India text rec. Sun 13th July

Everyone is well. Both teams at last hotel getting ready to fly home tomorrow. Ian will be in touch when we’re home. Sun 3.10pm

Happy holidays!

School now closed for Summer break. The office is manned on a part-time basis, but if you leave a voice message on 01463 729152, someone will contact you ASAP.

Romania news 1.7.17

Text received: Just realised i haven’t let you know we are here safely yet. Sorry too much to think about. Camp is going really well. Team is great and working fantastically with the Romanian young leaders. Not a lot on twitter but getting there as i am so tired at night that i forget or lose track. Wish everyone a fantastic holiday and see you all soon

New Fashion and Textiles Subject Blog and Pitlochry Theatre Trip

Blog:  Millburnfashionandtextiles.wordpress.com
Higher trip to Pitlochry Festival Theatre

On the 17th of June our Higher class got the opportunity to see behind the scenes at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre as well as a matinee of one of their summer shows: ‘Improbable Fiction’ by Alan Ayckbourn.

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We got to see where they keep the sets and how they manage to put on 2 different shows in one day and be ready with 6 different shows for the summer season.

We got to see some of the costumes and even try out a quick change! We got to chat to some of the people in the wardrobe department and got a peek at an actress getting her costume fitted.

Getting to see the quick changes we tried, in the show gave us an appreciation for what the actors have to do and what the designers need to take into account when designing.

Dave Aitchison Golf Trophy Champions 2014 and 2015

Two Champions together – Ewan McKinnie and Steven MacLeod, respective winners of the Dave Aitchison Memorial Golf Trophy.  Well done both!

DA 2014 & 2015

Pupil Notices Thursday 2nd July 2015

click on the link below to view Pupil Notices for 2nd July 2015

Thursday 2nd July 2015

PT Pupil Support – Guidance appointments

Congratulations to Mr David Simpson and to Mrs Sandra Patience who have been appointed as permanent Principal Teachers of Pupil Support following interviews in school yesterday.  Many thanks to the staff and pupils who contributed to the preparation and process in completing these appointments.  Mr Simpson will continue with Moy House and Mrs Patience will be with Garth House.

Best wishes to Mr Alan Mathieson who retires after 13 years in Millburn Academy as PT Guidance and 31 years in teaching altogether.  There will be a temporary arrangement to cover Ashie House after the holidays, details will be shared at a later date.

Battlefields Trip Wed 1st July

Estimated arrival time at school is 11am.  Currently in Perth having breakfast.  8.10am 1.7.15

Battlefields 8.45pm

Last update for the day:

Now in UK – long road trip ahead.  Still estimated at 10am, will update in the morning.  GM 8.45pm Tues 30/6/15

Support Millburn’s Chutney Challenge

Millburn Academy is launching an exciting new initiative to engage pupils and the wider community with the benefits of growing and using local produce. The project will be led by the Home Economics along with Business Education and Additional Support Needs department.

Ticking boxes across the curriculum with connections to farming, sustainability, history and enterprise, the project has been given a £3000 grant from the Education Scotland Food for Thought Education Fund.

Linking with Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2015, part of the project involves the Chutney Challenge where pupils will design and make chutney based on local, fresh ingredients.

Pupils will grow some of the products themselves in Millburn’s greenhouse but the school is looking to engage with local farms and people in the community who grow fruit and vegetables to help provide and showcase the diverse range of local produce available.

All money raised for the sales of the chutneys will go to the Poppy Scotland Appeal.

Teacher Rita Karikas said “We are really pleased to be launching this new initiative in the school and are very grateful to Education Scotland for supporting us with a grant. The sustainability of food is something that we cannot ignore and we are well placed in the Highlands to take advantage of the abundance of natural, fresh produce. We are looking for people to donate and surplus home grown produce at the beginning of September to help with the project – whether this is fruit like apples and plums or tomatoes or root vegetables.

Headteacher Gavin MacLean added “This is an excellent opportunity for the staff and pupils in Millburn to work effectively together towards a really worthwhile goal – hopefully engaging with members of the Inverness community to develop skills and knowledge in an innovative way.

If you are interested in donating produce please contact Millburn Academy directly.