Category Archive: Competitions

Make Your Myth Competition – Class 1.2 Entries -9 December 2019

Which ones will be submitted to the Cambridge Classics Competition? Finlay & Kirsten in class 1.2 have created FOUR entries and have chosen THEIR favourite one. There has been great research on Athena for this competition. #difficultdecisions #competitionentries #MakeYourMyth. The entry deadline is 20 December and great prizes await! More info about the competition here: …

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Christmas Half-Price Book Fair Has Arrived! 10 December 2019

It has arrived! Our Half-Price Book Fair is full of fabulous books. In the library from 10 – 17 December and now is the time to snap up a bargain and a #greatread 💜🎁📚. Every book is half the marked price and there are book vouchers for the book fair to be won if pupils …

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Strictly Mrs Toonen and Mr Lestienne – 4 December 2019

Another collaboration between the library and the Modern Languages department. Mrs Mia Wallace & Vincent Vega #PulpFiction had a blast at the school’s Strictly event on Wednesday 5 December. All for  @AbbiesSparkle25. Thanks to our S6 choreographers Nicole & Erin, Rory, the tech genius, the S6 fundraising team and the drama department. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👏.

Athena competition – information literacy with Class 1.2 – 22 November 2019

Pupils in class 1.2 have been finding out so much about Athena and Greek Mythology in the  information literacy project with teacher Mrs Randle in the English department. They have been reading stories too. Pupils will be ready to submit soon to the competition from Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge competition, all about Athena. …

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Athena Greek Goddess Research 8 November 2019

Friday 8 November was all about Athena and a new information literacy project with class 1.2 and Mrs Randle in the English department. Lots of information was learned and shared about the Olympian goddess of wisdom and war. Class 1.2 will use their research findings to create their own myth for @CamClassics competition. Pupils had so many …

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Look What is Coming Up in November – 1 November 2019

So many good things ahead in November: @doug_johnstone workshops with AH pupils. #NationalNonFictionNovember for all. @womenslibrary workshop with S6 Everyday Sexism group. @Skaldstavern with S2 pupils. New S1 Information Literacy project on Athena. #BookWeekScotland + All the regular events = Excited!

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 🎉🎉.

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