‘Hit the ground running’

Are you currently seeking work as a Runner in film and tv drama?

Apply for our course and get ready to Hit the Ground Running! HTGR is an intensive 2-day training course designed to prepare new entrants for the film and television drama industry in Scotland. It’s FREE to attend and travel costs will be reimbursed.

HTGR is dynamic, interactive and fun! Participants will benefit from the teaching and wisdom of industry professionals, guiding you through the role of the Runner and other entry-level positions. There’s practical training on production paperwork, industry lingo and using walkie-talkies on set; alongside advice on freelance working and tailored CV feedback.

You will leave with the tools, knowledge and skills to help you get started as a Runner.

HTGR is for those who have been trying to get into film and tv drama – but haven’t yet started in the industry – as well as those who have a couple of credits and are looking to improve their professional practice. The course specifically benefits those seeking entry level crew positions in film and television drama.

The Hit the Ground Running 2-day course dates for 2019 are:

·        Edinburgh & the East  //  28 & 29 November 2019

·        Beyond the Central Belt   //  14 & 15 November 2019  This course takes place in Aviemore (travel costs & accommodation will be provided)

·        Glasgow & the West​   //   5 & 6 December 2019

Check out the HTGR website to find out more.

My World of Work Ambassadors begin work

Seniors pupils have begun working on supporting Skills Development Scotland (SDS) in promoting the world of work amongst younger pupils. The group of students will have the responsibility of running classes on how to use the website My World of Work as well as delivering short sessions in all subject areas. This will allow pupils to see the relevance of their subjects to work that they may do in the future.

The group include Holly Kayes, Caroline Wilson, Abigail Sinclair, Rebecca Eaves, Faye Beveridge, Abi Roach and Natalia Lastowska.

This work forms part of the girls Volunteering and Leadership course.

Personal Data

Could parents please return the data collection and consent forms to the school office as soon as possible.

This is to ensure the information we hold is as up-to-date as possible and we can contact you and keep you updated on all things relating to your child and their education.

The consent form also allows your child to take part in most of the out-of-school activities as it is imperative that we have your written consent and most up-to-date medical and contact information.

Thank you.

Porridge Making Championships

competitors ready…

The National 5 Hospitality class took part in a porridge making event on Thursday 3rd October.  The competition was judged by members of the ‘World Porridge Making Competition’ committee. Three Grantown Grammar contestants have been selected to go forward to compete for ‘Junior World Porridge Making Champion’ next Friday 11th October in Carrbridge.  Best of luck to our competitors!

speciality heat
some serious judging taking place

School Photo – Ordering

Proofs of the School Photographs taken yesterday have gone home with pupils today. Please return your orders to the school office within 7 days, no later than lunchtime on Thursday 10 October. We cannot accept late orders. Cheques should be made payable to Pixel8 Photography.

RGU Architecture Sessions

After the success of their recent Architecture and Built Environment Sessions event on 5th September, they are hosting another event for 5th and 6th year pupils on Wednesday 30th October 2019.

At the last event, the majority of pupils who attended rated their overall experience as excellent and one student said that “the whole event was really well organised and completely enjoyable”.

For further information and details on how to register please visit https://www.rgu.ac.uk/events/events-2019/1992-rgu-sessions-architecture-and-built-environment.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

The National 5 Hospitality class hosted a ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event last Friday 27 September.  They raised a fantastic £280 for Macmillan Cancer Support.  Thank you to all who contributed to make it such as success.

National Poetry Day

Happy National Poetry Day! Today we celebrate poetry in all its forms: from Haikus to Epic poems. This year’s theme is ‘Truth’ and, as part of their mini poetry project, 2RK found some volunteers to read poetry on camera! Please share your favourite ‘Truth’ poems in the comments below. 


Swim Time Trials

Grantown Swim Club are offering a time trial at the Craig McLean Leisure Centre, today at 4.30pm.

Swimmers should be able to swim 100m backstroke and 100m front crawl and have level 5 of the “learn to swim” program or equivalent.
They will be timed over 3 lengths of front crawl and breaststroke or backstroke (if at primary) and over 5 lengths (if at high school)
Successful Swimmers will be offered a place on either the Skills Squad or Senior Squad after the October Holidays.
Please contact cath.swim@outlook.com if you require further information