2RK – Outdoor Learning – Tomorrow (Thursday)

2RK will be taking part in a whole day of River Study around the River Findhorn tomorrow (Thursday 21 March).

Can all pupils please bring warm clothes (NO JEANS) and waterproof jackets and trousers. They will need walking boots, gloves, a hat and a packed lunch.

GIRLS ONLY!! – Cyber Security Residential at RAF Lossiemouth

WHAT?  RAF Lossiemouth is delighted to host a dedicated residential for young women in the region aged 12-15yrs to come and live on camp and participate in the CyberFirst Defenders Course.  We have 40 places to offer and other than the cost of getting to RAF Lossiemouth, the course is entirely free to participants.  Applications are made online https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/courses/girls-defenders-lossiemouth/  by the young person and places will be allocated first come first served so speed is of the essence.

WHEN? Students will arrive at RAF Lossiemouth on Mon 17 Jun at 1800 and be ready to depart midday on Fri 21 Jun 2019.

WHERE?  The students will be accommodated in the Air Cadet Regional Activity Centre a new facility offering modern shared 6 person rooms with their own ensuite bathrooms and will join our Junior Rank personnel dining for breakfast and dinner in the Combined Mess which is like a university refectory.  Lunch will be provided at the training centre.  They will be fully chaperoned by a team of specialist youth engagement workers from the SmallPeiceTrust who are all PVG cleared and experienced at running residential events across the country and on other RAF bases.  The training itself will be delivered within Force Development Squadron where the group will have sole use of the facilities.  In the evening the students will be hosted by RAF Lossiemouth and be given privileged behind the scenes access to this impressive air base and will see the wide varieties of roles undertook on the Station as well as participating in a range of fun social activities.  Where possible, female personnel will host the visits to provide inspirational role models to the young participants.

Two GGS girls went on residentials sponsored by SmallPeice Trust last year and gained a lot from the experience (and made new friends too). See Mr McCrow asap if you have any questions, but you need to get your application in YOURSELF. Places will go fast.

Final outing for Senior netballers.

Grantown S6 Senior netball team had their final game yesterday afternoon in the GGS colours, taking on Gordonstoun in a friendly match. The girls, who started their netball careers in Primary 6, have been playing together every week for 8 years, therefore it was an emotional affair. Unfortunately, after having beaten Gordonstoun twice already in the last two outings the girls couldn’t get enough of the ball to beat their rivals.

They lead by a goal in the first quarter, went 5 goals behind at half time and despite some outstanding jumps by Wizzy [Centre], accurate shooting from Lauren [GS] and Evie [GA], aggressive centre court play from Jo [WA] and Rhona [WD] and gritty defence from the ever reliable Sinead [GK] and Katrina [GD] the girls could not overcome their Gordonstoun rivals.

Final Score

Grantown: 21 Gordonstoun: 28

In the second game a mixed Senior/ Junior team took on a Senior team from Gordonstoun. The roles were reversed this time, as Nell [Centre] controlled the game, Defenders Jessie [GK] and Molly [GD] suffocated the Gordonstoun attack and in the circle, the 2 Lucys were sharp shooters. Robyn [WA] out sprinted her opponent on the wing and was backed up by Eilidh – a very reliable Wing Defence.

Final score:

Grantown:34 Gordonstoun : 14

Double win for Grantown S2 Netballers!

Grantown Grammar School S2 netballers were on fine form on Friday afternoon as they travelled over to Gordonstoun for 2 friendly fixtures. With the fantastic sports facilities at Gordonstoun the girls were able to play 2 fixtures at the same time, which meant that there were whistles going off all over – 4 umpires on two courts! Fortunately it did not put the GGS girls off their stride and with some outstanding attacking play from both teams the girls dominated the 2 Gordonstoun teams.

Gordonstoun: 4 Grantown: 15

Gordonstoun: 9 Grantown: 12

S2 netballers

Anthony Nolan donor event for seniors

As all seniors know, we are running an Anthony Nolan Donor event on Tuesday morning. If you are aged 16-30 there is still time to pick up a form from any of our ambassadors (pictured above!!) and possibly help save someone’s life!!

Abellio (Railway) – Modern Apprenticeship

There is a great opportunity for any school leaver (16-23) to apply for the exciting opportunity at the Inverness depot.

This is a 4 year Apprenticeship with trading being at UHI Inverness and the Inverness depot.

As well as achieving the Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance successful candidates will also gain Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

For more information see the attachment.


S3 Pupils – Apprenticeship Event – Thursday 21st March

All S3 pupils will be attending an event at Kingussie High School on Thursday next week. A bus will take us to Kingussie and then back to Grantown. The bus will leave for Kingussie at 10am and will then return to school for lunchtime.

This event will allow pupils to find out more about Apprenticeships and what opportunities there are in the local area. There will be representatives from a number of employers as well as other industry bodies

Pupils will be in class as normal in the morning and afternoon