 27. This show is entertainment at its best, a nation’s music experience gathered from around the world and distilled back home here in Scotland, taking viewers on an uplifting journey, from ancient to modern music through song, story and dance.
Wherever the Scots travelled they took their kists. These sturdy wooden chests held all their wordly possessions, their clothes, tools, books and memories of home and childhood.
Fiona Kennedy leads a cast of outstanding young singers – Claire Hastings, Darren Maclean, James Muldoon, Rachel Oates and Ruairidh McDonald.
Special guest Marcus Hummon, Nashville-based Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, first-class musicians and supported by Albyn School Choir and Evolution School of Dance, make this a production to remember.
Ticket details from the box office on 01224 641122 or boxofficeaberdeen.com
U6 Pupil Awarded a Nuffield Bursary
Lucy Norton, a current Upper 6 pupil, was awarded a Nuffield Bursary to work at the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen over the summer holidays. There are only a handful of Bursaries available each year, which meant this was a highly competitive competition. Lucy worked in the lab of Dr Philip Cash on “Bacterial Pathogens of the Urinary Tract”. She thoroughly enjoyed it and it has helped her to decide that she would now like to pursue a career in Biological Sciences.
UKMT Summer School
During the summer, Matthew MacFarlane, an Upper 4 pupil, was given the opportunity to spend a week with 50 students from across the UK (only 2 from Scotland) at a United Kingdom Mathematics Trust summer school at Birmingham University. Places were offered to the top students in UKMT competitions during the year.
The week offered a range of mathematical activities in group scenarios and brought a guest speaker each day. This was a great opportunity for Matthew to stretch his knowledge and use of Maths and to meet and work with others in this national forum. UKMT run a mentoring scheme which Matthew intends to use as he continues with his mathematical studies.
Pupils across the senior school have recently performed well in their various activities (or have upcoming events scheduled).
Ruth Helmore in (U2F) Participated in a ‘3 day event’ during the summer holidays at Hayfield where she achieved:
1st: Best Turned Out
3rd: Show Jumping
Alison Lane (U2F) will be dancing at the Albert Hall on November 13th for the BBC Dance Proms. This is Contemporary Dance with the Danscentre.
Sophie-Rae Dorrian (U2F) will be competing against 50 other dance schools in the Grampian Stage Dance Festival in September.
The Head Girl; Victoria Leng has also received Distinction for her Grade 8 Clarinet.
Well done to all!
Weekend Sports Fixtures Saturday 27 August 2011
Details for the sports fixtures taking place this weekend have now been uploaded to the secured sports section under Sports Notices. All parents who need confirmation for daily sports fixtures please call: 01224 498109.
Lower School Access
All Lower School parents should have received a letter regarding a change in the arrangements for accessing the Lower school. The letter has also been uploaded to the Lower School secured area of the website, Head of Lower School Letters.
The new term has barely begun at Albyn and already pupils across the school are celebrating a number of achievements. Here are just a few:
Zoe Walker, Holly Reid and Stephanie Walker all had successful auditions and got into Aberdeen Youth Music theatre this Summer.
Jennifer McClung is performing in Evita next week at HMT. She also has a solo singing part on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday matinee.
Fintan McKenna has taken part in the NE District under 18’s golf competition and came 3rd.
Sam Johnson has been awarded Grade 6 in LAMDA with distinction.