Football Cup Final

Well done, boys.  A fantastic final and a performance the whole team can be truly proud of.  The result didn’t go our way but a great achievement getting to the North Scottish Schools’ Football Cup Final.  Thank you to Keith Ballam for all his support and time that he has given to football at Grantown over the last 6 years.  We are all very proud of the boys’ achievement.

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Football Cup Final

The North Scottish Schools’ Football Cup Final against Elgin Academy is being held this Wednesday, 18 April, at Clach Park in Inverness with a Kick-off at 1845 hours. The team would love your support so if you are free please come along and cheer on the boys. In an amazing Cup run the boys have done superbly well and hopefully they can go all the way and take home the silverware. Best of luck!
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YPI Final – S2

Parents, relatives and members of the community are invited to see our S2 pupils give their Youth and Philanthropy Initiative presentations on Tuesday 24th April from 2.20pm in the school hall. Pupils have been working hard, visiting local charities, investigating the impact they make on the lives of local people. If you wish to attend please call the school on 01479 872649 or email Mr McCrow dugal.mccrow@grantowngrammar.org.uk

At the end of the event, the judges will decide who has given the best presentation. The group responsible will then be able to award £3000 to their charity.  The YPI grant this year is sponsored by the Wood Family Trust with a contribution from the school.

Whole School Photo

The whole school photo will take place tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 17th). Please can all pupils wear school uniform, preferably shirt and tie or a white T-shirt. School uniform is black and white with no logos except the school logo. On this occasion, Rock Challenge, the school trip and sports leader hoodies are not school uniform. If pupils are not in school uniform they will not be able to be in the photo. This photo will hang on the wall for the next 50 years, so we want to look as smart as possible.

Pupils should register in their tutor groups after lunch.

Europarc Youth Manifesto Project 2018

This is an exciting project for young people aged 16-25 in the Cairngorms area – full details at this link – https://bit.ly/2J4yBcb

I appreciate it is short notice – application deadline is 30 April – but if you are interested in this amazing opportunity get an application form completed. All details are on the link. Any questions come and ask Mrs Crane at the start of term.

Easter Service

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A happy Easter service to round off the term with lots to think about and celebrate. Thanks to the S6 for their readings and to Mr Strang and Mrs McGonigal for their thoughts.

JMA S2 Pond Dipping

Another great afternoon sampling invertebrates with S2. Lots of caddis fly larvae dressed in grass, dragonfly larvae and freshwater shrimp. No crabs unsurprisingly, so the boys were a bit disappointed…..

Thanks to Sarah from RSPB for another great afternoon of field work.

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Sailing Opportunity for S3 Pupils

Kinlochleven High School have been offering their students the chance to experience an “Adventure Under Sail” with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland for several years now.  Each year in May 24 members of S3 step onboard and have a fantastic adventure.

This year the school have 5 places left and are keen to offer other schools in Highland the chance to join them. The trip will start in Greenock on Monday 7 May at 2pm and finish at 2pm on Sunday 13 May also in Greenock.

Who is Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and what do they do? – watch this short video and all will be explained – https://youtu.be/BNjNQ4b5Gdk

An adventure like this actually costs £1,254 to deliver… not cheap! However as a charity Ocean Youth Trust Scotland are constantly fundraising to bring this price down and with the addition of some funding Kinlochleven have secured; are delighted to be able to offer these 5 places at £500 each, a huge saving.

If you would like to discuss this further or reserve these places, please contact Mrs McGonigal.