Change of date – Christmas Concert will now be held on Tuesday 20 December.
Contrary to published information, pupils in 1RN are not out tomorrow (Tuesday 25th October). 2Y will be at the Wildlife Park all day instead.
A Driving Ambition Day has been organised for tomorrow (Tuesday 25th) for pupils in S5 and S6. Police Scotland, HC Road Safety and a mechanic are due to visit the school to do workshops with S5/6. This will take place between 9 am and 12 noon.
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There have been a number of incidents of vandalism during the holidays which involved very dangerous climbing. This needs to stop as there is a high risk of serious or even fatal injury. The police have been contacted and if this activity continues those responsible will be charged with criminal damage.
A copy of the report was issued to the youngest member of the family before the holidays – see attachment below.
On Wednesday afternoon, GGS S4 netball team pulled on the navy dresses for their first “Friendly” match of the season against Nairn Academy. The senior team from Moray were a bit of an unknown entity before the game, so the girls were keen to get on court and get playing.
Fast in attack and furious with their passses, it did not take long for the GGS girls to get into their stride and by the end of the first quarter they were 3 goals ahead. Wizzy [Centre] was almost moving too fast for her own legs as she zoomed up and down the court in search of the ball! [For Harry Potter fans, something akin to “snitch” hunting.] However, after a 2 minute breather and a chance to regroup , the next quarter saw the girls focus much more on their position on court and movement.
Katrina [GD] and Sinead [GK]were solid in defence; mirroring the movements of their opposition and putting huge pressure on the Nairn shooters – who struggled to get the ball. Molly [WD] was also on great form – intercepting from all angles, along with her sidekick Millie [WA] who hustled and dodged to secure dominance in the attacking thirds.
By the final quarter a win was inevitable and despite the switch of players at half time – Wizzy joining Anna in the shooting circle as Goal Attack and Molly holding the reigns at Centre, the girls stretched their lead. Jo [GA/WA] enjoyed her first outing as Captain and displayed some great moves into space and some excellent passing. Well done to all involved!!
GGS: 26 Nairn: 8
There will be a non-uniform day on Friday with a suggested £1 donation from those who choose not to wear school uniform. The donations collected will be in aid of the UNICEF Hurricane Matthew Appeal which has been set up to ensure that children and families affected by the hurricane have access to clean water, food and health care.
Our cycling enthusiasts are heading to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the Emirates Arena on Saturday for an afternoon of international Elite level racing. Of the major Star Riders confirmed so far Triple Olympic Champion Ed Clancy along with double Olympic Champion Philp Hindes stand out though local Olympic Champions Katy Archibald and Callum Skinner will surely get the loudest cheer. Sir Chris Hoy will be present as well but is sure to be wearing jeans and a shirt while waving to the crowd rather than his cycle kit.
CRUCIALLY for all pupils attending, the minibus WILL LEAVE Grantown Grammar at 08:30 so pupils are asked to be at the school for 08:15 at the latest. We originally said an 08:45 departure but feel that extra 15 mins is required to get there on time.
If you want to watch the event, it is streamed live on the Cycling Weekly Facebook page. Watch out for our pupils just beyond the finish line! More details on the race agenda and star racers can be found here.