Millburn Academy YPI Charities Fayre – community involvement sought

For a number of years Millburn Academy has taken part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), an international initiative which helps young people to develop a greater understanding of their community.  The YPI programme explores the work of local charities and the nature of philanthropy.  This year S3 English classes will be involved in the programme at the start of the 2017/18 session, effectively for part of June until early September.

The YPI programme will be delivered during English lessons where the emphasis will be on developing skills in communication, team working, research, analysis and presentation, key skills within the English curriculum.  A team from each English class will go forward to the Final which will be held in school in September with the team judged to have made the most compelling presentation being given a £3000 YPI grant which they will present to their chosen charity.

We are inviting charities into school to take part in a Charities Fayre from 12.30 – 15.30 on Mon 21st August 2017 in order to raise awareness of the charities and the valuable work that they carry out in the community.  Pupils will have the opportunity to meet with charity representatives and to make informed choices when making the decision which charity to research further.

If you are involved with a charity it may be that the charity would like send a representative to the Charities Fayre.  For further details please contact Miss Sinclair, Depute Rector on 01463 729152 or by email: kerry.sinclair@highland.gov.uk by Fri 16 June 2017.

It may be that sending a representative from the charity may not be possible, in which case, you may wish to send some information to the school and we will be delighted to display the material on the day.Council

Millburn Academy Charities Fayre – Help Needed

For a number of years Millburn Academy has taken part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), an international initiative which helps young people to develop a greater understanding of their community.  The YPI programme explores the work of local charities and the nature of philanthropy.  This year S3 English classes will be involved in the initiative at the start of the 2017/18 session, effectively for part of June until early September.

The YPI programme will be delivered during English lessons where the emphasis will be on developing skills in communication, team working, research, analysis and presentation, key skills within the English curriculum.  A team from each English class will go forward to the Final which will be held in school in September with the team judged to have made the most compelling presentation being given a £3000 YPI grant which they will present to their chosen charity.
We are inviting charities into school to take part in a Charities Fayre on Monday 21st August 2017 in order to raise awareness of the charities and the valuable work that they carry out in the community.  Pupils will have the opportunity to meet with charity representatives and to make informed choices when making the decision which charity to research further.

If you wish to send a representative from your charity to the Charites Fayre, please contact Miss Sinclair, Depute Rector on 01463 729152 or by email: kerry.sinclair@highland.gov.uk

It may be that sending a representative from the charity may not be possible, in which case, you may wish to send some information to the school and we will display the material on the day.

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News round up by Fergus Robb 14/12/15

Chess Club

The newly formed Chess Club takes place in room 258 every Monday and Friday lunchtime. The club is open to all pupils, from beginners to advanced players, and has proved very popular with staff and pupils alike. Pupils can bring their lunch or drop in after they have eaten.

Rock Challenge

The Millburn Rock Challenge team will be hosting a Bingo Night to raise funds. The event will take place on Monday 14 December from 6:30pm-9pm for an entry fee of only £5. The occasion will include a quiz, raffles and home baking.  Friendship Bracelets are also being sold to raise funds for only 50p from Miss Smith in Room 324.

Basketball

Congratulations to S3 pupil Rachel Macleod who has been picked for the Girls Scotland Basketball squad.

Scotland Schools Under 18

Congratulations to S5 pupil Ryan McRitchie who has been selected for the Scotland Schools under 18 Football Squad, a unique achievement for a Millburn pupil. Ryan will play against England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland in the centenary shield in the coming months with the possibility of the games being shown on Sky Sports.

Nail Bar

There will be a Pop-Up Nail Bar open for pupils in Room 325. The Nail Bar is open in perfect time for school dances. It is open for S1/2s on Wednesday 16 December and for S3/4s the following day. S5/6s will be able to go on Monday 21st.

MAFIA Burns Night

A Burns Supper will take place on 29 January 2016, organised by MAFIA – Millburn Academy Friends in Action. Tickets are on sale now at £20 for an adult and £10 for pupils. If you’re interested, contact Mrs. Gillies in Room 209, on 729152 or at millburn.academy@highland.gov.uk

Innes & Mackay Solicitors Writing Competition

Innes & Mackay Solicitors and Estate Agents  Innes and Mackay

Schools Writing Competition

 The firm of Innes & Mackay Solicitors was founded in 1874, making them one of the longest established legal firms in the Highlands. In continuation of their 140th Anniversary Celebrations they have decided to hold a writing competition which will award the winning student a voucher for £100, and the winning School a cash prize of £500.

To qualify for the competition, students will require to submit a short story of around five hundred words which must include the number ‘1874’, to link in the year they were established. The story itself can be of any genre or format that the individual student wishes.

If you wish to participate in the competition, submit your short story to your English teacher and the top 5 stories will be forwarded on to Innes and Mackay by the closing date of 15th January 2016 for their selection process. The winner will then be announced on the 29th of January 2016, with the winning story being displayed in our reception area and also on our website.

25.11.15 G MacLean

Writing Competition Poster                  Information for Schools Entering

 

 

S3 English Elective Choices

S3 Elective Choices 2015
Please find attached information re S3 English elective unit choices which your child will be involved in over the coming weeks. Please feel free to contact Mrs Maylin, PT English/ESOL and Drama should you have any questions.