S4 pupil Shannon is enjoying fortnightly baking sessions with Volunteer Support Assistant [and Former Head teacher] Mairi Robertson. Shannon [who is autistic] is a very good practical student and spends an exciting hour on Tuesdays [Grantown’s flexible timetable afternoon] conjuring up culinary delights. She also spends time in Home Economics in the main class where she is equally adept! Keep up the good work Shannon – the “Bake Off” beckons!
We are delighted to report that Wizzy – one of our S5 pupils- has been selected for the Scottish Under 17 Netball Squad. As a regular GGS school team player, Highland District Netball Squad player and Grantown Osprey Club player , we are delighted for her selection and very proud to have been part of her journey so far.
Wizzy was a motivated as a Netball player from a young age- her mum Becks, is a stalwart of the Grantown Ospreys Senior team- so it came as no surprise to see Wizzy following in her mother’s footsteps. Like her mum she likes the scent of an attacking ball and has carved a niche for herself as a centre – court player, where she can dart around the court at high speed. The “Centre” bib is her natural choice however, she has also donned the Goal Attack bib in her school and district teams and is mighty on the Wing too.
Her speed and agility set her apart from her opposition and it will be interesting to see how her game develops as she attends National Squad training. Hopefully, she will remember to come back to her school and club teams to impart her new- found knowledge!! Looking forward to the 2017-18 season and as part of the school team Wizzy will undoubtedly prove to be an integral part of the Senior team to enter the Open Tournament in this year’s Scottish Schools Netball Cup! Watch this space!
Another GGS Superstar, Jo Crane, recently attended a British Nordic Development Squad training day and is delighted to have been invited to be an athlete on their Development Pathway, with support from her coaches at Cairngorm Biathlon and the Nordic Ski Club, based at Glenmore. Her goal is to be part of the Youth Squad this winter, attending a training/racing camp in Norway in December. Well done, Jo, and good luck for the future.
The Silver DofE canoe group had a fantastic weekend on Loch Rannoch for their practice expedition. The new GGS canoes arrived in time for their maiden voyage at the weekend. Thankfully the weather did not live up to the forecast. They had some rain, sun and wind from all directions to challenge the group, but they loved the windy conditions as it kept the midges away. Well done to the whole group. Now they are finishing off their planning for the assessment expedition to Loch Lomond at the end of August.
Bam Nuttall are looking to employ 12 Apprentices in Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying between Inverness & Aberdeen. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate/s. Interviews are scheduled to run on 12th July.
Milly – an S4 pupil at GGS has been working hard on a mini project with Mrs. MacLeod to create a beautiful “duck- inspired” handbag. The bag- all her own creation-went from pattern to product over the space of a few months and everything from the “feet” [who knew a bag had them!] to the material was chosen and worked on by Milly. It is a thing of beauty and now she has the pattern and knows what to do, she might “bag” a few more in the future!
Well done to the S1 boys who attended the Shinty Festival in Beauly last week. You did the coach proud, only losing one hard fought match, getting 2 draws and 4 wins and scoring 15 goals between you.
Looking forward to our next outing with the full squad!
More photos on our Facebook page.
A special mention has to go to Sol Misty Robson who received the 1000th John Muir Award. This is a great achievement for the school. Thank you to David Lintern our special guest who presented the award on the day.
Would Senior Pupils please return all text books, subject booklets, copies of past papers and any other school resource as soon as possible seeing as the new timetable started today (Monday 5 June). Leavers also need to attend in order to have their leaver’s form signed off. Thank you.