Category Archive: Competitions

National Poetry Day – Staff Poetry Competiton Launched 5 September 2019

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry taking place every October. Each year there’s a different theme and in 2019 the theme is Truth. 2019 is the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day. At Elgin Academy, we aim to celebrate poetry’s power to bring people together and will be joining in the celebrations, …

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LEGO Library Challenge begins Monday 26 August 2019

The LEGO had arrived! Now all we needed are our daring designers and budding builders. Who was ready for a challenge? Monday lunchtimes are the time. To create the Library of the Future #LEGOLibrary for @librariesweek   Beginning on Monday 26 August and S1 pupils had a great time 👷‍♀️   Chatting, creating, sharing, thinking, problem-solving …

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Build the Library of the Future :LEGO Competition August 2019

Pupil library assistants Cameron, Kelly & Josh are going to invite our pupils to get creative & build their Library of the Future. Beginning on Monday 26 August and for @librariesweek 7 – 12 October.  The most innovative and inspired entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND Windsor and £500 for our library. Parents, pupils and …

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Carnegie Medal Winners 18 June 2019

Congratulations to Elizabeth Acevodo @AcevedoWrites winner of this year’s Carnegie Medal @CILIPCKG from us all at Elgin Academy. And, to Jackie Morris @JackieMorrisArt  for winning this year’s @CILIPCKG Kate Greenaway Medal for her beautiful illustrations in The Lost Words. Malteaser truffles were eaten in their honour 🎉🎉.

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge Party Pack arrived 30 May 2019

Our @FMReadChallenge Party Pack arrived on 30 May and what excitements! Mr Scott @TeamElginAcad is delighted too. A certificate signed by @NicolaSturgeon and fabulous goodies #flags #balloons #badges #posters We had a great time @FMReadChallenge & always love celebrating reading #teamEA

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2019

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible STEM books for under-14s. The prize is unique in that the winner is selected by judging panels made up of young people across the country. We have been selected as an official …

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Academy Pupils Win Book Prizes 29 March 2019

Our Scottish Teenage Book Prize winning girls were in the news on Friday 29 March. In local newspaper: Northern Scot. What a lovely photo and what great achievements. W are proud of all our pupils who participated in this year’s project #teamEA

Isobella Dinosaurtastic Posters for The Grampian Children’s Book Award Competition 25 March 2019

The Talented Isobella in our Novelties Book Club is hiding behind her posters. She is a fan of The ExtinctionTrials and has created TWO dinosaurtastic depictions of the book by SM Wilson. As if the book had been made into a film #awesome @GrampBookAward competition.

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge Film Success #FMRCBookCrush February 2019

We are delighted to be a winning secondary school in the recent challenge by The First Minister’s Reading Challenge to share a love of reading in a creative and fun way for Valentine’s Day on 14 February. Our library entered a short film into this competition and it featured interviews with pupils and staff, with …

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Book Crush for FMRC Film and Sharing the Love of Books 14 February 2019

Pupils in Novelties Book Club & library assistants were sharing the love on Thursday 14 February. Of books and reading!💞📚 for Valentine’s Day and for The First Minister’s Reading Challenge Book Crush #FMRCBookCrush View the film here:   l Library assistants filmed some of our pupils and Mrs Stewart from the Modern Languages department …

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