Gunging update

IMG_9899Hot of the press – at the moment Mr O’Brien is out in the lead after a large anonymous donation this morning. Here we have Mrs McGonigal supporting the cause. Don’t know how happy Mrs Shearon will be….

New York Trip 2017

A space has become available for the New York Trip this coming October. The trip is for S2-5 pupils. If you are interested please contact Mrs Shearon.

Art Exhibition

Two senior Grantown Grammar School pupils are putting the finishing touches to their first art exhibition as part of their secondary school course. Hannah Nelson and Gabriele Meskauskaite will showcase works from their Higher and Advanced Higher portfolios at Grantown Museum from March 31 to April 12.

The young people, who are both in sixth year, are both completing a course offered by the school for the first time this year – Skills for Work: Creative Industries. The vocational programme aims to offer pupils the chance to learn skills associated with running an arts business.

Hannah and Gaby showed a selection of their work at the opening of The Pagoda in Grantown last year but this will be their first major exhibition. Each has a distinctive style. While Gaby works mainly with coloured pencil for expressive portraiture, Hannah does illustrations and printmaking on a fantasy theme.
As well as a selection of original works and prints, the pupils will be selling a range of handmade cards. They will also be at the museum at various points during the exhibition to talk to visitors about their work.IMG_5164

Tri-schools Girls’ Rugby Cup

It started off sunny and quickly turned to hailstones as the GGS girls embarked on their last rugby outing before the Easter hols. Their first game in the “Tri-schools” tournament was against a Nairn/Plockton combination and despite the fact that both teams could barely feel their fingers, there was some good play. NP scored 2 tries in the first half – thanks to the powerful running of one of their girls, however the second half was more contested – and a fantastic team effort, which resulted in a well deserved try from Rosie.

It was a quick sprint back to the changing rooms to heat up and relax before the last game against the Gordon Schools, Huntly. Since they have only ever scored 1 try against the Huntly girls, the aim of the day – as requested Mrs. McGonigal – was 2 tries, and try they did! Forward Lucy powered across the line to score 1 try and Rosie scored her second try as she powered her way into the corner. Huntly dominated – scoring about 5 tries, but improvements were clear from the GGS girls and the future looks bright. 

Red Nose Day

Next Friday (24th) GGS will be raising money for Red Nose Day – see the posters for more information. More importantly the voting will begin on Monday for Gunge the Teacher. If there are any former pupils that would like to make a donation, feel free to hand it in at the school office….

The Pagoda

Up and coming events at The Pagoda, Seafield Avenue, Grantown:

Over the Easter holidays there are two events suitable for children.

– On 12th April there’s a traditional Zimbabwean dancing workshop for children led by Zimbabwean Bruce Ncube. This is aimed at children over 5 years and up to any age.

– On the 15th there’s a circus skills workshop along with traditional magic show suitable for children up to age 12.

For more information check out the web site – Web Page – Information

Music Festival

The piano day for the Badenoch and Strathspey Music Festival will be held in our school hall tomorrow, Thursday 16 March.

Please be respectful of the piano playing competitors so that they aren’t disturbed by noisy pupils walking by.